The Swedish Championship has eluded Per Eklund this year, his first with the 9-3 Sport Sedan. This Sunday, November 6, UK rally fans will have a chance to see Per Eklund in action at the Croft Circuit in the 2005 CD Bramall Ford Rallycross Superprix.
Perhaps the Saab Performance Team will be there too? I have no knowledge of this, but it’d be great if they were.
I’ve recently acquired addresses for Jay Spenchian and Bob Lutz. Am now working on addresses for Jan-Ake Jonsson and Carl-Peter Forster.
“Tell GM About It” will be on it’s way very soon.
A reader in Norway indicated he’d be testing out a new 2006 9-5 shortly to compare it to his new 2005 model SportCombi (which you’re going to see some great photos of next week).
It’ll be interesting to hear how things go with the 2006 model test drive.
I’m in the process of contacting some US Saab dealers to see what’s going on at the coalface there. Sales are down and it’d be interesting to get their impression as to why. Being an NBA fan, I’ve picked some NBA towns – Dallas, Cleveland, Miami (Go Dwyane Wade – who I’m claiming as a cousin despite my lack of skin pigmentation), Philly, Boston, Seattle, Sacramento and Denver.
Any other dealers out there, your thoughts on the following would be appreciated:
1. What’s been the bigger problem in selling Saabs lately? Model range, or lack of availability?
2. How well is the 9-7x being received by customers?
3. What’s the one thing your customers would like to see in a Saab that’s currently lacking?
4. What do you think are the barriers to greater success for Saab? e.g. advertising, quality, reliability, range etc
I’m about 24 hours away from Viggen ownership!! If you think you’re having a long day, please reconsider……
It seems the whole Jets thing is happening here in Oz too. I saw a promotional mailout this morning with a pilot’s mask on the front and Sierra…….Alpha…….Alpha………Bravo along the top. Looked cool.