Wow. Back to it after a long weekend of 9-5ing. My compliments to all those that have made the wise choice in purchasing this car. Which leaves the question open as to why so few have been sold in the last 12 months? And what can be done to turn that around?
Given that the 2006 model is reported to be even tighter, I’m now hanging out to give that one a spin. Saab Australia – is there a press day coming up soon?
As much as I hate saying it, BMW are the benchmark at the moment. A quick read of their free maintenance program will give you an idea as to why…
One from PT last week – another question for Saab Australia: Is there a 9-3 SportCombi available between the $45,000 Linear and the $72,000 Aero?
According to Carsguide there isn’t. Say it ain’t so…
4Car have picked up on Trollhattan’s reporting of the Aero-X concept last week. I just wish they’d provide a link (good netiquette) and spell the name right. Autoblog have picked it up too. Word’s getting out, people. Now all we need is pictures.
As has happened in various countries, Saab UK’s headquarters are being swallowed up into the
Borg GM collective. Saab UK’s office is moving to GM headquarters in Luton. Watch out for your spare parts orders.
Memo to Jay Spenchian: Get someone to go and buy Jerry York some new shoes. Now!!
"I was traveling with him (York) once, and we stopped at a coffee shop," the former colleague said. "I was fairly young and in awe of the senior guys, and we struck up this conversation about shoes, of all things. He said: ‘The one and only indulgence I’ve given myself over the years is shoes because I do so much walking. I buy Bally shoes.’
Bally. Did you hear that? Get someone to buy a
truck Saabload of Bally and get them delivered. Got it?
Here’s one very confusing writeup on the 9-7x. According to the headline, the 9-7x is a premium SUV. Despite the multiple faults listed thereafter. Inadequate hip room compared to a Jeep? Well, the writer was a lady, after all….
And here’s Mark LaNeve doing a Debra Kelly-Ennis on his justification of the Born From Jets campaign:
"People think jets are cool," LaNeve said.
It’s probably just me, but that seems a little too simplistic (and everyone knows it’s uncool to say you’re cool unless you’re Fonzie). OK, there’s probably more to the quote than that, but it just seemed a little dumb when I read it. The rest of the article is all good news, though you’ve probably all seen it by now. It came out while I was 9-5ing.