I’m having a crap day, hence the low posting and bad attitude.
It happens to all of us, I guess.
Can’t say enough about how p***ed off I am reading headline after headline on the automotive wires about how BMW, Mercedes, Audi and seemingly every other significant European carmaker will be bringing a diesel to the US in either 2007 or 2008.
I know the reasons why Saab can’t and won’t be bringing one, but if there’s ever a time that Saab needed to bringing product news to the market (and I’m talking significant product development news, not special editions) – well, now would be a good time.
I’ve been talking up diesel since day 1 on this blog and whilst ‘plans’ to bring Biopower to the US market are nice, you don’t sell cars with plans. You sell them with products.
Told you I had a bad attitude today.
Then there’s the Saturn Vue Green Line that’s going to be a plug in hybrid.
I’m not sure about how much of the technology in this SUV is common to the Saab Biopower Hybrid Convertible that we weren’t told was also a plug-in, but I can’t help but feel that Saab’s getting kicked in the cohunas once again.
It has an all-electric range of……………………………..10 miles.
I’m starting to get the feeling more and more that Saab’s most prominent market, the US, is going to be the death of the brand.
On the brighter side, Saab UK are going to be providing company vehicles for Arsenal FC.
And on the even brighter side, I’ve entered the Viggen in Autoblog’s Reader Ride of the Week contest, won by a C900 converible last week. The theme for next week is turbocharged and supercharged cars.
Fellow Viggen owner and Aero-X photographer, Richo, is contemplating entering his Viggen as well. So if there’s any other Viggen owners out there with a Flickr account, get busy and enter yours in too. Let’s drown them in Viggens!!
Heck, let’s drown them in Saabs!!!
Instructions on entering are here (at the bottom of the post)
In other Richo news, a friend of his has just made a purchase, thereby lifting Saab Oz’s sales total for November by 1.
Oz Saabers: That 1988 900 Aero on Ebay still hasn’t received a bid yet.
And if you really want to see some bad attitude, ask me about the new dealership space here in Hobart and the prime example of Saab getting #%@$# over by it’s bigger GM brothers. I could write more, but won’t at this point.
Suffice it to say that Saab Oz could do worse than to come down, visit and perhaps have a word.
Have a nice day.