According to Peter De Lorenzo at Autoextremist.com, GM are very busy shopping Saab’s advertising account for the US market. His rant for this week covers all sorts of rumours circulating around Detroit and the Saab advertising rumour rates as a “slam dunk” on his own AE scale.
Now, there’s Amare Stoudemire slam dunks and then there’s Nate Robinson All Star Weekend slam dunks (that take nine attempts before they get done). We’ll see.
The Swedish Embassy to the US and the Swedish Trade Council will be hosting an automotive safety gathering next week at the House of Sweden. Reps from Volvo (both cars and trucks) and Saab will be there talking about all the things the Swedes have done to dramatically reduce their road toll over the years. Road systems, car safety systems, legislation. It’ll all be on the books.
Those of you in the south-east of England should be keeping your ear to the ground and checking out who’s selling contaminted fuel there. The problem is being reported as occuring between Norwich and Brighton.
Initial rumours were that ethanol was being added to fuel without notification to consumers and the fuel was messing with the oxygen sensors, thereby causing the car to cut fuel delivery and revert to limp-home mode.
Ethanol’s been ruled out as the culprit, but cars are still being affected, Saabs among them.
The worst part? As it’s a fuel problem it’s not covered by warranty, leaving a lot of owners out of pocket.
Finally, the TS stats for February. I’m publishing these for the benefit of Saab worldwide, to show the various national Saab PR offices that this blogging thing has got some legs.
The numbers for February showed continued growth. You GM and Saab folks reading this: what you see here is an average of 7,500 pages per day from this site being served to 4,400 individual users per day during the month of February. And it hasn’t cost you a cracker.