Regular visitors may note that things have been a bit sporadic here this week. I’ve been away (still am) so preparing and scheduling posts has been a bit of a challenge as I’ve been very busy and had limited web access. Hopefully you haven’t been too bored.
It’s 8pm and tonight I’m meeting the Mrs for a nice dinner and much deserved night out. So there won’t be any posting ’til tomorrow and I’ll be killed if I bring up the possibility of doing otherwise.
Here’s a couple of things to keep you thinking though….
Here’s a quick SportCombi review, based in Colorado. Not bad:
Saab — weird, and still proud of it. Or would you rather be driving a Buick Lesabre?
And here’s a quick biography of a famous Saab rally driver.
Some say his family tree can be traced back to, and includes, the dinosaurs – and that what’s left of his hair contains a cure for cancer.
All we know is that he’s called…….The Stig.
I heard this morning that Saab USA are planning on dealer cash in the order of around $2500 on the MY08 9-3 and the rest of the 08 Saab range, right from the get-go.
Sound strange to you?
My only thought as to why this might be is that incentives on the 9-5 and 9-7x are likely to remain quite high, bringing them right into 9-3 territory. This cash may be needed to maintain the gap.
I’m still trying to find out what this dealer cash means, as well. Whether that’s a discretionary thing that delaers can pass on, or not.
A few people have written to me in the last few days about the Kia concept car that’s going to be bowing in Frankfurt. These lights seem to shape the car a little like the Aero-X.
Aside from that of course, it looks absolutely rediculous. Like a pair of chubby cheeks that you want to go and pinch.
Another concept car also popped up on my radar, courtesy of a link from Brian F. Interestingly, this was dreamed up by a Swedish company called Paulin and whilst it’s a little different, you can clearly see that they’ve also re-thought the traditional roof/door thing with some influence from Saab’s concept:
Congratulations to Ted, who’s recently joined the Saab family after some input through his workplace and some pricing advice from readers at this site.
Ted’s picked up a V6 9-3 SportCombi. And yes, I’m jealous.
So you like honeycomb….
How do you feel about fibre?
That’s all for now. To all those who have emailed and not received a reply, I’ll be back in town tomorrow and hope to get all that taken care of then. Thanks for your patience and your input, which is always appreciated.
Please scroll down and read Jon’s great Saab vs BMW piece. I’m off to get a good steak.