The story continues…..
In part 1 of this saga, some doubt was cast as to the ongoing nature of the European Delivery Program run by Saab USA, where purchasers can pick up their vehicle in Europe, take it for a spin then have it shipped back home to the States.
In part 2, Saab USA confirmed that program was OK and going ahead:
Hi Steven – No need to worry, Saab European Delivery is well and alive here in the US of A.
What I do know is that we are migrating this operation into a new, companywide electronic ordering system. This may have caused some hiccups, for which we obviously apologize.
I will let you know when we have more details.
Now we have part 3 – more details have indeed come to hand. There was another email from SaabUSA in my inbox this morning, clarifying that earlier statement. It reads as follows:
Saab Automobile USA has delayed the launch of the Model Year 2008 Saab European Delivery program, as we are re-working it to further enhance its attractiveness to Saab customers. At the same time, we are migrating this operation into a new, companywide electronic ordering system, which has contributed to the delay in the launch of the MY08 program. Expect more information around the re-launch of the Saab European Delivery program soon.
That’s the latest.
2008 EDP is currently on hold but details as to the new program are being ironed out and the program should be re-launched soon.