Another report of a road crash today, and another Saab survivor. Although this guy was foolishly not wearing a seat belt.
A head-on collision south of Manotick Friday night created a scene of carnage with one elderly woman and a dog dead, two people trapped for more than 30 minutes and a driver flung from his car.
That would be the Saab driver getting flung. The lady who passed away was an 87 year old woman in the back seat of the Crown Vic that was involved in the accident.
The Saab rolled off the road, ejecting the unbelted 52-year-old male drive through the driver’s side window. Paramedics say he suffered severe trauma and head-to-toe fractures because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
Always, always wear your seat belt. Please.
I’ve received a sad story via email this morning of a boneheaded Saab franchise shooting one of its best people in the foot. His enthusiasm for the brand was first class and his efforts on behalf of the brand have been totally shunned by his ‘superiors’ and I believe that Saab are going to continue to struggle in his area because of it.
I’ll save the story for later. Idiots.
I’m not sure what the Donor Rally is, but by the looks of things you can count me in!
One of the contentious issues at the Saab Round Table discussion at SOC last month was the quality and breadth of the dealer network in the US. The dealers I’ve had communications with through this website all seem to have their act together, as near as I can tell, which is a good thing.
Wouldn’t it be nice if Saab were big enough to do this with those that refused to improve:
Basically, the German automaker (Audi) has told underperformers they either need to invest in their franchises to improve sales and customer satisfaction, or sell them back. According to Automotive News, Audi has already identified six specific dealers that fall into this unfavorable category, and is even in final buyback talks with two of them.