Gripen will be so pleased – I’m about to watch An Inconvenient Truth.
Expect a plethora of Saab Hybrid posting tomorrow.
Speaking of Saab hybrids, apparently they already have them in field trials.
December 31st is the last day where you can claim your million-mile Saab replacement. But it’s not the only deadline looming for some Saab owners.
February 2008 will see the wind-up of the old analog OnStar system in the US.
The shutdown has caught some customers by surprise, including some owners of the approximately 500,000 cars whose handsfree emergency OnStar service can’t be upgraded to digital.
Adele Rothman said she bought her teenage son a new Saab in 2003 specifically for its OnStar, had no idea the car’s system would stop working in five years. But General Motors Corp., which owns OnStar, did — and it knew the system would be impossible to upgrade, like many others of model year 2004 and older.
Rothman, who learned in March of the impending shutdown, said she might not have bought the car if she’d known what GM did.
“I don’t think so. Not for a 16-year-old,” Rothman said.
So what’s the bigger story here?
OnStar shutting down? Or a mother buying a new Saab for her 16 year old kid?
Anyway, this was a big issue at the last Saab Owners Convention. Angry OnStar customers hounded Steve Shannon and John Libbos with questions about it, much to Gripen’s chagrin, as he didn’t get to ask the all-important Bluetooth question. Consequently, because no Bluetooth question was asked, Saab USA figured it wasn’t an issue. True story – they cited this as one example of why they hadn’t thought it was as big an issue as it is.
Owners of newly defunct OnStar buttons will need to think of something to do with that button. I’d suggest hooking up a Dukes of Hazzard horn 8)
Off to watch the movie now.
If you’re having a Christmas party today, then please drink responsibly and don’t drive home if you’ve had a few too many. I don’t want to ever have to report on a visitor to this site getting into strife.
Have a good one.