Sometimes when life gives you lemons you’ve got to go make lemonade.
I’m not sure how well Saab has done in this survey in the past, but I’d venture a guess and say they could, and should do better in future years.
There’s got to be a fairly big mix of factors here. Assuming the cars being traded are around 3 years old, you’ve then got some of the Saab quality issues from the early 9-3 years coming into play.
You’ve also got a bunch of people, sadly, who believe that an automotive purchase – one of the bigger purchases you make – should be mostly about providing simple and adequate transportation. The biggest beneficiaries of this, of course, are Toyota, Honda and Lexus.
With improved quality ratings, which will come, Saab should hopefully improve on scales like this in coming years.