Most of the people who visit this website share two common and related traits – they’re interested in cars and more pointedly, they’re interested in Saabs.
I’m keen to know:
a) How has your interest in Saab gone with the passing of another year? NEVS’s plans have started to become a reality but does their reality gel with yours? I was trawling through some archives the other day and the prospect of an electric car company buying Saab didn’t fare well with the masses back when it was still an open question. Has your interest changed?
b) If your interest has changed, what has it changed to? Are you looking at other brands or are you focusing on different eras, even?
I had an email from a friend the other day, a long time Saab owner and prominent member of the Saab community in certain parts of the world. He was somewhat sad but very accepting of the fact that it was time for him to purchase something other than a Saab for his main vehicle. He’ll still have (at least) two older Saabs to keep him connected, but the time had come to move on in terms of regular vehicle use.
It’s a story I’ve heard more and more over the last few years.
Personally, I’m not sad about it. As many of you know, I maintain an interest in the company and the brand is part of my personal history, but I’ve moved on. The company is no longer the company I came to know, much less the company I came to work for. Until there’s evidence of that, I’ll keep watch but I wouldn’t begrudge anyone exploring other options as I’ve done it myself.
So what are you interested in for this coming year? Which brand’s caught your eye, whether it be old or new?