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The end of SAAB, a few words..
Posted by The Gearhead on January 2, 2012, 1:05 am CST
As I'm certain you've all heard by now, the company that birthed our thrifty carbeque has passed away. We have been cheering them on these last few years, with signs of hope occasionally brightening our day. I personally can't say that the closure makes me feel any better (after all, it was rather clear what would happen to SAAB after GM dropped them and went into restructuring).
The team has learned so much about what makes our 900 a SAAB, all the little details that someone in Sweden thought up that made us smile or chuckle. Things like the fantastic visibility from the curved windsheild, or hilarious backwards engine that allows us to do a total clutch job in under an hour, or the central mounted ignition switch that you can reach just fine while fully strapped in gave us confidence in it's ability (when it was really our ability in the end that kept us from TOTAL DOMINANCE)...
So if you have a minute, take a look at The Truth About Car's eulogy, they do a great job as usual summing up what so many people looked at as more than a car company, but as a lifestyle.
PS. I figured it be pertinent to mention that Czechoslovakia only exitisted to 1992, it is now known as the Czech Republic. -e