GM lets Saab die

GM lets Saab die

There are 30 comments on the CNN story from Dec 18, 2009, titled GM lets Saab die. In it, CNN reports that:

General Motors is shutting down its Swedish car brand, Saab, after attempts to close deal with a buyer failed.

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Journeyman 71234

University Place, WA

#1 Dec 18, 2009
This is a true Saab story for sure.

It is sad to see it go, just like pontiac, saturn, oldmobile, etc.
Its all Thanks to the democrats that created the economic meltdown by forcing banks to lend money to people because of their color rather than their ability to pay the loans back. Liberal affirmative action loans have single handedly wrecked the earth's economy for years and what is their solution? More liberalism in the form of marxism, bailouts, handouts and social programs.

The dem's meddling in the free market has cause worldwide pain and disruption. They should be held responsible for their crimes.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#2 Dec 18, 2009
Unions suck

Since: Dec 09

Escanaba, MI

#3 Dec 18, 2009
Journeyman 71234 wrote:
This is a true Saab story for sure.
Damn! I have been posting that joke on several forums and you beat me to it on this thread. Well done my friend!!!!
Nik

Athens, Greece

#4 Dec 19, 2009
Journeyman 71234 wrote:
This is a true Saab story for sure.
It is sad to see it go, just like pontiac, saturn, oldmobile, etc.
Its all Thanks to the democrats that created the economic meltdown by forcing banks to lend money to people because of their color rather than their ability to pay the loans back. Liberal affirmative action loans have single handedly wrecked the earth's economy for years and what is their solution? More liberalism in the form of marxism, bailouts, handouts and social programs.
The dem's meddling in the free market has cause worldwide pain and disruption. They should be held responsible for their crimes.
I really don't understand you guys.. Everything can come to an end. It's absolutely normal

“Welcome to the good life.”

Since: Oct 09

B-Lo

#5 Dec 19, 2009
I really felt bad for the Saab legacy when they started slapping the badge on the Chevy Trailblazer and the Subaru Impreza.

This, perhaps, is the best thing to happen for the brand since the consumers have shunned it since GM ownership control.

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#6 Dec 19, 2009
GM homogenized the brand too much. It was part of the GM "Clone Wars" mentality - take a model and tweak it just a little, then hang a different badge and price tag on it.

It's a shame no company could cut a deal to buy it out. I understand the name may be for sale.

“Welcome to the good life.”

Since: Oct 09

B-Lo

#7 Dec 19, 2009
Interesting how GM is willing to let so many of its investments just die out. Rather than prop up the brands, they just poured dull and poorly engineered product into them, injection molded some different badges, and then just wrote the whole deal off from its books.

Since: Nov 08

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#8 Dec 27, 2009
Unions suck.
Jonathan Rainey

West Bloomfield, MI

#9 Dec 27, 2009
Journeyman 71234 wrote:
This is a true Saab story for sure.
It is sad to see it go, just like pontiac, saturn, oldmobile, etc.
Its all Thanks to the democrats that created the economic meltdown by forcing banks to lend money to people because of their color rather than their ability to pay the loans back. Liberal affirmative action loans have single handedly wrecked the earth's economy for years and what is their solution? More liberalism in the form of marxism, bailouts, handouts and social programs.
The dem's meddling in the free market has cause worldwide pain and disruption. They should be held responsible for their crimes.
...And to think this ALL started with that retard... george bush. Thank GOODNESS the Democrats are here to get us out of that idiot's mess.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#10 Dec 30, 2009
Jonathan Rainey wrote:
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...And to think this ALL started with that retard... george bush. Thank GOODNESS the Democrats are here to get us out of that idiot's mess.
How come we are in a much deeper mess now? It's only been a year and we have already had three terror attacks. The idiot Bush kept us safe for seven or eight years straight. If libtards are so smart, how come that's increasing at an incredibly fast rate? Riddle me this. PS Janet Napolitano is mentally and emotionally retarded. Is she one of the Democrats that's going to "Save" us? Good luck with that logic, pal.
Walkmeister

Corvallis, OR

#11 Jan 13, 2010
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>How come we are in a much deeper mess now? It's only been a year and we have already had three terror attacks. The idiot Bush kept us safe for seven or eight years straight. If libtards are so smart, how come that's increasing at an incredibly fast rate? Riddle me this. PS Janet Napolitano is mentally and emotionally retarded. Is she one of the Democrats that's going to "Save" us? Good luck with that logic, pal.
Absolutely correct. It was Barney Frank and Chris Dodd {that just resigned with numerous corruption allegations} under the Clinton Administration that started the mortgage mess, and then after it all falls apart, the Dems use Barney Frank and Chris Dodd again, to fix the mess they started.

Obama and his tripe about wanting to have an "open and transparent government with partisan cooperation". Give me a break!
orka69

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Jan 15, 2010
ford should by SAAB..its a much better fit than Land Rover or Jaguar!!! Jag competed directly with the top end Lincoln's, and rover gave ford nothing but quality headaches! Saab's euro performance edge is on track with ford's new design and performance direction i think, and could increase ford's product line with some zippy euro sedan's.. all of euro is much more green conscious than US, so that fits also... come on ford, SOS (save our saabs!!hehe)
2 classics

Pasadena, CA

#13 Jan 15, 2010
orka69 wrote:
ford should by SAAB..its a much better fit than Land Rover or Jaguar!!! Jag competed directly with the top end Lincoln's, and rover gave ford nothing but quality headaches! Saab's euro performance edge is on track with ford's new design and performance direction i think, and could increase ford's product line with some zippy euro sedan's.. all of euro is much more green conscious than US, so that fits also... come on ford, SOS (save our saabs!!hehe)
ORKA69 - Your's is the best idea for a save yet!
Taxed

Plainfield, IL

#14 Jan 15, 2010
Better to let it die than to sell it to China and have to try and compete against it in the future?

“I'm Fabulous!”

Since: Jan 10

NYC, NY

#15 Jan 15, 2010
I've got a pink SAAB 9-3 Turbo. I drove it up to Canada from New York when I moved here.

Going to trade it in soon for a pink Smart car.

“ON TRAIL W / DONKEY!”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#16 Jan 15, 2010
WORLD IDIOTS RACE WAKEUP wrote:
I've got a pink SAAB 9-3 Turbo. I drove it up to Canada from New York when I moved here.
Going to trade it in soon for a pink Smart car.
You's look real cute with top down!
Pearl Street

Chambersburg, PA

#17 Jan 15, 2010
orka69 wrote:
ford should by SAAB..its a much better fit than Land Rover or Jaguar!!! Jag competed directly with the top end Lincoln's, and rover gave ford nothing but quality headaches! Saab's euro performance edge is on track with ford's new design and performance direction i think, and could increase ford's product line with some zippy euro sedan's.. all of euro is much more green conscious than US, so that fits also... come on ford, SOS (save our saabs!!hehe)
Yeah, saddle Ford with a dead brand. The people have spoken and they don't want to purchase Saab products.
Language Police

San Francisco, CA

#18 Jan 15, 2010
Walkmeister wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely correct. It was Barney Frank and Chris Dodd {that just resigned with numerous corruption allegations} under the Clinton Administration that started the mortgage mess, and then after it all falls apart, the Dems use Barney Frank and Chris Dodd again, to fix the mess they started.
Obama and his tripe about wanting to have an "open and transparent government with partisan cooperation". Give me a break!
Here's your break! Will the neck be OK?
Not so sanguine

Napa, CA

#19 Jan 15, 2010
I never understood how Saab existed into the 80's, much less 2010. Expensive, ordinary specs, and the world's stodgiest styling.
Hawaii Tiger

Yorktown, VA

#21 Jan 16, 2010
Journeyman 71234 wrote:
This is a true Saab story for sure.
It is sad to see it go, just like pontiac, saturn, oldmobile, etc.
Its all Thanks to the democrats that created the economic meltdown by forcing banks to lend money to people because of their color rather than their ability to pay the loans back. Liberal affirmative action loans have single handedly wrecked the earth's economy for years and what is their solution? More liberalism in the form of marxism, bailouts, handouts and social programs.
The dem's meddling in the free market has cause worldwide pain and disruption. They should be held responsible for their crimes.
Yeah, right, Glen Beck, GM's mismanagement is the fault of the Democrats, not your hero (zero) who occupied the White House for the previous eight years, with a Republican Congres for six years. Your comments are as ignorant as I've ever read. SAAB is going under because of GM's mismanagement and those of us who are educated, SAAB loyalists, are feeling the pain of the 'free marketplace". keep watching Fox news, ignoramus, they say exactly what you want to hear.

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