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  1. sean scott
    January 10, 2018 @ 12:41 am

    They really are great looking. SAAB was heading in a very stylish direction before they bellied up.

  2. Bobinott
    January 10, 2018 @ 3:34 am

    IIRC these were not "real" Saabs, correct? More like Opels with a Swedish accent?

    Actually, I just educated myself here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_9-5 and learned that Saab died under Spyker ownership. I thought GM killed it. Well waddayaknow?!

    • Zach
      January 10, 2018 @ 4:19 am

      GM inflicted the fatal blow – Spyker was the trauma surgeon trying to keep the patient alive.

    • Simon of Borg
      January 10, 2018 @ 3:14 pm

      I daily drive an NG900 (1994 with the naturally aspirated V6!) and even though some of the parts say GM and it shares a platform with Opel/Vauxhall/Saturn, it still checks the SAAB boxes for me:
      Front wheel drive with good handling
      Ridiculously front heavy weight distribution
      Fun to drive in the snow
      Practical hatchback
      Looks like a spaceship
      "Quirks"
      Expensive to own
      My wife hates it.

      I'm not sure what else I would want in a SAAB!

  3. sean scott
    January 10, 2018 @ 7:10 am

    I bought my two nephews GM stock for their baptismal, pre Chapter 11. Thought it was a slow and safe investment.
    So I basically bought them two pieces of worthless paper. I am still a little chapped about that.

    • Bobinott
      January 10, 2018 @ 3:08 pm

      I feel your pain. As a former employee of a once-dominant telecom firm, ask me about shares, stock option, pensions, severance (shall I go on?). I would have done SO much better to have filled a garage with cars that were semi-classics at the time…..

  4. kidrod
    January 10, 2018 @ 3:57 pm

    lol sorry it turned out that way. but lol

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