Date: 21 Nov 2001 09:18:57 -0800
From: (Johannes H Andersen)
Subject: Re: Purchasing a Saab

jmel5nopsamcomnospam (JMEL5) wrote in message news:<>... > >Have I got this wrong? Saabs are built by GM, aren't they? And the > >SAAB aircraft-manufacturing activities now have nothing whatsoever to do > >with the Saab automobile-manufacturing activities? > > As far as I know, the Saab automobile and aircraft manufacturing components > split off from each other quite some time ago, long before GM got involved > financially with Saab. You can say what you want about GM, I've had great > experiences with their cars, and some bad experiences, but if you look at the > numbers, the reliability ratings on Saab cars has increased quite a bit since > GM got involved. That's not to say that GM is the sole reason that happened, > the reliability of every car manufacturer has increased over the past 5 years, > but a Saab enthusiast should be happy that this company is backed by a larger > parent like GM, and thankfully, GM's mindset hasn't infected Saab and they can > still produce really interesting autos. > > JJ I conclude that you don't say very much about GM's direct role towards the reliability of Saabs. I have noticed that in recent years, GM's Vauxhall cars have persistently been in the bottom of customer satisfaction surveys. Johannes

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