Posts Tagged ‘Saab’

What’s Old is New Again

February 10th, 2012 No comments

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

      The grumblings coming out of the Windy City this auto show season have been clear. The GMC Acadia is aged and is barely getting a facelift after 6 model years on the market. But look closer folks. That large crossover you see with the gleaming red GMC badge is hardly an Acadia. No, that my friend, is a facelifted Saturn Outlook. Read more…

AT’s Photo Spotlight

April 3rd, 2010 No comments

      In typical Saab Swedish quirkiness tradition the Aero X Concept decides that swing out doors are too common place. The benefit, however, of having the cockpit rise up to allow ingress/egress is that the windshield is then a one piece wonder providing a full 180 degrees of seemless visibility. The Aero X is shown on display at the 2007 NAIAS.

AT’s Photo Spotlight

March 13th, 2010 No comments

      The Saab 9-2X combines Swedish quirkiness with Japanese engineering in this Saab / Subaru hybrid of a hatch, seen here on display at the 2004 NAIAS.

2006 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible

February 24th, 2010 No comments

What Is The Technical Term For Quirky?

    Someone once describe Saab engineering to me like this: When the Germans do it, it is an engineering wonder, but when the Swedes do it, it is just plain quirky. After spending a couple of days behind the wheel of a Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible I must say that the Swedish engineers are clever, but a few of their ideas left me scratching my head. Read more…

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2006 Saab 9-3 Aero SportCombi

February 20th, 2010 No comments

Finally A Saab To Be Proud Of?

    It’s been anything but smooth sailing for Saab since being acquired by GM in 1990. The quirky Swedish automaker has often been criticized for relying on outdated, back-of-the-pack products that cause it to lose money on a scale that impresses even Mike Tyson—and that’s not easy to do. Most of the time Saab opponents seem to outnumber supporters 100 to 1. The latest death threat came from Jerome York, a newly appointed GM board member and investor Kirk Kerkorian’s right-hand man, who called for the company to cut its losses and dump the brand. The latest rumors suggest York has since warmed up to Saab and now believes, as many others inside GM do, that the future business case for the troubled brand might be enough to turn the dim light at the end of the tunnel into a new dawn for Saab. The 9-3 SportCombi we recently tested suggests Saab’s sun may rise sooner than expected. Read more…

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