Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The End of Saab?
If Saab fails, then I'm certain that any remaining U.S. car dealers who derive even part of their business from selling Saabs will feel the effects. Are there any dealers who sell Saabs and only Saabs? Or have they all "folded in" with other brands?
The global auto industry has changed over the past few years, so no one is really shocked to see Saab's demise. Whenever a carmaker goes out of business, so many different groups are affected. The people who deal with and supply parts now have to make do with what they have, since the manufacturing process has stopped. The people who rely on their old Saabs for transportation--and can't afford new cars or expensive repairs--now have to wonder what they will have to go through in order to get a simple repair done for their car. What a mess.
These cars were somewhat popular in Minnesota. I can remember walking by a pair of parked Saab 900s every morning on the way to broadcasting school, circa 1988-89.