mustangd saidi hope this means the people who work at saab get to keep their jobs. its amazing how indifferent we are becoming to people losing their jobs... whats another 1000 here, 10,000 there...
The consequence of working for a company that hasn't been relevant in 25 years.
Luckily, car companies are not looking to be "relevant". I'm not sure if I would even want to own a "relevant" and homogenized car that is palatable for the pedestrian masses. Give me quirkiness, passion, safety, technology, and quality any day over relevant.
However, I have read numerous reviews model year after model year written by auto aficionados and professionals in the industry, stating that the 9-5 was the best mid size sedan GM has produced for that given year.
Basically Saab is the Conan O'brien of the car world. Deeply undervalued by it's owner, GM, and treated like an afterthought. GM pretty much bought Saab to pilfer it's technology and engineers, and let it die a slow death. Ford never let Volvo become a joke, that's why Volvo(Saab's main competitor) is still a contender in the car world.