SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner

1 - 20 of 48 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Swedespeed is missing out on an excellent opportunity to capitalize on the popularity explosion of SAAB going forward. SAABnet sucks and to absolutely ignore the other swedish car company is stupid. This site was started two years ago and still nothing happening with regard to SAAB, shame.<P>How's that for a broiling first post?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,433 Posts
I'd be interested in leaning about Saab. To be honest I've never been in one...<P>Do they go fast? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
39,234 Posts
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glög:<BR><B>Swedespeed is missing out on an excellent opportunity to capitalize on the popularity explosion of SAAB going forward. SAABnet sucks and to absolutely ignore the other swedish car company is stupid. This site was started two years ago and still nothing happening with regard to SAAB, shame.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It is a...Sob, er..SAAB, story... <IMG SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/mecry.gif"> <P>It's ok, my friend...get rid of the GM car and switch to the car that 2/3 of Sweden loves: <B>V O L V O </B><P>BTW, what did you just write??<I>"Swedespeed is missing out on an excellent opportunity to capitalize on the popularity explosion of SAAB going forward"</I>...are you kidding me? I guess I missed the...Sob wave!!! I can really see the millions of people who are rushing to buy Saabs...<P>Yannis<P>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>It's ok, my friend...get rid of the GM car and switch to the car that 2/3 of Sweden loves: V O L V O <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Uh, did you mean F O R D? Anyway, I was hoping to foster a fruitful commentary on reasons why SAAB is not part of Swedespeed. I am a German car enthusiast active on sister boards and have been puzzled for some time about the exclusion of SAAB. I've never owned a SAAB or a Volvo but am partial to lower production marks with quarky styling. One brand is sport-centric while the other safety-centric, either could find their way into my garage soon. Ford and GM ownership of the brands could raise sales numbers but also homogenize the heritage. I believe the SAAB 9-3 is an exciting vehicle developed without too much GM medling. Heritage intact, sales numbers could be impressive.<P>I am also a big fan of the style and execution of the family of sites Swedespeed belongs to. Negotiating SAABnet gave me a headache and was not visually appealing. My post is simply a plea...<P>PS: Are Volvo owners traditionally SAAB haters?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,564 Posts
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glög:<BR><B>PS: Are Volvo owners traditionally SAAB haters?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No, not really..at least not on this board. Are you a Saab or Volvo hater? Almost sounded like one in your last post.<BR>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Glog I am with you on this one. I currently have two Volvos in my garage but were I in the market right now the 9-3 would be right at the top of my list. It is a great car and although it may not push the safety not aspect as much as Volvo, I feel they are just as safe. <P>In fact, with the departure of Reitzle from Ford, I would be more worried about Ford having more influence over Volvo than GM does over Saab. I think Lutz sees that Saab is the gem of GM and will continue to treat it as such.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,588 Posts
I think that Saab should become a part of the site. It never hurts to share with other manufacturers from the same country. Increased publicity of this site is also a big plus. I say to approach Saab with an open mind and see what they can offer. You never know...and if Saab isn't all it's cracked up to be...then we'll off 'em! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>IMHO, of course...<P>Prospero
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
39,234 Posts
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glög:<BR><B> Uh, did you mean F O R D?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Believe me, GM had its ugly face in the Saab world long before Ford mettled with Volvo (and actually all Volvos are still pure Volvos not GMaabs). <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>I was hoping to foster a fruitful commentary on reasons why SAAB is not part of Swedespeed</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No idea. Actually, it would be a pretty good thing if Saab were part of Swedespeed.<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>I believe the SAAB 9-3 is an exciting vehicle developed without too much GM medling.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>EXCITING? [shivering]. Perhaps the Viggen model. Otherwise, every 9-3 that I have driven was bland, handled like crap, was too weak and the automatic transmission was lazier than...OK, I will refrain from the rest.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Are Volvo owners traditionally SAAB haters?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No...We just love our Volvos way too much (as 2 out of 3 Swedes do the same!)... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Yannis<P><P>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Grecian, I speak of the new 9-3 platform (epsilon).<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.caranddriver.com/image_cache/DATA/Caranddriver/images/2002/september/0209_93_main.jpg"> <P><A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/previews/2002/september/200209_preview_saab93.xml?keywords=saab" TARGET=_blank>New Saab 9-3</A>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,706 Posts
Glög,<P>I think that you brought up a great topic. The new 9-3 is very promising IMHO, and I think that it would be nice to have a place here on Swedespeed for SAAB fans.<P>The future potential and growth of SAAB could be a great one, who know's! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
304 Posts
This site is called "Swedespeed" and a SAAB is Swedish. The make should be included here I would think. Seems fair to me. I love rolling up next to a newer SAAB on the freeway around here. Volvo's and SAAB's are very rare cars indeed. Love the small production numbers.<P>
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
39,234 Posts
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glög:<BR><B>Grecian, I speak of the new 9-3 platform (epsilon).<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.caranddriver.com/image_cache/DATA/Caranddriver/images/2002/september/0209_93_main.jpg"> <P><A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/previews/2002/september/200209_preview_saab93.xml?keywords=saab" TARGET=_blank>New Saab 9-3</A></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes, the new SAABs seem to be more promising...very "Opelish" looking but, nonetheless, better than the previous models. We will see how they behave on the road...<P><BR>Yannis<P>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
The one part that has me spitting, "the SAAB 9-3 shares the Epsilon platform with the new Chevy Malibu..."
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,331 Posts
Check out the <A HREF="http://www.sweedspeed.com" TARGET=_blank>Sweedspeed main page</A> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Did you throw that together on your lunch break? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>This gem is my favorite, imagine pulling up to the street races in this aquavit burner!!<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.sweedspeed.com/images/saab96.jpg">
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
39,234 Posts
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glög:<BR><B>Did you throw that together on your lunch break? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>This gem is my favorite, imagine pulling up to the street races in this aquavit burner!!<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.sweedspeed.com/images/saab96.jpg"> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, I remember these when I was a lot younger. Just make sure that you are not stuck BEHIND one; you will need one of those gas masks that everyone in Israel owns.<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,997 Posts
Dolp, even I fell for that one Michael. I forgot that guy had that site. Spelled Swede wrong though.<P>As for Saab, if we did it, it'd be a separate section of the site most likely.<P>Thanks for the compliment on all of our sites. We're going to try to expand quite a bit over the next year.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,331 Posts
George, wasn't it a letter from Volvo that mentioned "sweedspeed" that was supposed to mean this site, but actually led to the Saab site because of the misspelling? I recall spotting the error a long time ago, but I don't remember the exact circumstance.<P>BTW, no, I didn't make that "other" sweedspeed site.<P>
 
1 - 20 of 48 Posts
Top