Just a few small observations as we enter the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the United States. Some things for which to be thankful.
9. Saab’s continued existence. Gents, you know that Saab wouldn’t have made it out of the 1990′s if it weren’t for General Motors. Now, for better or for worse, it is Saab’s role to help GM make it out of this decade. Let’s hope that Saab leads the way.
8. The 9-3x. I know that some don’t like it, but at this point I’m grateful for a new model, any new model.
7. Saabs will continue to be made in Sweden. It’s a small thing to me where the cars are built (after all, my 900 was built in Finland), but it’s still a thing.
6. The Saab concept cars are very good, even if they are just concepts.
5. I can see the light at the end of the 9-5 tunnel. My troublesome 9-5 will be, hopefully, soon fully functional thanks to a trip to my indy mechanic and a few hours of wrench turning.
4. The BLS is no more. Even though I believe that Cadillac will succeed with their great line up, the BLS was truly a waste of time.
3. Saabs are safe. One actually saved me from a great deal of injury, and I should recount that story for those of you who care to read.
2. That the new 9-5 and the 9-4x are close at hand. The dealers need new product to succeed.
1. Swade didn’t stop TS. For that we all can certainly rejoice.