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Despite The Deadpools, Saab Says It's Weathering Storm
Despite The Deadpools, Saab Says It's Weathering Storm

Spyker Cars NV, parent to Saab Automobile, is in need of a cash infusion and warns that the Saab brand may be in jeopardy unless additional financing can be found. The announcement came with Spyker’s annual report, which showed a significant financial loss for the company in 2010. Operating...Read More»

Entries in Saab's banner ad competition
Saabs United Founder Joins Saab's Social Media Team

Despite all the turmoil Saab has gone through in the last year, there has been a ton of support from the fans of this quirky Swedish car company. At this point, many Saab fans know about the blog Saabs United. This morning Saab announced it has hired Steven Wade, founder of Saabs United. As of...Read More»

Entries in Saab's banner ad competition
Saab Wants You To Design The World's Best Banner Ad. Good Luck.

Nobody loves banner ads. They're often garish to the point of being offensive, and they take up space that could otherwise be used for news, reviews, syllogisms, or whatever the kids are into these days. Worst of all: they're not very effective for advertisers. But Saab hopes to change all that...Read More»

2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi
2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi: The Wagon Is Back (In Sweden)

Celebrating its first year of independence, Saab (purchased by Spyker Cars NV from General Motors a year ago February) will debut a concept and a couple of new models – including the 2012 9-5 SportCombi at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show this week. Of note to Family Car Guide is that the automaker...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
7 Worst Cars To Gift Anyone, For Any Reason

We are finally at the season of giving once again. A time to reflect on the things we wish we had, then again, it can also be a time for thinking about the things you are thankful you don't have. Funny thing about gifts, most are given with good intentions. Sadly, not all gifts can be a blessing...Read More»

2013 Lotus Esprit Concept
Today at High Gear Media: Lotus V-8, Honda Fit Recall, VW EV

If you're thinking of getting someone a "fuel miser," a car snow globe or other such nonsense for Christmas...don't bother. [TheCarConnection] While it's developing five all-new vehicles, Lotus also would like to develop a new V-8 engine in-house. [MotorAuthority] Honda's Fit hatchback is being...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
Today in Car News: BMW X3, Ford Ranger, Toyota Supra and BP

BMW says it could build a fourth vehicle in its South Carolina plant; it's already building the 2011 X3, which we'll bring you in first-drive form tomorrow at 6 p.m. [Detroit News] The new Ford Ranger is here! On the Web. Not in the U.S. Not that we needed it or anything since we still have the...Read More»

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Today in Car News: Saab and BMW, Audi S7 and Explorer Sport Trac

Some big news may be coming from Saab and BMW this week at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Sharing engines, or possibly more? [Autocar] Want to see spy shots of the new twin-turbo Audi S7 before the A7 even shows up at Paris? Sure you do. [Autocar] Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn nicely underplays his...Read More»

Camaro Convertible
Today in Car News: Camaro Convertible, Regal GS and Spoilers

Before the first one's even seen live, Chevrolet is auctioning off a 2012 Camaro Convertible at Barrett-Jackson. [Inside Line] High Gear Media will be there live when Buick shows off the production Regal GS in Miami in November. [eGMCarTech] Lance Armstrong, you are the first celebrity to get a...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Today in Car News: F-150 EcoBoost, Tundra Power, and Harley

Is this the first photo of the Ford F-150's new EcoBoost engine? To be precise, it's a screenshot. So, no. [Jalopnik] Now, this may be the clearest screenshot of the Audi R4 yet, if your eye can subtract all the groovelicious plastic swirls. [eGMCarTech] The 2011 Toyota Tundra adds a smidge of...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Video: 2010 Saab 9-5 And The Resurrection Of Swedish Hip

A near-death experience can really do a number on a person, or a company, whatever the case may be. When people are involved, we know it tends to refocus you a bit, make you think of what is important in life and what you may have missed out on while you're busy surfing the Internet for inexpensive...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano
Today in Car News: Murano Convertible, Paris Auto Show and HEMI

We told you about it a year ago--and today, Nissan confirms you'll see a Murano convertible at the L.A. Auto Show. Let the head-scratching begin. [CarAndDriver] A Chevy Cruze hatchback at the Paris auto show? Count us in. Especially if there will be baguettes. [Autoblog] The Honda Fit Hybrid's also...Read More»

Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.
Today in Car News: Whitacre, Ferrari Minivans, and Saab

Will Ed Whitacre's retirement from General Motors hurt or help its plans to go public this year? Does Wall Streeet care if the company's on its fourth CEO in 18 months? These and many questions...won't be answered today. [CNNMoney] Fewer car dealerships are closing this year, a sign of light at the...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

Yesterday, we launched a little friendly competition: a comparison of automakers' YouTube channels. We were curious to see which qualify as must-see web TV and which ought to be canceled ASAP. Monday was devoted to U.S. brands, and today, we're moving across the pond for a look at their "European"...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Smart Car Shopping: Big Deals On These Five Convertibles

  It may sound like some strange factoid hurtling in from a parallel universe, but ragtop shoppers, take heart: sometimes, convertibles are cheaper in summer. How can that be? We've seen automakers introduce convertibles in the dead of winter--when people are most receptive to the idea of a warm...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5 SportCombi leak
Saab 9-5 SportCombi Wagon Will Come To The U.S. Next Year

The 2011 Saab 9-5 is the last of the GM-built Saabs, and it will gain a wagon version in America next year, one year after the SportCombi wagon becomes available in Europe. Likely to debut as a 2012 model, the SportCombi will probably keep the same front-end looks as the sedan, before the styling...Read More»

2008 Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept
Saab Says It Will Build 9-4X Crossover

Saab may be leaving General Motors' umbrella and joining forces with sports-car maker Spyker, but that doesn't mean it won't go forward with plans to build the Saab 9-4X crossover. The company confirmed this in a release today, although details remain sparse at this point. It does appear that the...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
GM Says Saab Will Continue to Partner With OnStar

Lost in the General Motors sale of Saab to Spyker cars was OnStar's future with the brand. Any uncertainty about whether future Saabs would carry the system was settled on Friday when GM announced that an agreement has been reached that will allow Saab to continue offering OnStar. Starting with the...Read More»

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