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2010 Saab 9-3X Now Available (For Pre-Order, Anyway)
2010 Saab 9-3X Now Available (For Pre-Order, Anyway)

New Orleans Saints fans aren't the only ones with good reason to spring (or crawl) out of bed this morning. According to SaabHistory.com, Saab fans have cause to celebrate too, as Saab dealerships are now taking orders for the 2010 Saab 9-3X. (Saab enthusiasts from New Orleans: pace yourselves.)...Read More»

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Spyker: Saab To Become A Streamlined Performance Brand

The long, strange saga of Saab is nearly at an end, and the company's new parent, Spyker, has now revealed plans for the brand's future. In a nutshell, Saab will be repositioned as a performance marque, based on a core group of three or four models. The Saab 9-3, 9-4X, and 9-5 are confirmed members...Read More»

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2011 Saab 9-4X Now In Production, Good Omen for Saab Survival?

Well here's a surprise that may bode well for the uncertain future of Swedish carmaker Saab: The company's 2011 Saab 9-4X crossover quietly resumed production last week. You may recall that General Motors has been trying for months to sell Saab in an on-again, off-again drama of epic proportions...Read More»

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Saab Sale Decision Delayed Again, Genii To Submit Bid

Saab's sale is delayed. Again. Saab's board, due to meet today, has postponed its meeting until tomorrow to better consider how to get the company back up and running by Monday after a four-week layoff, and to weigh Spyker's renewed bid and a new bid from private equity firm Genii. Genii is already...Read More»

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2009 Saab 9-7X May Be an Investment for the Future

If you are into collecting, need a new SUV and want to save some money, then you may just want to take a look at the 2009 Saab 9-7X. Introduced only three years ago, the 2009 model is likely to become a classic in the not-too-distant future. If you can still find one, the 9-7X, which really has...Read More»

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GM: Saab Will Be Shut Down

GM has announced that it could not close a sale of its Saab division--and that the division will be shuttered. General Motors had been negotiating for most of this year with other car companies interested in acquiring the Swedish automaker. Just last week, GM reached an agreement to sell the...Read More»

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JD Power: Mercedes, Honda, Toyota Best In Customer Retention

During economic times like these, customer retention has given some automakers an edge in the marketplace. Though studies have suggested that brand loyalty is a thing of the past, J.D. Power's new Customer Retention Survey shows a whopping 67% of Mercedes-Benz buyers remain loyal to the company...Read More»

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Breaking: GM Sells Key Saab Assets To Beijing Auto

When Saab's sale to Koenigsegg flamed out in late November, many presumed it was the end of the line for the brand, much as Penske's withdrawal spelled the end for Saturn. It now looks like those pessimists may not have been far from the mark but there is some hope for the brand in the form of...Read More»

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Upcoming Concept Vehicle Will 'Define The New Saab'

The good news for Saab keeps on rolling: last month, we mentioned that the company's sale to Koenigsegg was looking like a done deal (thanks to a €400 million loan from the European Investment Bank), and now comes word that Saab is developing a new, small concept vehicle to presage the company's...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Preview: 2010 Saab 9-5

•    What is it: A long, long overdue replacement for the Saab 9-5 luxury sedan and wagon •    The basics: Built from GM's Buick LaCrosse/Chevrolet Malibu platform; V-6 and turbo V-6 engines; all-wheel drive option •    On sale: Late 2009 in Europe •    Price: $40,000 (est.) Has...Read More»

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GM and Koenigsegg Group Sign Stock Purchase Agreement For Saab Sale

The bidding for GM's Saab division has finally reached a conclusion, with a Swedish consortium lead by supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg announced as the final buyer for the struggling automaker. General Motors has been looking for a buyer for Saab since late last year, as it tried to cut brands and...Read More»

James Bond's Lotus Esprit
Link Love From The Car Connection: 2009 Scion xB Walkaround, Man Defeats Lambo Diablo, Plus The Fast And The Bi-Curious

Another gift shop for you -- James Bond fans have reason to celebrate: a collector in Cumbria, England has just opened a James Bond Museum, featuring Bond's Mustang from Diamonds Are Forever and his Lotus Esprit Turbo from The Spy Who Loved Me. Also on display: the Octopus from Octopussy. Let the...Read More»

Prius mechanic Carolyn Coquillette photographed by Sarah Lyon
Link Love From The Car Connection: Flying Car Concepts, Lambo Coloring Books, And Happy Birthday To A Giant Among Men

We have nothing to say about Tuesdays. Well, we do, but our lawyers can be so picky. Slander, schmander, on to the links: That's Ms. Greasemonkey to you -- We may be losing one female mechanic to the boob tube (ahem), but there are plenty more still in the trenches. Case in point: San Francisco's...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Supermodel Mechanics, Grand Theft Auto, And Saab, Dude, They're Just Not Into You

It's a good thing weekends are only two days long, because honestly, it takes us twice as long to shovel snow when we're hammered. If we'd had another 24 hours to ourselves, this frostbite might've gotten serious. From hoods to hoodies -- The world is losing another greasemonkey to reality TV...Read More»

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Saab's Bankruptcy Surprise: GM Scrambles

GM received another shock to its shaky operations last week when Saab suddenly and decisively filed for bankruptcy. Dealers were quickly invited to a phone-in conference, but reported that GM had only "sketchy" details and seemed to be working through the options and details - awkwardly - in real...Read More»

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The Epic And Endless Saga of Saab

One thing's for sure: Scandinavians love a good epic. As proof, look no further than the Sad Story of Saab, which is lengthening by the day. Here's our Reader's Digest recap: When GM bought Saab in 1990, the high-styling Swedish brand was a prestigious feather in GM's cap. Almost two decades later...Read More»

Michael Jackson's robot head from Moonwalker
Link Love From The Car Connection: New Transformers Footage, Chris Bangle's Solo Career, And Michael Jackson's Really Bad Taste

Downside: it's Monday. Upside: your boss is probably still hungover, too. Take two aspirin and read up on these odds and ends: Parts is parts -- During economic times like These Economic Times, folks prefer to repair rather than replace their cars. Maybe that's why auto parts search engine...Read More»

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Saab Goes Rugged With The 2010 9-3X

Like sports but hate sport utility vehicles? Then Saab has the perfect car for you: the 2010 9-3X. Given the press release issued by GM this morning, the station wagon-ish 9-3X is targeted almost exclusively toward extreme sports types who want to hang ten, parasail, and swim with sharks before...Read More»

Vintage Chevy in Cuba via Gaywheels.com
Link Love From The Car Connection: Classic Car Heaven, Kooky Cufflinks, And Shopping Cart Conversions

Read up. It's going to be a long week... Saab wants to be Apple: Saab is hoping that its impending liberation from GM will give it the freedom to "think different" [sic], like a certain computer/accessories maker. The company's new target market? "[E]ntrepreneurs, dentists, doctors and agency...Read More»

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