IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Friday, May 27, 2011

“Saabs are for people who don’t like to be middle-of-the-road”

In these days of Saab and Pang Da meetings with politicians and bureaucrats, production restart and press conferences, I am glad to recommend a totally different read. A few weeks ago Saab participated in the Mille Miglia with three Saab 93 cars. British The Telegraph has a very pleasing article about the race and some of the car manufacturers which participated.

Mats Fägerhag obviously talked from his heart when he said "it's a slight exaggeration, but leaving GM felt almost like leaving prison." Tough words, but seemingly so honestly expressed that I think even GM would forgive him.

Fägerhag explained Saabs like "fun to drive but also safe, predictable in their handling yet individual in their character." 

Hear, hear!

Also Peter Bäckström, Manager of the Saab Museum, shared some wise words with the paper. "The Saab is a strong character. It simply cannot be mainstream and Saab drivers simply cannot be categorised, apart from as individuals."

 Peter Bäckström and Mats Fägerhag

For the rest of the words that describe us and our cars, check out the article at The Telegraph