Angelo V.

  • Justice is slow…and I thought things took forever in the U.S. Wow. I was just driving my 9-5 this morning when I dropped my child off at a friend’s house. On the way home, I was again musing about how […]

  • Shhhhhh. You’re upsetting the believers.

  • To bad we don’t know IF they are going to appear on the market.

  • They started from scratch 5 years ago. If it’s still scratch, they are quite the idiots.

  • Tim was being wildly optimistic and trying his hardest to keep everyone on board. ”These guys are super smart.” ”These guys have deep pockets.” etc. Look, I understand—-he wanted success for Saab and the […]

  • Paul, as you know, I’m known as ”Mr. Optimism” around here.
    The ”current” 9-3 (2nd generation) debuted in 2003 according to Wikipedia, making the model 15 years old if it returns in 2018 as a new model in […]

  • It’s good news for NEVS. It’s not necessarily good news for Saab or based on the article, good news for Swedish manufacturing. But it’s going according to plan—-convert an antique platform to electric and […]

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 3 månader, 4 veckor sedan

    To me, the legacy of Saab began as a unique, affordable, innovative car. In the U.S.A. at least—-front wheel drive was uncommon, and those early Saabs, one of the least expensive cars on the road—had FWD and were cleverly packaged. Saab eventually morphed into more of an upmarket marque, but continued the innovation by making almost all of…[Läs mer]

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 4 månader sedan

    Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Happy Holidays to all. Looking forward to great car discussions in 2017 here on SU. Thanks Jonathan for your hard work in keeping this thing going.

    • Same to you, Angelo, my old friend, and all of the SAAB’ers out there!
      Anyone still have ”fingers-crossed” for 2017? :>)

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 5 månader, 1 vecka sedan

    Time to break out the bugle and play Taps.

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 5 månader, 1 vecka sedan

    Looking forward to seeing the photos! Just had my 9-5 out on this cold and windy night here in the Washington, DC area.

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 5 månader, 3 veckor sedan

    It’s a sad state of affairs. I have a GM era (2004) so hopefully I won’t have quite the same sort of issues. I know parts will eventually become scarce—-but I’m hoping things like computer components remain viable since it was shared with other GM cars. Now finding someone who knows how to work on Saabs and who wants to—-easy now, but might…[Läs mer]

    • Angelo,
      hope that you can enjoy that fine car for a very long time. If you just drive the car for fun then you normally must be able to keep her for so many more years. I am driving my second one but she has now also already more than 90.000 KM. Like you stated; hope to avoid serious damage or an expensive repair. So far so good and I continue to…[Läs mer]

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 5 månader, 3 veckor sedan

    I do get that! I’m like that with some things.

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 5 månader, 4 veckor sedan

    Wow—-if it’s not necessary for safety or inspection, I wouldn’t put a nickle into fixing one. That’s me—-I do understand others would like their car to be 100%. But looking ahead, these cars are going to become more and more expensive to keep on the road. This seems like a gratuitous feature to me—-and typically, I don’t like the look of…[Läs mer]

    • Nobody in the UK on that list though. Personally I’m not that bothered I dont follow my car! Would like it repairing but would probably be expensive if I could find somebody to do it

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 6 månader sedan

    Will the car pass inspection without that appendage working? If not, is there any option to mount some other brake lighting instead, that’s economical?

    • The car will pass inspection. The LED-bar hasn’t a brake-light function original. The brake-lights is located in the tail-lamps, 3rd brake-light is located in the rear window.

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 6 månader sedan

    If no one was injured, that’s the most important thing. But if this was arson, the criminals need to be brought to justice. They destroyed Saabs, after all. I’d sentence them to something extreme. These aren’t Yugos.

    • A partial sentence would be to force the perpetrators to rely on Swedish-built NEVS vehicles as their only source of motorized transportation for the next, say, five years. (They’d better learn to appreciate walking on their own two feet, in other words.)

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 6 månader sedan

    Romac: Of course not. Big, well funded, serious concerns don’t handle an acquisition as feebly as NEVS did. Doesn’t matter if it’s acquiring a thriving company or a carcass—-companies with vision, ambition, skill-set—-take over, hit the ground running and make things happen—-sooner rather than later. The fact that we’ll be five years in…[Läs mer]

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 6 månader sedan

    I wonder what the cause of the fire was? Terrible that so many nice (and quickly becoming scarce) beautiful Saabs were likely damaged or destroyed.

    • The investigators think a car was stolen at the garage next to SSO and the guys who took the car started the fire…… It was an Opel (Vauxhall) Vectra ….

      • If no one was injured, that’s the most important thing. But if this was arson, the criminals need to be brought to justice. They destroyed Saabs, after all. I’d sentence them to something extreme. These aren’t Yugos.

        • A partial sentence would be to force the perpetrators to rely on Swedish-built NEVS vehicles as their only source of motorized transportation for the next, say, five years. (They’d better learn to appreciate walking on their own two feet, in other words.)

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 6 månader, 1 vecka sedan

    I don’t disagree with that at all. But my point is that this company—-these companies—-set goals and achieve them. I’m not comparing the Optima to Saabs we own and love. I’m comparing competent, well funded companies with strong management to NEVS. And the comparison shows that when some companies set out to do something, they deliver in a…[Läs mer]

    • Well it is obvious that they have a different plan from what you feel common sense would dictate. It is interesting that NEVS investors are willing to spend what is not a negligible amount of money each year (even if negligible by industry standards) while waiting for some future return. It is natural to assume that the purpose of a company is…[Läs mer]

  • Angelo V. kommenterade en aktivitet 6 månader, 1 vecka sedan

    Jacko: Are you being sarcastic? Me thinks so. And is there any ”good news” here for fans of Saab? Me thinks not really. NEVS won’t ever be producing Saabs. You wanna know what ”good news” is? If you’re a fan of KIA/Hyundai, good news is the new Kia Sportage. In fact, good news is almost anything in their line-up—-hot hatches, SUVs,…[Läs mer]

    • Angelo, I was in a new KIA Optima turbo recently. I suppose it is a good package, but I immediately noticed that compared to my 9-5 the seating position was closer to the floor and the windshield was less vertical and sloped further away from the driver creating a bit of pillbox effect for outward vision. This is an area where SAAB…[Läs mer]

      • I don’t disagree with that at all. But my point is that this company—-these companies—-set goals and achieve them. I’m not comparing the Optima to Saabs we own and love. I’m comparing competent, well funded companies with strong management to NEVS. And the comparison shows that when some companies set out to do something, they deliver in a…[Läs mer]

        • Well it is obvious that they have a different plan from what you feel common sense would dictate. It is interesting that NEVS investors are willing to spend what is not a negligible amount of money each year (even if negligible by industry standards) while waiting for some future return. It is natural to assume that the purpose of a company is…[Läs mer]

    • Hey Angelo,
      Nope, I’m not joking, I’m quite curious what those new Nevs cars are going to be. I just moved to Oslo, Norway, and EVs are very popular here – I can see Tesla model S every 5 minutes while I’m driving my 9-5. Charging stations are everywhere, you don’t have to pay for public car parks, you don’t have to pay tolls (I’m crossing 3 of…[Läs mer]

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