GM incompetence has killed Saab.
I've never owned a Saab, not even driven one but know this little company has been responsible for so much innovation and unique design it didn’t deserve this end. GM didn’t know what to do with Saab’s technology, brand or culture and Saab didn't deserve GM’s mismanagement. I suspect this quote from Rinaldo Rinolfi, Fiat's engine guru, will resonate with Saab workers:
My thoughts are with those workers whose dedication and skill are plain to see in the new 9-5. I wonder if it will ever get to market. I doubt it, but maybe something will be resurrected from the GM Saab train wreck.
I’m just thankful Fiat escaped the clutches of GM. Its future is far from certain but at least they are controlling it. I know a lot of people have their future riding on the NEW GM, but it’s not a company I’ll support. I remember the financial bullshit that created it and what the old GM did to so many on that journey.
Farewell to a Sadly Abused Admirable Brand.