Saab situation: We are still here!

In the bustle of the last few days, the situation for many of us was unclear, and some readers saw all the structures collapse. Now that after the earthquake on Monday, the dust has settled a bit and the situation has become clearer, we have a slightly better insight into the situation.

Yesterday I had a long phone call with Saab Country Director Jan-Philipp Schuhmacher and contact with other Saab country companies. The good news for all Saab customers in German-speaking countries is that they don't give up, close their offices and leave customers and dealers in the rain. For the Saab employees it is "... a matter of honor". I have the impression that the events in Sweden have awakened new powers and energies are now being used in a targeted manner.

It continues with new strength during the holidays, the branches are in the Christmas holidays - that is the official impression - but there is work behind the scenes. It is about protecting and preserving Saab's interests and structures and keeping our car manufacturer's future prospects open until the final decision in Sweden.

Also what can be heard from Sweden, is positive. It is not feared that the Saab leaders have left the ship, and some Saab figures known to me by name continue to work for Trollhättan and Saab and assist the bankruptcy trustee.

I like the efforts and developments of the last 24 hours and are more realistic than any dreams and plans of the last months. All this could lead us to a solution in January.

The message from Saab on the Christmas blog to all of us is “… Saab is fighting and Saab is still there!”

For me it's the last posting before Christmas. I dive for a few days, so to speak, but I am in contact with Saab.

Merry Christmas to you all, enjoy the free time and your Saabs!


26 thoughts on "Saab situation: We are still here!"

  • Many thanks to Tom, a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year from the South Hessian to all. We hope with !!! and do not give up.

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    Hello Tom and to all readers. Yes, we have heavy days and weeks behind us and I hope that maybe it will go on in Trollhättan, anyway? I wish you and all Saabfans happy holidays and a happy new year in 2012.
    Greetings from the beautiful Baselbiet
    Thomas F.

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    also from Thuringia shortly before the Christmas present
    Greetings to SAAB and all who identify with it.
    Our thoughts are also with the Saab people and their families in Sweden.
    Merry Christmas !!!!!!

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    I thank Tom. Wish you all the best for Christmas and for the year 2012. Long live Saab ..

    We are not alone - we are Saab (friends).

    The great coverage as well as our family brand has my full respect.

    Thanks to all.

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    Hello Tom,

    At a very late hour from me the best wishes and a Merry Christmas from a SAAB fan and SAAB driver from Switzerland. For 2012 all the best for you and all loyal “SAAB people”.

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    Hi Tom,

    we, the Saab afficionados, are also there and will remain so! Because "we are many, we are Saab!"

    Merry Christmas for you and your family and everyone here in the forum and all the best for the New Year!

    PS: Is there something about actions in Germany on 14./15.01. ( to report?

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    Dear Tom,
    keep your ears stiff and your powder dry !!!
    Merry Christmas,
    Your friend Horst.

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    Dear Tom,
    Merry Christmas and thank you.

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    Dear Tom
    Since the Geneva Motor Show I have been carrying an order for the NG 9.5 SC with me (would be my 5th Saab) and my Saab house in Zurich knows that. I have been following the situation every day since March by reading your much-valued information next to SU. At Christmas I would like to thank you for your huge commitment and the elegantly reserved way of conveying the information. I have to admit that the situation is difficult to bear, but a glimmer of hope remains. Saab as hope and idea, as the perception of a “different attitude to life” will remain whatever happens.
    Happy Christmas and a hopefully better year 2012 for Saab.

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      I overwinter with notchback 9-5 by Hirsch, Bj 2010. Waiting for station wagon needs a lot of optimism ……… resumption of production 9-5 due to GM licenses @risk, unfortunately! Greetings from Olten

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    Unfortunately, I've read too many hopeful posts here in the past weeks and months, so my optimism about Saab has meanwhile turned into pessimism.
    Greetings Marc

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    Hi all,

    to the Saabblogfreie time until there is (hopefully good) news is something to shorten, there is to read a small series about the “Heroes of Saab” (in English). These are interviews and reports about Saab employees who have done something special for Saab. Very interesting. (Tom will definitely be there at some point 🙂

    I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, especially Tom.

    Greetings from the southwest

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    Representative, also on behalf of other X-Turbo drivers here in Luxembourg, who, as I know, are also very interested in following the blog, a big THANK YOU to Tom for his tireless work.

    Merry Christmas of the whole Saabgemeinschaft

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      I work in Luxembourg. I think this is a small stronghold for Saabfahrer. When I look in the parking lot in front of my office window, I see next to many other brands always three Saabs but only one (!) Opel. I think it's great!


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    To all readers and especially to our Tom,
    Merry Christmas and a happy new Year!
    Let's hope that the new year brings better prospects for our brand.

    Greetings from Saxony and Upper Franconia

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    Also from the deep Lower Bavaria

    Christmas greetings to the operator of this blog and to all friends of our great car brand.


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    Also from my side, thank you for the great work even in these difficult times, COMPLIMENT! I admit, I had to pull back a bit in the last 1-2 weeks, as these bad news got on my nerves.

    I wish you and your family relaxed and happy holidays, the New Year is probably SAAB moderately intense enough.

    Greetings from Zurich

    PS: Great photo, very similar to our “Babsi”, great car!

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    Also from the Waterkant the best wishes for the party!

    We still have MAGNA in the back of our heads here in the circle - but according to your statement, information does not come at first.

    Maybe we are completely wrong with our assumption ...

    Kind regards
    from Hamburg


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    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for your amazing work here on the blog.
    Relax well - and let's see how long you can stay away here 🙂

    LG Martin

    PS 15.1. in Stuttgart / Böblingen?

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    I would also like to thank you very much from my position for the regular and great reporting. A year and a half ago, I also fed a city blog (almost) every day with news entries for about a year and a half. So I know that this is real work, but also… fun. Especially when it comes to something you love.

    The bankruptcy filing really hit me after all the long time of hoping and fear. Every day I think about what I should do in terms of car technology in the future. A Volvo? Not wrong, but don't really know ... something else? Not really. And then I'll call up your Saabblog again to find out what's new. And I'm not giving up hope that someone out there will continue this brand - in whatever form and to whatever extent. And there are more models to buy in the future. So, Lieschen, hold out a few more kilometers with your now 207 km. Hope dies last ...

    All a quiet and relaxed Christmas! Skal!

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    Moin Tom.

    Also from “Northern Germany” a big thank you for your great work over the last few months (you have been a “daily companion” with your blog), Merry Christmas and to a better 2012! 🙂

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    Hello Tom Thank you for your work, you and your family a blessed Christmas!

    The Saab neon sign in front of the workshop will also light up over Christmas, I hope it will light up again soon in Trollhättan !!!

    To all Saab fans and drivers: "Have a nice Christmas time"

    Greetings from East and North Hesse !!!

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    I wish you a Merry Christmas and some quiet days to Tom and your family
    to fuel up for the next news from Sweden.

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    Feel as personally addressed, therefore personally Merry Christmas and breathe deeply.
    Furthermore, before “going down” I would
    And other people are sure to be interested in who nodded, contracts were concluded, agreements made, and somehow there is also cash over the stage. We trust Saab and the bright minds, some technical information would also be very useful and welcome. If circumstances now go away from dreams and plans, then we should sleep more peacefully, just a few more pieces of information ……… .Thanks and regards

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      It's like this: The questions are.
      From those what remains is created.
      Remember the question of that child:
      What does the wind do when it is not blowing?
      Erich Kaestner

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    Hi Tom,

    Thank you very much for this positive news and your detailed coverage. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a good start into a hopefully successful New Year.

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