The discussion of the last few days on the blog raises questions. Of course, things change, the clock keeps turning. We are for more than 3 years without new cars, we refrain from the homeopathic quantities of NEVS short-term production.
No blog in the world can “preserve” the Saab brand; if there is a lack of supplies, our small car brand changes to a connoisseur and classic label. Nevertheless, my basic idea is that the blog should remain “Pure Saab”, but do the readers want that too? Since the discussion last Monday I am no longer so sure, because the question of a possible Saab alternative for everyday automotive use came up again and again in comments and emails.
To avoid any doubts: I still see the future of the Trollhättan automobile location. There is a good chance that cars will roll off the production lines again in southern Sweden. However, whether they will wear the Saab logo and who will operate the plant - these are open questions without answers being within reach.
What could also be a topic on the blog in the future - in the event that the factory gates for Saab are finally closed is an explosive question. Saab will always come first. Strengthening the brand, keeping it alive in public, helping to keep as many vehicles as possible on the road and supporting dealers - that is the core of our mission.
The demands on mobility are changing, and while the Saab is becoming a beloved hobby, readers are out and about with other brands. You still read Saabblog every day because there is sympathy for the brand and you have found an automotive home on the blog. I find it difficult to make changes, the heart beats Saab. Under certain circumstances, it would be conceivable to test vehicles of other brands in small, homeopathic doses from time to time and put them up for discussion. But I see clearly defined limits. What will not work are products from the German top dogs. Not that I'm afraid of contact, but to post an Audi or BMW on the blog would be a betrayal of the basic idea. Those who are interested will find countless tests and recommendations everywhere. The world doesn't need an additional opinion, but I can see some import brands that could be interesting.
Perhaps readers would like to read about vehicles from the other Swedish brand, which would at least keep us loyal to Saab's homeland. Or about Lexus, Subaru, Jaguar and Co. My question is: should the blog “Pure Saab” stay or do the readers want an opening for other brands? And if so, which brands are of interest, which manufacturer would you like to read about on the blog?
The choice is difficult, I see few real alternatives. The automotive world has become uniform in recent years, although there are more and more brands and models ... but which are mainstream, comparable. Correct character types are almost extinct. Based on the emails that have found their way into my mailbox in the last few days, there is a choice of possible alternative brands to vote on.
Multiple answers are possible, comments and thoughts on the subject are expressly encouraged. For your information: the car industry is reading along, so the vote is also a market check. Because one is interested in why the little stubborn group of Saab drivers holds onto the vehicles from Trollhättan ...
Should the blog remain "Pure Saab"?
- Yes, only Saab - what else? (61% 422 Votes)
- Something about Volvo ... (18% 127 Votes)
- Something about Jaguar ... (8% 55 Votes)
- Something about Subaru ... (4% 27 Votes)
- Something about Land Rover ... (3% 23 Votes)
- Something about Lexus ... (2% 14 Votes)
- Cars from France ... (2% 13 Votes)
- Cars from Italy ... (1% 10 Votes)
- Cars from Korea ... (1% 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 534