Rearview mirror. Protocol of a marriage.

The automotive world is looking forward to Sweden. Not to Trollhättan to Saab, but to Gothenburg to the other Swedish brand. Since the takeover by Chinese investors, Volvo has been in the spotlight, because what happens there could also be a template for other companies. A study by the Norddeutsche Landesbank sees at least one other carmaker in Chinese hands by the end of 2015.

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Rearview mirror. Speculative bubble.

The Saab auction in Sweden ended on Wednesday. There was already great interest in the run-up to the event, and even on the day of the auction, emails with questions were still arriving. I answered very few of them. Because it was mostly the "usual suspects" who have been on the hunt for bargains for more than a year. Who do not want to understand, even after a long phone call, that no dealer will give a 3-year guarantee for a Saab model year that will never be produced. Or who simply don't want to see the risk of buying a model like the Saab 9-4x that has never been launched in Europe. No, this is a blog. No Saab help desk.

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Rear-view mirror: About the challenge of a new beginning

Crises and breaks are opportunities at the same time. You just have to spot them in time. Applied to Saab, it is the chance to start again, free from old burdens and obligations. Backed by a history and an origin that – if used correctly – could become an overboost.

Saab is from Sweden. A nation that is considered peaceful and tolerant. The transfigured is through the literature and through films of our youth

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