Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saab gets lifeline

More like life support.

It won't last.

Spyker doesn't build a car in the modern method, as they don't know how. They're still building their Stella Artois-styled cars the same way Rolls-Royce is building them...one at a time on a bench, and they're priced accordingly. Saab needs volume to keep it afloat, and that just isn't going to happen with an infusion of money.

This is a patient that has been economically unviable for probably twenty years or more, (and probably even in the Scania owned days, going back to '69) and Saab has always been overpriced and for what, funky engine/transmission layouts?

Oh, and if Spyker didn't know, Sweden has a new, neat little law about running all of your future shitboxes on supposedly "renewable" sugar-based ethanol. Anyone pay any attention to where that rum is coming from to fuel that 9-Whofuckingcares? How is it getting to Sweden, too? Hope you boys like the hoops you're going to have to jump through to stay ahead of the technology curve.

I hope Spyker likes losing money, 'cuz that's just what they laid out cash for, a big turd.


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Blogger NotClauswitz said...

Maybe they can change the law to run it off fermented fish-guts.

6:34 PM  
Blogger theirritablearchitect said...

That's the weird thing.

The Scandinavians have good access to oil off of their coasts, yet they are choosing to export that commodity instead of using it. I guess that for a while, when gas was $4.50 per gallon here in the states, they felt like it was a good move; like $150 per barrel oil would be $200 before long, and the prospect of importing cheaper ethanol would pay big dividends.

Just another thuggish, governmental move in my book.

Oh, and "green" aspect is just laughable, as I pointed out previouisly. Just a game of switch-a-roo, except they've replaced the ball and coconut with "carbon emissions" and tax dollars.

Fuck 'em, I hope they all freeze in the dark.

9:48 PM  

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