Name this car? Named!!

Earlier today I posted a picture of a car with the grille blacked out so that people couldn’t tell what manufacturer it was. Your job was to guess the manufacturer. That was earlier in the day. Now, from PT in comments: OK Swade, c’mon now. Time to put those of us interested enough to care but not enough to Google out of our misery….What is it? Between the guesses here and on Facebook you had most of the major companies covered, with the exception of Ford and Toyota. There were nominations for GM, Hyundai, Kia (quite popular), Peugeot, Jaguar, Audi, […]

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Can you name this car?

Car designs are getting more and more generic. That’s only partly the fault of the car companies. Safety and design rules place some restrictions on what can be done with car design these days. You may have noticed car companies designing their cars with very flat fronts on them, for example. That’s courtesy of the pedestrian safety requirements, which have received heightened importance in crash testing over recent years. You want to go to market with a good crash test result? That doesn’t just mean protecting the vehicle’s occupants anymore. It means protecting those on the street, too. And that […]

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Saabosphere – links we liked this week

Welcome to the weekly roundup of Saab links we enjoyed reading this week at Inside Saab. —— A bit of internal follow-up first….. The Lime Yellow Saab 9-3 Convertible Hot-or-Not poll has confirmed that the color, now no longer available on the convertible, to be officially HOT. —— Internal follow-up #2….. An addendum to recent stories about the genesis of the Saab Convertible. This came in from Ed Iawanicki, a former employee of Saab in the USA back when the convertible was launched. ….I had to pick the car up from a photography studio in LA and drive it to […]

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