What I learned about selling cars in the US, from the top-10 selling cars in the US

I got this article in my inbox from million-mile Saaber, Peter Gilbert. I don’t always get time to read every link that lands in my mailbox, but it’s a weekend and seeing the top 10 list for the US did hold some interest. And it did get me thinking. Here are the top 10 selling vehicles for the US so far in 2011, as listed online by Forbes: 10. Ram pickup – Spun off from Dodge, Ram pickups stand on their own now. 9. Chevrolet Cruze – Chevy’s new small car has strong sales momentum. 8. Toyota Corolla – Corolla […]

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HUGE Saab promotion in Ohio – Snap up a Saab!

Saab of North Olmsted are undertaking a massive Saab promotion next month and if you’re in their region, north-eastern Ohio, then YOU could play a big part in it. For four consecutive weeks, Saab of North Olmsted will give out 100 cars for week-long test drives as part of a competition/promotion they’re running. Do the math – they’re looking for 400 participants, 100 per week. If you’ve ever thought of actively promoting Saab, this is your opportunity – and you could win the Saab of your choice, too! How it works: You register your interest here. If successful, you’ll get […]

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Press Release: Saab 9-4X Crossover Arrives in the US

A press release we’re very happy to see, from our US offices…… —— ROYAL OAK, Mich., July 13, 2011 — Saab’s all-new 9-4X crossover has landed in US dealer showrooms. The greatly anticipated vehicle is Saab’s newest addition to the Saab product family. “Our first vehicles are just hitting retailers and our first customer sale took place last weekend at Saab North Olmstead in Cleveland, Ohio,” said Tim Colbeck, President and COO SCNA. “This is an exciting product, with a true Saab crossover that gives us entry into a new segment.” Saab’s first 9-4X sale went to Martin Reuben of […]

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Event: Swedish Car Day XII

I’m very sad to pass on to you all that I won’t be able to attend either the Saab Owners Convention, nor Swedish Car Day, this year. Inside Saab isn’t immune from Saab’s current circumstances, so I’ll have to content myself with doing such things next year. I attended Swedish Car Day in 2010 and I can tell you it’s one of the best events I’ve had the good fortune to be at. Boston is just a brilliant city and the work that Village Auto Group put into this event is amazing. Just check out the setting, for starters! If […]

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Participants and their Saabs in Best Of The Road

The Best of the Road event is now on. Run by Rand McNally with media partner USA Today, five groups of two are driving Saabs across the United States looking for the best small towns in America. The groups will tweet and blog their way across the country, collecting followers along the way. A winner will be chosen at the end of the event and that winner will win a Saab 9-4x. Here’s a bit more detail on who they are, where they’re going and most importantly, what they’re driving. —— Captain and Clark Category: Most patriotic Locations: Clarksville TN, […]

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Saab to feature in "Best of the Road" adventures

Best of the Road is an event being run by cartographers Rand McNally with the help of their official media partner, the newspaper USA Today. The event involves five teams driving various Saab vehicles to 30 destinations around the US. The destinations are broken into five categories, with 6 cities in each category, as follows: Most Beautiful – Baker City OR, Coral Gables FL, Franklin TN, Marco Island FL, Pacifica CA, Sandpoint ID Most Patriotic – Clarksville TN, Emporia KS, Fort Leonard Wood MO, Peachtree City GA, Rapid City SD, Williamsburg VA Most Fun – Glenwood Springs CO, Myrtle Beach […]

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Press Release: Saab 9-5 Sedan earns Top Safety Pick 2011

The Saab 9-5 Sedan has earned the highest rating for crashworthiness in the United States. The “Top Safety Pick” is awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS, www.iihs.org), a research and communications organization funded by auto insurers in the US. IIHS performs full tests for front impact (offset) and side impact crashes. Seat/head restraints also undergo a simulated rear impact conducted on a sled to assess protection against whiplash injuries and the roof structure tested to assess vehicle rollover protection. Vehicles are rated as “Good”, “Acceptable”, “Marginal” or “Poor” in the various categories. To receive the “Top Safety […]

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Saab 9-4x deliveries beginning in the United States

I thought it might be good to bring back some Saab 9-4x review summaries on the front page of this website. The reason for this is a quote from Tim Colbeck, COO of Saab Cars North America, who appeared on Autoline After Hours last week. He stated the following during the interview: “Around 5:30 today, the first 9-4x’s were shipped from the factory at Ramos, where they’re produced. So they’ll hit dealerships by the end of the month.” That means there are some very exciting times ahead for Saab and a for a number of future Saab 9-4x owners. Your […]

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