GM CEO Ed Whitacre says talks with Spyker are ongoing, but Saab is still being wound down
25 January 2010

General Motors is still progressing with its plans to wind Saab down, GM CEO Ed Whitacre has confirmed.

Speaking at a news conference to announce him as GM's permanent CEO, Whitacre said talks with Spyker were progressing but there was nothing to report at the moment.

"We have not changed our direction on the wind down of Saab's operations," he said. "There have been advanced talks with Spyker but we have no deal to announce this morning.

"If and when we do we will let you know and that's my only comment on the issue."

Talking about his appointment as permanent CEO, Whitacre said: "I don't think going permanent will change much going forward, I am just trying to do teh right thing for this company and its people. What this place needs now is stability."

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25 January 2010

You could not possibly give more coverage to the SAAB will they / wont they sell and to whom saga. There is minority interest in this brand.

Surely it is time to reduce your coverage of this saga and focus on more interesting and relevant topics.

25 January 2010

I don't find your posts relevant or interesting so please only say something when it suits my interests.

25 January 2010

This is all so frustrating!

[quote Roger Frost]You could not possibly give more coverage to the SAAB will they / wont they sell and to whom saga. There is minority interest in this brand.[/quote]

Well don't read the articles then? Are you forced to read articles about things that do not interest you? It may not be of interest to you but it certainly is to many others.

25 January 2010

i think its important to keep Saab news up to date and autocar is making a good job of this! i feel if the GM Saab saga was to get less publicity then it would be another reason for Saab to go by GM! Saab fans pressure must be doing something and also i have read elsewhere a lot of people threatening never to buy another GM purchase if this sale does not go ahead! It must worry GM to a certain degree!

25 January 2010

Whitacre- "If and when we do we will let you know and that's my only comment on the issue."

What a rude little man. Not fielding questions on SAAB because you know how shockingly you and your corporation have behaved over the matter.

25 January 2010

With all of this drama unfolding it could be a new plot for a new american soap opera.

25 January 2010

[quote Roger Frost]

You could not possibly give more coverage to the SAAB will they / wont they sell and to whom saga. There is minority interest in this brand.

Surely it is time to reduce your coverage of this saga and focus on more interesting and relevant topics.

[/quote] Well it's a pretty important story at the moment, like when football fans go mad when a player is being sold to another team. Although the SAAB saga is actually worth reading. If you're not interested, don't bother clicking on the story! I think most people here are probably pretty interested in the matter, it seems to develop every week. I personally hope a deal is close.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

25 January 2010

I think this is what you're referring to:

http://iwontbuyfromgm.wordpress.com

I live in a 2 car household where the 2nd car is an Opel Corsa bought new in 2003. It's replacement will not be a GM product.

25 January 2010

[quote Roger Frost]

You could not possibly give more coverage to the SAAB will they / wont they sell and to whom saga. There is minority interest in this brand.

Surely it is time to reduce your coverage of this saga and focus on more interesting and relevant topics.

[/quote]

It's motoring related news, therefore it appears in a motoring website. Where's the issue? Would you rather read about what celebs have for breakfast? If so, you're in the wrong place...

Good luck Saab!

25 January 2010

I cannot help but feel GM just want to play the big boy who wants to tell the world they are doing a favour trying to sell Saab. They have ended up giving themselves really bad PR over this whole matter IMO. Everytime I read a press release from them it comes across as kurt and arrogant, from a company that only 12 months ago nearly folded!! Belies belief to be honest and glad I have no intentions of buying a GM product. I shall stick with VAG or BM from now on.......or Saab if it is ever sold.........

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