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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

"Once you've built jets, you don't build just another car."

So claims Saab's new commercials.

They illustrate the allegedly jet-inspired performance and aerodynamics of their cars.

There's just one problem:

Saab, as you may know, is no longer "Svenska aeroplanaktiebolaget." Since 1990, it has been a division of General Motors.
The "airplane inspired" models featured in the commercials include the "Saab 9-2x," a rebadged Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV, and the "Saab 9-2x," a contract-built version of the Subaru WRX
Airplanes, indeed.

Curiously, when Saab was owned by the same airplane company that produced the famous Viggen and Gripen jets, it never made a stink about it.

I always thought it would've been an interesting angle.

2 Comments:

  • At 12:50 AM , Blogger ryan said...

  • At 2:33 PM , Blogger Zach Thomas said...

    My girlfriend has a Saab 9-3 Viggen, which was a tricked-out and limited version of the plain-jane 9-3.

    It's fast as scheiss and does a pretty good imitation of a jet taking off when its gas pedal is floored. For what it's worth, that's all.

     

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