• Apr 19, 2010
It was never in question that Spyker and General Motors were going to remain BFFs after the Saab sale. Yet one of the things they will continue to share is a little surprising to us: OnStar. Spyker will continue to install Onstar in U.S.-market Saabs for an undisclosed amount of time.

Nothing will change from the way the assistance system is currently sold, with the first year free followed by the opportunity to sign up. Not that OnStar doesn't have its uses, but as long as Saabs hold onto that little nav screen as well, we're all for it.

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't get the anti Onstar rants, and I lean Libertarian.. If you don't want it, don't get a car with it. Or you could simply not pay for the service. I get the big brother fear but do you folks use a cell phone, GPS, EZpass or any other communication device? If so BB can find you. Horses however free from such electronic devices.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...but horses know how to get you home even if you've been incapacitated by an Injun's arrow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't you have homework to do,SimpleCar? Does your mom know you are reading Autoblog instead of doing your homework?
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you're actually worried about OnStar tracking your movements, etc (a la Big Brother) then you should get rid of your cell phone. A cell phone is way easier to do those kinds of things with.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is kinda a good thing. They already know how that system integrates w/current product, and they do not have to try to forge a partnership w/those using the MS tech, or spend lots of money making their own version of that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Onstar makes me glad there is a used car market. I don't want it in my '67 Mustang.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ya know its funny. I've definitely read other Onstar posts with people commenting how there glad their car doesn't have it, yet when I say it, you have something to say.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The problem is you sound like a moron. On Star is not available through Ford and in 1967 it wasn't even a wet dream of some nerdy engineer.

        I don't care for On Star either, but come up with a more logical car to reference.
      • 4 Years Ago
      OnStar is one of GM's smart products. It has worked well in my Saab. Glad to see it will be continued.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know why anyone would be surprised over this, actually.

      From the start, OnStar was designed so that other automakers could join. This works out great for Spyker, because it gives them a feature-set that is becoming very desirable (Luddites on this board clearly excepted), and it gives GM an ongoing revenue stream.
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