• Mar 29, 2012
One of the postscripts of the travails of Saab Cars North America (SCNA) is this, a couple hundred 9-3 and 9-5 sedans left to the unkindness of coastal winds at a New Jersey port facility. According to the poster at Found Our Own Road, there are 900 cars in this Asphodel Meadows awaiting the resolution of the company's fate.

Last we heard, SCNA is still fighting the involuntary bankruptcy filed in Delaware by its dealers and is trying to get the case moved to Michigan. Prior to that, SCNA had been trying to avoid the proceeding altogether in case a bidder was able to acquire the entire company.

While we wait to find out about that, you can head over to Found Our Own Road to see the rest of the photos of a Saab future that almost was.


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      emw_historian
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll take a 9-5 off their hands!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @emw_historian
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      Jei Thom
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I could get one of those for 50-75% off, I'd travel there to pick it up in-person. Hate to see a perfectly good car just sit in storage. Likewise, makes me sicker to drive past/thru some dealerships to see their "extended or offisite" storage lots where they have hundreds of vehicles sitting around. Seems like the auto industry needs to take a few lessons from Walmart - if you got a whole lot of product that really needs to move, start cutting prices.
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      But hey, Saab new car defect counts are finally dropping!
      Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      it all went downhill after they became Yuppie! cars..................................................
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cut a deal with eBay, and sell them all without reserve, but throw in a third-party extended warranty.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 2 Years Ago
      A lot of things rot in New Jersey ports...
      Legion57
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saab, one of the car companies DESTROYED by ODUMBO with his illegal takeover of GM by Unions gyping the legal Bondholders claim. Them along with Hummer, Pontiac and SATURN. I've owned 3 Saturns. LOVE them. Traded one 03 Ion in for a 05 and have an 03 Vue. Then the 05 Ion rear ended at a red light and totaled. Now down to one. They are classics now and prices going up on them. Surprised those Saabs aren't being snapped up. This looks like China where they have fields of cars rotting away- workers make them but nobody can buy them. Are we becoming Commies too? OBUMMER just allowed a Chinky dink bank to open here in the US. Get the bum OUT in November! In fact, Impeach him NOW.
        snoop
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Legion57
        Saturns had the highest customer satisafaction rate of any GM division. Unfortunately the ax fell right when the designs where starting the get good. The Aura was the car of the year a few years ago but it still got no respect from the general public. Saturn was a good division, just was under funded and under developed and under appreciated by the top brass.
        gwmwmich
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Legion57
        really read a book ........get your facts straight oh by the way He is still the President of the United States dont like him........Move
      MJC
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's too bad. The 9-5, had it been priced more competitively, could have been the car to revitalize the brand. That is a unique and cool-looking car.
      Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bury Saab and it's High tech Yuppie drek Let's get on with it and put America back on the road of economic independance through Morality ,saneness and an education process that will allow Amwerica to compete against the world; and win. Time is running out People
        J
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
        >Bury Saab and it's High tech Yuppie drek Let's get on with it and put America back on the road of >economic independance through Morality ,saneness and an education process that will allow >Amwerica to compete against the world; and win. Time is running out People Amwerica???? It's America! You commie!!!!
      M
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would rather buy a foreign-made SAAB from a company full of swedish socialists, than an "American-made" GM or Ford that will benefit unions who vote against us. Better yet, I just bought an American-made Toyota that wasn't made by unions :).
      Logan
      • 2 Years Ago
      That makes me sick. I really love the Saab 9-3 and I would pay 10k for one of those. Still not a lot though obviously
      Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      P.S. Sorry for the typo in the previous post. I work on Saabs almost every day and find them over engineered and poorly executed. Most parts that last the life of other cars routinely fail on Saabs at 70k to 100k miles.Very costly to repair and also very quirky to drive..
        AeroAce2004
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
        You work on SAABs ... really? You sound like you don't know the first thing about them. You want over engineering...? try to fix an Audi with that cramped, crammed in engine bay. Brother are those the real PITA. Changing a water pump is a six hour job. Keeping a car, any car, in optimal condition takes dedicated attention ... many people don't / can't even follow a simple oil change schedule. My point is it's not always the car's fault, Einstein.
        Sam Dennis
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
        Y our's sounds like a real sob story.
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