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    Report: New owners still struggling to secure rights to use Saab name
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    Not to state the obvious, but if you're going to buy an automaker, it's probably advisable to secure rights to use the name. That's what the new owners of Saab are trying to work out after buying the iconic Swedish automaker earlier this month, Automotive News reports. National Electric Vehicle ...

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    Report: Saab union asks Obama to pressure GM for licensing deal
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    The door has not yet closed on Saab. Hoping for yet another 11th hour stay of execution, the defunct carmaker's chief union, IF Metall, has written directly to President Obama, asking him to intervene, according to Just-Auto. While on the surface, this may seem silly, it's actually rather clever, ...

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    Rumormill: Volvo bidding for (parts of) Saab
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    Volvo is reportedly interesting in getting out its checkbook in search of a production parts bargain over at Saab. No, the 9-5 likely won't be wearing a Volvo badge any time soon, but the tooling that helped build parts for the big sedan could one day be in a Volvo factory. SaabsUnited quotes an ...

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    Report: Saab cars headed to crusher, Trollhättan museum selling off 120 cars
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    The future hopes of Saab seem to have been crushed under the weight of insolvency, and that's going to translate into reality as about 100 Saab cars lingering on the production lines are cubed up into scrap metal croutons. Unconfirmed rumors suggest that the vehicular carnage will ensue over the ...

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    EIB green-lights Swedish Automobile property sale as Saab eyes production restart
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    Part of the Saab gambit for survival has been approved by the European Investment Bank. Saab's parent company, Swedish Automobile, has been requesting approval for a plan to sell part of the property that its factory sits on in Trollhättan to a group of real estate investors led by Hemfosa ...

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    Official: Saab reaches terms on real estate deal
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    It looks like Saab has managed to reach a deal with Hemfosa Fastigheter AB to secure short-term funding. The automaker has sold 50.1 percent of its Trollhättan properties to the Swedish real estate consortium for $39.98 million. Saab will then enter into a 15-year lease agreement in order to ...

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    Report: Saab production stoppages still possible this week
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    It sounds like Saab can't win for losing. Reuters is reporting that the Swedish automaker had to stop production again on Tuesday, June 6, due to possible parts shortages. Saab just recently started its lines back up after a nearly two-month stoppage brought about by cash shortages. Apparently, ...

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    Official: Saab to restart production after six-week suspension *UPDATE
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    Six weeks have passed since Saab was forced to halt production of its 9-3 and 9-5 models in Sweden due to a lack of funds needed to pay suppliers. The automaker had hoped to get production back up and running after it agreed to a deal with Chinese automaker Hawtai Motors, but that plan was ...

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    Spyker announces plan to sell, lease back Saab real estate
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    Momma always told us not to bite off more than we could chew, but that may be exactly what Spyker has done with Saab. The small Dutch outfit – which had trouble supporting its own Formula One team a few years back – bought the Swedish automaker from General Motors, but has been ...

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    Saab production temporarily halted by unpaid suppliers *UPDATE
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    Yesterday, Saab was met with a slight production hiccup. The Swedish automaker's parent company Spyker Cars confirmed that production briefly ground to a halt at its Trolhättan assembly plant when a number of suppliers stopped the flow of parts due to non-payment of bills. Saab says it ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Saab 9-5 proves being born from chaos builds character
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    2010 Saab 9-5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A funny thing happened on the way to bankruptcy court for General Motors. As part of a bid to have its red-stained slate wiped clean, it moved to divest itself of a number of brands in its bloated portfolio, with Pontiac, Saturn, ...

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    Saab working with Hirsch Performance on line of dealer-installed go-faster parts
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    2011 Saab 9-5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Autoblog has learned that newly emancipated Saab is already looking to boost its enthusiast portfolio with higher-output engines and performance parts, albeit in a temporarily limited fashion. According to company sources, the Swedish ...

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    Lookin' Swede: Volvo reveals Geneva-bound 2010 S60 sedan
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    2010 Volvo S60 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A company's image can be a burden and a blessing. Volvo, for example, remains keen on ditching its image for boxy, lackluster automobiles, but it's eager to capitalize on its reputation for safety. With its sale from Ford's empire ...

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    2007 Saab 9-3 interior gets once over
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    Saab decided to leave well enough alone with the 9-3's exterior for the 2007 model year adding only a few new colors to the car's palette, but the interior received a lot of attention that focuses on the driver's experience inside the cockpit. The center console's button count has been dramatically ...

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    2006 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible in the Autoblog Garage: Days 1-2
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       "Holy s**t, it's like a f***ing airplane," announced my hockey buddy as she slid into the cockpit. Like it was 'born from jets' or something. Even given that the above expletives came courtesy of a foul-mouthed Canadian who isn't terribly car-savvy, our ...

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