There is a serious problem with the way Saab prices its parts, I am a used car dealer specialising in Saab, I used only to buy all the parts I required direct through the Saab UK dealer network, however over the last 18 months I have found this course of action to be just to expensive and have been forced to buy a high percentage of my parts from outside the Saab network, sometimes they are the direct GM equivalent, often they are the actual Saab part with correct Saab part number but bought direct from the original manufacturer or a Saab parts specialist outside the approved network, I am very careful to ensure that none of these parts are cheap knock off’s (fake) the crux of the issue is most of these parts can be bought for less than half the price of the same part from Saab and in some cases less than a quarter of the Saab Parts UK price! There are occasions when I can only source the part from Saab Parts but I place that order with considerable reluctance, for instance I needed some 2008 to 2010 model year handbooks for 9-3, £55 plus VAT for a grotty paperback handbook, is that extracting the urine or what? Saab Parts will continue to lose business unless it is more sensible with its pricing policy, at the moment it appears that they charge as much as they think the market will stand, the problem is that in many cases they are simply over cooking it and once someone like me finds a significantly better price for one item they will try to find the next item at a similar saving!
One of the major challenges post-Spyker has been the North American market. Saab Cars North America owned the exclusive rights to import parts for Saabs. Only when the bankruptcy court released those rights were Saab Automobile Parts AB able to form a new company – – to fill the gap.
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As you are all painfully aware, the task to Save Saab was a monumental challenge. The original deal to sell Saab to The Koenigsegg Group fell apart at the last moment and an original deal to sell to Spyker also collapsed. It was the relentless pursuit of Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker, to save the brand from extinction.
We would be remiss if we did not take a moment to thank all of you for your support in this cause. It was your time, telephone calls, letters and countless e-mails to our U.S. Senators, State Senators, Congressman, State Representatives and the board members of General Motors that captured the attention of the world. Your passion in our storied franchise was instrumental in saving Saab. Congratulations on a job well done!
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