GM missed boat with Saab redesign

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Well, we all knew it would happen sooner or later. Unfortunately, it was sooner. I'm referring to the photos of the General Motors redesign of the Saab 9-3 in your Oct. 8 issue.

GM managed to turn that unique, distinctive automobile into just another cookie-cutter rent-a-car wannabe. It looks like it could easily be rebadged a Chevrolet Malibu, a Buick Regal or even an Oldsmobile.

GM should have taken a lesson from Ford, which moved Jaguar into its corporate fold while retaining the classic design we've come to expect from a vehicle of that stature.

I wonder how many white ones Enterprise will order. Where was Bob Lutz when we needed him?

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