Saab was the smallest of GM's troubled brands, but the only one to survive, due largely to the incredible support coordinated by one enthusiast on a tiny Australian island 10,000 miles from the carmaker's Swedish headquarters. Here's his story.
Saab was pretty dead last December, when we wrote its obviously premature obituary. Its keystone models were ancient, and new additions had been ill-conceived, leading to flaccid sales even compared to GM's other life-support brands - Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer. Two decades of GM ownership had left the 62-year-old carmaker thoroughly börked.