I know it's been a while, but I still have problems with Saab going away. Yeah, they were never the same after the GM takeover, and it's not like we haven't gotten used to nameplates disappearing, but this one still really bothers me.
What other company of any kind tolerated — even nurtured — its identity as the choice of freethinkers and charming eccentrics? This was a company that maintained legitimate links to its roots as an aircraft maker, not just as a marketing slogan but with effective design solutions. And they were such a refreshing break from the fleet of me-too averagemobiles out there, even as those mainstreamers adopted a lot of Saab's brilliant ideas along the way.
You probably can't say too much about Saab owners, either, a group of people as interesting as their cars. Okay, sometimes the quirk can be a bit overbearing, but in the right amounts (or, again for the right person) the way that someone like Bethany! talking about an uninspiring Fiat ad is just a breath of refreshing, if oddly-punctuated, ranty air: