Comments on: BMW keeping wary eye on rivals http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/11/02/bmw-keeping-wary-eye-on-rivals/ Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RobbLouis http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/11/02/bmw-keeping-wary-eye-on-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-1294 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 21:06:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3946#comment-1294 BMW sales in the US are off 19% from last years pace, they have pushed their dealers to expand and add cost to their franchises at the same time people are defecting from the brand. BMW’s big sales gains came from $399 lease deals (fast food for the car industry) and their ownership experience has not been the best.

Just look at Consumer Reports result.. BMW ranked 26 dropping 6 places in Predicted Reliability.. while Saab moved to 11th UP 12 positions above Volvo VW, MB and Audi. If anything Saab is going to attract BMW owners.

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By: udayesh http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/11/02/bmw-keeping-wary-eye-on-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-1288 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 05:51:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3946#comment-1288 the auto industry is facing the acute problem of global recession within the consumar’s foroum irrespective of the geographical boundries.Despite the government’s initiatives within the respective teritorries.the global recession is visible ecerywhere and therefore the bankrupcy problem is visible

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By: Joe G http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/11/02/bmw-keeping-wary-eye-on-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-1287 Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:50:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3946#comment-1287 “Where are all the Saab customers going to go?”
I guess they’ll stay with Saab. If they’ve remained customers of the GM-diluted Saab why would they up and leave when the company returns to it’s Swedish roots, particularly under Koenigsegg ownership?

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