Well it looks like it finally may be the end of the road for Saab.
The debt collector is at the door because the cash-starved Swedish automaker is having a hard time paying its suppliers.
It's a classic case of "the shorts."
So the factories are quiet. As a result, Saab can't build cars. But that probably doesn't matter because dealers say they can't sell the ones they have. Customers, perhaps sensing that Saab is on its deathbed, are staying away in droves.
That's never a good sign.
Even if the company can raise money by selling stock to investors, it will be difficult -- if not impossible -- to get customers back in the dealerships. Saab buyers may be quirky, but they're not stupid.