I thought that cars sold in other countries have higher sales prices and stronger currency. When bringing the car to the US they wanted to keep the package cost down. The cooling reply is BS from marketing because the real reason would piss people off to hear they were being short changed.
That is my hypothesis
'98 Dinan/RMS stage 2+(VAC cams, CES Cutring etc)
'11 Saab 9-3 XWD tuned(wife)
'06 Saab 9-5 Combi 5mt tuned(Aero interior/Konis etc)