Wednesday Snippets

Posting was challenged today by email correspondence and two mega entries coming online later – 2011 Saab 9-3 and 9-5 specs for the US market.

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From Till, for those who complain about Saab v the competition…..

This weekend I attended an event and got the chance to take a ride in the backseat of a new A8 (Audi Shuttle Service). The interesting thing was that I had less headroom there than in the 9-5 I sat in a few weeks ago (both cars with sunroof). I am 1,98 m tall

Still I believe that the 9-5 should have more headroom but even Audi can’t do wonders with a car being one class higher…

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Reports have come through today of Saab 9-5 and 9-3x sightings – in Spain!

Good to hear. Thanks Lars!

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Following up from SaabRobz’s moose test last week, I received another crash report from a guy named Daniel.

This isn’t exceptional just because it’s another amazing Saab 9000 survival story. It’s also exceptional because Daniel’s from Argentina, a country from which there’s been precious little SU interaction over the years. Welcome Daniel!!

To his car, then….. Daniel’s currently driving a Saab 9-3 with a nice BSR tune to 245hp. Before that, though, he owned a series of Saab 9000’s. He even went to his wedding in one.

The last Saab 9000 he owned took a hit at 130 km/h…..

Saab 9000 crash

It doesn’t look too bad from the back, but check out the front….

Saab 9000 crash

Daniel survived this impact with just a broken toe and a few other bruises.

Not all accidents turn out this fortunately. I’m pleased Daniel’s did.

There really is no other safety quite like Saab safety.

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Thanks to all who contributed to the following discussions:

Kids and Saabs

Who is a typical Saab 9-5 buyer – really?

I’ve received some fantastic emails from people in higher places about the quality of the discussion there. Things do get noticed.

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