The Four Seasons Saab Convertible – Part 2

We’re looking for people who use their Saab Convertibles all year round. Gunnar has taken up the challenge.

They’re made in Sweden for Swedish conditions, so there’s no reason to keep them tucked up during the winter, right?

I am not such an extreme topless driver like Frederik, since I have [some medical sensitivity to cold conditions] when driving in my former Cabrio (MX-5) at temperatures around freezing point. The doctor asked me if I would be nuts and my boss at work asked me if I did that on purpose for getting a few days off being sick…no kidding… πŸ˜‰

But I really bought the Saab because I wanted to have a Cabrio for every season. And yes, it works perfectly.

Here are some images of Gunnar’s car. Click to enlarge. My thanks to him for sending them in!

17″ Aero rims with winter tyres – nice!

Saab 9-3 Convertible

Wearing a winter coat…..

At the Saab Support Convoy in Russelsheim last January…..

Saab 9-3 Convertible

And in more pleasant conditions….

Saab 9-3 Convertible

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If you’ve got a Saab Convertible that gets winter use, please send along some photos of your 4-seasons 4-seater convertible. I’d love to share them here on the site.

Pat h
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Pat h
5 years 8 months ago

That 9-3 looks sooo good with those rims!

Just curious, why are there so many saabs outside that Opel building?

Edonis
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Edonis
5 years 8 months ago

I love those rims that are on the summertires, I’ve never understood why there aren’t more popular…

JPokrandt
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JPokrandt
5 years 8 months ago

I don’t have time to take a pic of my car at the moment but suffice it to say it’s filthy and covered in road salt. I own a 2004 Arc convertible in black. It’s my only car and not only does it see year round duty, I even pull a pop-up camper with it in the summer. Except for the smallish back seat it’s really a swiss army knife of a car and I love it. Of all the convertibles out there the Saab require the fewest compromises.

Mike C
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Mike C
5 years 8 months ago

I love my 04 Arc convertible. Great car. I love everything about my Saab. Just was hit a few weeks ago on the way to my Son’s hockey game. Thank God no one was injured. SAAB SAFETY IN CHECK… Rear quarter panel damage. Everything fixed and back on track. Will try to send pictures soon, more snow on the way in Wetchester NY.

eggsngrits
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5 years 8 months ago

Saab convertibles are truly practical vehicles. Great viewpoint!

Gunnar
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Gunnar
5 years 8 months ago

…what I was realizing when I sent those pics…I don’t have one photo where I actually sit in my car…what could be a good thing for the reputation of my car πŸ˜‰

GerritN
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GerritN
5 years 8 months ago

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/as-convertible-tops-drop-risk-of-hearing-loss-rises/?hpw

Oh crap, do they have to spoil all the fun.
Timed excactly right, I just bought a convertible!

Brendan
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Brendan
5 years 8 months ago

I drive my 01 Viggen CVT through the winter here in upstate NY. With a great heater and heated seats, it is really no different from driving a hardtop. The only difference is a little more wind noise.

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