SaabUSA website now updated

Goodbye to the old.

Hello to the new.

Saab’s US website has now come into line with the international site and updated themes from many countries around the world. Now, all the people seeing those groovy new Saab ads on TV and in print will land somewhere inviting when they look up saabusa.com.

We’ve been talking about this (and a few other things) for a long time. It’s great to see it all coming together, at last.

Paddan
Guest
Paddan
5 years 7 months ago

Hoooo- ray! I’ve not gone on yet, but anything would be a vast improvement.

Red J
Member
5 years 7 months ago

And now, to the next frontier,

the undiscovered country,

where no man has boldly been before:

C A N A D A

Jason Petho
Guest
Jason Petho
5 years 7 months ago

+1

Please!

Dippen
Guest
Dippen
5 years 7 months ago

Finally!!!..we have waited a long time for this..:)

good work SaabUSA!:)

SpinM
Guest
SpinM
5 years 7 months ago

Hate to whine, but there seems to be some problems with car configurator. I’m sure it’s just a temporary glitch and that they’re fixing it. Otherwise, huray!

Rob in Loudoun
Guest
Rob in Loudoun
5 years 7 months ago

The website doesn’t work for the iPhone. I am not demanding immediate attention to this as I know SAAB has a long list of things on it’s plate. Still, I hope SAAB ensures some form of smartphone compatibility in the future.

Carl-Henrik
Guest
Carl-Henrik
5 years 7 months ago

Of course it doesn’t work with iPhone. The subject “why” we all know – FLASH.

And let’s not get into the discussion here about Flash on iPhone or websites using Flash.

Red J
Member
5 years 7 months ago

Try this
I/we know that the Saab site in not iWhatever friendly, but at least they have one of those App-things.

fred from chicago
Guest
fred from chicago
5 years 7 months ago

their app needs some help too…
unlike others, it is upside down and doesnt re-orient itself when you turn your ipad around.

maanders
Guest
maanders
5 years 7 months ago

Looks good, although I have also noticed a glitch or two. I went to the “find a dealer” page and after looking at the search results, tried to get back to “home” page. Several attempts resulted in just a blank area where the initial welcome had been. Since others have said that this is similar in format to the international site, is this a common issue seen there also?

hughw
Guest
hughw
5 years 7 months ago

I had the same issue. I had to reload the home page from scratch. ALso……..

The Good News. There is a new Saabusa website. Potemkin is no longer listed as a dealer.
The Bad News. Not a single New Jersey dealer is listed.
Entering a city (ie, New York, NY) returns an error. Entering a ZIP works, but not for Jersey. Entering my zip in New York, gives me dealers in Pennsylvania, but not Jersey.

100%Saab
Guest
100%Saab
5 years 7 months ago

About time.

I like it.

100%Saab
Guest
100%Saab
5 years 7 months ago

Now I’m getting a blank page on my Mac. Not so good.

JH
Guest
JH
5 years 7 months ago

Very nice to see some progress here! πŸ˜€ The old Saab USA website definitely was outdated.

Tiago do Vale
Guest
Tiago do Vale
5 years 7 months ago

Beautiful πŸ™‚ Finally!
Always loved the international site!!

(Always found that spinning turbine while loading awful, though…
…and I’m not sure of this total dependency in flash: it’s not available for every platform and I don’t know if it is really future-proof.)

GerritN
Guest
GerritN
5 years 7 months ago

Any serious website should have a flash-free version. Not so much to just appease the flash impaired, but also for people with slower computers and connections. I have a reasonably fast connection and fast laptop, still I’m getting annoyed by waiting for the friggin propeller to disappear.

74stingray
Guest
74stingray
5 years 7 months ago

Turbine wheel= Heritage… πŸ™‚ I like it and always have….. I agree it is a little slow to load… but then again, it’s probably handling a lot more traffic today than usual πŸ™‚

Phoenix
Guest
Phoenix
5 years 7 months ago

Way to go!! Great work Saab. Now one more “have to go” thing to tick off.

Swade
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Thanks for the bug reports. I’ve invited someone involved with this to check in here and see what issues people are having, so if you find something genuinenly not working, please do record it here.

74stingray
Guest
74stingray
5 years 7 months ago

I was at work when I initially found that it was updated and noticed quite a bit of “growing pains” with the site.. but at least it’s “growing”

Seth Hosko
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Smart idea, Swade. If there is anyone that will be vocal about bugs on the site, its us πŸ™‚

Joe
Guest
Joe
5 years 7 months ago
Using Google Chrome (Windows 7) * Vehicles / Features & Specs: Images missing, both in the upper section and when clicking Engines for enlargement. * Build your Saab / 9-5 / Options step: Empty tabs (Package) * Submission/contact forms with light blue background runs into page foot, e.g. Contact Saab. * Mixed headlines ‘Locate a Dealer’ and ‘Find a Dealer’ (minor) * ‘Request more information’ form phone number fields crossing gray/blue background border (minor) * Several pages require reloads to display content, could be me being on the wrong side of the pond with a slow connection to the new… Read more »
Larry G
Guest
Larry G
5 years 7 months ago

New site is much better!!
I noticed a couple of things right off of the bat…when you “Find a dealer” their website is not listed just an email address. If I’m looking for a close dealer I want to be linked to their site and be able to check their inventory right away not go through email.
Also if you go to the trouble of “building” a car the search engine then needs to go out and find that car (or as close as possible) right away.

hughw
Guest
hughw
5 years 7 months ago

1. Not only are dealers not listed or clickable. There is no phone number listed.
2. After one dealer search, it is difficult to do another.
3. Dealer Search does not respond to City and State. Only ZIP
4. No New Jersey dealers listed.
5. Site gets lost after a bit of navigation. For instance, if you go first to Saab World and History, links to Vehicles, etc. do not work.Page needs to be reloaded from scratch.
6. Saabs United is listed at the bottom of the Saab ENthusiast Websites page.

Kirk
Guest
Kirk
5 years 7 months ago

Excellent update, much better than before. Now get the Canadian site going!

psmisc
Guest
psmisc
5 years 7 months ago

Second that. We love Saabs up here. There happen to be a 9-3 and a 900 parked right across the street right now.

Peter, Sweden
Guest
Peter, Sweden
5 years 7 months ago

At last, awesome! πŸ™‚

Another issue though: If I try to visit the site with my iPhone I get links to non-flash-content regarding 9-3X and 9-5 – these pages doesn’t exist (for example one link is pointing to this page http://www.saabusa.com/saab-9-3x/facts.html).

If these non-Flash-pages are supposed to be active, there should even be info about the regular 9-3 as well as the 9-4X. And why no link to the Saab-app if I try to surf the site on an iPhone?

Dan
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

FINALLY this has been way too long coming. Why was it that Saab USA had it’s own inferior website while everyone else in the world had the global one?

aZuL2001
Guest
aZuL2001
5 years 7 months ago

At least they are prepping for Independence day πŸ˜‰

Jake
Guest
Jake
5 years 7 months ago

aZuL2001, I think you’re a genius!

Swade,
You might want to check out this link! Some of the products show a 9-3 convertible, in what looks to be independence day edition! A new color, wider wheel arches, and new wheels are shown in the picture in the background and in the game.

Thanks, aZuL2001

100%Saab
Guest
100%Saab
5 years 7 months ago

What happened. Is the site down? It’s a blank page!

100%Saab
Guest
100%Saab
5 years 7 months ago

Works now. Swade, how do you do that?

fred diesel
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Saab USA needs to become Saab North America ASAP. Theres plenty of customers and potentials in Canada and Mexico and dealers or former ones looking for support. And they can change everything to METRIC cuz Saab peeps already got that figured anyway.

Jake
Guest
Jake
5 years 7 months ago

Fred-
Saab Cars North America is the Saab organization out of Royal Oak that takes care of North America. This is just the U.S. site. There are Canadian and Mexican websites online as well.

SNJ
Guest
SNJ
5 years 7 months ago

I get the idea of why they are promoting the 9-4X , pre launch, but if they are in the midst launching a major ad campaign based on the 9-5 in the US, why is that not the first thing I see when I go to their web site. I shouldn’t have to hunt for that

fred diesel
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

And the 94x is made in Mexico…the 95s 4 cylinder in Tonawanda NY!!

Jeff
Guest
Jeff
5 years 7 months ago

For real? I had no idea our plant was making the 9-5’s 2.0L. That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside (I grew up 10 miles from it).

Bravada from GMI
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Is it? I am very much convinced it’s being made in Ruesselsheim.

Arild
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

I assumed it was Kaiserslautern?

Bravada from GMI
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

It indeed was Kaiserslautern, I’ve had a brain fart.

fred diesel
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Time for a trip to your friendly local Saab dealer. The 93s 4 cylinder is made in Kaiserslautern still.

zippy
Guest
zippy
5 years 7 months ago

Been so busy at work today that I missed this entirely. And here’s me thinking Id let Swade in on some good news by sending him the link this evening. DOH! Great to see the new site. Canada next?

74stingray
Guest
74stingray
5 years 7 months ago

well…. at least it would have been a nice gesture.

Bravada from GMI
Guest
5 years 7 months ago
This was some much-needed good news for me today. I am very happy US customers can now enjoy the very tasteful and elegant design devised by whoever created this international look. I hope this stays put for years to come. Unfortunately, there are still countries waiting in line for a version thereof… πŸ™ That said, on second reflection, I realized we have been told time and time again it’s a big IT issue with integrating systems, migrating from GM and whatnot that prevented this from happening earlier. And now, many months later, we see the same website as usual, plus… Read more »
hughw
Guest
hughw
5 years 7 months ago

Update. City and State work. There is a separate box for State off to the side which I didn’t notice. I had been entering “New York, NY” instead of separately. But the location of the “City and State” prompt should be moved over to the right to encompass both boxes/

Seth Hosko
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

In regards to mobile, I’d assume they’ll have a mobile site up and running soon – this site was first priority (even though mobile browsing is exploding while desktop is staying flat.. it’s becoming more of a priority).

Sandy
Guest
Sandy
5 years 7 months ago
Great improvement! What I really liked is the history bits, where you can follow the Saab firsts/milestones. Also Innovations and info on the Saab brand is great. Finally, the links explaining all details in the spec when building your car is great, always wanted to know exactly what EBA was… A few minor snags so far (Chrome on OSx 10.6.6): – Some times I’ve got server too busy (good?) – Some items empty (like museum) – Owner Benefits – link to Owner Center leads to dead GM/Yahoo dest. – Often, clicking a link, nothing happens, only a force reload (click… Read more »
hughw
Guest
hughw
5 years 7 months ago

well you win some an lose some. New Jersey dealers now are listed in the dealer search. However, Potamkin and Mayers Auto Mall are both listed as New York City dealers. Neither are still Saab dealers.

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