Another 9-3 (Griffin) living in the UK.

After my spotting of a 2012 9-3 SS in the UK yesterday came an email from TonymacUK who is the proud owner of an SE Wagon.

The car is an SE 160 with Parchment leather, with powered seats and Satnav as options. With hindsight wish I`d not bothered with the Satnav (way overpriced, even though I got 10% off) and spent that money on the 180 with seat and leather upgrade. But nevertheless very happy, drives beautifully, looks good!

Cheers,

Tony

 

JoppeVR
Member
5 years 1 month ago

Is that a Griffin?

beersheva
Member
5 years 1 month ago

This car is amazing – nice rims, and the color suits it perfectly. I also bought one. The torque is higher that VW GTI or Octavia RS, similar to BMW 330 – pleasure to drive, and it is more exotic than Ferrari California.

Jasza
Member
5 years 1 month ago

And why you’re not allowed? What’s wrong with the Griffin name in the UK?

TonymacUK
Member
5 years 1 month ago

Only the tags on the seat pockets show the name Griffin.

welshwizard645
Member
5 years 1 month ago

Nothing wrong with it…except people associate Griffin with Vauxhall, debates rage whether the Vauxhall symbol is a Griffin or a Wyvern…..

Red J
Member
5 years 1 month ago

Wikipedia says it is a Griffin.

TonymacUK
Member
5 years 1 month ago

No, always been known as a Wyvern (from Welsh mythology) in the UK, hence the Vauxhall Wyvern car in the 60`s. Don`t believe everything you read Wikipedia.

spacy
Guest
5 years 1 month ago

Saab previously used the name ‘griffin’ in the UK, on the top of the range 9000CD …..

TonymacUK
Member
5 years 1 month ago

I recall that a Standard Vanguard I owned many years ago had a stylised Griffin as part of the front grille.

beersheva
Member
5 years 1 month ago

Any idea how many 9-3 Griffins have been built so far? Their production period was so short.

There are only six 9-3 Griffins available on mobile.de, five of them are convertibles. On bytbil.se, only twelve are ready in the showrooms.

zippy
Member
5 years 1 month ago

180 bhp TTiD? All that power and excellent economy. Very nice.

Chicago Swede
Member
5 years 1 month ago

Hi Tony! FAB 9-3SC and great colour choice! The 9-3SC is still my favourite modern SAAB and yours look great! It is a great design and unique in the best of all SAAB traditions. Hopefully things will work out for SAAB and they can make more of these lovely Sport Combi for all of us!
Best Regards from Chicago, USA

TonymacUK
Member
5 years 1 month ago

Thanks Chicago, for the compliment. I share your hopes.

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