August 4, 2011 in Editorial
A few weeks ago I had already announced that our good old 9-5 SC would be replaced by a 9-3 SportSedan Scandic. Now here is the first pic of (now) my wife’s 9-3x making friends with my new Saab. 🙂
To me the design of the 9-3 is still contemporary. I love the lines of the sedan. And when it comes to size it’s just perfect for me. I don’t care at all if it was developed under GM ownership. I’m just a big fan of the entire 9-3 range.
Having driven a few kilometeres now I have to say that the 1,8t is a nice engine and the car does not feel slow at all. It’s a real no-frills car but despite the fact that I had wished it had Bluetooth from the factory I have to admit that it is really nice to have only few gadgets. It’s all about driving.
And exactly this is the point why I plan to change quite a few things about the car over the next 24 months. I never liked wood in cars. Those 16″ wheels may be nice and comfortable but that is not for me. Suspension, engine upgrade, exhaust, aerodynamics… Looks like my Swiss toll badge will pay off. 😉
I’ll keep you posted on the Hirsch goodies I get, adding a bit of information to it. So: till72 continues his efforts to secure short and medium term financing and is optimistic that new wheels and suspension will be there by the end of August.
Man, it feels so good to write about cars instead of economics.