Car buying advice needed – the result

Two and a half weeks ago 74StingSaab asked for some car buying advice. He got lots of replies from you and it helped him, no, his son to make a decision. Now it’s time to lift the curtain and show what Rich bought:

Some words from 74StingSaab:

It’s a 2.0 Comfort. Comfort package that includes Moonroof, XM & Onstar, heated seats and high pressure headlamp washers. Parchment interior and Arctic White Exterior. Built March 2011 and displays a high level of fit and finish.

My wife, Kathy was pleased to see him select a Saab since ” Saabs are known to be very safe and I think it’s a car that displays maturity*” (*father note, well sometimes as I hear my speed warning quite often)

Rich “All the guys my age (21) have Subaru’s, VW’s and Honda’s, I want something different” He later commented “you and mom both have really nice Saabs that are powerful and comfortable”

And for myself… As a father figure I wanted the kid to choose a car that he wanted, not just a “me too car”. Needless to say I was thrilled to hear he decided this based on his own thoughts, not just what everyone else has.

Three years ago I would not have paid Saab any attention. Luckily it was that 2006 Combi Aero and SaabsUnited that changed our driveway lineup from none to three.

Congratulations Rich and welcome to the Saab community! 🙂

Toby K
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Wow that’s really nice! My first ride was a crappy small Ford Fiesta in varying shades of blue-what a heap of junk. That Saab is a million times better, a really cool looking car.

derek
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Wow, it’s one of the last Saabs made, at least from the old era. We all hope for restart of production maybe in December. If so, this Saab will still be one of the last Saabs of the pre-hibernation period.

100%Saab
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Well done. Just a thought.

JasonPowell
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Very nice, I like a lot. Welcome to the family.

900 classic cab
Guest
4 years 11 months ago

Very good looking car, congratulations. It would be perfect with 17” wheels.

Henrik C
Guest
4 years 11 months ago

+1
I think he’ll get a high-pressure version one day 🙂

RS
Member
4 years 11 months ago

See:

It’s a 2.0 Comfort.

😉

900 classic cab
Guest
4 years 11 months ago

you guys are right…that’s an easy upgrade 🙂

saabworker
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Funny you call it moonroof. Here in Sweden we call it sunroof. Is’nt heated seat and headlampwashers standard?

maanders
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Not in the US, unfortunately. I agree with you, saabworker. I live where we do not get much snow, but for those cold winter mornings I would not have a Saab without the heated seats!

saabtec
Member
4 years 11 months ago

This is awesome, Congrats!

No 9
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Brilliant choice! Probably for the price of an Accord etc…

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 11 months ago

After rebates, loyalty and other incentives, just a tick over $23k which is probably less than a similar equipped accord.

maanders
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Wow! That is less than the good deal I got on my 2000 9-3 over 11 years ago!

maanders
Member
4 years 11 months ago

And a 21 year old with a new 9-3! Wish I could have had something like that. I did not get my first Saab (a new 2000 9-3) until much later. But congratulations and enjoy your car! You made a great choice!

“All the guys my age (21) have Subaru’s, VW’s and Honda’s, I want something different”

Sounds like a Saab guy to me!

theSandySaab
Member
4 years 11 months ago

+93

m!ko
Member
4 years 11 months ago

now, that’s a beauty, congratulations!! cheers to all 🙂

SVX92
Member
4 years 11 months ago

When I was growing up in the 70s, my uncle who owned a body shop taught me that sunroofs are solid steel as they block the sun, and moonroofs were ones that you could see the moon at night. But withsunshades I think, sunroof has become a universal term.

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 11 months ago
For a little background on my son’s prior cars. The first one we bought for him, it was a garage kept, low mileage 1978 Oldsmobile Starfire. I wanted to teach him how if you end up working on the car yourself and putting not only time but a little money into it, you’ll respect the car more and not abuse it. In 2007 I was deployed and the Starfire was breaking down in ways beyond his ability to fix without my coaching. With my help from afar he bought the 2005 Cavalier, but kept the Starfire. We later added “Classic”… Read more »
Mr. Negative
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Well done 74StingSaab. Well done.

muppen
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Great choice, now you can ride safer, and look cooler than your friends.

Side note, i must admit that i had an little deja vu when i saw the car:

muppen
Member
4 years 11 months ago
SVX92
Member
4 years 11 months ago

So has Rich given you a wish list of items for the Holidays?

Hirsch grill inserts
Hirsch carbon leather dash
Hirsch leather door pulls
CD smart slot
winter floor mats
Aero rear spoiler
Hirsch rear bumper disfusser
Hirsch power upgrade

wow I could on and on…it is easier spending someone else’s money! LOL

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Thanks Pal… But if anyone is getting Hirsch goodies, its ME!

He already knows that I ordered him some Saab goodies to put away for Christmas! Saab Rubber Floor mats, Saab First Aid Kit.. some small goodies.

SVX92
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Denise doesn’t know it yet, but she has bought me the leather Hirsch door pulls for Christmas! Lol. You should ask for volume discounts from Hirsch, buy 2 get one free!

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 11 months ago

The CPO ends on the Combi next August…. time for some upgrades!!

saabyurk
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Well, I guess that beats my first car, a 50 Dodge that got 50 miles to the quart of oil. I was a regular customer at the local station for gallon cans of recycled oil. Enjoy! 🙂

paddan
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Bravo.

zippy
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Nice car!!!!!!

Ken H
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Nice one.

Sting, he needs a tweed jacket with elbow pads. 😉

Troels, Denmark
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Congratulations with this good looking car! 🙂

xlx
Member
4 years 11 months ago

very nice ! I wish many safe and comfortable miles behind the steering wheel.

Pedro
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Neat! Congratulations and many happy miles with it 🙂

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