The 8ft Christmas Tree & The Saab Convertible

Paul, from Saab vs. Scepticism, lets us know the best way to get a Christmas Tree home.

Itโ€™s an annual tradition in our house; the collecting of the Christmas Tree. My son and I drive over to a local farm who grow the trees, we take our time choosing the best, we say hello to the resident Lamas, grab a mince pie and prepare to squeeze the (always too tall) tree into the car for our journey home.

This year, we could have made the whole thing simple, take the SportCombi, drop the rear seats and an 8ft tree would have fitted in beautifully, but it was such a nice day; fresh, crisp, a bit of sun, perfect for a run in the 900 convertible.

So, with roof down, heater on full, we triumphantly returned home with an 8ft Christmas Tree sticking proudly out of the back of the convertible. The smell of the pine needles and frost on the ground adding to the joy of a topless Winterโ€™s drive, this may very well become a new festive Saab tradition.

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Carlo A
Member
3 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas from Italy to all SAAB “brothers”!

Griffin Up!

Carlo

GerritN
Member
3 years 9 months ago

We managed to squeeze this years 8ft Christmas tree in the Viggen hatchback again. Not much space left anymore, I was driving, the rest of the family had to follow in the 9-5.
Merry Christmas from Long Island!

LarsG
Member
3 years 9 months ago

One of the advantages of a convertible. Merry Christmas from Sweden and Spain!

Stonecorner
Member
3 years 9 months ago

No matter how tall your christmas tree may be, if you can take it home in a Saab there will be a merry christmas…
Greetings from Switzerland

Uldis
Member
3 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Latvia! Let it be full of good news from SAAB ๐Ÿ™‚

KoGa
Member
3 years 9 months ago

One more reason to get a convertible!
Merry Christmas everyone from Hungary!

Robert Myre
Member
3 years 9 months ago

We’ll have to try that in our ’04 convertible next year.

Merry Christmas from New Jersey!

Tim O
Member
3 years 9 months ago

Well you can fit a convertible full of trees in a 9000

nichell
Guest
3 years 9 months ago

Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night.

kah1
Member
3 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas from California

900_S
Member
3 years 9 months ago

Since my mom’s ’86 900, a Saab has brought the Christmas tree home. Merry Christmas from Los Angeles!

David Dallimore
Member
3 years 9 months ago

To the lady driving a 9.3 convertible up Bridge Valley Road (the steep hill under the suspension bridge) in Bristol on Saturday with roof down and a massive christmas tree out the back…

……. it does not matter how fast you drive, the torrential downpour we were having at the time, will get you.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all during this “rebirth” of Saab!

JH
Member
3 years 9 months ago

Very nice 900, but here in Sweden everyone seems to put their christmas trees on their roof racks and avoid getting all the needles in the car. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

martinsaab
Member
3 years 9 months ago

Did the same with my 1998 9.3 vert back in 2005, nice color combination: yellow Saab, green tree ๐Ÿ™‚

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 8 months ago

This photo is better than anything Saab’s ad agency did in recent years! You put a bow on the car, title it “Seasons Savings from Saab” and offer rebates or an options package at no additional cost.

James Laman
Member
3 years 8 months ago

Hauled a 13 footer (why do they always look smaller in the woodlot?) home on my C900 Thule racks many years ago. This year it was a more sensible 8ft on the 9000 on the Thules again. Where would I be w/o those?

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