The relationship with Saab

Relationship? It may sound strange. But if you really think about it, that’s exactly what we have, a relationship. The thought struck me today during my visit at the Veteran market in Nossebro (Essunga, Sweden). I found myself in a frantic tunnel  vision, I was so busy searching  after everything that had something  to do with Saab (occurs very often). To society, the Veteran market is a market full of classic cars, moped parts, car parts and nostalgic stuff. I had to stop myself when I realized my eyes searched through the area to see how many Saabs I could find in place. And that overwhelming feeling of joy when I laid my eyes on a Saab got me thinking.

I don’t know if I’m slightly insane who feels this way, but isn’t the honest truth that we actually do have a relationship with Saab? Through the years, we’ve been standing united side by side through success, setbacks, sorrow, joy, disappointment, hope and promises. The feeling that always consists is the joy and pride among the people, the will to preserve the history of Saab, the passion, the cars and the feelings. The whole deal is pretty amazing, in my opinion it is very much like a relationship.

To me, Saab has been very rewarding in many ways, I’ve met many like-minded friends (including my soulmate), I’ve gained a new perspective on things in life. And the things Saab enthusiasts have in common is the passion, the fire that has been kept alive for so many years. I admire the enthusiasm and strength among the Saab people, the fighting spirit, the soul within the cars, the link between the car and driver, and the story behind it. And I am forever grateful for everything Saab has giving me and continues to give, and I know that I am not the only one who feels this way.

Brian Hamilton
Member
3 years 5 months ago

You’re right Madelene, although I’d call it an affair. I know that feeling of joy you mentioned, and I’m sure all SAAB enthusiasts do too. It’s something that defies reasoning, but it’s real. I know that SAAB has made my life happier for many years, and will continue to do so as long as I live.

Tony K
Member
3 years 5 months ago

I think the non Saab fans actually call it a sickness. I prefer your interpretation.

BTG88
Member
3 years 5 months ago

Just about the greatest ‘sickness’ one can be afflicted with…

joseglv
Member
3 years 5 months ago

From Portugal…..
I feel and act the same way you did…
LOL
It´s love, an affair and a relationship… = it´s a marriage!
And a good one!
😀

tianalfred
Member
3 years 5 months ago

Just get to know the Enlish name of BAIC Shangbao is Senova, meaning new saab? ha

tianalfred
Member
3 years 5 months ago

Sorry, should be Shenbao, not Shangbao

nichell
Guest
3 years 5 months ago

United we stay, united we stand.! Never in the annals of human conflict has so much been owed by so many, to so few.!

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 5 months ago

It is a relationship—-but it’s now with a new person who happens to have the same name as our previous relationship.

Angelo V.
Member
3 years 5 months ago

…sort of like legal identity theft.

NickB
Member
3 years 5 months ago
I agree with your interpretation, but it’s not as if many other car companies have not been sold to new entities, new ways of doing business, new ideas, new owners, etc. without becoming better. I am just as skeptical as everyone else, but I am also trying to keep an open mind to what may be to come in the futue. We all love what SAAB was, and I’m sure this new SAAB will pull from those years of ingenuity and personal identity that we all so closely tie ourselves to. This is a tough time to be a car… Read more »
Angelo V.
Member
3 years 5 months ago

Provided they commit to selling cars in North America/U.S. sooner rather than later. Absent that, most of us will be moving on to new fixations. They have to at least start talking about those plans, if they have them. If they say nothing, my assumption is that this is about China and a token representation in Sweden/Europe, just because they bought a formerly Swedish company.

Sarah
Guest
3 years 5 months ago

I’ve only had my 2000 Saab 9 3 Convertible for a couple months. So, I’m happy to say we are still in the honeymoon phase. I’m still so smitten. Off Road Rally Driving across Australia & New Zealand with FreemanX Rallying

Daniel B
Member
3 years 5 months ago
You are absolutely right Madelene. Sometimes it´s hard to put a name onto the feelings that I feel for Saab, but a relationship is a good word. For my own part my relationship with Saab started som 25 years ago when my father bought a Saab 9000. That car to me defined the words advanced and progressive at the age of 13 when all you compared to basically was Volvo 740´s and Mercedes 230´s as well as some odd Audi 100´s. Anyway. The 9000 was special back then and there was really nothing like it. From that and forward to… Read more »
Daniel B
Member
3 years 5 months ago

Sorry for the bad spelling. Iphone…
And of course it´s 5 years and not 50… hahaha

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