Saab 9-5 NG Meeting in Kiel Germany

Got a picture from Gert Nilsson in the Facebook group I organize for owners of the last Saab model made by SAAB Automobile.Gert say that approx 40 NG are showing up this weekend in the northern German town that once was Swedish. The Facebook group for actual owners has 250 members worldwide. (Int Saab 9-5 NG Owners Club)

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Picture taken by Gert Nilsson, Thank You

It is nice to see that such a modern car already has become a collectors item with cult status. I wish all the NG drivers a nice weekend and hope for more pictures to float in soon..

Mats Liljero
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2 years 3 months ago
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=125&artikel=5888295 Nevs has financial problems and lack of money. Therefore, the automaker stopped production of Saab cars and nearly 200 people, consultants and temporary employees may quit because of the crisis. The reason is that the Chinese partner city of Qingdao has not paid the promised money, according Nevs. To solve the economic problems negotiating Nevs with Indian Mahindra about a collaboration, according to several sources for P4 West. The companies are negotiating to Mahindra will join as an owner in Nevs, according to the data. Mahindra is a major Indian corporation with over 180,000 employees in 100 countries around… Read more »
Mats Liljero
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2 years 3 months ago
http://www.svd.se/naringsliv/motor/ar-det-kort-for-nevs_3644304.svd Think of Nevs and Saab as a small rose bush that 2010 was about to hit, but that got too little nutrition, too much neglect and now pre-shrunk. And in principle can not be saved. Is it over for Nevs? That’s the big question, and before I give my answer, let’s look at the current situation. It was TV4 News that on Monday night revealed that the Enforcement Authority received 14 applications for payment proceedings against Nevs since the main financier, Qingdao City, stopped giving money. In total, Nevs liabilities of 10.4 million. On Thursday, it’s time to pay… Read more »
Mats Liljero
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2 years 3 months ago
http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/fordon_motor/bilar/article3831990.ece Asian hope for indebted Nevs Nevs stops the production of Saab Developer leaves Nevs Nevs on the backburner prepares electric car From Nevs in Trollhättan do not want to specify that debt. The company admits that there is no cash to pay accounts payable, and that the possibility to borrow against fixed assets. On May 22, halted production after the Chinese city of Qingdao, with 20 percent ownership in Nevs, not been able to contribute more money. Consultants and temporary employees has left the factory. According Nevs for one conversation with two new Asian partners, one of which reportedly… Read more »
No 9
Member
2 years 3 months ago

Such a shame the NG 9-5 never had its chance to prove itself.

Piet-Hein S.
Member
2 years 3 months ago

somehow i get the feeling that there has become a separate (elite?) group of people driving the (exclusive) only Saab, albeit the very last one. a pity, if you ask me.

but hey! that Saab Insignia isn’t half as exclusive as my recently bought convertible, a green 1994 Mercury Capri, of which there are only 68 in my country.

OddJob
Member
2 years 3 months ago

Ehhh…? Are you joking,or?

hans h
Member
2 years 3 months ago

Saab Insignia? Are you for real?

dcpattie
Member
2 years 3 months ago

I’ve had mine for almost 4-years now. I’ve seen less than 5 “in the wild” during this time. NEVS should have purchased the required agreements from GM and produced this one car (instead of the 9-3) until the Phoenix was ready. Oh well, water under the dam.

perret
Member
2 years 3 months ago
The 9-5NG is still way too fat. Saabs history is characterized by building cars that were getting bigger and fatter. Beginning at 92/93 > 96 > 99 > 900 > 9000 > 9-5NG 2. Somehow they forgot to build compact and light cars and through that losing their real “aircraft” heritage by moving upmarket. Sadly enough they never realized that a smaller Saab might have saved them – instead they did build this 5m monster and never got that car really competitive against the rivals (which the first gen 9-5 somehow was – even in its own way). The 9-5NG… Read more »
Thylmuc
Member
2 years 3 months ago
Have to agree, the NG9-5 would be to long for me. I think one can understand this in the context of the General Motors range. They were probably aiming at a non-Cadillac car above the Opel Insignia. Since the Insignia is about as long as the OG 9-5, the new 9-5 had to become longer, and more prestigious. The idea was probably that somebody who had “outgrown” the Insignia (or other Chevrolets) Prestige/Price wise, could still be kept in the GM Family. It is the same non sense GM had been doing with their US brands for decades, that never… Read more »
theSandySaab
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2 years 3 months ago
So, for you who don’t know or had a chance to drive one of these beautiful cars – it is BRILLIANT on the road!!! Somewhere on youtube there is a driven interview with the chassi engineer who developed the suspension and related parts, and it is effing awesome! I have only tried 2 different setups, A. the NG 9-5 XWD Aero, and B. the 9-5 TiD, both sedan. While A was extremely planted and stable, I only drove it for an hour or so, a worried dealer rep next to me, so no extremes. B was a huge surprise, while… Read more »
Nine
Member
2 years 3 months ago

Great to see this! Love the NG9-5. Saab lover since I was born due to the fact we had a Saab 96 two stroke sitting in the drive way when I was born.
Currently owning an OG9-5 Aero and an OG9-3 cabrio

Smithy
Member
2 years 3 months ago

@Trued. This is THE car I want to have in the future, regardless of what happens to Saab/Nevs. I think it”s magic and I just got seduced by the marketing campaigns they ran for it.

But I’m wondering. Does Orio have spare parts for the more exclusive features of this car? Like for instance, the LED rear lights, what happens if one of the lamps stop working? Just leave it to an authorized Saab repair shop? 🙂

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