The most intelligent Swedish vehicles now and then

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Guess some of You rememember the 1980 is ad campaign from Saab talking about the “Most Intelligent Car Ever Built”. Stating that the swedish technology and production was special in some ways. Guess they where right to some extent. Still today a properly restored 99 or 900 OG is a true performance drive and with compared to todays safety standards still as an slightly below average car safety vise . The most intelligent thing to do today with just two Swedish manufacturers of vehicles left, Volvo Trucks and Koenigsegg (Scania Trucks is today a 100% German MAN/Volkswagen company, and ovloV cars is chinese). So this leaves You with three options really if You want to be intelligent. Get a Koenigsegg One:1, a Volvo FH Dual Clutch Tractor or build Yourself a 900/99 car. To make Your decision I have posted a small consumers film here for You.

http://youtu.be/PlFiKo64kQw
http://youtu.be/E5vgJ-LyUSM
nordican
Member
1 year 10 months ago

I’m curious; what is so typical Chinese about, for example, the latest Volvo XC60 ?
It looks and feels very Swedish to me….

Patrik H
Member
1 year 10 months ago

I’m curious too. Seems just as Swedish as any GM Saab, which are decidedly NOT American cars.

3cyl
Member
1 year 10 months ago

I see that real Volvos have retained the boxy look after all.

tombalas
Member
1 year 10 months ago

If only Volvo had also retained the common sense logic for dashboard design as well. I received a new V50 as a loaner car, and was amazed at how fussy and complicated the dash and controls were. I realize I may be a bit out of date, since my two cars are from 2003 and 2006, but the logic and intuitiveness of the older dash designs is far superior to all of the bells and whistles the car makers feel the need to throw into cars these days.

zippy
Member
1 year 10 months ago

That 2015 XC90 sure is a nice looking SUV and I really do like the V40 and S60. Too bad they dont have that sprinkle of sportiness that is found in a Saab 9-3.

sandborg
Guest
1 year 10 months ago

Saabsunited sure has interesting posts.

Stefan G
Guest
1 year 10 months ago

Maybe Nevs should team up with Tesla instead. Read an article last night about the plans for Tesla gen 3 models. That version will bring their cars and technology to the masses with a starting price of €35000.

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