Happy New Year!

From all of us Saabsunited crew members, I wish you all a Happy New Year!

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Till would normally write this, but the doctor put a splint in his arm and the task has fallen on me to write a few words.

2014 has been another odd year for us Saab fans. NEVS are struggling on after making only a handful 9-3s. It was not the revival we had hoped, but I choose to remain positive and supportive of their future endeavors. Our 9-5 and 9-3 are still young cars and I will make sure they last ten or fifteen years if that is what it takes. But in short, another annus horribilis for sure.

For me personally, 2014 was somewhat of a roller-coaster figuratively speaking. I had to attend three funerals: My sister’s dad, a dear friend from school and a neighbor (and father of my best friend). At one point I told my friend to order his dad to keep going, cancer be damned. “I am not attending another funeral!” were my explicit instructions. If only life was that simple. Just like a Swedish car manufacturer that produces impeccably designed safe and fast vehicles with soul, the end was inevitably nigh. No, I am not a bitter man; at least not in public.

Then, on November 3rd, my son Nils was born. He screamed like a banshee leaving the hospital, but calmed down upon spotting the Saab. We took Anna’s 9-3 going to the hospital, and I fetched them a few days later in my 9-5. Being somewhat of a nutter, I kind of hoped that Anna would deliver Nils in the Saab, but all things considered the hospital was probably the best place for the activity at hand. Nils weighed in at 3.8 kg and had about as much hair as me. I do not know what the future holds, but I do know I will accept whatever life-style choices Nils will be making, as long as he drives a Saab.

2015 can only get better. It has to.

saabyurk
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Happy New Year Rune. And, yes, let’s hope 2015 is a better year, not only for Saab fans, but all mankind.

Mike Baughan
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Happy New Year to all. Congrats on the new addition to your family, Rune. Hopefully 2015 brings us the good news we’ve all been anticipating since GM divested Saab, that a company with enthusiasm about Saab and the spirit of Saab, with a solid business plan and deep pockets saves the day.

Joe
Guest
1 year 8 months ago

Yes, Rune. Nicely written, and reflective.
And maybe Mike Baughan will make a New Years resolution to finally let go of his animosity of GM.

Mike Baughan
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Hahaha Thanks for that one, Joe, but I hold no animosity towards GM. I just meant that I hope our beloved Saab is finally granted some stability, which we haven’t seen since the GM days.

Joe
Guest
1 year 8 months ago

I will toast to that one, Mike Baughan! Happy New Year.

Robert Myre
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Well said, Rune! Congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your child.

Happy New Year to everyone!

saabboy1
Member
1 year 8 months ago

I agree completely Rune.2015 has to be better!!

kochje
Member
1 year 8 months ago

First of all congratulations to Anna and yourself with the birth of your son. A healthy and successful 2015 for you and the SaabsUnited crew members.

RS
Member
1 year 8 months ago

“He screamed like a banshee leaving the hospital, but calmed down upon spotting the Saab.”

Funniest thing I’ve read all year 🙂 Thanks!

hans h
Member
1 year 8 months ago

A Happy new Year to all Ssabers out there.

hans h
Member
1 year 8 months ago

To all Saabers

Angelo V.
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Rune: Maybe 2015 will be better for Saab, but considering the birth of Nils, I’d say 2014 was your best year ever—-and one that’s going to be impossible to top.

phermansson
Member
1 year 8 months ago

I wish everyone a happy new year! =) 2015 will be great, I dont know why, but I just know it will! =)

GerritN
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Rune, without probably realizing it your post hit the nail on the head. People pass away, babies are born, life goes on.
Keep those wheels turning.
Happy New Year!

Troels, Denmark
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Happy new Year! Rune, Congratulations with your son!

Marko Bezjak
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Thank you ! I wish happy new year everyone saabers to.

And Rune ! Congratulation !

henli1970
Member
1 year 8 months ago
Let us hope for a year where we get future where we can buy new Saabs. One of our cars in the family have past the due date, Saab 9-5 combi 2004, but not milage really. Our loved silver arrow have done 70000 km since new in the family with only AC renovation last year and we do not want to sell her and replace our second car unless there is a Saab alternative out there. A use Saab as new as we could find is a good option as well but then it really has to be something special… Read more »
EJB986
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Happy new year to you all.
During the past few weeks SAAB United has been ‘Page not available’….hopefully this has now been resolved?

Emmanuel
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Happy New Year 2015 to all!

Chris Carrier
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Any news on the sale-of-Saab front? Been a while.

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