SOTW, V6 style.

 

Hi Robin,

I’ve recently acquired this beautiful 2.8 Aero Auto and thought I’d love to share it with everyone on SaabsUnited via SOTW.

Thanks

John Valentine

John, thank you for sharing, please find a few extra pictures on Flickr for you to look at.

If you would like your Saab to appear on SOTW, please send me a few pictures and a write up to robin.kerry at btinternet.com PLease put sotw in the subject box

Patrik H
Member
1 year 8 months ago

Beautiful car and such an entertaining drive! Loved my ’08 9-3 Aero 2.8T! Hope to get a cheap, used one again one day down the road.

Jova54
Member
1 year 8 months ago
Thanks Patrik. Only had it a couple of weeks but the smile is permanent. By far the newest/fastest/most comfortable Saab/car I’ve ever had. For a 7 year old, 105,000 mile, car it’s in very good condition internally and externally. The ride is very firm which gives some issues over some of our local roads but put it on a decent piece of tarmac and it comes into its own. It’s also an automatic which means I get the manual gearchange to play with, the down side being the drop in mpg, but then you don’t buy a 2.8 and expect… Read more »
saabaudi
Member
1 year 8 months ago
Of course this car looks very fine. But, no offence intended, I hope it also has inner values like a general good comfort, a good driving, a low level of noises, no bumping, no rattling and specially an only little need for maintenances. Our experiences with eight Saabs from 1973 until 2009 proved that such values had mostly been our wishes. But despite many disadvantages we loved the cars and the brand. Now this time is over and Saab is only a beautiful reminiscence for us. We have been growing more sober.
Jova54
Member
1 year 8 months ago

No offence taken. 8 Saabs in 36 years. I’d say you were a typical Saab owner; as aware of their limitations as their benefits but prepared to forgive the former because of the latter. Enjoy your Audi, they’re nice cars, well engineered, efficient, predictable, but they’re not Saabs and that the point.

saabaudi
Member
1 year 8 months ago
You are very right in your statement regarding our general Saab-attitude. By the way. We drove an Audi from 2000 till 2006. It was a good car but not a Saab and therefore we came back to a 9-3 SC which we owned from 2006 to 2009. This was the best Saab we ever had. But when the Saab disaster ended our two dealers near our home who had maintained the car services for us had to close their businesses. It the future we had to drive long distances for maintenance. In former times this trouble hadn´t been a problem… Read more »
saabaudi
Member
1 year 8 months ago
You are very right in your statement regarding our general Saab attitude. By the way. We drove an Audi from 2000 till 2006. It was a good car but not a Saab and therefore we came back to a 9-3 SC which we owned from 2006 to 2009. This was the best Saab we ever had. But when the Saab disaster ended our two dealers near our home who had maintained the car services had to close their businesses. It the future we had to drive long distances for maintenance. In former times this trouble hadn´t been a problem but… Read more »
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