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Sotw, nice pair of 9-3′s in Michigan.

July 25, 2014 in Sotw

Zoltan and Elena from Michigan send us a few pictures of their “Saabs United”

Hi Robin!

These are our “Saabs united”. The blue one was bought during SAAB’s bankruptcy and I thought that this is going to be our last SAAB ever. This was my third SAAB and I was quite sad and sentimental about the departure of our beloved brand. On the contrary I felt lucky that I was able to purchase one last brand new SAAB.  A few years later I came across an advertisement from the local Volvo dealer about a 2011 Sports Wagon. We always wanted to get a wagon but they are really hard to find in the USA now a days,  specially a recent model with low mileage. I have done all the improvements on the 2010 9-3 that I could think of…DRL’s ambient interior lights, tinted windows, nav, satellite radio, Bluetooth and more. So I thought the best thing I can do now is to save another SAAB and give the blue one a sibling.  So we headed down to the Volvo dealer and made a terrible deal on the silver wagon that indeed had low mileage but took on some abuse from the previous owner.

 

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Sotw, Chris gets a 9-3X for the family

July 18, 2014 in Sotw

Jan has added a beautiful 9-3X to his Saab collection.

Hi Robin,

I bought my wife Chris a new family car.

It is a 2011 Saab 9.3X 2.0t with AWD.
Please can you make this picture “Saab of the week”? (took yesterday on the springtime tour of the Belgium Saab club)

Thanks and see you soon.

Jan Martens

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SOTW, Jerry taking The Wild Route in his 9-5

July 11, 2014 in Sotw

This weeks SOTW is from Jerry in Ireland.

Hello SU,
Please find attached photos of my 9-5.
We were the first car on the, just launched, “Wild Atlantic Way”.
I’ve also included some local shots in Cork and the 13th century Augustinian Ballybeg Abbey.
Most of the photo’s were taken on the Ring of Kerry here in Southern Ireland which is part of the Wild Atlantic Way, a 2400klm driving route on Irelands west coast, said to be the longest in the world.
What a place for a Saab Run!

Regards, Jerry.

You will find a few more pictures of this beautiful 9-5 on my flickr page.
Thank you for sharing.

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SOTW. 900 from Soweto, South Africa

July 4, 2014 in Sotw

This weeks Saab of the Week comes to us from South Africa.


Hi, please find attached a few photos of my 1996 SAAB 900se AUTO with 295000km and still pulling like a rocket; I have owned the BEAST for 4years now and  still as refined as ever!!

Regards C Kgaje,
Soweto, South Africa

Larger pictures can be found here

 

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SOTW, Doug’s 400,000 mile 99

June 27, 2014 in Sotw

 


Hello,

This is for the SOTW–my ’78 99 purchased new that year and still doing fine over 400,000 miles later.  After my dog remodeled the interior I was lucky to find a 99 Turbo as an organ donor, and transplanted the entire interior and wheels adding  “euro” front headlights obtained from the Swedish SAAB club.  Given the hatch, I’ve enjoyed camping in it in Mexico, Canada and all regions of the U.S. and hope that NEV produces a new version so that others can enjoy the fun.

Doug Peterson,
Salem OR

Thank you Doug for sharing. A larger picture can be found here

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SOTW, Geralds long loved Viggen

June 21, 2014 in Sotw


Please find attached photos of my 1999 Viggen. I am the original owner and bought the car from the Saab Dealership 7th October 1999.

The Viggen has just turned 150k miles. It has extensive upgrades, except for a LSD. My opinion of the vehicle is probably one of the best that Saab ever produced. If it had included the present upgrades from the factory, then Saab would have had a real winner on it’s hands.

Gerald P. Goulish (USA)

Thank you for sharing Gerald, more photos can be found here

 

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SOTW 96 in Blue

June 13, 2014 in Sotw

This weeks SOTW has been chosen by me and is a Saab on display at the Bristol Classic Show here in Somerset this weekend.

The owner, Andy Deans, came down from Fife in Scotland to take part. He has only owned the car for just under a year but loves it.

First registered in August 1978 and lived near Gothenburg until the V4 was imported into the UK.

Since Andy has owned her he has fitted a re-conditioned engine, fitted new carpets and re-upholstered the seats in leather.

If you happen to visit The Bath and West this weekend be sure to say hi.

A few extra pictures can be found on my flickr page

 

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SOTW, 06.06.14, Custom 9-3 from Alex

June 6, 2014 in Sotw

 

I am an owner of a custom specialty car shop in Ontario. Long time Saab enthusiasm. I cant describe what it is about Saab that gets to me but when this car came into the shop I had to add it to my personal collection. I think my story is worth sharing

Attached is a link to the car how it started and how it sits today.

http://boostcustoms.ca/saab-9-3-convertible-restoration-part-1/#at_pco=smlwn-1.0&at_si=534d999bb77a4cb0&at_ab=per-1&at_pos=0&at_tot=1

Emailed are the more current pictures of the car.

Everything is handmade and custom work. There is no jeopardy in quality. From the lights to the custom emblem J

Cheers Alex

All the pictures from the email can be found here

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SOTW Classic Convertible from New Zealand

May 30, 2014 in Sotw

This weeks SOTW comes from a very sunny New Zealand.

Hi Robin

The garage is now full of Saabs but I couldn’t resist buying this 1989 900 T Cabriolet.   It had been stored for the last few years and was in a museum before then.   25 years old and only 43,000 miles.  When we cleaned up the car the paintwork came up like new.    Hans my mechanic sorted out the transmission and a few other things.   It’s the full pressure turbo.  Amazing that a car this old handles so well.   We plan look after this car carefully for many years to come.

Phillip


Larger pictures can be found on my flickr page.

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SOTW Proud Cory from Utah’s 9-3 Aero

May 23, 2014 in Sotw


Hi Robin!
I am submitting my new car.  I am a graphic designer in Salt Lake City, Utah and recently purchased this gorgeous 2007 9-3 Aero Sportcombi.  It is my dream car and I am very proud of it.  Thanks for accepting my submission, I love SOTW!
Cory Dumont

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SOTW 16.05.14 George’s White Vert

May 17, 2014 in Sotw

Hi Robin,
I would just like to share with you photos of my 2009 9-3 TiD convertible which I just got back today after it was in my local Saab service centre for the hood to undergo “renovo” treatment. They have done a great job and the roof is now back to its former shade of blue, decided to get a full valet done as well…and to top it all, took advantage of the 10 day free trial of the Hirsch upgrade.
I hope you will consider it as a possible contender for SOTW sometime in the future…

Kind regards,

George McGuinness

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