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SOTW, Portuguese TTiD

April 18, 2014 in Sotw

This weeks SOTW comes from Joao Paulo Fortuna who lives in Portugal

I am from the island of Sao Miguel Azores Portugal. This is my 9-3 1.9TTID 180hp my09. It just got it remapped to 210hp with maptun. I also upgraded to 18″ wheels from AXE wheels and got Michelin Pilot Sport 3′s mounted on them. I also upgraded front brakes to turbo groove discs and redstuff brake shoes from EBC brakes. Hope I get on!

Thank you Joao, you are most welcome.

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SOTW, Adams Rescued 9-3

April 11, 2014 in Sotw

This weeks SOTW comes from 18 year old Adam Richard and comes with an added rescue story.


I am hoping that my resurrected 9-3 will be a possible SOTW candidate. I have been a Saab lunatic since I was 12 years old, I even joined all of the online saab forums back in ’07 when I was 12 years of age.  

I recently found a ’04 Saab 9-3 Aero on my local listings that was in awful shape (Blown engine, disgusting interior, mis matched tires, shot suspension etc etc). I managed to buy it for $600 and bring it back to life. Thousands of dollars, sweat, blood and tears later, the car is almost perfect.  

I am extremely proud of this transformation…this car was destined for the wrecking yard within days before I picked it up. After the engine swap, I had nearly given up on this project all together. I had the car sold, but cancelled the deal because I knew it wasn’t the right thing to do. I do not regret my decision one bit.  

Not only did I resurrect a 9-3 from the dead, but at the age of 18, I managed to do something people my age only dream of.  

I have my trip for Saabs@Carlisle booked as well! 

The build thread can be found here: 

Thank you!


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SOTW, 9-3 at the Airport

April 4, 2014 in Sotw

This weeks “Saab of the Week” comes from Arvin Blank and shows his 2001 SE in the car park at Orlando Florida Airport.

He has owned her for four years now and speedo is reading 178,000 and still going strong.

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If you have a Saab that you would like to share with us, please email RobinM at and you may be our next SOTW to be displayed on our homepage and shared with the world.

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SOTW “The Beast”

March 30, 2014 in News, Sotw

This weeks SOTW comes from Dr.Os here in the UK, at first glance a 9-3 Aero but as you can see from the picture there are a few differences and they don’t stop there. Read Os’s words below.

The car is a Saab 9-3 Aero Sports Saloon 2003 model. It has enjoyed only the one owner since new. The performance and visual creations of the car started off in 2007 with a Saab City dealership T9 upgrade package. 

Since 2007, the car has undergone a complete and extensive metamorphoses, from the factory produced variant into what I lovingly refer to as “The Beast”. 

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SOTW Classic 900 in Bulgaria

March 21, 2014 in Sotw

This weeks “Saab of the Week” comes to us from Konstantin in Bulgaria. It is a Scarabee green 900S from 1991 waiting for the ghost train to pass by.

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January 12, 2014 in Sotw

My good friend Ellie Wilson (many of you  from Europe will know his face) sent me a few pictures of his newly refurbished aero wheels which he has had painted Black Chrome Metallic. I think they look great.

I hope you don’t mind me adding his 9-3 TTiD Aero as Saab of the Week. IMG_2009


SOTW w48 “Swedish Edition”

November 29, 2013 in Sotw

This SOTW belongs to Adi from Oskarshamn, Sweden.
Adi’s greeting: “Hello! Here is my contribution to “SOTW”. This is a 9-3 Aero MY04, which I immediately after purchase in October 2010 facelifted to the ’08 look, and later  ’12 look. When I bought the car it had 25800kms on the odometer, today it has 36400kms on it. The car has never seen snow or salt, which means that it is absolutely in mint condition.”

SOTW v47 ‘Swedish edition’

November 22, 2013 in Sotw


Mattias Brelid with his custom made 9-5 Vector ’07

This week’s SOTW belongs to Mattias Brelid from Sweden. It is a 9-5 ’07 who is fundamentally a Vector. Mattias worked hard to get a personal look on his 9-5, and I definitely think it’s a big success. I curiously asked some questions about how it all started, Mattias was more than happy to tell the story of his Saab, and it’s pretty obvious that Mattias put down a lot of time and passion in his 9-5. And he has every reason in the world to be proud of what he accomplished.
Here’s more information about Mattias SAAB:
“I had some time to kill one day and decided to check out cars at ANA in Trollhättan. I walked around in the showroms, and suddenly I noticed this car. I saw the potential it had and I just had to have it. It didn’t take long before I decided to buy it, and I’ve never regretted this decision. I like to add my own “personal touch” to the car, and I really did this time. There is only one and it’s mine!!!

Essantially a Vector 2.0, 360 brakes with 8-piston calipers and race pads. 330HP realcar prototype boxes. Splitters front and back, side skirts from Realcar. Suspension, grille and rims from Hirsch. Hirsch carbon fiber dash and associated cf door lists and shifter, this is the set that they only made 12 sets of, MapTun’s carbon fiber steering wheel, subwoofer enclosure with 2 × 10 in the trunk area. Will also add the carbon fiver shifter knob soon”

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SAAB Of The Week

October 4, 2013 in Sotw

This week we get a Saab Of The Week that could really be Saab of the year. This one comes to us from Steve Moss and was taken in Switzerland on his 25th anniversary holiday. All I can say is wow and thank you for sharing with us, oh and congrats on 25yrs.


SAAB Of The Week

September 28, 2013 in Sotw

This weeks SAAB Of The Week comes to us from Piotr from Poland. It is his 2007 9-3 and is just a beauty.

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SAAB Of The Week

September 16, 2013 in Sotw

Sorry for the late SOTW but here it is. It is a 9-3 TTid from Paul and the blur of the passing car makes it even cooler. Beautiful picture Paul and thanks for sharing.