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SOTW: Daves green 9-3

August 7, 2015 in Fan Stuff, Sotw

Quite a while since last SOTW, but earlier this week we got a few pics of this beauty in the crew mailbox.
Like it or hate it – it is great that someone wants to stand out and try a different color!
Thanks for sharing Dave, and to you other, send us a picture of your car and a few words, an maybe YOURS car is featured next time!

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Good day Saab fans,

I would like to share my new Saab 9-3 with you guys.

My name is Dave from the Netherlands. My mom and dad have a Saab car company (www.autobedrijfvandongen.nl). I often go to the company, I have been doing this since I was born. And the Saab virus has got me haha. After a long time when I was finally 18 years old, a special 9-3 2000 “Viggen White” was ready to ride after a lot of work (picture will follow in this post). I was always in love with the new generation 9-3, but when I saw the 9-3 in the orange color on Saabsunited, I knew enough that I also want something like that. After a few months we got a perfect 9-3 to make this possible .

About 4 months ago I have bought a 9-3 2.0T (2008) with my father to make something special that we both wanted.

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Then there were a few questions:

Which Color?
Which Wheels?
Which Options?

There were a few colors that we maybe wanted like: Orange, Green, Polar Blue, Yellow or White. After a long discussion and consideration we have picked the color Lamborghini Green. Because it’s a special color, we made many black accents like the roof, mirrors, fog lights and the grill. I also ride a Kawasaki dirt bike, which is also green haha.

We wanted to keep original Saab wheels and because I liked the Independence Edition Wheels it was an easy choice. And off course 19” :D.

Then the question which options. Because you got so many different options, it was hard to choose. I liked the NEVS bumper very because the new fog lights. And with of course the Hirsch grille, what a beautiful grill :D. Then I saw a leather Hirsch dashboard and thought I must have that too. Also we have chosen a TurboX rear spoiler.

After 4 months of hard work with my dad this is the final result! The White 9-3 Cabrio is the car of my mom, and I also got the 2000 9-3 “Viggen style” in white.

I am so happy with the result and will ride my Saab with a smile, every single day. And maybe you will see me at the Saab festival in 2016 with this green monster :). Unfortunately I couldn’t join this year.

Hope you liked this post :)
And the engine tuning will come in the future if you ask.

Greetings,
Dave from the Netherlands.

Big thanks to www.autodrijfvandongen.nl and my dad.

Saab Of The Week

May 2, 2015 in Sotw

This week our SOTW comes from Patrik from Cincinatti Ohio USA. Here is the story of his lovely 93 Sport Saloon…….

 

Hi Martin—

Pictured here is my 2003 Saab 9-3 2.0T in steel gray metallic.  Although 12 years old, with only 61,000 miles, it feels and looks many years newer.  I never go too long without receiving compliments on the car’s near-mint appearance!
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I have been a Saab fan for my entire life and have owned the car for over three years now, and have made some additions including the 2008-style “ice block” tail lights, silver-painted trunk handle, rear bumper reflectors, a custom Swedish-style license plate, steering wheel buttons with the Aero-style metallic trim, and some custom chrome trim around the dashboard as inspired by the newer 9-3s.
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Overall, it is a very well-equipped 9-3 and includes bi-xenon headlamps, rear parking sensors, power moonroof, front fog lamps, and the 210 hp 2.0T engine.  It is an absolute joy to drive and I plan to add additional Saabs to the fleet in the coming years.
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From Cincinnati, Ohio, USA,
Thanks—
Patrik Hornak
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If you would like to have your car featured as SOTW then please email me some picturea along with a write up and I will feature it.
Regards,
Martin
mplsab@hotmail.com

Saab Of The Week

April 10, 2015 in Sotw

This week’s SOTW comes from our friend Guiseppe in Italy and just happens to be another Convertible with yet again some stunning scenery.

Keep them coming folks!!

“Hi Martin

Please find here I have some pics of my Convertible 9-3 MY01 Hirsch Tuned.

I’m using it not very often but every time I’m driving it it’s real fun !!!

I live in Trieste, Italy

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Saab Of The Week

April 4, 2015 in Fan Stuff, Sotw

This week’s Saab Of The Week comes from Marco in Andalusia, Spain. I always like it when owners take the time and effort as Marco has done here to photograph their car in spectacular locations. I am sure you will all agree this is a lovely car shown off in a stunning location. Well done Marco

Bien  Hecho!!!!!!

“Hi Martin:

Since I purchased my first 9-3 December 2000, I always had the “obsession” to get another drive sometime this model, and now Aero Convertible.

 

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In 2009 I finally achieved my goal by acquiring a unit with less than 100K Kms. In Belgium. In this time it has become the center of our leisure travel around Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany …)

No doubt it is a SAAB with personality, high level of performance and equipment as well as being one of the SAAB that will remain as a reference mark. We are about to celebrate the first 100K miles and I hope to grow old aboard the coming years.

 I hope to be worthy of inclusion in the prestigious selection of SOTW.”

 greetings:

Marco Fernández

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SOTW, 9-5 ttid from Niclas

March 23, 2015 in Sotw

This weeks SOTW is from Niclas in Sweden and is a beautiful NG 9-5.

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SOTW, Beautiful 9-5 from Germany

March 13, 2015 in Sotw

Hi Robin,

this is my 95 NG. It’s 4 years old a very reliable car with a beautiful shape.

Best regards

Max

xxx

 

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SOTW, Taras and the two Aeros

March 6, 2015 in Sotw

Hello Robin,

My name is Taras, I live in New Jersey, and sometimes Florida USA
Currently I have 2 Saabs, ’07 9-3 Aero Convertible (lime-yellow) and 9-4X Aero (silver)

Recently, I took a trip to Toronto, Canada, and took some pix of 9-4X Aero with Ontario Lake scenery in the back ground.

The 9-3 is vacationing in Florida right now, hibernating in the warm garage. Only 9-4X is forced to be driven the cold New Jersey.

In 2 weeks I will be in Florida re-uniting them, and will take them both to Daytona Beach for a photo session right by the ocean.

Please find the pix below for your SOTW collection.

Thank You,

Taras Mazur

A big thank you to Taras for sharing pictures of these to beautiful Saabs
Many more pictures can be found on my Flickr Page

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sotw, Yellow Peril from Sweden

March 1, 2015 in Sotw

Hi Robin!

I was browsing though some old pictures and found one on my 900R -96 505hp and tought it might have a try on the SOTW J
Photo was taken at STCS Trackday at Mantorp 2007 I belive, so it’s been a while…

More pictures of the car at http://garaget.org/unknown

Regards,
Henrik