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SOTW, much loved TTiD

August 21, 2014 in Sotw

Hi. Having bought an 11 plate 93 aero a few months ago, I’ve finally got round
to sending you these images for Sotw. As a young Saab fan myself, along with
the need for a new family car for my parents after a terrible Mercedes B-
class, a saw an opportunity to persuade them into buying a Saab. As you can
see, I was more than successful and now we have this beautiful white aero,
with only 14k miles from new. As a car enthusiast Saabs really appealed to me
and I couldn’t be happier with it, from its sheer quality to the immense power
from the 180 TTID engine. When it comes to style, the Saab struggles to be
beaten and I even have plans to use it for my prom next year! It may be our
first Saab, but we are hooked, and I can’t understand why anyone would buy
anything else!

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SOTW Great looking early 9-5 Wagon

August 16, 2014 in Sotw

Robin,
here is my submission for SOTW:
1999 Saab 9-5 Sportcombi. – 17,464 Miles since new.
Purchased at Shaw Saab, Hingham MA.

Recent Updates:
17″ Saab 9-5 Sport Wheels with Conti Summer Tires Color Matched Front Grille In Imola Red – Rear Spoiler And Mirrors Repainted Smoked Side Marker Lights New Style Saab Roundels, Front & Back Windows Tinted 35% – Suntek Carbon Film Mustang Mach 1 Chin Spoiler  New 10th Mountain Plate Created With Matte Black Vinyl Background Rear Hatch Debadged, Matte Black Vintage Turbo Script Applied Borla Muffler With Factory Engraved Saab Exhaust Tip

xx

Big thanks to Alex for sharing.
You will find extra photos on my Flickr feed

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SOTW, Nathaniel’s Fighter Jet

August 8, 2014 in Sotw

Hello,
I’m a long time SAAB fan and Saabsunited reader, but just back in September I bought my first SAAB (it’s my first car). It’s a 2001 9-3 S, so maybe not as exciting as others’ SOTW, but to me a fantastic car. I’d love to see it as the SOTW sometime.

-Nathaniel

That’s a great looking 9-3 Nathaniel, very smart in deed.
As always, there is a larger version on Flickr.

 

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SOTW, “Windsurfing life with Saab TX”

August 1, 2014 in Sotw

Dear Robin,
Please find two pictures for Saab of the week as “Windsurfing life with Saab TX”.

For your reference, the slalom board is Fanatic Falcon 121, sail is Simmer SCS 7.5m2.

Best Regards,
Takaki Naito from Japan

Many thanks to Takaki for sharing, as always there are bigger pictures here.

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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