Dan P! You are driving my car! Except mine is silver and it nearly went to the tip just this morning. Your list is my list, and like you I refuse to let it die, mainly because I don’t have serious money to buy anything decent that would be a suitable replacement.
What State are you in? Vic for me.
Nice reflection Till, and thanks. I wonder what a decent Q and A session with someone who is close to the action would provide at this point. There must be a reliable source, even from NEVS(?), who might provide some much needed clarity without compromising negotiations.
Keeping our cars on the road is The Imperative. I love my 9-5 Estate to bits. Literally. I am constantly maintaining and fixing it so it runs as well as it can. After 200,000km and 12 years it is still doing a fabulous job doing what it was designed to do. No other car i have come across does what this car does. Two beds in the back, any Ikea…[Read more]
Great article, RedJ, and thanks for the little ray of sunshine you have given. Personally I think it looks really clean and Scandinavian, as Saab should be. Full marks for showing this too. I love my 04 9-3 dash, with all the buttons, though and it makes me smile every time I drive it. In its day it was well received and still is today, for that…[Read more]
Let’s just see what is put on display and take it from there. I’m just happy to see something happen TBH and even if it turns out to be a bit underdone or even embarrassing, it doesn’t really matter all that much.
aus715 commented on the post, Supplier files for NEVS bankruptcy hearing (updated) 1 year, 6 months ago
One of the issues us ‘fans’ have faced for some time now is the real lack of any media on anything Saab. And now we seem to know less than next to nothing. That’s fine and i respect the logic around it, and I certainly don’t begrudge NEVS for this approach however now would be a good time to say Something, be it good or bad.
Ah, that’d be Hobart in Tasmania, for the most Southerly latitude for Saabs. Lots there, and you’d be surprised how many there are running about, and the following they have. But SU members know this of course…
Chinese money, Indian money…it doesn’t really matter. Money itself is what is required and it doesn’t care what its origin is. Money is Money.
If you don’t have it, you can’t do anything. If you Have it then you are off and running. And can do things the way you want.
‘SHOW ME THE MONEY!’
Brilliant car. Truly brilliant. However, we all know that Saab can’t compete with that level of inherited IP. It simply can’t. There have been so many interruptions to their lineage over the decades, whereas BM have had the family behind them with all that stability.
BMW are streaks ahead with their longitudinal conceptual development plan and…[Read more]
Saab, in many people’s minds was always ‘quirky’, and ‘interesting’. If only Saab could be that again someday. Be brave, and be different. DO what Citroen (DS Pallas!!) did back in he 70s and see what happens. But above all, the car needs to look really nice, evoke an emotional response, and actually BE good.
Light equals better but is so hard to…[Read more]
My car is one of the very few factory delivered 2004 Aero Hirsch vehicles to Australia, indeed the only one it seems. This car, seen in the pic, has the full Hirsch tuned exhaust, high capacity intercooler, larger brakes and ECU upgrade. All to the same specs as the 2014 model. A quick car in anyone’s language though and it has serious overtaking…[Read more]
aus715 commented on the post, NEVS creates deals with 20 Dealers in Sweden to sell Saab cars 1 year, 10 months ago
This is fantastic news. Certainly made my day, for sure. Black and silver cars look very smart. Red and blue metallic colours must be next I would think.
Keep it coming SU.
The engine needs a few covers to neaten things up. Particularly around the ignition units. Once someone pops the bonnet for that final inspection they will go …’oh….’
Pity about the seat memory. I use mine […]
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