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.
I wonder how many are logging on to actually read this these days? I do, every day. Have done for years. Every day. As Tim alludes at the top of this post, the tone has certainly dropped in recent times. A shame too, as one of the hallmarks of the Saab fraternity was always its gentlemanly articulation and well-voiced opine.
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]
Need to see the car on the road, with a camera car, Petrolicious style.
Fantastic condition and a prime example that can really show off the 900 in the best possible way. 400HP? Wow! Let’s see it, and hear it!
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]
It wasn’t always that way. Back in ‘the good ‘ol days’ it was about function over form, the driver as subject and dynamic balance. The older cars with shark noses are now considered to be classics, and deserve another life. Jeroen would agree?
There is a certain similarity of allegiance amongst the two brands, with more in common than you might think, certainly from an engineering and racing heritage standpoints.
Am doing up an old one myself to get it back to its former glory. Not built as well as a Saab of the same year, not by a long shot. And yes, they have their quirks too. Rear…[Read more]
aus715 commented on the post, First Photos: NEVS EV-1 *updated with press-release 11 months, 2 weeks ago
It is rather odd that it is a ‘release’ to the public and at such a small event. I like Prototypes, and the engineering approach used in them, so we should keep that in mind. Don’t translate that level of finish and functionality into a sale-able product that is market ready. Some vision is required, of course. And some explanation from its…[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) 11 months, 3 weeks 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.
You do a fantastic job and there are many followers who appreciate your work more than you might know. ‘Nil bastardo carborundum….!’ as we say down here when things get a little tense.
One can sense a certain sense of exasperation creeping in, Tim. Understandably, of course. Maybe its time for everyone to let it go for a while, and take a ‘chill pill’.
Clearly there is nothing happening and most likely won’t be for the foreseeable future, so we should all just calm down and stop hitting this site. Maybe a weekly post instead of…[Read more]
Things have been really quiet lately, haven’t they?
Certainly we appreciate anything relevant about matters related to the current situation. Indeed to matters from the past that affect the current situation. It is another perspective that helps fill in the gaps for many of us regular (and mostly quiet) readers.
More ‘More to come’ please!
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…
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