Today, while being on vacation in The Netherlands, I came across a 900SE convertible. This was a brick red one, same color as the 900S 4 door I had in the nineties. It always amazes me how good these 900’s look as a convertible. Somehow everything falls in place to make for a real cool car.
Every year I have the chance to educate the local Christmas tree guy about the merits of a hatchback. There are always amazed that my Viggen easily swallows up a 7 feet tree.
Merry Christmas from Long Island!
Sorry for hijacking this thread….
Fuel rail pressure? Fuel return valve?
BTW, we had to replace their fuel pump in our 1999 9-5 last year and had no problem finding a new one.
Stage III Viggen in the snow, hm, my Stage 0 Viggen is usually doing fine. Maybe you can tune it back down for the winter?
“The new SAAB can’t rely on the old fanbase.”
And this is exactly the big challenge that a new Saab will be facing. Tim is advocating _big_ cars with _big_ price tags with a _big_ profit margin. Well, keep dreaming. No one that has never owned a Saab before will shell out this kind of money for a car that, at this moment in time, has not such a…[Read more]
GerritN commented on the post, First Photos: NEVS EV-1 *updated with press-release 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Yeah, thanks for being the bringer of bad news, saves me from being tarred and feathered sine I totally agree.
Just stuffing an electric motor and a boatload of batteries in an existing chassis just doesn’t cut it. NEVS conveniently forgot to mention the weight of the car. It’s probably mortally obese which explains the ‘performance’…[Read more]
No, I’m not familiar with the SAUNA system, but a friend worked at the Vienna office for UN-CTBTO. SAUNA looks like a cute system, but probably has to detect the Xenon isotopes rather quickly since their half-life is only a couple of days at most. There must be quite a lot of these SAUNA systems set up all over the world to ‘triangulate’ an…[Read more]
Going lightweight is not a question of technology but rather of investment. My job is pretty much building nuclear and high energy particle detectors and we have moved to carbon fiber over the last 10 years because our support structures have to be light (less mass means that the nuclear reaction fragments/particles that you are trying to detect…[Read more]
I think the only chance to see Saab back in the US is with Mahindra. Keeping fingers and all other applicable body parts crossed.
They should hurry up though. Our old 9-5 and Viggen won’t last forever.
OK, my interpretation of the last couple of years.
VM bought Saab from GM with the intention of building more great Saab ICE cars. The green Swedish government really didn’t like the idea of keeping that dirty, polluting alive and did everything in its power to make VM’s life miserable. In the end a lot of really nasty things starting happening,…[Read more]
There never has been a Saab factory in Finland. Valmet is just an assembly plant and is for hire by anyone who pays. They produced the Saab Viggen and some convertibles if I remember correctly. They also build part of the Porsche Boxster production. So, has nothing to do with the current Saab predicament.
Is it just me or does this sound like a lot of smoke and mirrors?
On the one hand NEVS cannot pay it suppliers and is laying off a substantial part of its workforce. On the other hand the future looks bright and new models can be expected to come out this Summer. Wot?
This feels very much like the events leading up to the bankruptcy in 2012,…[Read more]
Hm, how to put this, I didn’t really like it very much.
This was one my ‘to see’ movies of 2013 and I finally found time to get the BlueRay in February (and actually found time to watch it). I think Daniel Bruhl was great, Chris Hemsworth was good, but somehow I felt a total disconnect with the racing scenes. Yes, the details were there, both in…[Read more]
Yeah, not saying that Tim is lying but something is wrong here. This isn’t a particular light car and the engine is not something very special. I could imagine that very careful highway driving could get you to […]
GerritN commented on the post, Saab is alive again – it will become an electric car 1 year, 5 months ago
I don’t know what to do with this post.
It just makes me very, very sad.
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