I can’t see the point of making the same comments every time after all these years. But I’m sure we’ll all wake up when something important actually happens. For now, I’m very happily into my older Saab’s, and looking forward to the day we see some interesting engineering and design come out of Trollhattan again. The brand is still special.
Currently in TAS which makes things that much harder.. I put a big order in with eEuroparts and now I am waiting for it to arrive. When it does, it’s time to get stuck in. I’ve never done a HG before but I’m willing to have a go! to be fair, I paid $800 for the car and I expected it to be a bit broken. It’s perhaps just a little more buggered than…[Read more]
Yeah this is a nice bit of PR work by Orio. I can think of another relatively new Swedish company that perhaps should’ve engaged the community like this..!
Anyway, as the new owner of a rather maligned ’99 9-5 Wagon, this feels very close to home so I’ll be following with jealous interest.
A sample of my to-do list: • head gasket • all motor…[Read more]
The car that could’ve saved Saab, IMO. The 94-X was probably more important than the 9-5, certainly here in Australia. The premium SUV market was still there for the taking at the time, and I think the 9-4X is a really handsome car that would’ve changed the perception of Saab. Too bad it never made it.
This is excellent! Well done guys! Too bad there aren’t more Sonett’s kicking about, what a great little piece of Saab history that is all-but forgotten by the public. Any chance of hearing that engine note? Love the V4 sound.
Nice to see an article from you again, Jeff.
My thoughts on any Apple pushes into automotive are that they will be purely technology-based. I can’t for the life of me imagine why they would want to go so off-campus and get into building cars. I’d guess they are interested in selling various pieces of technology to automakers. I think there will…[Read more]
Absolutely. I’m very fond of Sonett’s, although none came to Australia originally. Good luck getting her back on the road, and may this old article give you some inspiration saabsunited.com/2009/07/saab-sonett-heaven-on-flickr.html
I’ve got 2 Saab’s now and I think it’s the way to go – collect them and care for them. I’m looking to add a…[Read more]
What an absolutely beautiful car, I wish it were mine and that I could drive those roads you mention! Congratulations on your obviously successful stewardship of this spectacular 900.
All I will say otherwise is that this deserves much more love on this site!
Fair enough – amazed you have the energy for it, but good luck! Presumably there’ll be no more “Das Boring” talk around here! Do you guys have any concerns about RWD in winter, or is the electronic diff smart enough to solve that? Considering my options for a wagon and knowing I’ll want to drive to the snow puts me off the 3 Touring.
PS: Just a…[Read more]
Well despite the negativity, and without ignoring the fact they’re doing this a bit late and at an unusual event… I’m interested and excited to see what rolls out of Trollhattan. I hope NEVS will be able to show something that does generate a bit of interest from the POV of tech, and gives the (potential) investors something to think about. I…[Read more]
This one’s not bad either!
… if only it existed!
Dan P commented on the post, People are more interested in the Saab brand again! 12 months ago
Don’t confuse the reaction with the simple fact that most people don’t actually care at all about Saab, either. All I hear is “they’re crap”, “they’ have terrible reliability”, etc. So why would these same dopes care when I tell them the next Saab will be electric?
I’m excited by the performance potential of electric cars. I’m concerned about…[Read more]
Great ownership story. My first Saab memory is of my Grandad’s brand new white c900 sedan, quite possibly the same model year. It was a revelation in modern stylish elegance for me at that time, but then I was only 7 or 8. I have a strong memory of having my fingers suddenly trapped on a holiday road trip, when Grandad raised the rear electric…[Read more]
Well, the matching date and the usage of the keyword “Powerful” gives it away a bit. Unless SU secretly knows that Saab are showing up with a 9-3E or some other product news, this is a huge disappointment for […]
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