Angelo, there is no need to sit in your Saab for 5 minutes after you’ve arrived -if- the last miles of the journey are taken easy so that the turbo gets time to cool down.
The reason for the old rule of tumb comes from the fact that most people (and all teens) simply stop the engine too soon after giving it the beans.
To not let the engine warm…[Read more]
Why is NEVS now interested in SAAB stories when they most likely won’t ever build cars for current owners?! The PR operations of this company is simply horrendous.
BTW. Was this originally an April fools’ day posting?
I don’t get this. The guy bought a 15 year old turbo automatic with 200k on the clock for what 2000 dollars and now he is compaining that its breaking down…
After replacing the parts mentioned it will probably go fine an other decade depending on have the oils been changed regulary or not?
The Volvo folks can stuff it. The much never V70 in…[Read more]
Rolf, what’s stopping SAAB AB from starting a car division ones Nevs has gone bust and the plant is on the market? (again)
It must be 100 easier for them to use the same outsourced engineers that have supposedly been working on new Saab models for the last two years…
Heck there could be even something useful there, like smart ideas for…[Read more]
Tim, I think it’s a good decision to let others with enthusiasm left take over. You’ve carried so much of the load since 2011 that burn out was somewhat inevitable with everything going haywire. I just hope you won’t turn too negative or sceptiacal (old 😉 ) towards the brand despite everything that’s happened with Spyker and NEVS.
Heck, if…[Read more]
“New car life-span is estimated to 120’000 km and 4 years until things are supposed to start breaking down. The 9-3 was designed to this specification as well.”
Tim, could you be a bit more specific? What are those critical and expensive parts that were made to breakdown by design in the early (petrol?) 9-3’s.
Tim said last spring that NEVS would go immediately bankrupt ones they missed a tax payment. I respectfully disagreed and was somewhat ridiculed for not understanding ”how things work in Sweden”…
Looks like the circus is still in town for a few months.
I agree. Whether or not Saab was offering (good) V6 diesel’s it had zero impact on the air we breath.
People just bought them from other companies and Saab lost the much needed revenue and thousands of new customers.
On the other hand I personally think small cars -that are not used for long distance driving and never run at optimum…[Read more]
Although I enjoyed the article very much it’s a bit unfair to clame the 2.2 L diesel by Opel is a bad engine and the Italian stuff is somehow superb. In fact in the long run and imho it might be just the opposite when it comes to pure reliability. To my knowledge there are a lot more and much more serious things going wrong on the newer 1.9…[Read more]
Jersey, buying an expensive vehicle doesn’t mean you have to go into debt if you own a car that hasn’t deprecated too much. That’s why I totally understand why even people from the SU Crew are ditching their 3-4 year old Saabs.
Heck, if I’d drive 60.000 km in the middle of the night like Tim, I probably would’n pick up a pre-owned Saab MY10 with…[Read more]
Well, not entirely true. Saab didin’t manufacture for over 10 years a car thousands of people would have wanted to buy (any kind of hatchback). We bought a new 9-3 sedan anyway because it was the safest new vehicle on the market at the time.
Then when our life cicumstances changed and we would have needed a bigger car they stopped making even the…[Read more]
RS commented on the post, What I drive now while waiting for a future swedish sportscar. 9 months, 2 weeks ago
“It is my first rear driven car ever and I really look forward to this new relationship”.
Be careful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnKE-f7y_Ao
Tim, I’m very much looking forward to your reports how it tastes to drive a 428x 60k km/year. The number one priority for me owning Saab is how you feel after driving the car for 2-6 hours straight. Especially in bad weather.
I read somewhere that the front and back wheels of the 4-series are not in line (back wheels further apart) which begs the…[Read more]
I agree that the point is valid. There is a good chance folks really believe buying an iBMW they’re getting a hybrid when it’s not one.
I’m just still really “annoyed” the new owner of Saab cars initially even considered selling pure EV’s as their only product. A vehicle that can leave you stranded if there is the slightest hiccup in…[Read more]
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