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Perth Cars Ltd appointed as new Saab Service Centre

August 5, 2014 in News

Saab is delighted to confirm the appointment of a new aftersales partner in Perth (UK) to look after owners throughout Scotland’s central belt region.

Perth Cars Limited is a newly formed company, established by two experienced professionals from the previous business, Western Saab.  Headed by Chris Champion, the previous Aftersales Manager at Western Saab and William Thomson, a qualified Master Technician, Perth Cars are not only equipped with all the Saab special tools and diagnostic hardware, but they are located on the same road, ensuring the best possible form of continuity for customers; familiar faces in the same area of town, with the same attention to detail and high quality workmanship.
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Enforcement agency moving on NEVS

August 4, 2014 in News

It’s been a couple of months now since we first started getting real reports that NEVS had some pretty big debts and could not pay its bills. Since then more or less everything in the company has been pawned in order to bring in every bit of cash possible.

From the point of filing a debt with the enforcement agency there is a waiting period where the debt has to be established, that wait is now over. According to P4 West the first of the debts are now being forced upon NEVS and NEVS has a couple of days to either pay the debt or to refuse it. If refused the enforcement agency can basically go to NEVS and grab assets worth the amount of the debt, sell it to the highest bidder and bring the money back that way.

We all remember that it happened to SWAN as well, even the cars in the museum were marked that time. This time, due to some good decision making by its custodian Peter Bäckström, at least the museum is safe!

I’d say that the next few week or so will bring answers to our questions to if NEVS and Saab as a car brand will survive or not. I keep my fingers crossed!

Neo Brothers – August Special Offer On GENUINE Saab Brake Kits

August 4, 2014 in News

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SOTW, “Windsurfing life with Saab TX”

August 1, 2014 in Sotw

Dear Robin,
Please find two pictures for Saab of the week as “Windsurfing life with Saab TX”.

For your reference, the slalom board is Fanatic Falcon 121, sail is Simmer SCS 7.5m2.

Best Regards,
Takaki Naito from Japan

Many thanks to Takaki for sharing, as always there are bigger pictures here.

Saab-meeting in Gävle last Sunday

July 31, 2014 in Events, Fan Stuff

Last Sunday there was a realy nice Saab-meeting in Gävle, Sweden, a couple of  hours north of Stockholm. I finally decided Friday evening to set of early Saturday morning in my 9-5 Aero, and thought this will be a nice trip over the weekend. And sure it was! Keywords are nice people, great warm weather (approx. +30 deg. C) and good looking cars in wonderful surroundings!

DSC_9201_50The local guys from Gävle had like when I visited them last year done a very good job planing the meeting; they had managed to borrow a 2014 9-3 Aero from the local dealer in Bollnäs so visitors could have a closer look at the car, Saab Turbo Club of Sweden was there with their clubshop and a some great guys talking about the club, there was local company that have new body-panels for SAABs for sale, and finally the guys from Gävle that have a tent there they sold lottery tickets for their big lottery. Their lottery is worth a few words, it’s probably one of the few lotteries where the value of the prizes are bigger then the value of all the tickets… :) So if you’re early on site you actually can buy all the tickets and still earn on it compared to buy all the prizes. The most of the prizes are related to cars and are sponsored by many companies, like our friends at Maptun – so it’s no local home-made handicraft you can win here!

We first meet up at the local SAAB-dealer in Gävle, Eriksson Bilteam, and after some small-talk and kicking some tyres we went together to the meeting point a few kilometres outside Gävle city. Here you had the chance to look at the different cars from the classic two-strokes to the newer 9-5s. Here could you find almost all of the common Saab-models, the one I noticed was missing was the 92 and 93, and the more rare 9-4 and 9-7. Actually I spotted a 9-2x, hard-to-find here in Sweden.  A accurate number of cars and guests that was visiting during the day is hard to say exactly, since there was no need to sign up, and many came and left during the day, but I heard 120 cars, and I believe that is quite right. There also where some great activities during the day; Throw a turbo as long you can, hold a flywheel as long you can, and my favourite: a Saab-quiz. If you was hungry or warm after all the activities, it was possible to buy a grill buffet in the restaurant, or you could simply go 100 meters from the cars for a refreshing dip in the lake.  At the end of the day a few of us cruised the few miles down to Tierp Arena, a world class drag-racing arena for a very interesting guided tour, and some pizzas afterwards down town Tierp.

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All in all a really nice weekend, I will definitive come back next year if I have the chance!
A few photos from the day, I managed to forgot my big memory-card at home, so I found a 512MB card in the Aero, but some photos are better then none photos! ;)
PS. This young mate over here was totally lost in the middle of the road, or maybe it was more comfortable to walk on asphalt???

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Neo Bros Invite all to their Open Day

July 28, 2014 in Fan Stuff, Neo Brothers

Neo Brothers are planning an open day on the 4th October and you are all welcome.


The doors open at 10am until about 3pm.
During the day there will be Guided Tours of their extensive facilities.
Entertainment in their hospitality rig including racing Saabs on the games consoles.
Light refreshments will be available all day.
Get close to the 96ss as well as the other track cars and Saab Projects.
Special discounted parts and Special offers for the day.
And a chance to meet many other Saab Enthusiasts’ and their unique Saabs.

Please put the date in your diaries and we will see you there.

 

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Sotw, nice pair of 9-3′s in Michigan.

July 25, 2014 in Sotw

Zoltan and Elena from Michigan send us a few pictures of their “Saabs United”

Hi Robin!

These are our “Saabs united”. The blue one was bought during SAAB’s bankruptcy and I thought that this is going to be our last SAAB ever. This was my third SAAB and I was quite sad and sentimental about the departure of our beloved brand. On the contrary I felt lucky that I was able to purchase one last brand new SAAB.  A few years later I came across an advertisement from the local Volvo dealer about a 2011 Sports Wagon. We always wanted to get a wagon but they are really hard to find in the USA now a days,  specially a recent model with low mileage. I have done all the improvements on the 2010 9-3 that I could think of…DRL’s ambient interior lights, tinted windows, nav, satellite radio, Bluetooth and more. So I thought the best thing I can do now is to save another SAAB and give the blue one a sibling.  So we headed down to the Volvo dealer and made a terrible deal on the silver wagon that indeed had low mileage but took on some abuse from the previous owner.

 

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The rumors are flying around regarding the brand name…

July 25, 2014 in Rumors

In bad times the rumors about a brand are more frequent than during good times. One such reason is that people like to talk… For us here at SU, sorting out the somewhat true rumors from those who are complete garbage has always been a tough job that has take a lot of our time. These days the rumors are not as frequent as when Victor ran the place but they’re still there.

One rumor that I’m hearing more and more about and that NEVS firmly denies is true, is that rights to use the brand is an issue for the new investors. A couple of classified documents from 2012 that were handed over to us by a source clearly shows that NEVS not only had issues in securing the rights to the brand but also wanted to cut the price they were willing to pay for the bankruptcy estate because the brand rights were not included in the way they had first thought. The lawyers had done a lot of work in trying to establish if the estate had rights to use the name or not, but the agreements in the usage of the name were fairly old and the issues pointed out in the agreements were not really being followed anyway. SAAB AB had never interfered with the usage of the name before and when asking Scania and SAAB AB for the originals, some of them could not even be found.

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Special RHD Offer: Hirsch Carbon Dashboard 9-5 -05

July 25, 2014 in cyc, Hirsch

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Please note: while the pic is LHD, the offer is only for the RHD version of the dashboard kit.

For the owners of RHD 9-5 models up to MY 2005 we at cardyourcar.eu have a very special offer, selling the Hirsch Performance Carbon Dashboard Kit at only Euro 199 (about Euro 167 ex VAT) plus shipping.

The kit contains the dashboard itself, the ashtray cover and the centre console. Take the chance and give the interior of your 9-5 a new, special look. Only a limited number is available.

http://www.cardyourcar.eu/?product=hirsch-performancecarbon-dashboard-set9-5-i-05-rhd

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Is this the sexiest Saab ever?

July 25, 2014 in Fan Stuff, News

Our guest writer Paul of “SAAB vs Scepticism” asks the question…. Is this the sexiest Saab ever?

“Others may have seen this before but I haven’t, and I’ve fallen in love. This has got to be the sexiest Saab I’ve ever seen. Just spotted it over on the excellent Saablog-in in a post dating back to May.

What’s more, it has my all time favourite BBS alloys on as well. If only this were on sale now.”

My personal “real” favourite has always been the 9-x Air, a Saab I wish I could just have a sit in…

xxx

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Sotw, Chris gets a 9-3X for the family

July 18, 2014 in Sotw

Jan has added a beautiful 9-3X to his Saab collection.

Hi Robin,

I bought my wife Chris a new family car.

It is a 2011 Saab 9.3X 2.0t with AWD.
Please can you make this picture “Saab of the week”? (took yesterday on the springtime tour of the Belgium Saab club)

Thanks and see you soon.

Jan Martens