You are browsing the archive for MY11.

Design and the Saab 9-5

July 29, 2011 in Editorial

While the situation is as it is and we all are worried to some degree, I do think it is time that we focus on what this site is about. I dare to say it is not only about the situation for Saab, but more about the products – the cars. And to bring focus on the cars I will give you my thoughts of design and the Saab 9-5. Yes, design and what you like is very personal, and while some people loves how some things look, some doesn’t. This entry is my statement and I know that everybody doesn’t agree with me.

Read the rest of this entry →

Review: 9-5 Turbo4 Premium by Left Lane News

July 21, 2011 in News

While we know the situation with the factory being closed I want to post this regarding Left Lane News that has tested a MY11 9-5 Turbo4, as this is pure joy to read. It’s not so much news for us Saab-nuts, but still it is a nice read.

With quotes regarding equipment like

Our no-option tester lacked a few optional goodies like self-guided parallel parking, laser cruise control, a 10 GB hard drive audio/navigation system, ventilated seats and a three-way adjustable sports suspension.

But it still impressed us with a high level of equipment that is optional on most rivals – things like Bluetooth, leather upholstery, active head restraints, rear side airbags, rain sensing wipers and passive entry with push-button start. It seems like the Swedes have had a lesson in adding value.

And if the 18.2 cubic foot trunk isn’t big enough, Saab will sell you a 9-5 SportCombi (that’s Swenglish for station wagon) next spring.

or the design like (more after the jump…)

Read the rest of this entry →

Saab vs. Scepticism – one way to reach out!

July 20, 2011 in News

Saab 9-3 TTiD MY11 - with Hirsch interior

TimR’s post yesterday stirred up emotions and reactions, which I think is very good that we have the possibility to discuss here at SU together. One reaction came through an e-mail from Paul, who also sent us this photo to the right of his MY11 9-3 TTiD that just has been on a date with Hirsch, which resulted in this nice interior.

This is what Paul wrote: “When people see Saabs, or have a drive in them, they become totally enamoured, this one is no exception. I picked it up yesterday, and out of the 6 previous Saabs i’ve owned, this is by far the best.
Read the rest of this entry →