November 20, 2011 in Editorial
I posted an article a few days ago about what makes a Saab driver a Saab driver and the responses are still coming in. I had noticed a very short response from David Mills and I pushed for more of a response and he told us why safety was such a big thing to him and it was quite moving. He also has owned about 15 Saabs over time and will tell us his favorites. I felt his response should be a post on its own and asked him to write a follow up to his response. We may not always agree on everything written on SaabsUnited and that is the beauty of a site like ours, I thank David for sharing this story.
Jason Powell has asked me to write an article about my experience with Saabs, as a follow up to his article asking why we on SU buy Saabs. Jason asked me to elaborate on my answer to his question about why I have owned so many and why I am so loyal to the brand.
I have leased, or purchased, or helped to purchase, 15 Saabs for my immediate family since 1999. So why so many? Primarily safety. I think pound for pound, Saabs are the safest cars in the world.
I am a safety nut, geek, and guru, and I must confess to a car safety obsession. I realize that most people never think about safety the way I do. Although safety is becoming more and more part of the car purchase equation today, that has not always been the case. And in my early years of car driving, it was hard for me to find out any information on car safety no matter how hard I tried. I am also a car nut generally, and had car magazine subscriptions for 30 years. But I think it is fair to say that car magazines are very deficient at giving good safety information about cars.