It’s a Charles River Saab -ish edition of snippets tonight, though it’s not intentional.
First of all, Pierre’s set an unofficial goal for Saab dealers in the US and I think it’s a pretty good one, actually – conduct at least 100,000 test drives (amongst the dealer body) in 2011.
That’s 1.5 road tests per dealer, per day, which should definitely be achievable. I’d love to see them tally these up.
Seth, one of the service guys from Charles River Saab, is selling his Saab 99 on Ebay.
Dimini.ch, sellers of fine Saab scale models, have a fantastic new Saab 900 model in stock. 900 models are the one scale model I’ve never seen much of, so this one is a very attractive item to me. An order will be placed.
They have a new red convertible which looks the goods, too.
Speaking of convertibles…..
We’re featuring Saab’s four-seasons four-seater drop top all this month with Winter Convertibles in focus.
It’s great timing, then, that motoring website Pistonheads has an article celebrating the development of the Saab Convertible.
I’m going to reproduce a special release from Saab on the Convertible shortly, which will give their own take on the car’s background.
It’s a lot of car for the money whichever way you look at it and a breath of (Nordic) fresh air if you like to be different.
Autocar, one of the British mags that didn’t like it’s first drive in the TiD, drives the Saab 9-5 TTiD Aero:
This new engine is much more responsive than Saab’s regular, single-turbo 2.0-litre diesel. Performance below 2500rpm is much less lethargic than it was in our road test car, and engine refinement below 3000rpm is better too. The 9-5 hardly feels fast, even in this guise, due to those tall gear ratios – but at least this one’s quieter and easier to drive at normal crank speeds…..
….This new version of the 9-5 proves that, if you dress it with the right options and go for the latest diesel engine, you can make this Saab meet most class standards.