Greetings all. It’s good to be back.
This is our 9000. And if I can read maps correctly (not guaranteed, but I think I did Ok on this occasion) then it’s parked about as far south as you can travel on a public road in Australia. It’s just outside the ranger station at Cockle Creek.
It took 20kms of dirt to get there, which was heaps of fun 🙂
The latest (and I believe last) of Saab’s four consecutive ads in the Wall Street Journal has been posted up on Saab’s Facebook page. I received a photo from the paper, too (thanks Steve!), so it’s definitely been published.
Not my favourite, but not bad. Absolutely fantastic image of the car.
And speaking of ads, Jeremy Clarkson has reviewed the Saab 9-3 TTiD in this weekend’s print edition (also available online to Sunday Times subscribers) and SaabGB have placed a full-page ad at the rear of the “InGear” section.
UPDATE: Nothing to see here.
From Arild: The transmission factory is owned by Weigl and has nothing to do with Saab anymore.
Do we have a Swede on board who can provide an accurate translation of this article from Swedish Radio?
It looks as if, possibly due to the recent changes to Saab’s engineering structure, that Saab has dismantled the remainder of their powertrain (gearbox) arm.
It’s a little unclear, though. Any help welcome.
Jonas Froberg – Saab book author – has a slightly depressing article in E24 asking if people will dare to buy a Saab.
It’s a fair question, as that’s what Saab are asking people to do, but I think Froberg takes an unnecessary, pessimistic tone.
On the plus side, he also gives what I think is a reasonable examination of the circumstances that Saab faced last year.