A mate of mine in Sydney has posed an interesting question…..
As my brand new 93 2008 Bio-Power reaches 37,500 km service I wonder how many running hours the engine has actually done.
Driving in traffic in a big city (Sydney), I am conscious of idle time and change my oil every 7,500 kms.
Being a boat enthusiast, running time is monitored through a hour counter.
Buying a second hand car is difficult at the best of times, but knowing engine hours as well kms travelled would assist in pricing and help with servicing intervals, I’m sure.
The obvious question is whether or not people would find them of interest, and why don’t car companies fit them?
Motor shows have been happening here, there and everywhere.
The Brussels Motor Show was on a few weeks ago now, but a Saabnut from Belgium named Jim wrote in to thank his dealer for taking him along to the show. Jim’s dealer took him there in a new Saab 9-5, from his dealership in Herentals and at the show, they toasted Saab’s future success.
The Portland Auto Show was on in Portland OR, last week and Luis V cleaned up his car (I like a show of pride prior to a car show trip) and drove down to Portland to check out what the show had to offer.
This was no small effort as Luis lives a few hours away and as headed into the show hall, he was under the impression that Saab wouldn’t even be there.
As you know, Saab are picking and choosing their auto shows this year and the national body is only supporting a few larger shows with official displays.
Luckily for Luis, Garry Small Saab jumped in and provided a Saab display at the show.
They had six cars on diplay, two 9-5s (Black and Java), two Saab 9-3 sedans, one 9-3 SportCombi and one convertible.
Great to see a dealer stepping up to the plate like that. Other dealers contemplating it should know that it certainly makes a difference. This appearance made Luis’ day!
I wish I’d known earlier so I could spread the word, but the Washington DC Auto Show was on over the weekend, too. I think it finishes today.
Seems like Saab are there, as well. From Flickr.
Many of you won’t understand a word of this video, but the pictures might still be of interest. Here’s the immaculately clean underside of a Saab 9-5 Aero.