Wednesday Snippets – Independence Day Edition

It’s February 23rd here – Independence Day!!!!

I’ve been stuck in meetings all morning but am now heading off to Melbourne to make a presentation to all the dealers at Saab Australia – and I’ll be talking a lot about YOU!


What Independence Day things are happening where you are?

We’ve got our man Dave R in Trollhattan and he’ll be sending some stuff through from there. If I don’t get it, RedJ will.

But what’s happening in your neck of the woods?

Are you a dealer with a celebration happening this week or weekend? Let us know.


Got a great note in via Facebook just now:

Swade, just delivered our first 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero XWD Springman’s SAAB

Springmans is one of the new dealers in Canada, located in Vancouver. They’ve also been active participants in comments here at SU, providing you all with on-the-ground information from the coalface.

It’s great to see the ball rolling there.


27 thoughts on “Wednesday Snippets – Independence Day Edition”

  1. Hi Swade, not sure what our dealer are doing but I will walk over there sometime during the day.
    Have a great meeting in Melbourne, looking forward to your news.
    Also so looking forward to Dave’s words as the day goes by.
    Happy Independence Day to all of Saab.

  2. Dear Saab

    Happy Birthday – Alles Gute zum Geburtstag – Dogum gunun kutlu olsun – Všetko najlepšie k narodeninám – лучшие пожелания для рождения

    Saab Up

  3. I just received an “Independence Day” mailer from Saab in today’s mail. It was basically an invitation to come test drive the new 9-5 and included a $50 discount on parts or service at any Saab dealership, plus a free seasonal vehicle review and some other free services. No mention of any particular celebration event on Feb. 23 at my local dealership. Sadly, the parts discount was only available for cars in the MY 01-07 range, and I currently have a ’00.

    • Yep, I got one today too 🙂

      Happy Independence Day everyone! I was tempted to make a graphic with Saab Viggen fighter planes attacking a huge alien spaceship shaped like the GM logo, but I just couldn’t get the nerve to be that geeky. Let your imagination draw it for you 😛 I am so excited to see all these products coming out in the next week. As an Apple fan getting to see all the new products coming out Thursday and later next week (MacBook Pros and new iPads) and new Saab concepts in Trollhattan and Geneva, I’m on serious overload.

  4. No, no, no ……. Zippy didn’t beat me (again) by buying that 9-5 Aero XWD, did he ?!?!?!?

    Just kidding. Congrats to whoever that lucky b*****d is 😉

    Congrats to Springmans too 😀

    • No, Zippy didn’t buy it Ken. The lovely lady traded an 07 Saab 9-5 and picked up the all new Aero, quite the awesome trade up. We also have a Turbo Premium 4cyl and another loaded Aero, come on in and take a peek Ken.

  5. Happy Independence Day, SAAB!!

    It´s been quite a year. How lucky we are to be able to celebrate this day. Thank you to all our unsung heroes in Trollhättan – and to those other heroes too 🙂 Thank you Victor and Jan-Åke!!

  6. Happy independence day everybody!

    Unbelievable that it is already one year. Much work has been done but even more work is ahead. Keep going, Saab, you’re on a good way!

    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    Winston Churchill

  7. Hej everybody! Happy Birthday Saab!:-))

    Enjoy The Day! I’d like to special thanks to all Saab enthusiasts, Victor and Jan-Ake!
    I never love other brand just Saab, I never worked for other brand only Saab. I never want to work for other brand! I never want to live without Saab!!!

    Griffin up!
    László Ignát

  8. Grattis på fördelsedagen Saab!

    Here´s to the future and all the amazing things to come!

    Griffin UP!


  9. Happy Independence Day everyone!

    One year already and so much has happened! 🙂

    I´m happy to be a Saab driver. I´ll take a few extra miles in my Saab that almost didn´t get build…


  10. Congratulations Saab! And thanks to employees, Jan-Ake, Viktor and Vladimir! And of course to all fans around the globe. And may I say thanks GM for taking the good decision to let Saab go.

  11. Saab Romania organized a meeting on Saturday to celebrate one year of independance. It also started a contest in which the best “Do you feel Saab” story wins a week-end at a mountain resort and a Saab 9-5 to help you get there 🙂

    Happy birthday Saab !!

  12. Happy Independence Day Saabers!!

    I conveniently made an appointment to have service performed today, so I will be at my Saab dealer for part of the day.

  13. Happy Birthday Saab! …and congratulations to Trolls for all that was done in just one year. Amazing! The future is surely bright.

  14. Great to see from the subsequent posts that the Independence Day events in Trollhattan were well received and were lots of fun. For me, timing worked out that I took my 2010 9-3 SC to my dealer, Reinertsen Motors in NJ, for it’s first intermediate service. I brought in brownies in lieu of cake to pass out to all the staff and had a nice time catching up with folks. It became a memorable day for everyone and it was nice to be out and about on a sunny 40 deg F winter day!

    I needed to do more than participate in the anniversary virtually!!! I saw my first cocoa-colored 9-5 in person.

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