When Anni came to daddy, little Ay had to go


Confused by the Anni and Ay go headline? Well, let me clearify things for you.
Please click on through to see what this post is all about… I´m Back in a 9-5.

Exit Piggy

I’ve driven a Toyota Aygo MultiMode (4 seater micro car avalible in Europe and sybling to the Peugeot 107 and Citroën C1) automatic since my left leg started to act all silly from my MS and I was no longer able to drive stick.
But eventhough the Aygo is a car nice to toss around in the city with and has a fuel economy so good it’s hard to grasp for being a petrol automatic… It is built with just that purpose: Enough for two, easy to park, for the sunday driver with no interest in cars but with a sense for economy… The Cheapskates! 🙂

But, things in life change, and besides it being strange for an SU writer to drive a Toy oh tah Aygooo as his daily drive (Thanks Robin M me mate, for calling it a Piggybank 🙂 …Oink) I have kids, wife  aaand a wheelchair. Facts that sorta makes the whole idea with the Toyota a “NoAygo” so to say.

Hello sexy

So three weeks ago I started to look around for a replacement vehicle and set up four demands:

1. Estate
2. No money should change hands
3. Automatic
4. It had to be another Toyota… Not.

This beauty Is what I ended up buying:
(He wrote with pride and a tear of joy glistening in the corner of his eye)


The 2007 Saab 9-5SC 2,0t BioPower Vector Anniversary Edition in Titan Grey

I took delivery of the 9-5 from the Volkswagen Salesmanager at  Toveks bil in Varberg, 560 km’s from where I live. I am truly greatful that they have no idea what to charge for a 9-5 with the equipmentlevel of my 9-5. And thank you Christian for being such a nice bloke. Wish you all the best.


My 9-5 has got Everything minus Satnav. Am I pleased? H–k yeah!!!!! What a car!!

And speaking of equipment. No even though I have a Hirsch Performance keychain, the car is not Hirsch´ed in any way… Yet. But I Will see to that Carbon Leather, a Spoilerwing etc will get be installed in and on my Anni. 🙂 But really.. It is a gem on it´s own.
And to annoy Robin M I just Have to install 3 Hella Rally lights with blue tinted glass up front.. or not 😉

Welcome Anni. Your daddy loves you 🙂
(Are Saab owners passionate about their cars? …nah)



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welcome back 😉

Bravada from GMI

What a great story! Thank you very much for sharing, and for the photos!

I love the 2007 Anniversaries, and especially the blue leather inserts. It’s so great to hear you’ve found a Saab that suits your needs and gives you all the joy owning a Saab does.


Henric Tungström

A beauty Tompa! And almost a copy of mine, only mine is Carbon grey AND has the 2,3t BP 🙂
I don´t need to tell you it´s great, I´ve driven it since new late -08, MY -09 for 10.600 km, needless to say without ANY hickups.
It is now joined with my wifes “new” car, it had to be a sensible car so I bought her a 9-3 Aero -01! I love that car even more!



I am truly greatful that they have no idea what to charge for a 9-5 with the equipmentlevel of my 9-5.

I love this line and find it so true across the globe. A non Saab dealer has no idea what they have in front of them when they bring in a Saab. Great to hear you got a great deal.

Toby K

both spot on.

3 years ago I bought a 9-3 Aero for £3000 from a non saab dealer.

I am selling it soon to bank some money incase Saab produce a new 9-3.

its rough value today? About £3000.

That is cheap motoring!!! And what a car too!! not just a Toyota style frugal decision but so much fun aswell.


Congratulations Tom! Grrrreat car!


Those seats look extremely nice. I love the colour!

Red J

you went there with an Aygoo?
And came back with that beauty?
And no money changed hands?

Hope he can’t remember your face, because it is almost robbery what you have done 😉
Although 560 km with an Aygooo is punishment enough.

But if the VW dealer doesn’t know what he has !!!

On the other side, ther must have been a poor soul that got not much money for that beauty and left the dealership with “Das Boring”.


I am tempted to post a new poll: Who thinks Tompa will be spending the night in his lovely new 9-5 tonight? 🙂


Nice story, Tom! Good to see you back in a Saab again! 🙂

We also bought a Saab from our local Volkswagen dealer recently, a nice 1999 9-5 Sedan in scarabe green to act as a companion for our laser red 2006 9-5 SportCombi. 😉

Piet-Hein S.

well done, Tom! Enjoy!!

am thinking of buying a 9-5 (Estate) as well, to replace my crippled 9K Griffin (or should i keep it…?) here, with 250k on the meter, they cost next to nothing (starting at € 1,5k for a 2002 2.0t Estate, but then i need to replace/overhaul the engine)

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Congratulations. What a great car for you and your family!!


Wish I could convince my wife to trade her VW Golf Automatic for such a beauty…


great deal, nice alloys, finally you got a car Tompa, not a kart ;))) Griffin Up!


Well done Tom, great looking car there. But as you know I love the 9-5. Tim will have one very soon so the trend to have an 2007 anniversary is growing. Second Hirsch purchase should be the light surrounds. You will not regret it.


I bought a 2007 9-5 Anv. sedan today =) getting it on tuesday! =)


This car is absolutely beautiful! I understand why you love it! =D


Very nice find, Tom! I love the blue inserts in the seats–what a great touch!

Congrats on your find!


Here in the US, not knowing what a Toyota Aygo was, a quick Google search confirms that Robin was correct. That car is a piggybank! Congratulations on your fantastic deal on the lovely new Anni! What a Saab!


Congrats on the beautiful 9-5! I have a fondness for the 2007 Anniversary Eddition SAAB’s. I bought my 3rd SAAB (and first convertible SAAB) as an Anniversary Eddition, Ice Blue. The black and gray interior sets off the Ice Blue perfectly.
Enjoy your new baby!


At last Tompa, great interior btw.
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