Why do we do what we do? These are the stories that bring reason to why we do the things we do. People still love Saab and want a place to share their stories. The other day we received the following email from a long time Saab owner who wanted to share with us all, his latest purchase.
We recently became a two Saab family for the first time. My wife, Maureen, and I have owned a Saab continuously since 1985. Our first modern Saab was a 1983 900 S. It was followed by a 1988 9000 S, a 1993 9000 CSE, and a 2001 9-5 SC. In October 2010 I purchased a 2010 9-5 Aero. I knew that the company was having difficulty so I considered a lease. After thinking it over, I felt that since each Saab I have owned has been better and more reliable than the previous one, so I purchased the car rather than leasing it. I have never regretted that decision. I no longer have a warrantee but after 25,000 miles the car has only required routine maintenance and luckily, I have a wonderful Saab specialist repair shop that I have been using for 15 years. In September, I found a 2005 9-3 ARC convertible with only 40,000 miles on it. I had been looking for a long time so when I found this car I closed the deal as quickly as I could. I plan on keeping both of these cars for a long time. I am indeed fortunate.
My first Saab was a 1966 96 2-stroke that I owned for a while in the 70s. I once had the car going 90 miles an hour, not bad for a three cylinder 850cc engine. I wish NEVS all the success in the world. Saab is a great brand and it deserves to live on.
What a story of devotion to a brand, ownership that spans four decades. We all know the warranty fears and everything else that people can complain about, but Mr. Burke makes a good point in his reasoning for buying his 2010 9-5. He knew the problems facing Saab and still went ahead because as he stated, each Saab he’s owned has been better and more reliable then the previous.
As far as the 9-3 vert goes, I still believe there is not a better looking in that range convertible out there. I have seen the latest 1 series BMW which is pretty but when I saw someone putting the top up…… The time it took to complete, I could have eaten my lunch.
Great vehicles sir and thanks for sharing your story.