Today I’ve joined a Volvo-Saab event in Hamburg. It was nice to see both brands on a nice location, as the whole thing has taken place in a petrol station of the ’50s.
My car was by far the newest of all cars that I’ve seen there, but this is not what made me angry, or should I say sad?
Many times I’ve read on the net, that people like more this or that Saab model, or that some people think that only certain Saab models are true Saab cars. But this is on the net. In real life people was always more or less open to anything Saab, best example for that are the different international meetings I’ve joined in the last years. In those meetings you could see two-strokers side by side to a 9-5 II and nobody said anything wrong about the other.
But the sentence I’ve heard today, from somebody that is rather active in the german Saab world made me sad, and I don’t understand why he said that. For him the real Saab is dead, the true Saab spirit is only alive in the Saab young-timers that you can see on the streets, and if NEVS produce any cars it would only be some Chinese crap.
Maybe he is misinformed, or maybe I misunderstood him, but this is the first time a sentence of a Saab fan has forced me to write a post about it, so something was in that sentence.
NEVS still has to show us their version of Saab, shouldn’t we all wait till NEVS shows the world their vision of a Saab car and then judge them?
I really don’t understand those guys that glorify a certain Saab model and criticise anything different. Sorry, but this is my way of thinking about it. It makes me feel good every time I see something with a Saab badge on it, and because the cars with a Saab badge can be so different, I always search for the special feature of that model and not the flaws.