This weeks SAAB Of The Week comes to us from Piotr from Poland. It is his 2007 9-3 and is just a beauty.
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Did you mean 2008?
Production year 2007, model 2008. This facelifted model was produced from 07.2007.
It has to be an ’08 or ’09. The ’06 and ’07 had the body side moldings on it. Plus the haedlights are of that era too.
You may be right, I actually just took the info from the email. Might just be the year that he had purchased.
Production year is 2007, model 2008. This facelifted model was produced from 07.2007. Red J explained that quite well 🙂
Beautiful Car and picture, but not an 07. 08 or newer with the new front end.
Pretty common for the transportation agencies to call the car the “wrong” yearmodel. Registrations are listed as building date, so if the car was built in october 2007, its called a 2007 by the agency, however it is a 2008 model by the manufacturer since they start counting a new yearmodel after the summer-holidays…
I think that is the case with this car…
Since big brother regulates a whole slew of things that I don’t feel they need to—here is one I wish they WOULD regulate. There should be a definite standard that manufacturers must follow with regard to when a car is built and what model year it is named. Example: I had a 1997 Mercury Tracer that was built in March of 1996. That is ridiculous. I believe that cars should have to go on sale on or after September 1 to be considered a model year of the following calendar year. Example: Car built (or perhaps offered for sale at dealerships) in September of 2013 can be called a 2014. If the car is sold in August, it must be a 2013. I think it’s a bad deal for consumers, especially in the used market, to be able to purchase a car that has a model year of 2011, that was built in April of 2010 for instance. It’s misleading and silly.
Nice photo! These facelifted cars were first built in 2007 but were called model year 2008.
The model year always begins after the summer pause, thus the first MY08 cars where build in 07. For the same reason the Griffins (MY 12) where build in 2011, before the bankruptcy of Saab Automobile.
Isn’t that a fantastic car design?! I really love everything about it – especially those alloys.
Can’t quite make it out, this that Hazelnut? did they run that color in that late model year
? Great color.
Probably this colour was just for cars produced in 2007 and call SMOKE BEIGE 🙂
I love my ’04 Hazelnut 9-5 wagon. That color has really stood the test of time—-looks as good today as when we bought it. The only other colors I’ve really liked a lot since 2000—-the bright red (with black interior) or their off-white—sort of a cream white and would also opt for the black interior for that one. That is the best white any manufacturer has ever offered. I like it much better than standard white. The hazelnut choice allowed us to get a beige interior, which is what my wife wanted at the time—-because her BMW had a black interior and she wanted a change.
Angelo; Great minds think alike! I loved our 2002 9-5 Hazelnut sedan. Had to let her go do to a failing trans. I agree best all around color for that period in Saab history. I think they made a limited number in that color of the gen II 9-5, but
I could be wrong.
I saw an amazing photo today on Facebook (Jason of Florida posted) and told him to send it to SU.
For the first time, I just looked at that photo at full resolution, and I am amazed at the sharpness and life-like colors throughout the entire image. It looks like reality to me, like I could walk into the photo and examine everything up close. It has a 3-dimesnional effect, yet both foreground and distance are in focus, adding to the sense of reality. The last photographs with that sense of reality that I have seen were by O. Winston Link with his Norfolk and Western Railway photography.
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