SAABSTANCE Singapore

Hello and greetings from Singapore!

Firstly, will like to congratulate the new refreshed SAABSUNITED page as well as the new Svenska Saabklubben Team for taking over this fabulous site that all SAAB Fanatics globally have grown to love and to appreciate over the years.

Personally used to have had the pleasure of 5 SAABs and it has been nothing short of an exciting journey and relatively fuss free.

MY 01 SAAB 9-5 2.0t

MY 06 SAAB 9-5 SC 2.0t

MY 00 SAAB 9-5 2.3T HOT AERO

MY 06 SAAB 9-3 SC 2.0T VECTOR

MY 08 SAAB 9-3 SS 2.0T AERO – VRN “360” as you may have seen in some photos

Will be showcasing to you some images taken by yours truly as well as a short write up of Singapore. Scroll on!

 

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SAABSTANCE Singapore Introduction

Hello to all fellow SAAB Pilots Globally,

A big shout out to all you great people that keeps this brand alive and well despite the many challenges and turmoils that the Griffin has underwent. It had battled them all and back up again and well. Greetings from Singapore and i figured i will start the Griffin flying by posting a small introduction about ourselves. We live in a small city state measuring just 44km East West and approx 20km North South. As you can see, it is a really small island on its own but with a very passionate group of Saab fanatics that are infatuated by the trolls from Trollhattan. Small as we might be, out regular gatherings number from 10 to 40 plus Jets at one go.

We share the pride that all of you have over your Jets and it is always an inspiration to us all in Singapore to see the rest of the community being so enthusiastic and the love you all give to each and every SAAB.

It is a real shame that our cars are taxed heavily up to 180% of the cost of landing a vehicle here in Singapore and worst still, we are limited by a 10 year ownership, of which the car is to go to the wreckers or we will have to buy another “Certificate of Entitlement” to extend another 10 years. Just a ballpark, in the past, a 9-3 2.0 AERO in 2008 would have cost approximately USD $120,000 when new. I know many may say it is ridiculous, but this is such in a small island where land is very scarce and car population control is vital.

Still, this does not detract from the fact that we absolutely adore our Griffins and we give nothing but the very best to our Jets and keep the flag flying high in Singapore.

Here are some of the photos that i hath taken for the club over the past few years and showcase many of the pride and joys of our Pilots. Enjoy and hope to be able to meet many more like minded enthusiasts in my travels or through stories.

 

Warmest Regards,

Abel Tan

SAABSTANCE

SAAB 900 in Singapore Unite
SAAB 900 in Singapore Unite

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