Where do YOU buy Saab spare parts?

We receive a lot of questions regarding Saab spare parts through the contact form here at SaabsUnited. People ask where to find certain parts and many don’t even know that there still are plenty of spare parts available for Saab cars (in most cases).

While it’s nice to help other Saab owners, and we’re more than happy to do it, there’s some room for some improvement here.

So, we now have a dedicated page about Saab parts here at SaabsUnited. It explains the current spare parts situation and features a list of Saab spare parts providers.

The list of parts providers contains the earlier advertisers here at SaabsUnited, there are some companies that the Swedish Saab Club cooperates with and then there are some parts providers that the editors here have recommended.

These are basically Saab spare parts providers that we (and other Saab enthusiasts) use and appreciate.

But our list of parts providers is far from complete. We want your help to expand the list. Since we’re based in Sweden, many of the companies are this as well (but they sell internationally). Spare parts providers in Asia, Africa and South America are particularly wanted.

Where do you usually buy your Saab parts? Do you have a favourite provider? Is there some spare parts provider that you avoid? Let us know about it in the comments below or through the contact form.

Best looking Saab NG9-5 SportCombi, ever?

We don’t really approve of car ads here at SaabsUnited, but I figure this one is worth an exception. Not only since it’s a Saab NG9-5 SportCombi (one of 33 ever made and the only one registered in Norway), but because of the awesome pictures of this car.

Just see for yourselves (click the pictures for a larger version):

Photo by Eirik Aadde, eirikaadde.com
Photo by Eirik Aadde, eirikaadde.com
Photo by Eirik Aadde, eirikaadde.com

Wow, just wow.

The car in question is a Saab 9-5 2.0 TTiD4 XWD SportCombi Aero 2012, that has gone 35 000 km. It’s one of the cars that were purchased from the auctions following the Saab Automobile bankruptcy. And the asking price for this beauty is 890 000 NOK (approx €98 000 EUR). Here’s the full ad: FINN Saab 9-5.

Update: Rune wrote an excellent post about this Saab 9-5 SC back in 2013. Read it here: The Arctic NG 9-5 SportCombi (“The Phantom Saab”)

Contributions improved (and pink link added)

As you may know, we accept and welcome post contributions here at SaabsUnited. There may not be any new Saab cars built, but there are still many Saab cars, enthusiasts and clubs out there. And we want to read about your Saab experiences here at SaabsUnited.

After having spent some time this Christmas on the user base of SaabsUnited, I can tell you that we now have almost exactly 6 000 registered users. And they have all been “upgraded” from subscribers to contributors. Any new users are also automatically set to contributors.

So everyone registered here at SaabsUnited can now (easily) contribute with posts.

When a new post is submitted by a user, an email is sent to the moderators of SaabsUnited. We can then review the post and publish it, or add comments and send it back for (eventual) rewrite. This review system, with the emails, is brand new and will surely improve our work (and speed up the process for new posts).

I have also added a permanent page about the contribution system with a pink link in the top menu of SaabsUnited. Hopefully this will make it easier for our visitors and users to contribute. Oh, and there’s a thought behind the pink link. Click it and you’ll see. 😉

Last but not least, we still have our regular SaabsUnited editors. Not all of them are as active as before – and there aren’t as many new Saab news nowadays – but several of them still contribute (both here and in other ways), which is much appreciated!

Feel free to let us know in the comments below if there’s anything else that we can do to improve the contribution system here at SaabsUnited. And do contribute with your Saab posts here!

International Saab Meeting 2016: The Movie

International Saab Meeting 2016The International Saab Meeting 2016 (IntSaab 2016) was held on the 12-14 of August 2016. The meeting took place in Vadstena, Sweden, a town close to the birthplace of Saab: Linköping. More than 600 Saab enthusiasts, from all over the world, attended IntSaab 2016.

The meeting included a visit to the Swedish Air Force Museum and Saab Arena in Linköping, where the Ur-Saab was on display. There was also a re-creation of the Saab 92 premiere, at the original location (the Saab restaurant Terassen). And of course, the last day was an open Saab swap meet and car exhibition.

Here’s the official movie, or a short summary, of the International Saab Meeting 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUuvvNcXgG8

Svenska Saabklubben, the Swedish Saab Club, hosted IntSaab 2016. Next year, Deutscher Saab Club, the German Saab Club, will arrange the International Saab Meeting 2017. Registration for IntSaab 2017 will open late January 2017, so be sure to keep an eye on their website for tickets!

Happy Holidays all Saab enthusiasts!

On behalf of SaabsUnited and Svenska Saabklubben, the Swedish Saab Club, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for 2016, we are looking forward to 2017 with you all.

As you may have noticed, SaabsUnited has not been much active lately. This is in part due to lack of Saab news, but mainly due to lack of resources (contributors and editors).

After Saabklubben took over SaabsUnited, I have had to do a lot of maintenance on this site. As an example, more than 4 000 spam users have been (manually) checked and removed. All in order to keep SaabsUnited working in the future.

Saabklubben wants SaabsUnited to continue being a relevant and accurate news/enthusiast site for Saab owners in 2017 (and onwards). But this will require your help. Every user at SaabsUnited is a contributor (as noted here: Contribute to SaabsUnited). So please do contribute to SaabsUnited!

Now, personally, I’m looking forward to spending Christmas with my mother-in-law in Gothenburg, since it means that we get to visit the Saab car museum in Trollhättan on our way back home. 😉

Saab sign saved

The single most photographed sign in Trollhättan, the Saab sign by the north gate of the Stallbacka plant, is going to be donated by Nevs to the Saab Car Museum. This since Nevs are mounting their own new sign in place, but they still care for the Saab car heritage and wish to preserve the Saab sign.

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The handover of the sign will be made at the north gate on Thursday the 8’th of December at 14:00. This will be a public event, with visitors being welcomed. Representatives from Nevs and Saab Car Museum will attend this event as well.

Saab specialist building destroyed by fire

A tragic event happened last night in the Dutch city of Ommen. A building in a business complex, where among other Saab Service Ommen is located, was completely destroyed in a large fire. No people seem to have been injured, but a lot of cars were destroyed.

Saab Service Ommen
Saab Service Ommen

The emergency services was called to the scene around 02:15 in the night between Tuesday and Wednesday. The fire grew quickly and the firefighters could only focus on preventing the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings. Around 05:00 the fire was under control.

Here’s a video showing the fire:

A lot of Saab cars can be seen in the video, among those a Saab 9000, NG900, OG9-5 and a NG9-3 Cabriolet. Saab Service Ommen is an appreciated Saab specialist, who sells and repairs Saab cars. They also perform restorations of classic Saabs.

Our thoughts are with the owners and employees of Saab Service Ommen.

Source: Zeer grote brand in Ommen is onder controle

Positive vibes about Nevs in Dagens Industri

di_rgb_400x400The Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri (the Daily Industry) have today posted two positive and interesting articles on the car company from Trollhättan now known as Nevs. Considering how Saab was treated by Swedish media many times, this is really nice to see.

The first article “Planen som ska få Nevs på rull” (the plan that will get Nevs rolling) starts out explaining that the Saab branding on the Stallbacka plant is gone and the production has stopped, with another negative fiscal year to be expected for Nevs.

DI asks “how can Nevs employ 900 people and keep growing?”.

Today Nevs has 900 employees in Trollhättan, with 230 consultants as well. They’re still recruiting more people, mainly engineers within electronics and software. This year the personell cost is expected to reach 500 million SEK ($56 million USD) and it’s all currently funded by the owners of Nevs.

The new factory in Tianjin, China will be ready next year. In order to get the necessary license for EV car production in China, it will be a complete car plant. This factory will produce the Nevs 9-3, based on the Saab NG9-3. The Stallbacka plant will support the Chinese factory and the next generation of Nevs EV cars for Europe will be built in Trollhättan.

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