SOTW, Saab 9-5 in Istanbul

This weeks SOTW comes from Aydin in Turkey, great to see Swedish vehicles enjoying the snow there

Hi Robin,
My name is Aydin, I live in Istanbul and quite a SAAB enthusiast. I have been following SU for a long time and thought it would be good idea to share my SAAB. Correct me if I am wrong, if you publish my photos it will be the first one from Turkey.
This is my 2004 9-5 2.3T Vector. She is with me for a few months and I do love driving her. Having German and Japanese cars in the past, I can easily say that SAAB is by far the best one I have ever driven. The car has a unique design and great build quality. Drives very smooth and fuel consumption is very fair thinking of her performance.
After purchasing the car I changed the DI casette, brake pads and did the regular oil and filter changes and now I can say she is in good condition. SAAB is a rare brand in Turkey, Turkish premium market is dominated by German players. Despite everything, we still can find both authorized services and private garages for maintenance.
The first photo was taken at a weekend trip to a small lake 250. km east of Istanbul. Snow and cold weather is her natural habitat. Travelled about 650. km in two days, driving in hard winter conditions was no problem with her.
I salute every SAAB enthusiast and SU readers around the world with my best SAABish wishes 🙂
Aydin

Another great Swede enjoying the snow.

A big thank you to Aydin who has some extra and larger pictures which can be found on my Flickr page

Sotw, the dark collection

Dear Robin:

I have been meaning to send in photos of our Saabs for quite a while for SOTW and am just now getting around to it.   We really like the feature on SaabsUnited.  Attached are some pics taken a few months back in 2014:  a 2002 9-3 Viggen, a 2007 9-3 anniversary edition, a 2010 9-5 Aero and a 2011 9-4x Aero.  You could aptly say we are a bit addicted to Saabs (and these four follow several others we had before them)!  We actually sold the Viggen last year shortly after the pictures were taken so are down to 3 Saabs, which maybe is a bit more manageable.

We couldn’t capture all of them in a photo in our garage and driveway so we took these pictures at a park close to our home.

Thanks,

Chuck and Mike

Seattle, WA

Great looking 9-4x

Larger pictures can be found on my Flickr Page

 

SOTW, the Red Viggen.

Dear Robin,

I attach a very unique picture for SOW.
During 2 weeks, I travel across the US with Peter Gilbert, The Million Mile Saab Man.
We departed his home in Milwaukee to attend the Saab Owner’s Convention held in Oregon.
Still on our way back, and we have been through many adventures and sceneries.
Our trusty companion this trip, is peter’s 2001 Viggen, tuned to stage 2, and with some more goodies.
The car is one of 62 3 door red Viggens produced for the North American market.
So far, we traveled more than 5000 very hi speed miles, which turned out an average fuel consumption of 30 US MPG, and no loss of any motor oil.
The car just turned 124000 miles, with many more to come.
One place we visited on our way back is Butte in the western part of Montana.
This town is of Irish heritage, and developed on Gold, silver and mostly copper mines. It has developed from a camp, through a boomtown to a mature city emphasizing the historic preservation and environmental cleanup.
Some headframes still hang over mine shafts, in part of the history preservation.
The picture shows Peter at the driver’s seat of the Viggen in front one of a headframe.

SOTW, Happy Birthday Dario

Yes, its Dario’s Birthday and SOTW is dedicated to him and his two Saabs.

Hello Robin .

My name is Dario and I’m from Lisbon , Portugal, and I am the founder of the Saab Clubs in Portugal

The 9-5 is my second Saab that I have , this is a Saab 9-5 from 1998, 2.3t , and this morning I decided to see the sunrise at my work , and then I take this picture…and I thought….this goes directly to my desktop 🙂 I hope you like it as well.

Then there is my first Saab, a 9000, that I still have.

Read moreSOTW, Happy Birthday Dario

sotw, Gregs’s Saved 99LE


Hi Robin:

Here are a few shots of my 1975 SAAB 99LE. Bought this car from an Estate back in the Spring. A barn find with 61,000 miles and original owner. The car had not run in about 25 years. Needless to say it cleaned up amazingly . Installed new headliner, cleaned the entire fuel system. It runs and drive great. Wet sanded the mostly original paint with 2000 & 3000 wet paper then buffed. Can’t wait for Spring and to show her off and drive as a summer car.

The only thing I plan to do with this car is to add a nice set of Soccerball alloys once I find them. Attached are some BEFORE and AFTER pictures

Enjoy.

Greg Smith
Catskill NY

SOTW, V6 style.

 

Hi Robin,

I’ve recently acquired this beautiful 2.8 Aero Auto and thought I’d love to share it with everyone on SaabsUnited via SOTW.

Thanks

John Valentine

John, thank you for sharing, please find a few extra pictures on Flickr for you to look at.

If you would like your Saab to appear on SOTW, please send me a few pictures and a write up to robin.kerry at btinternet.com PLease put sotw in the subject box

SOTW, stunning laser red 9-3

This weeks sotw is from George in the UK.
Another very smart bold colour which makes our Saabs stand out from the crowd.

Hi Robin,

Hope you are well, just wanted to share with you some recent photos of our freshly washed 9-3 TTid Aero Sportwagon in laser red.

We bought this car on 1 August and just love it…never used to be a big fan of red cars, but have to say I think this one looks particularly stunning in Saab’s laser red.

Hope you may consider as a possible contender for SOTW sometime in the future.

Kind regards,

George McGuinness

Big thank you to George for sharing, there are a few extra pictures on Flickr for you to look at.

If you would like your Saab to appear on SOTW, please send me a few pictures and a write up to robin.kerry at btinternet.com PLease put sotw in the subject box

 

Unique Yellow TX from Canada.

Hi Robin,

I’m the original owner of this TX in Vancouver, Canada and it’s my favourite car thus far. It’s sad to see Saab being sold multiple times and Spyker going under. IMO Aileron is truly a masterpiece with beautifully crafted exterior and interior.

Let’s hope for a better 2015 for our beloved Swedish brand as well as Muller and Spyker.
Happy New Year to my fellow Saabers!

The upgrades on my TX include:

Read moreUnique Yellow TX from Canada.

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