The Saab Convertible has been referred to in the past as the 4-seasons, 4-seater ragtop. Whilst many convertibles of the last few decades were small, cute affairs, Saab rocked the world in the mid-1980’s by building a robust convertible with 4 useable seats. Best of all, it wasn’t just a pretty little show pony. The Saab Convertible has always been a car built to cope with true winter conditions.
I thought it might be interesting to see how many people get their Saab Convertibles out during the colder months. Better still, do you get the heater cranked and the top down?
If you do, send me some photos of your Saab Convertible doing one of the things it was designed for – looking awesome and delivering driving fun even in the winter.
Send your photos to [email protected] with Winter Convertible in the header.
One such Convertible owner with no fear of the cold is Fredrik A, from SU sponsor Maptun.
Fredrik’s Saab 9-3 Convertible was built in 2004 and runs on E85 thanks to some tuning from his employer. The car has several other tweaks to the exhaust and suspension, helping it put around 280hp and 400Nm to ground.
Fredrik drives his Convertible all year round….
I doubt there’s anyone who drives around with the roof down as much as I do, at least in this kind of climate. If it’s above –5 and sunny – the roof goes down! The manual says you’re not supposed to operate the roof below –5 C , but since my car is nice and comfy in a warm garage I’ve dropped the roof as low as –10 C.
Today’s reactions include : Heads shaking, staring, wide smiles, thumbs up, and something I only expected to happen in the movies; a girl actually dropped a cigarette that she was about to light from her lips.
I know there are more of you 4-seasons Convertible drivers out there.
Get some photos and share the love!