SOTW: Daves green 9-3

Quite a while since last SOTW, but earlier this week we got a few pics of this beauty in the crew mailbox.
Like it or hate it – it is great that someone wants to stand out and try a different color!
Thanks for sharing Dave, and to you other, send us a picture of your car and a few words, an maybe YOURS car is featured next time!

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Good day Saab fans,

I would like to share my new Saab 9-3 with you guys.

My name is Dave from the Netherlands. My mom and dad have a Saab car company (www.autobedrijfvandongen.nl). I often go to the company, I have been doing this since I was born. And the Saab virus has got me haha. After a long time when I was finally 18 years old, a special 9-3 2000 “Viggen White” was ready to ride after a lot of work (picture will follow in this post). I was always in love with the new generation 9-3, but when I saw the 9-3 in the orange color on Saabsunited, I knew enough that I also want something like that. After a few months we got a perfect 9-3 to make this possible .

About 4 months ago I have bought a 9-3 2.0T (2008) with my father to make something special that we both wanted.

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Then there were a few questions:

Which Color?
Which Wheels?
Which Options?

There were a few colors that we maybe wanted like: Orange, Green, Polar Blue, Yellow or White. After a long discussion and consideration we have picked the color Lamborghini Green. Because it’s a special color, we made many black accents like the roof, mirrors, fog lights and the grill. I also ride a Kawasaki dirt bike, which is also green haha.

We wanted to keep original Saab wheels and because I liked the Independence Edition Wheels it was an easy choice. And off course 19” :D.

Then the question which options. Because you got so many different options, it was hard to choose. I liked the NEVS bumper very because the new fog lights. And with of course the Hirsch grille, what a beautiful grill :D. Then I saw a leather Hirsch dashboard and thought I must have that too. Also we have chosen a TurboX rear spoiler.

After 4 months of hard work with my dad this is the final result! The White 9-3 Cabrio is the car of my mom, and I also got the 2000 9-3 “Viggen style” in white.

I am so happy with the result and will ride my Saab with a smile, every single day. And maybe you will see me at the Saab festival in 2016 with this green monster :). Unfortunately I couldn’t join this year.

Hope you liked this post 🙂
And the engine tuning will come in the future if you ask.

Greetings,
Dave from the Netherlands.

Big thanks to www.autodrijfvandongen.nl and my dad.

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.

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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:

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SOTW, Snow loving Griffin

Niels-Søren Bøgh from Denmark sends us some beautiful wintery pictures of his 9-3x

This is my wife’s 9-3X TTiD 200 Griffin Hirsch MY12 on small trip to the nature. The place is called the “Frost wally” and was formed by the last ice age. For those who like nature, snow and Saabs – here are some winter pictures that speak for them self!

Between the pips is a badge installed from a classic 900 Turbo… this has become a family trend!

This is after my opinion the car NEVS should have had their focus on in TTiD, BioPower and ePower. And my biggest dream is the TTiD  with the eAAM system…  Merry Xmas!

Thank you very much for this weeks SOTW, bigger pictures can be found here

 

SOTW, a bit of Bordeaux in The Netherlands

This weeks sotw week is from Peter in the Netherlands, I’m loving the red top on his black 900, very striking.

Dear Robin,

Hereby I like to attend the popular talent show SOTW with my “little red riding hood” (in dutch: roodkapje).

I bought the Saab 900 2.5 V6 1996 two years ago, totally original. I like to finetune my Saabs with delicate changes, as I also did with this one. For example, I changed the hood for a bordeaux red coloured one, changed the end of the exhaust and bought some timeless Saab rims. I am very satisfied with the total result!

I really hope to see it back on your great website. Keep up the good work!

Best regards,
Peter Machiel
The Netherlands

As always I have placed larger and more pictures on my Flickr page

SOTW on holiday in Spain


Hi Robin,

I often visit the SAABSUNITED web site and thought I would send you the attached photo of our SAAB taken during a recent driving holiday to Southern Spain. This SAAB has served us well over the years touring through Europe. As well as the Hirsch 19ins wheels seen in the photo, the car has also a Hirsch 252bhp power upgrade and Hirsch springs. This makes an ideal combination for touring on the continent and in particular through the Alps and Pyrenees.

Best Regards,

Mel Baynham

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