Audi A1, Citroën DS3, Mini, Fiat 500, Alfa Romeo MiTo, BMW 1er, Smart Fortwo - what is Saab compatible?

Unfortunately, Saab currently does not have a small car on offer. A compact city car that is fun, hip and still practical, affordable and somehow cool. The little Saab will come sometime, in a few years, probably on the current mini platform.

So many Saab fans can not and will not wait that long, in our specific case we do not want to.

Because in our family fleet a new car is due. A Saab 9-3 rules out because too big. So what should you buy as a Saab fan, which car can handle our cool, Scandinavian fleet? Agree, help us with the decision. Here is our selection:

Audi A1

The Ingolstadt people think they have put a small cool car on the wheels. Do colorful ventilation roses from an Audi make a cool car? Or is only the extensive list of options cool because it brings a lot of money in the Ingolstadt box office?

Citroen DS3

The mini from France. Inside and out really chic. Young drivers love the DS3. What would have thought at the beginning, Citroen comes with the production hardly behind. Does so much French chic fit in our Swedish fleet?

Mini

The "almost" classic from England. Driving pleasure guaranteed, but extremely expensive. For this loving details and advanced technology. What Saab fans too?

Alfa MiTo

The traditional brand from Milan is not dead. The Italian answer to the Mini. Looks outrageously good, is not quite as crisp as the mini. An alternative ?

Fiat 500

An eye-catcher from Italy. Retro, but very well done. for cheap prices and if necessary also with noble leather. An ideal city car, even with thrifty 2 cylinders or as fast Abarth to have. But is he compatible with Saab?

BMW 1er

The smallest BMW from Munich. Rear-wheel drive sporty and agile. Compact in size and economical as well as powerful. Is the BMW image compatible with our Saab? No, really not. Who writes that? The BMW 1 Series is actually not a cool box for Saab fans, and it does not make it on our list.

Smart Fortwo

Rear engine, ignition lock on the center console, but somehow the Smart is very small and impractical. Is the Smart Concept Cool? Does the ignition lock alone make the Smart a Fast Saab or does it not fit at all?

Forgot something? Another idea ? A great city car with a fun factor that we do not have on the radar? We ask for the opinion of the Saab fans.

Which car is Saab compatible?

  • Volvo C30 (29% 45 Votes)
  • None on the list (27% 42 Votes)
  • Fiat 500 (13% 21 Votes)
  • Citroen DS3 (11% 18 Votes)
  • Alfa Romeo MiTo (8% 13 Votes)
  • Mini (6% 9 Votes)
  • Smart For Two (3% 5 Votes)
  • Audi A1 (3% 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 157

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Addendum:

Volvo C30

As a Swedish alternative, we have put the little one from Gothenburg on the list. Is he the option for Saab fans?

Text: tom@saabblog.net

12 thoughts on "Audi A1, Citroën DS3, Mini, Fiat 500, Alfa Romeo MiTo, BMW 1er, Smart Fortwo - what is Saab compatible?"

  • None of the little ones can really convince me either. Somehow that is too much “posing”. I believe that if a dwarf has to join our SAAB, it will be a much more pragmatic decision à la Polo. With the above, I would have too many concerns that you will see your fill, some of them are simply no-go (Audi).

    But I also notice the same phenomenon when I'm looking for an alternative to SAAB in the other “classes” - and yes, I've done that in the last few weeks. Shame; ·) Somehow the SAAB designers managed to break out of the mainstream with the new 9-5er, fashionable knickknacks were largely avoided. A car that I am convinced that it will still look very good in 5 years' time. In my opinion, Audi will not succeed at all. The new models are all on the "evil-looking" card and the predecessors look out of date in one fell swoop ...

    • Since I've seen the 9-5SC, I think the Audi A6 just boring and he would be out of the question.

  • The problem has now settled well
    But I also chose the Citrôen. Interestingly, the alternative to the 9-5 SortCombi for me would have been the C5 station wagon. But even this problem will probably no longer arise 😀

  • Difficult question, as it depends on the purpose. Just look good or be practical?

    The A1 I would exclude directly, because he does not like (convulsive attempt) and is too expensive for the offered. The Mini is a nice car so I would shortlist it. I was thrilled with the Citroen when I saw it at the show. In real life, that faded. Not least because of this extreme daytime running light, which destroys the optics in the front and - at least, rather blinds me. Nevertheless, at least worth considering.
    I'm a bit disappointed with the Alfa Romeo. I had hoped for a more coherent package. The Volvo is strictly speaking a class above it. Remains the Fiat. I find that visually still refreshing, but do not know how it stands for the long-term quality.

    My order therefore
    Fiat
    Mini / Citroen
    Alfa

    (In the end and not quite seriously meant: how about a renovated 96?)

  • Difficult question, as it depends on the purpose. Just look good or be practical?

    The A1 I would exclude directly, because he does not like (convulsive attempt) and is too expensive for the offered. The Mini is a nice car so I would shortlist it. I was thrilled with the Citroen when I saw it at the show. In real life, that faded. Not least because of this extreme daytime running light, which destroys the optics in the front and - at least, rather blinds me. Nevertheless, at least worth considering.
    I'm a bit disappointed with the Alfa Romeo. I had hoped for a more coherent package. The Volvo is strictly speaking a class above it. Remains the Fiat. I find that visually still refreshing, but do not know how it stands for the long-term quality.

    My order therefore
    Fiat
    Mini / Citroen
    Alfa Romeo

    (In the end and not quite seriously meant: how about a renovated 96?)

  • Hello

    Another question;
    When will Saab launch a van?

    Greeting

  • So for me nothing really comes into question from the list ... although the DS3 would be the only one.
    But give Tini right with the 9-1 a really, very cool box and exactly what SAAB needs! There is also a Facebook page about it ... very informative!

    https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_275857728107

    PS: Oh, we have a Twingo (deeper, harder, wider) and a Renault Modus in our fleet ... works perfectly ... 😉 nothing can keep up with SAAB anyway! 😉

  • Somewhat “off-topic”…. but …

    Even though I do not really like Citroën ...
    (Well, as a primary school student I always walked past a gas station with a gold SM in a garage to school - I found the car very impressive, without knowing what kind of special model it was; otherwise, friends of ours from Switzerland had always Citroen and in their cars I always vomited as a child due to the soft foam seats and the suspension)

    From the company and history, Citroen is already very impressive (been).
    On arte or 3sat recently ran a very interesting longer film / contribution to it.
    According to the film, Citroen (with its owner) was once very, very big, innovative and progressive, headstrong and also willing to take risks - until there were problems and “wrong” decisions and other companies had to “help” Citroen.

    Somehow it seems familiar to you, isn't it? 😉

  • Tini, I agree with you

  • Good morning! How about the Volvo C30?
    Best regards, nice evening
    Jope

    • That's right, the C30 is on the list. Thank you !

  • For me, no one on this list is in question.
    I like the car design from Ferrante (see link)
    Saab does not need and should not accept a copy from another brand.
    It is important that the car has different engines and offers the option of 4 × 4 such as Suzuki or Subaru.

    http://www.autobild.de/bilder/saab-9-1-design-entwurf-1220646.html#bild2| Ref = http: //www.autobild.de/artikel/saab-9-1-design-entwurf-1220588.html

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