Looking for a new, slightly smaller car, we quickly realized that it was difficult to find something that would be comparable to a Saab. As a longtime Saab driver you appreciate the long-distance qualities, the good design and the classless appearance of a Swedish car.
After visiting car dealerships of various brands, we knew that there could only be one thing. A new Saab.
The range of new cars from Trollhättan is unfortunately limited. The specification had a “reason-based motorization” and a certain variability, so only a Saab 9-3 sports suit came into question.
In Hamburg, over 500 kilometers away from our location, we found it. at Lensch & Bleck in Hamburg Winterhude was a new 9-3 Vector sports suit, jet-black with the 150 PS Turbo engine. Inside classy, with bi-color leather, a very nice car.
The price was good, so we quickly came to an agreement and signed it without looking. On Tuesday the ICE went north. Hamburg is still a Saab stronghold and Hamburg is an incredibly lively, fascinating city. At the Inner Alster you can sit beautifully in the sun and watch the most beautiful Saab`s in all of Hamburg go by ...
But back to our Saab. At Lensch & Bleck, the yard is full of Saab who are there for maintenance. That makes a good first impression. Our 9-3 is already ready to go south. The premises at Lensch & Bleck are pleasantly different from the usual glass palaces. The fabric of the building is older, because Lensch & Bleck has been a traditional company since 1908. But everything is bright and friendly, the atmosphere in the house is good, you can feel that right at the entrance.
So, the 9-3 paid, papers received and a quick Saab chat with sales advisor Andreas Babendererde. Lensch & Bleck, I hear, will continue to be there for the Saab drivers in Hamburg. The Saab partner recently received 10 new Saab 9-3 Cabriolets, all but one of which have been sold. Nice to hear.
Lensch & Bleck and Andreas Babendererde get a special recommendation from Saabblog.net. Because the contact was very pleasant, the purchase was absolutely uncomplicated. The service wonderful. So, three stars from us to Hamburg.
On the way to the south, over 500 kilometers ahead of me, you think about your Saab. Again I drive a current 9-3 which is absolutely top quality. No creaking, no cracking. The Saab feels good. The engine is surprisingly quiet, the 6-speed transmission is precise. With “only” 150 HP you are also quite fast. For the first few kilometers, the Saab 9-3 was treated with particular care, of course. But the 1.8 t, which is actually a 2.0 liter, and soft turbo also get off well in the Kassel mountains.
The leather of the sports seats seems, my subjective impression, to be in a better quality than previous 9-3. It's thick, solid, almost like old Saab times. The air conditioning in the 9-3 sports trolley is perfect. The day before yesterday, at times more than 30 degrees Celsius, the automatic air conditioning worked whisper quiet and unobtrusive.
The Saab can keep up with the competition or is superior. Anyone who has driven a Mercedes C-Class rental car, the Saab is perceived as better processed. Anyone driving an Audi A4 will judge the Saab suspension to be more balanced. It's like crying again. In Trollhättan, the bands are standing still, so you could build such great cars.
After 534 kilometers, the tank is still full to 25%, the driver relaxed despite a long day in the ICE and on the highway and without tension at the finish.
Welcome to Bavaria, 9-3 sportswear. Saab number 3 fits perfectly with our 9-5 sportswear and our 9000.
More pictures on the weekend.