Much has been written in recent days about the Saab crisis, raising significant uncertainty. Often, facts were totally twisted, or simply communicated wrongly. What the carmaker's crisis really means to us and whether we can still buy a Saab, we have summarized for the Saab community.
Spare parts supply
Spare parts for older and new Saab models are supplied by Saab Parts AB. Saab Parts is an independent and profitable subsidiary of Saab Automobile and is not affected by the bankruptcy filings. The supply situation for older models is good, which I tried involuntarily myself. With the current Saab - especially the new Saab 9-5 - the supply is sometimes associated with waiting times.
We know from Saab that the availability of spare parts at the new Saabs will improve in the future.
Guarantee and goodwill
All warranty and goodwill services will be billed to Saab Parts AB. Dealers will also receive the funds from Saab and will not be affected by the problems of Saab Automobile AB. Saab Parts AB will continue to secure the supply of 1 Million Saabs on the roads of the world in the future.
Saab Parts AB is pledged to the Swedish state as security for EIB development loans and thus protected from access by creditors. Should the worst case occur in Trollhättan, which we all do not hope for and believe, Saab Parts AB will not be affected in your ability to act.
The future of Saab Parts AB is secure in the long term. Already potential prospects have knocked on Saab to secure the profitable spare parts business.
Buy used Saab or annual car
Can you buy a Saab in the current situation? Do not listen to Stammtisch words from self-proclaimed experts. The market for used Saab has narrowed in recent months due to stagnant supplies from Sweden and low sales figures in recent years.
The number of Saab fans has not decreased, on the contrary. Many former Saab drivers and sympathizers take the chance to buy a used Saab now.
This leads to the crazy situation that relatively new Saab with a few kilometers, suitable equipment and in good condition are wanted. Especially Saab 9-5 of the first series are difficult to get, the 9-5 “chrome glasses” as a station wagon at a good price is wanted.
A completely different situation has occurred with the new Saab 9-5, which is relatively difficult to sell to traders due to the turbulence in Sweden.
The Saab 9-5 did not deserve this, I was able to drive a new Saab 9-5 XWD sedan a few kilometers last week by coincidence and was thrilled. The workmanship is first class and the active suspension is a dream. A short driving report with pictures follows, if I find the time to do so.
The prices for the storage wagons are good and completely compensate for the expected loss in value. The supply of spare parts is safe for at least 10 years, the technology in the 9-5 is not exotic, because - what a crazy situation - many components from the GM kit are installed ... ..phew ... didn't think I would say that mal
For me, the Saab 9-5 is an insider tip that looks outrageously good and is a very confident and individual car. At the moment, the relationship between price and performance can not be surpassed.
Who dreams of his Saab dream of a new 9-5 should stand by and buy. No matter what the smart neighbor says.
Granted, it takes a little bit of courage. The dealer network is thin and could get even thinner. Although Saab will master the crisis, the construction work will be tough.
But, whoever has a special taste and does not want to drive around the world with mainstream products, is used to swimming against the tide.