It is quiet in Sweden. Presumably it will remain quiet for a few days until the official bidding on Saab is opened. The result of the auction of the Saab Museum is also coming soon. The bankruptcy trustees announced on Saturday a time frame of two to three weeks, then the bidder race will be opened. If we realize that the trial is going on until April, then we can be sure that this time frame will be savored in peace and quiet.
The Swedes seem to be a bit slower in these things than we are used to in Germany. Manroland, a major but almost simultaneous bankruptcy proceeding, is making good progress. So, as always, patience!
You also have to be patient if you want to buy a new or almost new Saab. The offer is manageable at first glance, at second glance it becomes very narrow. Apparently interesting offers turn out to be fakes and the provider wants to order the Saab from his wholesaler first. Who of course does not have the Saab on offer, but has good contacts to Sweden ... Questionable and somehow reassuring. Because apparently the Saab bankruptcy has not yet spread to the last corners of the republic.
Not only did I feel the same way. Even friend Mark has meanwhile landed in his Saab search in other European countries and will probably import from there an almost new Saab.
So it did not work for me, with the dream of brand new Sweden. But with a bit of luck, you can find something delicious, turbocharged from previous ownership and during the week a new, used Saab with low mileage moves in with us. What it is, is not revealed, but the part is hot!
Slowly it becomes full in the fleet, because four Saab are one too many and probably our 9-5 sports suit must go. Who cared for a checkbook Saab 9-5 Deer Biopower from Bloggervorbesitz with few miles searches, who can write me an email ;-)
It is clear that the press on the subject of Saab is doing bad research. We have experienced it again and again in the last few months. Currently the Handelsblatt has a short article about the China Saabs written, giving the impression that the current Saab 9-5 would live on in China. The mirror is no better either. While Saabsunited's editors read what is a good thing, they missed Guy Lofalk's departure. Because according to Spiegel, he still sees the most lucrative offers for the Saab Museum.
The time until the crucial news from Sweden will not be boring. Tomorrow comes a detailed report on the Saab 9-5 sports car, then a driving report from Mark to the Saab 9-4x and 9-5, and finally we unravel Saab secrets about the 2012 model year. Keep going !