SAAB Photo Shoot: Saab 9-5 2.3t Arc Sports Suit 2002

The Saab 9-5 of the first series is a beautiful, timeless car. Unlike many competitors' products, the design is still up to date. Does anyone believe that the Saab in the pictures is 10 years old? Saab Fan Tim and his good friend and his Leica M9 have joined Saab Fotoshoothing.

Saab 9-5 Arc Sport Suit 2002
Saab 9-5 Arc Sport Suit 2002

The result, creatively designed using iMac and Lightroom is absolutely fascinating! The Saab put in the right light comes out well. Design from Scandinavia is timeless, never intrusive and just typical Saab.

Saab 9 5 Arc 2002, interior
Saab 9 5 Arc 2002, interior

Saab 9 5 Arc 2002, Navigation, iPhone
Saab 9 5 Arc 2002, Navigation, iPhone

Saab 9-5 Arc Sports Suit
Saab 9-5 Arc Sports Suit

The fine Arc equipment, which was unfortunately removed from the program at some point, went well with the Saab. Only in the equipment line “Arc” was there a very bright, fine walnut wood design, which at that time was still of a real veneer. It made the interior particularly friendly and Scandinavian. Together with the soft structured leather, the Arc was the solid, noble variant for connoisseurs.

Saab 9-5 sports suit 2002
Saab 9-5 sports suit 2002

Saab engine 2.3t with Trionic
Saab engine 2.3t with Trionic

Saab 9-5 sports suit, Scandinavian elegance
Saab 9-5 sports suit, Scandinavian elegance

Often, the Arc models were delivered in full equipment. The Sentronic 5 automatic transmission and ventilated front seats were then on board. A good friend of mine drives a 3.0t Arc he does not want to part with. Because in comfort and workmanship Saab was then at the top, one notices the Swede neither age nor mileage.

Security: Saab 9-5 with active headrests
Security: Saab 9-5 with active headrests

Espresso ... after the photo shoot
Espresso ... after the photo shoot

Many thanks to Tim and his friend for the great pictures! Keep on Saabing!

Text: tom@saabblog.net

7 thoughts on "SAAB Photo Shoot: Saab 9-5 2.3t Arc Sports Suit 2002"

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    @@ Saab fan

    Last week I was watching a 9-5 in silver with black equipment while waiting at the Saab car dealership.
    A great car (and I don't really like limousines) - especially from the inside.
    But I don't think I can get used to the “missing” large trunk.
    We always had beautiful river backs or station wagons from Saab!

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    @@ spartacus
    Thanks.
    Yes, this Saab really is a beauty.
    I still love driving this “old” car every day! 🙂

    @@ till72
    Nene, that was just a little Photoshop retouch (none of the others have been retouched!) From the letters - I just couldn't help myself! 😉
    I am actually from northern Germany and not from Rudolstadt in Thuringia. 😉
    The 95 is true (yes fits the 9-5)!

    At that time, the 9-5 stood around an Opel Saahe dealer in the wider area.
    It had a little “little” PS (“only” 186; our previous 9000 CSE had more), but as Tom already mentioned it was fully equipped (including a large touchscreen navigation system, ventilated seats, pull-out trunk floor, Harmann / Kardon boxes, sports and Winter setup, rocker switches and controls on the steering wheel, CD changer in the trunk, etc.).
    It was even quite cheap (either shortly after or before the facelift for the 9-5 came out and the dealer wanted to get rid of the car)!
    So we got all the bells and whistles and the ventilated seats by chance - an extra that I personally don't want to do without (especially in summer)!

    @@ Daniel
    Yes, the Saab is usually also appreciated younger.
    And some are wondering what the equipment at that time already had (see above) and how comfortable it is when they sit in it!
    The other day after the car wash, a pensioner even asked for the type and brand because he thought it was a new model and he liked it so much! Even I found that a bit exaggerated…. 😉

    @@ Andreas
    Yes, I agree!!
    I pass on the praise to my buddy!
    Did my buddy just so casually while my Silvia (my little espresso machine) brewed us 2 little black.
    Has become a super “random product” and I may even print it out as a poster for the kitchen ...

    Incidentally, the Saab was about to be replaced by 2x.
    At the first time it did not happen, because a new one would somehow have been the same old model and a successor model of Saab was not yet presented, but was actually overdue.
    The second time, GM thwarted us (although I went to HB especially for that). 🙁

    Really miss I do on the Saab but actually nothing.
    Especially the seats, the ventilation and the turbo-like start are great (and since a few days he also has an iPod connection, which even works with navigation and steering wheel operation).

    So let's see what happens to Saab for the next 4 weeks. 😉
    If necessary, I would also like to drive it for another 2-4 years and then replace it with a new spectacular station wagon from Trollhättan (before I have to drive station wagons from southern Germany) !? 😉 🙂

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    There are nice memories of my first years as a SAAB driver. Until last summer, I had a 9-5 Aero sports suit. But the current successor 9-5II Vector is of course also a pleasure.

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    The key fob in the last picture is very spectacular.
    Oh yes, the other pictures are also very nice 😉

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    Very beautiful pictures.

    Yearlotto is always very great, so under BJ 2000 my 97er 9 5 is rarely appreciated
    Only the Streusacheiben the headlights reveal that he comes from the 90ern.

    Greetings from MeckPomm, Daniel.

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    Whether the license plate has something to do with the purchase price ...? 😉

    Great photos!

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    This is a great car.
    I bought the new 95 sedan.
    Good luck with your car; it is a beauty.
    Spartacus

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