SAAB 9-3 Security: A Saab protects your life!

Some things could end badly ... If you sit in the wrong car ... A cheap brand from the Far East or Romania, for example. How good that Mark's wife was in the right car yesterday! But of course Mark's family fleet consists only of cars “made in Trollhättan”. Saab 9-3 against semitrailer. Saab is in the straight ahead and turning lane, truck on the lane in the direction to the left. The Saab wanted to go straight on, but then the truck turns right.

Saab 9-3 against semitrailer
Saab 9-3 against semitrailer

A fatal situation. It's a pity about the beautiful Saab, who has just been there 3 Monaten rolls on our streets. Who is innocently involved in the accident with his driver. But the health of Mark's wife is more important. A car is sheet metal and sheet metal can be repaired. The black sedan will be made fit again at the Mobilforum Dresden. Mark's wife did not make a mess of it, and we were all more than happy with this news.

Saab 9-3
Saab 9-3

The Saab has done its job, no question. He was conceived and built for that. Safety has always been the domain of the Trollhättan brand. Saab's claim to build the safest cars in the world has always been fulfilled. Saab 99 and Saab 900 were the safest vehicles of their time.

The Saab 9000, based on the Tipo 4 platform, was many times more secure than the brothers of Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. The Italians renounced important things like the side impact protection. Saab not. For the Swedes this would have been inconceivable.

Since 1997 all new Saab series have active headrests. A Saab innovation that has been adopted by almost all premium manufacturers in recent years. You and the well thought-out construction of a Saab 9-5 or Saab 9-3 protect us even in the event of the smallest accidents. When I see the pictures of Mark's wife's Saab 9-3, I wonder if I ever want to drive another brand.

Seriously. A Saab is always safe. He protects your life and your health. You can not ask for more.


42 thoughts on "SAAB 9-3 Security: A Saab protects your life!"

  • Ouch, is this topic late ...
    Myth and legends versus reality
    ... Citroen used to advertise the safest cars in the world ... (remember the legendary DS)
    ... the Granada driver laughs and says: my tank is the safest ...
    ... Swedish steel known in town and country ...
    ... Mercedes in the background with a real lead ...
    and yet quite, for sure
    > I don't want to have an accident!
    > and if it does,
    >> then please in no (!!!) car built before 2000 (I have 7 cars from before)
    >> If so, then please in 99% of all vehicles (from middle class) from the end of the 90s
    Because it was not until the 90s that “high-strength steels” were used everywhere in car manufacturing, which make life difficult for even the fire brigade when cutting the spars.

    So long, and everyone an accident-free ride!

  • @ Gallix -> don't let yourself be torn apart on such a beautiful sunny Sunday! Always stay cool.

    @ Tom -> are you still thinking about the conversation in Schlappe Saeppel?

  • ……… one more thing before it tears me apart!
    Suddenly, old-age ducks, rotten Asconas and Biliigstheimer like Dacia are compared to SAAB.
    Buy a couple of nice books about SAAB automobiles and you will see the thoughts and considerations that went into the construction of the same.
    The tiniest security-relevant little things have always been part of the whole at SAAB.
    Things that other manufacturers could not even pronounce, even ridiculed, determined the actions of the designers.
    The multitude of special features, serving safety or simply being particularly practical, are what sets SAAB cars apart.
    From the beginning - and until today!

  • Is there actually. Incidentally, Dacia pays journalists for the contributions there

    Which incidentally, the other manufacturers do. They spend a lot of money on social media and want to have SAAB blogs for free.

  • Will still continue to drive nothing but SAAB !!

  • ... at least with some comments such thoughts can arise.

    Ps I am sure there is also a DACIA blog

  • So there are no reasons to buy a SAAB.
    So here we are ALL weird spinners and hang on to a legend that has never existed.
    All that nice money for nothing - just thrown into the greedy throats of the strange non-experts in Sweden. They also drunk everything - the trolls.

  • A Dacia or whatever would not have gotten over this accident any worse or better. What happened a lot? Bumper demolished, car body dented a bit?
    If it really bangs, then you can say the car was safe. But in the meantime scratched?
    Had the accident opponent bent at a narrower angle and the Saab would have come under the trailer's axles. Maybe even at higher speed then the Saab and the occupants would have been flat, it would not have made a difference if you were in Dacia or Saab.
    But as I said, to conclude from the little scratching on a safe or safe car ... well.

    Incidentally, an axle weighs with wheels as much as a Saab, just as an info.

    Well that Marks wife nothing happened, that's the most important!

    Nice Sunday!



  • Hello Klaus,

    I like your last remark that objectivity determines action. With regard to AMS, however, it should mean - because in terms of objectivity there was and still is a lot of catching up to do!

    Even with the so-called crash tests under the aegis of AMS, the later texts will certainly not contain any particular objectivity - there is no assumption that additional changes to the vehicles will be made.

  • Sorry Sweden-Dirk, but your arguments do not stand up to scrutiny.

    A Renault Clio from 2005 achieved a rating of 5 (in words FIVE) stars in the NCAP crash test. The Dacia Sandero, which according to your statement is based on the same platform, achieves a rating of 2008 (in words THREE) stars in the same NCAP crash test in the year 3. There is NO Dacia that reaches more than three stars:

    Whatever is installed by French technology in a Dacia, the safety technology is not.

    My circle of friends has a Dacia Logan station wagon, after half a year (!!!!) rust blooms appeared in the area of ​​the right rear window. After removing the rust, the Dacia branch was not able to reinsert the rear window flat. A Dacia is a cheap car - it doesn't want anything else.

  • Hello Joachim,
    🙂 how is that to be understood now?
    The AMS and the ADAC crashing so manipulated cars? The Germans with welded-in additional struts and the foreign pieces got rausgesägt, or how?
    The Germans are preferred everywhere is known from VW image and Co.,
    but oh dear God, that's a bit too far, is not it?

    I am 100% car-driven, have called my own in far more than 100 cars in my life, currently own. 11 foreign cars, 3 Saab (900, 9-3Cover, 9-5II), 6 Citroen (Ami6, GSA, DS21, C3Picasso, C6, Jumper), 1 Toyota Yaris and a Subaru Legacy Estate Outback and no German car (!) and that although I used to work for Ford, VW and Audi for many years (I ran car dealerships and groups)
    I'm certainly not on their side, but let's face it, objectivity determines action.

  • Hello Klaus,

    It is completely clear that even then at Auto Motor + Sport, German vehicles were the “cream of the crop” - no further explanation is needed.

  • ... on the 9000 and NCAP: That's right, NCAP came later, back then you crashed at 56 km / h, in NCAP today with 64 km / h. The load should, so read, be a good 70% higher than before.
    Since there was a test in the late 80ern in the Auto Motor Sport, (I still have somewhere in the basement) compared with W124, 5er, Omega, 740, 100 and Croma.
    Well, only W124 and 5er, Audi 100 went that way and the rest (also Volvo) not really, rather classified as unsafe.

    Except that there is no misunderstanding here, I am a fan of SAAB through and through, even driving 9 / 5 and 900-1 Cabriolet out of my 9-3II Aero and feel safe.
    I just don't think it's good when the others are dressed down. In February I had a frontal crash with my Subaru Legacy station wagon winter car, almost 15.000 EURO damage and no scratches….


  • Sweden Dirk and Marco: As a former Saab driver, I don't see through Saab glasses. I decided to buy the Saab 1988 in 900 because many Americans (in the US bases near me) drove either a Saab or a Volvo back then. (rarely BMW, Mercedes, Porsche) Precisely because of the safety and safety standards that were already very strict in the USA at that time. The US version drove well here in Germany, not only because of the safety (side impact protection, for example, which German manufacturers also offered for their export models to the USA), but also because of the standard air conditioning system etc ...
    But the safety for themselves and their children in the back seats was important to them and the way did not pass a Saab or Volvo (at least then and I think that is still true today) ...

  • An acquaintance drives since about 3 years a car of the mark Dacia (Dacia Kombi).

    This car is very poorly processed and it has formed at various points already after this time clearly visible rust.

    In the event of a crash, such a car should no longer have the same crash values ​​as a well-made make - so please do not advertise Dacia here on the blog.

  • Please provide evidence for the “folding” of a 9000 series - I am not aware of anything. To the best of my knowledge, this vehicle model was not tested in the NCAP crash test.

    Regarding 900II I refer to the comment of Markus Stotzer (10.05.12 / 12.16 PM).

  • Hello Tom and everyone else,

    First of all nice and above all important that Mark's wife nothing happened.

    I've also been a big Saab fan for more than 15 years and for a good year now I've finally been able to call a Saab mine (hopefully more 'NEW' ones can be added ...). With this I have now driven about 40000 km, where every single km was more than just fun and I didn't feel unsafe or uncomfortable for a single second. But I'm also more than grateful that there was no real, dangerous situation. With every advance in terms of safety, everything will still reach its limits at some point. Unfortunately also Saab ...

    Luckily, there was "only" sheet metal damage, which will certainly be well repaired in Dresden. But I also think that it was a little too much looked through the Saab glasses / is. Saab is also the BEST car for me personally and no alternative to 99%, but safety is not a factor in most of the other automakers in the world. At least those who want to sell their products in Central Europe.

    In this sense. All a nice weekend as well as always good and safe ride.

    Greetings from Saxony. Marco

  • Hello Dirk

    May I just ask you out of curiosity what you want to express with it?

  • If you mean the cheapest buyable car, the Dacia Sandero from Romania, based on Clio / Kangoo underbody, I also can not agree with you, sorry.

    You write a lot of good, readable reports, but I found that wrong, I'm sorry, my opinion.
    Such a new kid is safer today than many mid-range or upscale mid-range vehicles built before 10 or 15, whether Kia, Hyundai, Dacia or Fiat.

    I drive a duck, among other things, and luck also plays a role. Many years ago a good friend won a Fronatl crash with a cardboard box of duck against an Opel Ascona C ...
    he unharmed, the Ascona driver had to go to the hospital ...


  • Dear Dirk. Welcome to the blog. Just to correct: With cheap goods from the Far East certainly no Toyota Yaris meant. I think that goes without saying. We are already thinking outside the box and we know that good cars come from Japan and other parts of the world. But also low-priced products. Good ?

  • I drive since 1993 Saab. The first was a Saab 9000i. 1998 shot me a wannabe driver on the highway. My car flew head-on into a concrete wall at 100 km / h. The car battery and the hood were about 100 m further back. I broke all the ribs and my nose. That was all!
    This car had no airbag and no ABS. There were no technical problems with the first Saab
    I sold the second Saab with almost 400 km due to a new family member. There were no technical problems with the second.
    The third Saab from 2001 - of course a station wagon - has meanwhile 200 km and sometimes problems:
    Various seals leaking - especially annoying when cooling the engine; The oil pan got a hairline crack that could no longer be sealed. Otherwise a super car. I'm looking forward to the next 200 km. Let's see if there are new Saabs again ...

  • Front way: Wonderful that no people were harmed!
    Probably all reading fans are here, as well as me. I come from a Saab family and will stay true to that.
    But one annoys me on this block and that is not seen outside the box. My wife drives a cheap faraway car Toyota Yaris described above and if someone pulls over this extremely solid car I can only think of the term incompetence.
    Today everyone is safe and not before. There used to be differences in security in the past, not today. One more point in NCAP today decides whether the Gurtwarner beeps a minute quietly or 5 minutes loud.
    SAAB is great, but please be so loyal and allow others!

    An interesting report on this topic:

    Would have thought ...?


  • You are sooooo good.

  • Hello dear SBN community;

    many, many thanks for your sympathy (also about FB). It's really good. In fact, my wife wanted to go straight ahead and turn the truck on the left turn lane to the right.

  • One of my reasons to drive SAAB has always been active safety. My old SAAB 900 and my 99 already had padding in the knee area before there were (except for Mercedes) airbags. Even in the current models, I always feel safe and good.

    More than points in any tests count the driving experience and the direct feedback of the condition of the road. The new SAAB 9-5 II is in direct comparison to worlds before the Isignia. I drove both test and wanted to order the 9-5 station wagon, so I was convinced.

  • Not so long ago I saw an identical accident with a Fiat Panda (1 generation). The driver is nothing happened. However, the panda had a total loss. The complete frame was bent. There was nothing left to fix. Well, it was not such a pity about the panda

  • At Audi, the first A 6 only got 3 points in the NCAP crash test ...

  • In 1991 I experienced (survived) with a first-generation Saab 900 what it means to drive a Saab and be involved in a serious accident. Another car (Audi Coupe) drove into my standing Saab at the front left side at a good 100 km / h. Both cars were total write-offs, but I survived the crash without a scratch! The other had several broken ribs and a concussion ... Since then, I've swear by Saab, even though I bought two models from the other brand from Sweden afterwards. :))

  • The beautiful SAAB ... .: - (

  • The current NCAP test has changed criteria compared to previous tests, so the results can not be transferred to 1: 1. Nor should now here the history of introducing different safety standards in the foreground, yes, here were the two Swedish manufacturers often in the pioneering role, but the comparability of current models.

    The Saab 9-3 involved in an accident that is under discussion is a “current” model.

  • yes but hello !!, the mentioned Saab 900 was a normal Opel Vectra. At that time GM had not invested any money in Saab security. not the fault of Saab, but of GM as always. The subsequent successor, Saab 9-3 1, had 1600 improvements, which were exclusively thanks to Saab. 95% of it not externally visible. So much for objectivity.

  • Without wanting to start a discussion here, there were shortcomings in the past with the premium manufacturers that were not written in the motor press.
    Especially the 5er last generation BMW grabbed only 4 points in the NCAP test. If the BMW had been a SAAB that would have given a negative headline.

    The 5er has only had active head restraints since 2010, that is 13 years after its introduction to SAAB.

    From the generation of the BMW is thus comparable with the 10 years old SAAB from 2002. However, the SAAB has 5 stars, a vehicle class is positioned lower, and the particular occupant safety is emphasized.

    We should not believe everything that drives us the motor press.

  • A SAAB is safe, he's weird, he's beautiful and he's fun.
    But please still remain factual, a Dacia or a Hyundai newer year would not have looked worse in this crash and the inmates would certainly dropped out without injuries.
    There was also SAAB, e.g. 900/2 and 9000 that are folded together in Euro-NCAP like houses of cards ...

  • On my return trip to Dresden, I saw the train yesterday on the tug and made my thoughts. Nothing happened, only the car a little bit battered! OK then!! The mobile forum gets the stalked 9-3 guaranteed straight again.

  • Saab is a safe car, no question about it. A Mercedes, BMW, Audi and of course Volvo no less ... ..

  • The most important thing is that Mark's wife nothing happened. All right, the SAAB did its thing.

  • Especially in the Bulgarian or Romanian make my trust is very low. It may be that these boxes and also Korea Chevys pass the norm. But just the norm. But Real Life Safety? I prefer to entrust my family to a SAAB or the other Swede.

    By the way, if fair, then consistent. The 900 II was immediately improved after the first bad tests. Blame for the poor performance was the hasty launch by pressure from the new owner. Everything was in butter in the later version.

  • and they are fun to drive ...

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