Saab 9-3 Cabriolet "The State of Independence"

It's been 10 years since Saab introduced the new 9-3 Cabriolet. The advertising in the USA ran under the slogan "The State of Independence". A place, according to the advertisement, where all convertibles have a turbo under the hood and the sun is shining. Today, 10 years later, turbocharging has become widespread.

Saab 9-3 the state of independence
Saab 9-3 the state of independence

Many manufacturers offer more or less well-made turbo engines. Few of them reach the level of the legendary turbos from Trollhättan. Only the “State of Independence” has burned down.

But maybe something completely new and exciting is currently emerging in Trollhättan, and our Saab journey continues. Possibly also with new convertibles. In the commercial, a 9-3 in the cult color “Lime-Yellow” roars through the picture. In the end, however, Saab's colors became increasingly gray and courage waned.

Not quite, however, because there was the new “Independence Cabriolet” in a red-orange color and there is also another exciting Saab story that goes back to the 2013 model year. I will tell this story in the next few days.

For the weekend Allen, who are as Saab-crazy as the blog team, have fun with the promotional clip, which is also a joy on warmer days without snow!

8 thoughts on "Saab 9-3 Cabriolet "The State of Independence""

  • Good morning!
    We also have a 9-3 convertible - but in black. Well maintained, very good condition.
    Unfortunately, I have to sell the car and was shocked by the reactions from the car dealer. Most dealers just said: a Saab? No - not our clientele; no - I won't take such junk (end of quote). 2003 year of construction, 110.000 km and the only car dealer who would have taken the car in payment at all gave me 4000! Offered (cost 8.500 last year) ...
    I'm scared. Such a beautiful car and I've heard so many negative things in the last few days - I think it's a shame 🙁

  • ... you immediately feel like the proud owner of
    two such convertibles in lime yellow again really well. Umd the decision
    to sell one is reconsidered again….

    • So if you want to break up someday, get in touch with me !!! 😮

  • And not to forget the colors: lynx yellow (inkagelb), available from 2008 to the middle of 2010!

    • How right you are, Martin ... the Inca yellow is amazing!
      We should have an Inca meeting!

      A nice short film ... which prompted me to go to the Saabine's winter quarters and stroke her ... 🙂

      PS: stand dry in good company with about 10 Amazons! 🙂 So a Swedish hibernation… 🙂

  • Well then they are the promo short and sweet: o), because you really want to get your own convertible but this will take a while until then all the one have a lot of fun (the next spring will be coming soon) !!!

  • In a nutshell ... or is there still something missing ??? Was that just the supporting film ???
    But SAAB convertibles are always great! And then in this irresistible color ... a dream!

    • It's just a clip. The next Saab movie is much longer and goes back very far into the Saab past

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