It is said Saab 9-5 NG drivers are ordering their wiper blades in Sweden. This may have something romantic Scandinavian. It's easier at the Saab Partner!
The 9-5 NG has, in a long Saab tradition, a curved windshield that is supposed to imitate the style of an aircraft cockpit. The designers bow to the style icon, the Saab 900. The only way to get a clear view is through the original wiper blades, which adapt to the shape of the windshield. Alternatives, such as the Opel Insignia, are only an unsuitable compromise. A Saab is just not an Opel!
Due to the low distribution of the new Saab generation also the hardware store or the workshop chain with the three letters turns out to be the source. The wiper blades are made exclusively for Saab in Japan and distributed only through the Orio AB in Nyköping.
For more than 2 years I have had a “first class Saab service” agreement with the Bamberg Saab center. I order what I need by phone; after two days at the latest, the packages are at my doorstep at dawn - coming by express from Nyköping. The interaction between the Orio AB, Saab partners and customers works smoothly. The freight costs are low. And because we already need a set of wiper blades, there is also a set of rubber foot mats for the 9-5.
Just in case it will be winter again in the Rhine-Main area at some point! The mats are available for little money and they are original parts with Saab lettering. The supply of spare parts and accessories works very well, also thanks to committed partners such as Ralf Muckelbauer's Bamberg Saab team. So I could be satisfied. I am too, almost ...
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