Our Saab 9-5 NG is currently in the care of Bamberg Saab Center. It's about preserving the Swedish sheet metal as well as possible in order to experience Saab driving pleasure for a long time.
If the Saab were any leasing box, that would not be an issue. After expiry of the lease, the successor would have rolled onto the farm, neither in Bamberg nor the blog would have been concerned about rust prevention, which goes beyond the manufacturer's recommendation. But since there will be no new Saab 9-5, not only do I see things differently. Longevity is high on the list of priorities, with the sheet providing more frowning than the technique.
The first feedback from Bamberg shows that it was a good decision to deal with the topic now. After all, the Saab was on the road for three years in the Gothenburg area, and the paintwork and underbody got some quirks from road salt and split. An inner fender is damaged, which was only visible during dismantling and must be replaced. Orio AB supplies inexpensive replacements.
Around 200 Saab 9-5 NG are on the road in Germany, a high percentage is in the hands of enthusiasts. The topic of rust prevention should be of interest to every 9-5 pilot. A detailed article will appear on the blog in the next few days as soon as the Saab has completed the procedure.
While my Saab is floating on the lift, I relieve the withdrawal symptoms with its predecessor. That works amazingly well, because the Saab 9-5 OG is still a very likeable car. More than 230.000 kilometers do not stand in the way of a lot of driving pleasure, even with workshop cars, the technology is properly maintained in Bamberg. So much for my impressions. Rust prevention is also an issue here, because the old 9-5 is mainly on the road in the Fichtelgebirge region, which is legendary for the use of road salt. That doesn't do even the best Swedish steel good.