Bi-xenon headlights cut through the darkness. A Saab 9-3 on the go, somewhere in the world. No, not anywhere, and the Saab isn't just any Saab. He rushes through the beginning night in Sweden, in Västragötland.
It's really rare anyway, and it's new too. It doesn't really get any newer in the Saab world. What we see is a 2014 Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan, Made by Trollhättan. His driver is in a hurry. The Saab will have reached the Gothenburg city limits a few kilometers later, and the ferry to Germany is waiting.
I will not tell you more, the full story will be posted on the blog this week. Even during the holidays, Saab fans were busy with their hobby all over the world. Some could enjoy a large dose of Sweden and drive extensively Saab.
Others were busy with their rusty hobby and took advantage of the days off like me. A leather seat set for a Saab 9000 Anniversary, which has been waiting for months to complete, is almost done. For us Saab is a hobby, other people have made it their profession. And are successful.
Like a Saab partner in the United States. Park Ave Saab in Maywood, NJ sells a staggering 30 to 50 high quality pre-owned Saab each month. The Americans are just as crazy about Saab as we are. "Instead of buying a new 2014er Volvo, they prefer to pay top prices for a used 2011er SaabJeremy Morrissey, who has been trading with Saab since the late 80s, said Automotive News, Can I understand that? I can do it, and how!
Morrissey still has a problem, and it's the problem of all Saab fans around the world and their dealers. There aren't enough Saab used cars in that condition, so Maywood expects the boom to end in the next two years. Because then cars will definitely be missing ...
In North America, 450.000 Saabs are on the road, the stock in Germany is much lower. Success stories like Park Ave Saab are also available here. Saab is a thing for fans, for the automotive heart, and for business success. I visited someone who ventured into self-employment with Saab, and who succeeds in doing so. Another topic for the start of the year on the blog.