SAAB puts a smile on my face

Our next reader story is in and the exclusive SAAB mug wants to go to Wuustwezel in Belgium:

“I always loved cars, but never before it had occurred to me to buy a SAAB. Mostly because of reasons I now really question. Previously I was more focused on German manufacturers: Opel, Audi, VW and I even had a Skoda on my driveway. When it became time to replace the Skoda Octavia, I did an extensive search on the Internet and I ultimately fell for a SAAB 9-3 SportSedan.



Love at first sight
I can not really explain it. The lines, the design, I just had to see it in real life. I have arrived on site after a car in the pouring rain, the actual sight of the car was even more attractive than I had imagined. Smile on my face, and that in less than 5 minutes! The torque and engine power of this monster were amazing and the style and class of just what sublime.


The fun to drive is back
2003 SAAB 1.8T Arc SportSedan, with a stunning leather interior and a spotless service history. Although I have a lot of eyebrows, I just thoroughly enjoy the 9-3; what a top class car! SAAB really made the fun come back to me.

I always get the smile on my face when I arrive at my destination. Jeremy Clarkson said in one of the Top Gear Episodes that "A SAAB driver does not seem to have a mystery smile on her face". Why? I think because of the fact that the total concept of the car is simply fantastic. SAAB just puts the drive back into driving ...


I'm using my SAAB mainly for touring purposes as my daily commute is taken care of my employer but I am catching myself more and more often finding excuses to be able to take the car to work, just because I enjoy driving it so much… ”

Author: Chris Jansen, Belgium.

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4 thoughts on "SAAB puts a smile on my face"

  • Hi Chris, You might be interested in becoming a member of Saab Club Belgium.
    We like enthusiasts like you

  • Yesterday evening my daughter came home from a meeting with friends. One of them told her in these original words, "I saw your father with a smile on his face - in a green SAAB"

    After a lot of work on a very nice evening I made a tour with our 902-Cabrio to relax ...

  • As to the Top Gear reference:

    "I'm not a dentist doing root canals, I'm Chuck Yeager!"

    There is definitely something to the Saab smile. You just sit down behind the steering wheel and you cheer up. That's unique to Saab. Older Mercedes-Benz do something similar, but different: you sit down, close the door and immediately relax.
    But the instant smile seems unique to Saab….

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