Our 2011er 9-3 requires an inspection! In the meantime he has 80.000 kilometers on the clock, and a few weeks ago there was an involuntary stopover in the workshop. Now it drives him back into the pits, but the service indicator is unmistakable. So it fits in well that a conspiratorial meeting of the Saab Blogger in Bamberg is in the organizer. On to Upper Franconia!
The Saab center Bamberg and Ralf Muckelbauer are among the German Saab veterans. Saab is already lived by the second generation, and rightly so. In the test lane is a beautiful 900 Cabriolet, yard and workshop are full of Saabs. Saab 9-5 are used as replacement cars for customers. It is not better.
Of course, a lot has changed at Muckelbauers over the years. The business with the new cars is now done by Subaru, the all-wheel drive Japanese with the boxer engines occupy the showroom. A brave Saab 96 defends the honor and demarcates Swedish terrain against the Nippon superiority. When it comes to service, Saab dominates. What was in the yard yesterday is pure Saab feeling and makes my heart beat faster.
Two Saab 900 Gradschnautzer, one of them an incredible Vollturbo from 84, stand in front of the hall. Where was the last time you saw this? The turbo has an interior in the most sinful red ever. Slanted or to fall in love? Definitely the only year of construction with a red dashboard. A Saab classic Coupé of the most beautiful variety in a funky color combination. Exactly my thing, because I have a weakness for the colors of the 80er and the early 90er. Can Blogger pass by? No, I have to take a look inside.
The interior smells of leather, the analogue instruments are old Saab style. The 84er 900 Turbo is a dream from Sweden. Opposite is parking an 900i Cabriolet, an 99 Turbo, an 900i sedan wheelchair user. Saab classics meeting at Muckelbauer. A journey through time and pure Saab feeling. More impressions from Bamberg are in our Facebook group.
While I'm indulging in Saab nostalgia, our 9-3 is getting its inspection. The Saab store in Bamberg is a mix of service for everyday vehicles and the restoration and preservation of classic substance. Saab drivers like to invest in rolling cultural assets, and not just in classics. The demand for accessories is also great for the last generation of vehicles. Hirsch exhaust systems for the 9-5 NG have been reissued, the Saab Center Bamberg has ordered quite a few.
Beyond Saab Feeling and Hobby, our 9-3 is an everyday car. It should, if considered sober, be reliable. The maintenance costs must be right. Is a Saab 9-3 expensive to maintain?
There are seasonal offers of Orio Germany, and there is a special loyalty offer for the Bamberg Saab customers. Muckelbauers Loyalty offer, an autumn service with oil and oil filter change, includes all the points our Saab needs. The fixed price of 149,00 € is particularly fair, there is also another Saab stamp in the service booklet. And a conscientious check of our car, which is found by the critical views of Ralf Muckelbauer as good and flawless.
Does someone drive them into a free workshop at these prices? There is no reason for it. The prices are correct, Saab competence is included. And the Saab feeling as well.