It all started with the wish for the 3rd child. Since we already had a 9-3 Sportcombi and my wife was more or less satisfied with her BMW, there was no discussion about buying a new car. In June it was then clear that there would be offspring. Child 3 was out and I was wondering ...
A second station wagon was needed, and from my point of view there was only one question: 9-3 or 9-5? I scoured the internet, but there wasn't much out there that I liked. Time passed, and September came. Our wedding * was decided for October when I talked to Tom during the autumn trip of the Saab friends Saxony. He told me about a 9-5 2.0T Biopower, deer, built in 2007 (chrome glasses), which was in Ralf Muckelbauer's yard, and which could be interesting.
2 days later I called Bamberg and asked if the Saab was still there. It was him, and Ralf Muckelbauer told me everything there was to know about the piece. In addition, I received 10 pictures by email.
I wanted exactly the Saab. My wife liked it too. I wanted to give it to her for the wedding, but there was still the problem of selling the BMW. I never thought it could be so hard to get rid of a 3 Series. That was the 13.10. There faster than expected and the Bavarian was still not sold.
The price continued to drop, no matter where I placed it anywhere, the time passed. So a Saab for my wife for the wedding was probably nothing. It was not until November 17 that the BMW finally went away - far below value.
On the same day I called Ralf Muckelbauer and told him that I could finally buy the Saab. He was now on the road as a repair shop car, but he had kept him back for me.
We agreed to meet on Saturday, November 27.11th. Quickly agreed with a friend. He was there and we could start. I was excited about what to expect. Unfortunately the weather was not so kind to us. It was snowing like crazy, but that didn't stop us from reaching our goal. At the same time I had an appointment with the 9-3 because of a defect in the ignition lock.
A sporadic error that occurs every now and then and then disappears. In the end it turned out that only 2 pins of the on-board electronics were bent. In that case, many thanks again to the team from the Muckelbauer dealership for quickly fixing the problem. While the 9-3 was being treated, we did the paperwork for big brother.
The money changed hands, the price was really fair. It was even installed in advance a new exhaust manifold, because the old had a crack. Free of charge! Then the summer wheels were
invited to discuss a few more technical details because the 9-5 is a bit different than the 9-3.
A few more pictures and off we went. I couldn't wait to finally experience the big Saab. It started and the 9-3 followed with my buddy. The roads were at least cleared on the way back, the 180 km unwound quickly and easily. The 9-5 drives great, you don't notice its mileage of 260t km.
Now it's time to make him fit and beautiful again (scratches and dents). Technically, he is fine.
Thanks again to Ralf Muckelbauer and his team for the patience and the great service. Saab is still alive in Bamberg!
*Editor's note: Pictures coming soon on the blog.
Thanks to Heiko for his Saab story! Do you also have something to tell about Saab?
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