Dear readers, as I wrote in the first report some time ago, it was a long way for me to the Swedish brand. At some point it worked - it was a 95 Vector built in 05 as a diesel. The 2.2tid and then as a deer - two cars in one were these. But he bit around and then, as already mentioned, came the ride in my friend's aero. It burned itself into me - never let go of me again!
That was turbo boost !!!
His had traveled well over 200.000 km and ran and ran. It came as it had to come - in spring, two years after the first Saab, an Aero Model 06 was for sale around the corner. Combi in black with beige interior, auxiliary heating, deer exhaust system - please, please hang up again dear Swiss - the sound is brilliantly composed !!! For the rest, it was double-flow.
And he had leveling. 150.000 km on the clock and checkbook maintained. Absolute full equipment. Sounds great right? Apparently, I tried it and it happened to me.
But this Saab, my nerves would strain again to the utmost, I will describe in part 4 my story! Only one in advance - sometimes you just bad luck! And that was a really big number.
But more on that later.
Today I want to talk about positive writing on dull days. Because the just mentioned black Aero was very often in the workshop. Too often. At some point I looked for an alternative to the rental car. And please do not sell me for stupid - it was again a Saab.
Through the blog here. Again and again the 9000er appeared. Described as space miracle. And reliable - see Talladega! I dealt more closely with the matter and it had happened to me.
Alone because of the cockpit!
I started to search for 9000er. And I had my idea. Scarab green metallic and Pamir leather trim should be. That was on the agenda. An early model if so goes 92 / 93er. Because he did not have a third brake light and wiper rear. For me, the rear was tidier with it. Even Scandinavian!
I searched the web every week from October to March. Totally ill and infected by me.
But then in March it was time. 92er Saab 9000 CSE with 2.3-16 V engine. Without turbo. Very beautiful. With above-mentioned color combination and sunroof. Only 175.000 km down! Immediately it went off to the Swabian.
The external impression fit - he was stainless and not ridden. The windshield wipers in front of the headlights worked perfectly. Nice. The only drawback is heaven! Was more a hammock than the sky of a car.
No matter. I'll do that sometime myself was my thought.
He also had a fresh TÜV. Test drive, contract of sale and gone. In the evening on the return trip, there was a blast at a fugue of a motorway bridge and it got louder. I knew it was exhaust or flexible tube. I stopped in the dark and shone under it. Flex tube.
Looked adventurous but. And was loud. Very loud. More like 130 did not work anymore. The children still slept in the rear with switched on reading lamp without it bothered me. And again the Saab conjured a smile on my lips as if opening the doors.
23 years old? And here it still smells like leather? Brilliant. So thick!
Quite different than in my 95 Aero. The cockpit. A dream. Also the climate. And space behind for the kids. Even with child seats. In short, very satisfied.
He just drove. Without problems. Arriving home, we went to the Saab Center Zwickau. Flex tube exchanged and a small inspection. Finished. You get from me until today a big compliment! I then did some small work to visually bring him to the booth that I imagined.
I got some original Aero side skirts and a spoiler on the net. Then read the painter ne cure - bumpers and sill altogether so that the ugly plastic that varies over the years age different. I completely painted the spoiler in green. And eliminate the only dent on the top of the boot lid.
When he finished in front of me, the workshop said: "Too bad for driving - this is n classic "I was happy, got in and grinned when driving away.
I like the 2.3 liter teat. Although he is not a turbo, he has power from the basement. And economical for the 8 liter. So equipped and well maintained he was fit for the long journey. The pictures already show it.
He went on a long journey. Can you drive 23km in one piece in a 1000 year old car? With luggage and family?
Yes, you can.
How this succeeded and why I then the 9000er even more into the heart, I tell in part 3 my story.