Hisingen is Volvo Land. The peninsula is firmly in the hands of the other Swedish brand, and if you dare with a Saab on their terrain, then you feel pretty lonely on the road. At the end of the season, the 9-5 NG visited Sweden again in October.
A Saab on Hisingen. That is noticeable.
Next to NEVS and the Saab Museum there was a visit to Volvo. And to the picture in front of the museum, which brought us not only nice looks. The 9-5 stands out. Still and no matter where you are on the road. And no matter if you are Saab fan or not. The Saab is a topic, and if you want to be inconspicuous, you have to look for another car
The last Saab sedan also traveled throughout the country this year. Whether deep in the south or to "pilots wanted" to Kiel. There is hardly a better and more comfortable touring car. Space without end, the sports seats are a force, the trunk has infinite widths. The Saab is fast, really fast. If needed, the GPS will display 265 Km / h, which seems to be something of a standard with all stunted 2 liter engines. He is relatively economical on the way, even at speed.
Reliable - but small problems
He is very reliable. The initial fear that a car built in small series and under the most difficult circumstances could be a diva has not been proven true yet. What attracted attention in recent months, these are trifles. For example, the brake front right. She has been grinding for some time. What is a known problem when the vehicle is not moved regularly. Remedy will come in the next year by new brakes from better quality material. In spring 2017, ATE brakes will replace the original rig.
A sensitive personality has developed the automatic selector lever. If you push it to level P at the end of the journey and stop the engine, the display will ask you to move the lever to level P. The display can be calmed only by a new engine start, pressure on the brake pedal, threading the lever from level P. Then the spook is over. This happens again and again, but not regularly. But apparently, when you are in a hurry. An explanation? Does not exist yet.
I have never regretted the purchase of the 9-5 NG. On the contrary ! He is fun and in a good mood, and if you are in the mood for an extroverted, individual car, you will be happy with it. However, the last Saab is a true exotic. What does not affect the spare parts supply. Orio Do a good job, except for some construction sites, the delivery capacity is very high.
But one becomes cautious, the older the 9-5 gets. Above all, because you always have in mind the certainty that there will never be more supplies under the Saab brand name. Unless there is a miracle. But that would take more from the world, and hoping Saab would be wrong. The logical consequence: The Saab went this year on season plates.
The 9-5 NG is now resting until April. What gives me the good feeling that it can not come with snow and ice to the risk of unwanted cold deformation. It is a hard withdrawal, but it is also anticipation - for another year with the Schwedentraum.