Mark and I met Heiko through Saab. And more correctly, we would not know each other without Saab. Because there are no points of contact, neither from the age nor the profession. Only Saab. And that connects.
Heiko keeps saying that I brought him to the brand - which I don't quite see. He would have found Saab without me. After a 9-3 Aero sport combi it was time for a 9-5 NG. The selection is not extensive, and if you have special requests, it quickly becomes tight. The Saab dream should of course have the right color. Arctic White, a sunroof and the thick V6 Turbo under the hood.
The exclusive Swede in Arctic White
Coincidentally, a 9-5 Turbo 6 Aero XWD was for sale nearby, also in the configuration requested by Heiko, only a navigation system was missing. The history of the vehicle was known. Sold as a new car by the Saab Center Dresden, it then also went to the second owner from the Dresden branch in 2015. Now, a year later, the Saab was for sale at an independent dealer.
"Flag dealers" are always such a thing. But, and that's the bitter truth, more and more Saabs can be found there. Because brand dealers see a Saab as a problem and then pass it on. Active Saab partners buy the worthwhile copies, remedy maintenance backlogs and defects and sell them on.
In the case of the 9-5 NG, which was for sale in Halle, the history was completely understandable. The mileage is correct, the maintenance history can be called up. Small defects and dents remain in the paint and a defective light bar. Heiko went on a test drive with Mark. Great chassis, a silky smooth automatic, powerful engine was the result. Logical that Heiko had to have the Saab ...
The price: 19.000,00 € including a second wheel set with turbine wheels. That's fine, I think. Since then there is one more lucky Saab driver who has found his dream car. He has a permanent smile on his face and thus the sign of an incipient dependency.
Saab Turbo for the most beautiful days
As first car Heiko and his family use a 9-5 combi chrome goggles, the NG sedan is reserved for the most beautiful days of life.
Since the purchase Heiko has done minor work on the Saab on their own. Liquids replaced, filters replaced, new spark plugs, cavity seal. Two rims still need to be in the rim clinic. So far so good. And he was allowed to gain experience. That not every Saab partner also has 9-5 NG competence, for example.
The 9-5 Aero in Arctic White will accompany Heiko for many years. As a collector's item, less as a vehicle for everyday life. It was his last Saab he bought. He says. I can not quite believe that.