The Saab 9-5 NG scene is on the move. Some fans separate from their vehicles, others search and buy. The blog has been in constant contact with both groups in recent days. Mark and I often know both buyers and sellers, and sometimes even the history of the vehicles.
Collectible or everyday car?
The Saab scene is manageable, the circle of lovers of the last Saab is the same. That's why the vehicles are often shared in the community. What strikes, these are different attitudes to the last 9-5 generation. One group wants to keep the big Saab for all eternity, pack it in cotton wool and preserve it. Dangers only in summer and only when there is no rainfall guaranteed in sight.
The second group sees the matter much more robust. Cars are built to drive. The 9-5 is of course moved all year round, but well maintained. Service at the Saab dealer is mandatory, and the car will possibly be kept on the road for a long time. But he is not coddled and spared.
Who is right? Is the very last Saab, with only 11.280 built copies, automotive heritage? Or is it misunderstood care? And is not there any danger that sooner or later politics will get all the burners out of the street, which would speak for the enjoyment here and now? In addition, one may wonder if such a modern and internally highly networked vehicle like the 9-5 will ever make it into the age group of the classics.
Move the 9-5 all year? What is the opinion of the community?
I changed my Saab 9-5 to season licensees last year. At that time, I thought I was doing the right thing. No snow, no ice and the risk of unwanted cold deformation minimized. OK then ! Meanwhile, I have first doubts. 5 months of stoppage, my feeling says, are not good for the modern technology. An 2011 9-5 is not an 89er Saab 9000 with robust, hardly destructible technology. I'm seriously considering signing up for the Saab again for the full year and moving in the winter as well.
How do our readers see this? Is the last Saab more of a cultural asset and a collector's item? Or is he a case for everyday life? A car that you care for but move all year round?
We are looking forward to opinions, an exciting discussion and are looking forward to the voting.
Saab 9-5 NG. Collectible or everyday car?
- Built to drive. An everyday car. (79% 240 Votes)
- Clearly collector's item. Too bad for everyday life. (21% 64 Votes)
Total Voters: 304