Cars have already made me happy in the sandbox age, the first Saab I can consciously remember was an 99 chrome model. My father favored Italians and French, two Renault 16 new cars in the 70iger sharpened my eye for innovative vehicles with interesting space concepts and good road conditions.
Later, I took over the behavior of my parents: pack up and drive off the car, preferably heading north. At the age when I was still too young for the moped driving license we were on a small Danish island, the landlord of our summer house drove a Saab 96 L V4 model 1974.
The experienced Saabblog reader now knows what follows: I was allowed to drive the Saab and not only on dirt roads. Notes on my part on my missing driver's license were rated as void. Reason: his son-in-law is the police officer here on the island, he himself on the board of the bank and the ferry company, so nice on the island in the Saab V4 and the freewheel remains in it.
Of course, that leaves a trace, my first Saab was then 1984 a Saab 96 GL V4 model year 1978, by the way, it's still in my garage. Since then I've been so obsessed with the 20 Saabs, an 9 3 Aero 2 door MY 2001 - with Viggen seats and body kit - I have been driving 3 years like this. When he was exchanged for a 9-3 TurboX Sport Sedan, I missed those excellent seats and the big tailgate.
So I became the end of 2016 proud owner of a 9-3 Viggen M99 course in the great Lighting Blue, he has as an additional equipment on an electric glass roof and Audio Package Level 3, German first delivery with documentation.
Although the Viggen has run on 300.000 KM, but was always in care at official, competent Saab dealers in care and you realize that a car then too! In addition, a deer performance upgrade with 250 PS installed, Eibach lowering springs and very consistent 18 Zoll OZ Racing Ultraleggera rims mounted.
Furthermore, the absolutely necessary steering gear support and bracing at the bottom of the subframe, the so-called "rescue kit" for 9-3 OG. The best in my opinion: new front original seat covers were raised, with the beautiful blue inlets of the Viggen with blue paint.
The Saab drives error-free and is speedy, in contrast to my 9-3 Turbo X completely without Radau, it is always amazing how a Saab four-cylinder turbo grabbed. Consider this car is almost 20 years old!
Of course, the transfer from Munich to Hamburg went without a hitch and I drove sensibly, but after many years I got a point in Flensburg because of speeding to the enthusiasm of the seller traded. Sorry!
So the Viggen spent the winter in my garage, an appraisal was made and in the spring the blue was admitted. Of course, the Team Autohaus Etehad in Halstenbek had an original set of new Saab floor mats in stock, and I then changed engine and gear oil.
The first tour in the summer brought 2017 to Trollhättan together with Saab friend Oli with his rare 9-4 X to the Saab Festival.
A great combination: the Viggen in Lighting-Blue, the 9-4 in Pearl-White. This makes traveling fun and especially when it comes to Kiel on the ferry to Sweden. On the morning in Gothenburg we took the 6.June on the Swedish national holiday at the exit from Volvo Museum Torslanda to Saab Museum in Trollhättan.
On Sunday, on the way to the Saab Festival, I laid the Viggen in the ditch at walking pace! Except for a bent towing hook he did not get anything and my Swedish Saab friend finally got a Saab back on track with his blue Ford tractor.
The subsequent mounted modification Eibachfedern / 18 inch wheels have me on this tour, even on Swedish forest roads, fully convinced ... if you stay on the road! I then undertook a larger day trip across Sweden, the Viggen thrilled and gives driving fun that there are only at Saab.
The return journey I went alone, I took the ferry from Varberg to Grena / DK, a visit to my Danish Saab friend Jens on the west coast with mandatory overnight stay in his garage and bath in the North Sea ended my first Viggen tour.