Hello dear community blog, then I would like to line up in the series of Saab Story narrators and my not easy way to the first and so far only Saab reveal.
We wrote the year 1986 and I was in summer on the way to the outdoor pool in Hildesheim, a city that has not been noticed by Saab activities so far. As it is the way 12 year-old boy is, you automatically look at the parked cars on the roadside until my eyes caught on a Saab 900 convertible.
There I stood, saw for the first time a Saab in the dubious color gold metallic and could not do anything with the car. The car had something appealing and repellent at the same time and did not go out of my head. At home I had to tell my father about a Saab - what kind of car is Daddy?
The answer was sobering - this is an expensive Swedish car that doesn't last long ... Despite this sobering answer, I stood fascinated in front of the golden car every time I went to the swimming pool for years.
When the car stopped parked near the swimming pool, Saab also disappeared from my automobile horizon for many years. After I switched to sales professionally, it was inevitable that I saw so many Saab on the highway. I liked the Saab 9-5 with the chrome frame, if it was not chrome ...
Cliché moderately I drove just the typical models of German suppliers, which are just for field workers on the fleet providers and gave me little thought about other vehicles that would not have to order anyway.
This changed suddenly in January 2011. I saw the 9-5 NG on the road and was blown away ...
So the "disaster" took its course and woke the Saab fan in me. I researched the net, went to some very nice dealers and "stumbled" on the Saab blog, which I visit today almost every day. The more I studied Saab, the more I had the desire to own one. Since I was professionally reoriented and hired by a Scandinavian employer, it was very close now finally to implement the great desire in the form of 9-5 NG and for my wife had synonymous something new ago, so squinted at a 9-3 SC.
But there you were again, the problems in life that you do not necessarily expect. The offered at a dealer vehicles were suddenly not available, for others, it did not look better ...
Actually, the Saab Story would have been almost over for me, but the reports of Tom on the blog left the Saab Flame continue to blaze for me. I found it rather annoying, as I finally get closer to my dream car and then go out at Saab the lights.
Defying reason, I continued to search, at least for my wife. After all, buying a company car from a bankrupt bank was more likely to end, but at least it became another Swedish brand. But there was still the need for a vehicle for my wife. But how should I teach my wife to buy a Saab?
There was unexpected support from a car show being filmed north of the English Channel with 3 whimsical presenters and nothing better to do than drop a 3 BMW against a Saab 900er.
The survivability in the Saab was much larger, so my wife agreed to buy.
Just where to get one in the desired requirement with automatic, roof railing and light leather?
After several months and some disappointing visits, we found our copy near A7 at a major leasing dealer. A Saab 9-3 SC in black Bj12 / 2008 with desired equipment and only 38.000km. A leasing returner from a pharmacist from the south who has been our loyal private car since 2012. Apart from a totally distorted track and the typical spring breaks on the front axle, it still runs perfectly.
Only "unfortunately" makes the blog again for consideration, this perhaps against a 9-5NG to swap. And I hope that I can write something later ...
And so I now have to admit that Tom & the blog team can do what only a few retailers do - to build brand loyalty and that with a brand that has fallen into a deep slumber ...
Thanks to Thomas for his Saab Story! This is one of our exclusive Saab boarding files on the journey. Do you also have something to tell about Saab?
Then please be patient ... Because the deadline for submitting our Saab board files was the 31.12.2017. Missed appointment? The next action will definitely come. Before that, however, we are going to release some Saab stories from the year 2017!