Shortly before the Easter holidays an article in its own right. It's time for a breakup, my Saab 9-5 NG is for sale. After a little more than 4 years, a farewell that is not so easy. The 9-5 NG is one of the best vehicles Trollhättan has built in recent years.
An excellent long-distance car. Fast, safe and quite economical to move. With power and space in abundance. He spent the first years of his life in the Gothenburg region. He is a very late 9-5, who just before the end in spring 2011 from the tape ran. Originally a linear, according to Swedish definition.
Because unlike in Germany, Swedish customers were allowed to order accessories that did not exist for us in this trim level. So were the good Harman Kardon sound system, the great navigation and the color display in the instrument panel with it.
What he did not have, that was retrofitted. Of course, original Saab, and so came Backup camera, Smart Beam Bi-Xenon Light (with fabulous motorway light), the ingenious Head-Up Display and a detachable trailer hitch. The Hirsch stainless steel exhaust system is mandatory, it is like the sports pedals today no longer available and will probably never be more. And because Saab saved on rust prevention, but the 9-5 should be on our roads for as long as possible, it was very time-consuming rust prevention in Bamberg. Finally, so that even the delay of 100-0 is correct, the recommended ATE Power Disk brakes retrofitted.
The 9-5 NG is a confident, individual car. We experienced many relaxed kilometers together. And he has experienced a lot. With a complete film crew on board he was on the road with VOX, with borrowed Kiel license plate guest at a shoot in the car dealership Lafrentz. He was allowed to visit Trollhättan, had some Saab personalities on board, and was traveling throughout the Republic.
Like every 9-5 NG, it is a piece of automotive history. The “meshed-metallic-matt” decor of the center console is only available in this car. It is original Saab, but has not made it into series production.
Why do you separate yourself from such a car?
If I separate myself from a Saab, then some readers always suspect the end of the blog is within reach. Or they have the dark suspicion that the change to another car brand is pending. Especially after yesterday, where I wrote about Volvo and the XC40. None of this is true. The reason, as often in life, is more banal. My professional life has become increasingly digital in recent years. Long stretches, as I liked to ride with the 9-5 NG, are no longer on the agenda.
He was moved less than 1.000 kilometers last year. A fact that is not good for such a modern car. You can put away an old 900 or 9000, they can do that. A 9-5 NG, I'm afraid, not. So now the consequence - and the best solution for the Saab. A new owner who appreciates it and moves it regularly. Put away only as an alternative.
The 9-5 NG, with around 95.000 kilometers, is for sale at Ralf Muckelbauer. My Saab is certainly not perfect and of course has signs of use. But it's an honest, very well-equipped car that you will enjoy for a long, long time. And a piece of Saab and blog history.
The blog team says goodbye with this article in the Easter holidays. We wish all readers and their families nice days off. The bloggers take a short break and treat themselves to a short, creative blog break. But we will come back, with many saabischen topics!