The 3 (presumably) last Saab new cars

It's Christmas time, and one or two readers may still be looking for a suitable present. How about a Saab new car? Distributed across Europe are still 3 for sale, probably the last of its kind. If the bonus payment at the end of the year is generous, you can start the spontaneous shopping tour across Europe.

Saab 9-3 TTID SC is for sale in Italy
Saab 9-3 TTID SC is for sale in Italy

Saab 9-3 TTID SC

Italy is worth a visit at any time of the year. Zanetti Omero & C. SNC in Pordenone is offering a new 9-3 TTID station wagon for sale. A 2011 model year, but not a Griffin. Probably it was produced in Trollhättan in January or February 2011, making it one of the last Saabs.

The Euro 5 Diesel has run 90 kilometers, it has a nice Vector equipment with partial leather. In the footwell, the film is still available, with the ex works all new cars were protected. More new car feeling does not work, the Saab is a time capsule that has been parked in the showroom for almost 8 years.

When it was built, diesel engines were considered environmentally friendly in Sweden and the Saab was classified as “Miljöbil”. Today diesels are considered the worst sinners, and propulsion is a penalty rather than a bonus. Perhaps it is because, and because of the price of 31.000,00 €, that the 9-3 has not yet been sold.

Saab 9-3 BioPower Limousine in Kiel
Saab 9-3 BioPower Limousine in Kiel

Saab 9-3 1.8t BioPower Sedan

Northern Germany in winter? That can be cloudy! Originally from Spain came the 9-3 sedan that was made in Kiel Markus Lafrentz for sale. 12 kilometers, partial leather, and as untouched as the 9-3 in Italy. With an exciting history in the background, which I can only tell in the beginning.

The sedan was delivered from Saab to Spain. It went, presumably as a sponsor's gift, to a player from a Spanish football team. The 9-3 was put away in an underground garage along with other high-profile vehicles - and forgotten. Years later, when the collection was dissolved, the Saab was found, which was then sold directly to Kiel.

Nearly 30.000,00 € are to be transferred for the 9-3. Not a little, because compact sedans have a hard time in an SUV dominated world, even if they have a nice color combination. If it is still a small engine and no Aero, ignites even with true fans of buying reflexes only modest. That's a pity, maybe the history helps the interest a little bit.

Saab 9-4x 3.0 with premium equipment at Venza
Saab 9-4x 3.0 with premium equipment at Venza

Saab 9 4x 3.0

From Italy, via Spain and northern Germany to the Netherlands. At Venza Exklusiv Cars there is still a last 9-4x for sale. The Saab SUV was never officially offered in Europe, production ended shortly after the start in Mexico. But even without a market launch, the 9-4x is at the top of the list of everlasting dream cars, and only a few can fulfill this dream.

The 9-4x, model year 2012, at Venza is fully equipped and with around 60.000,00 € the most expensive gift on our Christmas list. On the credit side you can book the great and rare premium equipment, against the 9-4x may speak the 3.0 liter naturally aspirated engine. Fans usually want a turbo under the hood, so maybe the SUV is still waiting for a buyer.

Transatlantic and Saab single piece is looking for new home
Transatlantic and Saab single piece is looking for new home

Another Saab dream car has meanwhile found its new owner. The transatlanticist, an exclusive one-off, travels from Hesse to North Rhine-Westphalia in the next few days. As a Saab Christmas gift XXL so to speak, it could not be better. He does not end up with the well-known Saab collector in this state, but with a reader who has been driving Saab for ages and who will take care of him and, above all, enjoy it. The blog crew wishes you a good trip and always a lot of Saab pleasure!

22 thoughts on "The 3 (presumably) last Saab new cars"

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    Dear Saab friends,

    And here is another wonderful new car for Christmas: At DNA you can now pre-order the 9-5 NG Sportcombi in a beautiful color and certainly also in the good quality - already described by Tom for the other models. Currently with a 10 percent pre-order discount, delivery should be in February. The first photos and a film of the prototype are online, but it is still to be refined.

    https://www.dnacollectibles.com/collections/pre-orders/products/saab-9-5-sportcombi

    DNA remains true to its premise of mainly recreating rare and exclusive cars. Maybe one day I'll get my Griffin convertible as a model for the living room - my husband complains when I hang around in the garage all the time ... 😉

    You all a nice 3. Advent!

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    With tears in mind, I will be selling my Saab 9-5 NG Aero BIopower, MY 2012, as I retire in January.
    But I am very happy that I have found a great new owner, a Saab Specialist, for these very fine cars and he will get this 9-5 NG shortly after Christmas.
    I then take over the 9-3 convertible my wife who bought a Volvo so that our grandchildren travel better and easier than in this Saab convertible.
    But I will drive Saab !!!!

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    BioPower

    If it is true that E85 is politically wanted, promoted and available cheaply at a growing number of petrol pumps in France, as I read here in a comment, then Lafrentz should convey the new car to F. In D this 9-3 gives away its potential ...

    In F it would be an environmentally friendly car with low running costs. Here it is politically conditioned and unfortunately only wanted to be a conventional gasoline engine. It's a shame but true ...

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    “New car” or not - for me the transatlantic remains by far the most desirable vehicle in this list. Great color combination and from the hand of a lover - what more could you want ... Congratulations to the new owner!

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    Yes, the red 9000 would be an option to the 3 alternative new SÄABs ...
    However, I wonder whether such long downtimes really pass the car "without leaving any marks" ...
    After all, the vehicles were finally made for driving!
    Nice 3. Advent!

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      JINE, is the right answer to your question.

      There is a wear resulting from the operation and aging, which progress independently of it even in the state.
      A low mileage can and must be synonymous in many respects even a low wear and is for potential buyers very, very attractive.

      The life expectancy of many parts in the powertrain and the chassis (such as the wheel bearing) is of course higher, the lower they were previously claimed. Not to be underestimated is also the interior. The lower the mileage, the less driver's seats are scuffed and worn out. Steering wheel, circuit and switches are less tapped.

      In a restoration, the interior in particular is often more difficult (more time-consuming and expensive) than the vehicle technology. I own a classic car that (unfortunately) perfectly reflects this statement. It drives and brakes as if it had just rolled out of the show boom yesterday. Inside you can unfortunately see its mileage clearly and new parts are in short supply ...

      A low mileage is clearly a big plus.

      Nevertheless, a low mileage does not turn an old car into a year-old car. All plastic and rubber parts continue to age happily even when standing. The operating materials anyway. Every “barn find” starts with a very extensive program. It is mandatory to replace operating materials and also many parts are to be renewed or at least inspected for an exchange, if this has not already been done extensively by the seller and has been credibly documented ...

      I think this 9K is a fair deal. With a white beard on the front of the vehicle, the red one would be perfect under the green Christmas tree ...

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        Thanks for this informative answer! 🙂
        Best regards

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    All Saabs look really good. Whether one is prepared to pay such a sum is something else, since normal use will probably never be possible.

    All together, especially the transatlantic are, of course, an absolute eye-catcher. Especially with location NRW maybe an idea for the next Essen Motor Show? With him in the draft horse could be mapped with matching escort vehicles the last model of the brand.

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      For example, I use a “similar” - as mentioned here - 2011´er actually “completely normal” and every day as a perfectly normal everyday car (and that as the only car and mostly in the city). 🙂

      If you can then live with the (mostly) somewhat longer ways to a “specialist workshop”, that is actually not a problem. Of course, you should consider the “extra work” in the event of problems.

      However, I have to admit that with my silver “Drömbil” I never have a major accident or the like. want to be involved…. then it will certainly be more cumbersome.

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    There are companies that I would never buy, even if it seems to be a new car. The causal story for the decision I can not specify here, as it would certainly be described as harmful business.

    Incidentally, the car in Kiel looks the same in its original class, but is unfortunately without SSD.

    Have a nice Christmas and yes, I'll join in ... please transfer something under the blog Christmas tree.

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    Well, you have to be stupid in a positive sense ... to pay € 30000 for ancient technology by automotive standards. I paid a little more than 1/10 for the same technology, which is why my car had more than 10 times that on the speedometer. However, the vehicle was bought to drive, this one can perhaps be placed in the garden or in the living room if it is big enough. A species-appropriate use is excluded because otherwise the crazy mileage will be “lost”. Actually just a sign of an affluent society.

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      Well, at least you write, stupid in the "positive" sense ...

      Since the next owner does not feel so bad, as the rest of your comment suggests. Maybe she or he is also still a few percent, a second set of wheels and / or a free service out?

      And what are automotive standards for ancient technology? Are four wheels too little or too much? Did I miss something?

      I experience automotive standards the other way around and don't see much that has happened recently beyond infotainment, connectivity and assistance. The vast majority of new cars do not cost less or even more and offer “ancient technology” in hectically changing designs and sham packaging that have been touted as a revolution in automobile construction every year for decades. And I think that's really stupid.

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        Why should anyone feel bad? You are responsible for your own decisions, no matter how nonsensical they may seem ... And what has happened beyond assistance etc. does not require too strenuous research. And yes, some spend an extra euro when a vehicle is up to date in terms of infotainment, connectivity and assistance. Such a 9-3 is forever far away from that, no matter how few kilometers it has on the clock.

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          You can of course buy the newest car every two years and build a new house every three years, because there is no longer a long way between the latest smartphone and the smart home or smart car with connectivity ...

          ... because the new phone or its operating system are no longer supported by the house and car after the latest update. Then the blinds stay down, the heating stays off and you can no longer make calls in the car and there is no more music there. I don't even have to think up stories like that, I hear them more and more ...

          The fascinating thing is that it does not even bother those involved (I'm not one of them). First, they call me and puke to tell me months later with a proud chest, that they had brought a weeks-long Internet research and quite a few downloads, installations and reboots her house, mobile phone and car back to work and that all this technology their unlimited possibilities already somehow very cool.

          Venetian blinds, which you can drive down under. The pure madness. The newest and hottest shit. Blinds!

          You then usually report this from the driving car. Logical. Everything is fine again. You have to celebrate and trumpet it. And thanks to the assistance systems, no topic is too banal, so as not to create a little distraction in traffic ...

          The caller's ride? Where does he want to go? To the gym, of course. The gate to the courtyard, the garage door, the blinds, everything takes care of itself or at most requires a little wiping competence on the display. During the internet research and the care of all his Tamagotchis, he (the caller) dismantled. It would be incredibly good and good to move a little again ...

          Yes, you are right, the SAABs offered are no longer of this world. She turned. In the meantime cars have four wheels, one can telephone and houses have blinds. All this was fundamentally different than SAAB built these steam engines.

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      Wow, a little more than 3.000 euros for a SC with a little over 900 km on the clock ??! 😉 Sounds like a great deal for you as a buyer. 😉 😉

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    At Venza I wanted to buy a convertible. Then he quickly raised the price by € 5.000, - from one day to the next. I thought that was not very serious.

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      Venza is not undisputed, probably rightly so.

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        That's a shame. It's a shame about the beautiful car that is parked there ...

        Ultimately, they have to sell and can't take more than the market can handle. When in doubt, it's good and right to resist the buying impulse. With all the love of the SAAB brand, but you don't have to sponsor every questionable lucky knight to dream of his private jet and his laughs, just because the lucky knight accidentally got hold of a SAAB.

        If I were seriously interested in the car, I would set myself a limit and make a bid: Take it or leave it. Valid for a limited time only ...

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      Yes, he had at times advertised Saab vehicles 5TE cheaper on the well-known used car portals than on his own homepage. I asked for details there and got strange answers. In any case, you should prepare well ...

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    30k for the 9-3 SC is steep. But someday someone comes and takes him, even as a diesel.

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      60k for the 9-4X are double. But someday someone comes and takes him, even as a sucker.

      Speaking of suckers, I didn't even know or had already forgotten that the 3.0 direct injection engine with 265 hp even existed. I then found out more under “Models / 9-4X” in the menu of this blog. Cool blog! Please don't forget to donate for 2019. Every euro counts ...

      But back to the new cars. The 3.0 naturally aspirated / direct injection is touted as being economical. The total output should be enough and even the liter output of this relatively large unit (88,3 PS) is impressive and is above that of several SAAB turbos. Maybe that's not a bad engine at all ...

      If it were an 9-5 NG SC I would take it immediately. With pleasure also with this engine. There will already be someone who likes to buy (apart from the 9-7) first and foremost this very latest brand new SAAB SUV.

      If sellers and buyers would still donate 1% or 1 ‰ of the purchase price to this blog, it would be perfect.

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