Saab Taxi - 400.000 kilometers and no end

How robust is a Saab 9-5 NG when used as a taxi? And how much is a second-hand diesel worth many miles? Questions about questions, and we start our text messages with the duty of choice. The Motor Klassik awards the Motor Klassik Award 2019, and Saab has chances - if we cast our votes.

Auto Klassik Award 2019
Auto Klassik Award 2019

Granted, the competition is tough. The Saab 90-9 Aero Coupe enters the 3er category. One of the most beautiful models from Trollhättan and the last hatchback. Apart from the Jaguar XJ220 and the Mitsubishi, I know the competition from my own experience, and it's huge. Does the 9-3 have a chance in Germany? It depends on how much we can mobilize the Saab fans. It is always worth a try.

Here it goes to Election, the vote runs until the 13. February. Ran to the keyboard!

Saab taxi Frankfurt

Between the years, the legendary 9-5 NG Saab taxi was in the workshop in Frankfurt, A non-self-inflicted accident at the airport caused repairs, the taxi was on the road to recovery. At the same time, the foiling was renewed at the same time, she was a bit more affected by more than 400.000 kilometers.

How does it look under the foil? Saab Taxi Frankfurt gets a new foil.
How does it look under the foil? Saab Taxi Frankfurt gets a new foil.

In what condition is a Saab built in "small series" after so many hard kilometers? The interior is no different than a 9-5, which has 100.000 kilometers on the clock. Products from competitors look quite worn out sometimes, the Saab not. He presents himself fresh, with minor traces of wear.

Of course, under the aluminum hood already works the second machine. That would not have been really necessary, reports me in Fechenheim. By leaving the engine oil, the question arose after sealing or engine replacement. Because the 9-5 NG should remain in service for a long time, they decided to buy a new machine. Because the owner already knows what he has on his 9-5. Hardly a taxi in Frankfurt gets so much attention and is such a strong sympathizer.

9-5 NG Diesel are cheap. Almost all.

The diesel discussion is an endless story. Actually, it's about something else. The farewell to individual traffic, as it was previously, should be initiated. And the diesel scandal appears as the right point to set the lever.

The discrediting of the diesel goes so far that massive values ​​were destroyed. 9-5 NG Diesel is now available for under 10.000 €, gasoline are stable in price. For some fans of the brand, this was the opportunity to meet their dream of 9-5 NG at a favorable price.

Not quite as pleased with the development is likely to be the owner of the only laser-red 9-5 NG sports combination. The TTID4, now more than 200.000 kilometers on the clock, is still in the Czech Republic Saab surname for sale. 2018 since October, and its price drops monthly. Currently reports a reduced price idea of ​​only 42.900,00 €. At what price does the rarity bonus go?

21 thoughts too "Saab Taxi - 400.000 kilometers and no end"

  • Voted for the SAAB: done

  • Unfortunately, most 9-5NG TIDs are poorly equipped, Head Up Display and premium seats should be in the car.

    • All this could be retrofitted. Saab Kiel is doing very well.

      • But it costs disproportionately. Is indeed then new but in a suitably equipped used vehicle subject to the "extras" as it were the loss in value.

        • Correctly formulated, it is now expensive but possible. A few years ago, when the shelves were still well filled, it was relatively cheap to have an 9-5 NG upgraded individually. Today, the limited availability of desired parts is the biggest problem.

  • I have done my "duty" with the vote also 🙂 As the owner of a 93er coupe with Viggenbody is probably clear where my voice went. However, the competition is very large and I have never experienced that a non-German car wins such a rating ;-(

    Saab 95NG Diesel ... .., and I sold mine with only 43000km for CHF 13500.-. I just did not need it too much and he has always been too big for me. It hurt anyway. The new owner may look forward to a very well-groomed 95er. The car was practically as new.

    • Of course we have little chance against the overwhelming power. But we use it 😉

  • Awesome! Sure the Aero is the most beautiful - Tuned and done!

  • And again a new contribution ...

    After the reader's contribution (Ken-Daniel to a meeting) this time again from the team and from the editorial staff. The blog turns over at the beginning of the year with almost daily new contributions. Many thanks to the team and congratulations to current 1.100 subscribers! ! !

    Lastly, I have seen an 1.096 or 1.097 in the upper right corner of the browser window. Are the 1.100 an all-time high? That would be the next one after the donation and participation record for 2019 ...

    SAAB lives. In D and beyond not least thanks to this blog. Fantastic!

    And again several key phrases and keywords on moving topics. Too many and too fast for a reader to pick up on their own comments. Nevertheless (or just because of that) a fabulous performance. You can also just read and enjoy ...

    • Okay, I can not leave it ...

      Quote: "The diesel discussion is an infinite story. Actually, it's about something else. "

      And that's exactly why I get caught more and more often to look now also for SAAB diesel vehicles. Be it as a supplement or even replacement for my BioPower chrome spectacles SC ...

      As long as we indulge in private transport, can no longer refuel E85, but now get thrown new and used diesel vehicles behind and diesel drivers continue to benefit at the pump from the lowest price and the highest energy content per liter, as it progresses so to speak more and more a civic duty to drive a diesel!

      In the meantime, one no longer knows whether one tends to diesel out of defiance or obedience. The media, political and fiscal signals are far too contradictory, as that one could still locate meaningful. Just do not listen anymore ...

  • Participation, of course!
    For the contribution I am particularly interested in the diesel theme (after all, I drive one of the last station wagons with Euro4).
    I will not "knock in the bin". It is not at all environmentally sound to abolish cars that can drive for a few years without problems, economically and freewheeling, for questionable reasons (NO² pollution is just one aspect and for environmental reasons CO² is more important).
    Of course I would retrofit! But it looks like we SAAB drivers will not stand a chance, or does anyone have any other information? Is SAAB-Frankfurt perhaps talking to retrofitters? I would really be interested!

  • Yes, the question of hardware retrofitting for our diesel is also of great interest to me - although I have none, I would like to buy one for the sake of the rare BioPower Griffin Convertible, as soon as I find a suitable one. The company Twintec / Baumot offers this (so far only) from Euro 5. Is that technically possible soon for Euro 4 diesel? Also for our Saab engines (Euro 5 and possibly also for Euro 4)? And what about approval? I would be so grateful if we could get some info - maybe one of the readers knows so? Or maybe even a tiny blog report? 😉

    • Of retrofit solutions is not yet known. This is the topic of Orio. Should we hear anything, then of course it comes on the blog.

      • And what about the GM diesel engines? Is there something there? Or were they all Euro 4? Are not the last "pre-Griffins", MJ 2011, still from GM? They are already Euro 5.

        • If there were news, they would have been published here. In a recent conversation I learned that Orio has the theme on the screen. That was before the legislature staked the framework for retrofitting. I would not have much hope. The diesel scandal is primarily a German problem. In other EU countries, with the same legislation, it does not appear to be an issue.

          • At the moment one tries to annoy the Diesel drivers again in Austria, the gasoline at many petrol stations is suddenly a few cents more expensive than premium gasoline, gave no decision, nothing. It's just more expensive now. But otherwise you can still easily drive diesel in Austria. Thank God

          • On retrofitting for the few SAAB diesel in D I would also make no hope. It is worthwhile for anyone to develop a solution to homologate and offer - especially since there is no longer a manufacturer who would fear a damage to the image and therefore would be willing to invest ...

            One can hope, however, that for all younger diesels from Euro 4 (green sticker) the German road network will be available for some years more or less unrestrictedly.

            Also, the emissions of nitrogen oxides in diesels of older emission standards are absurdly often lower than in the younger ones and moreover this has been achieved without (illegal) software and defeat devices.

            This has to do with the fact that far more than nitrogen oxides and CO2 comes from the exhaust, even if the current debate is limited to these two. The emissions standards are not as modest as politics or the media.

            The manufacturers, their engineers and developers must also consider CO (carbon monoxide), hydrocarbons and particulate matter (particulate matter) and always get a handle on it ...

            The technical approaches of the past few decades (catalytic converters, exhaust gas recirculation, particulate filters, direct injection, urea injection - to name but a few) are too varied and complex to address them in detail. But just as complex are physics and chemistry ...

            And the laws of nature that engineers and developers must follow are above all else: they are incorruptible. Nationally independent and in fact completely incorruptible.

            If we also check components of the air (to 78% nitrogen) and the tank contents (hydrocarbons) on the exhaust to their complete integrity (nitrogen) or their complete combustion and oxidation (hydrocarbons), also every layman should understand that here has a very classic conflict of interest.

            The more completely one burns hydrocarbons to CO2 and H2O (to avoid carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons at the exhaust), the better the energy utilization of the fuel (the hydrocarbons) and the cleaner the exhaust gases are at least on the one hand. On the other hand, this inevitably leads to more nitrogen oxides. Also, the 78% nitrogen of the sucked, via turbo or compressor charged in the engine or via exhaust gas recirculation even multiple burned air are burned / oxidized more thoroughly, if the combustion of other components of the mixture or the exhaust gases should be as complete as possible ...

            The bottom line for me is the question: how did the US manage it? After all, the diesel scandal has been created there ...

            Physics and chemistry and who else knows which laws of nature? How about biology and human aging? All this has been successfully overcome in the US, apparently already today!

            After all, D Trump should indeed have the physique of a 20-year-olds (according to US doctors). And even our media like to confirm it and at least once again the psyche of a 14 to 20 yearlings ...

            Who would be surprised, even if the US diesel sold in Germany had actually repealed the laws of nature? And before we all finally sink into awe for awe, we prefer not to measure the boxes for ...

  • The taxi looks really interesting! Maybe worth a story for the blog?


      Surely the car has experienced enough for a whole and cinematic book. At least I imagine 400.000 taxi kilometers of a SAAB in Frankfurt in such a way that they can not be unwound without interesting encounters, events and experienced anecdotes ...

  • Thanks for the great contribution! ... vote done. 93 what a beauty! ... I'm glad if there is a story about the Saab taxi. ...

  • Great that the taxi is still on the streets!
    I had also agreed. That was not so easy in some categories.

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