How sturdy is a Saab 9-5 NG when used as a taxi? And how much is a used diesel worth that has covered many kilometers? Questions after questions, and we start our short messages with the obligation to choose. The Motor Klassik awards the Motor Klassik Award 2019, and Saab has chances - if we cast our votes.
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 Wahl, 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.
In what condition is a Saab that was built in “small series” after so many hard kilometers? The interior is no different from a 9-5 that has 100.000 kilometers on the clock. Competitor products sometimes look clearly shabby, but not the Saab. It is fresh, with small signs of wear.
Of course, the second machine is already working under the aluminum bonnet. I was told in Fechenheim that that was not really necessary. When the engine oil escaped, the question of sealing or replacing the engine arose. Because the 9-5 NG should remain in service for a long time, it was decided to buy a new machine. Because the owner already knows what he has in his 9-5. Hardly any taxi in Frankfurt gets as much attention and is such a popular figure.
9-5 NG Diesel are cheap. Almost all.
The diesel discussion is a never-ending story. Actually, it's about something else. The farewell to private transport, as it was before, is to be initiated. And the diesel scandal appears to be the right point to pull the lever.
The discrediting of diesel goes so far that values were massively destroyed. 9-5 NG diesels are now available for less than € 10.000, petrol engines are stable in price. For some fans of the brand, this was the opportunity to fulfill their dream of the 9-5 NG at an affordable price.
The owner of the only Laser-Red 9-5 NG sports suit is probably not that happy about the development. The TTID4, now more than 200.000 kilometers on the clock, is still for sale in the Czech Republic at Saab Suchomel. Since October 2018, and its price drops monthly. Currently reports 9-5sc2012.com a reduced price idea of only 42.900,00 €. At what price does the rarity bonus go?