As a Saab fan, you are in practice when it comes to the last vehicle built. The last convertible, the last sedan. And now the last 9-5 NG that rolled off the line. Allegedly, because the Swedish ad lacks the VIN as final proof of this. In addition, an old debate is starting again. How much Saab is really in a Saab?
The last-built Saab 9-5 NG?
The 9-5 NG XWD in Aero Trim is said to have been completed under the supervision of the bankruptcy attorneys, which is possible. Because some vehicles on the assembly line were completed after the bankruptcy application in December 2011. Around € 21.000 would not be too much for almost complete equipment and a mileage of around 75.000 kilometers. If only the engine weren't ...
A TTiD works under the hood, which is not a good thing in the German diesel discussion. Who doesn't care and who doesn't want to be infected by the hysteria can get in touch with the owner. Perhaps the Saab 9-5 NG advertised at Blocket is really the last Saab that came from the holy halls at Göta Älv. Getting the VIN could be helpful.
When is a Saab a Saab?
The eternal discussion of when a Saab is a true Saab has Autoblog.nl once again reissued. The Dutch have published an interesting rating of various Saab models, which can not quite agree. The Saab 900 of the first series is therefore at least 90% a real Saab. With the successor one gives 75%, and with 9-3 II only 58%. Unfortunately, Trollhättan is not quite like that. According to former developers, the 9-3 II has less GM than the 900 II or 9-3 I. At that time, it was astonishing what the Americans would have waved through, they say.
The Saab 9000 is granted 44% Saab DNA. It is probably due to the windshield, which is the only part identical to the Lancia Thema, Fiat and Alfa. You can see what a piece of glass can mean for the brand's DNA. The doors, which are always named as identical, are only identical parts in theory. The side protection strips on the 9k sit in different places than on the Italians, and where the Swedes have impact protection, the Italians only have air.
The 9-5 NG by the way, the dream car of many fans, is also rated only with 60%. One can lead this discussion forever, without coming to a real result. Or you can relax, and evaluate everything as a real Saab, which ran in Trollhättan with a Saab logo from the tape.