Almost exactly 8 years ago, the production lines in Trollhättan stalled. The plant had already been underutilized and from March 2011 only a few vehicles rolled off the production line. Day by day until production came to a complete standstill. Since then, the end of supplies and the aim of preserving what is available.
The stock is getting old, and who takes care of maintenance? They are still there - the workshops that mainly and sometimes exclusively work on Saabs. Your order book is usually good and Saab drivers are loyal. Often you have known each other for years and have become part of an extended family. And there is also a vehicle at the Trollhättan brand that has to drive up to the Saab / Orio partner. The 9-5 NG was Saab's first online vehicle. It has to be sent to the server for repair and diagnosis, which can only be accessed via a contract with Orio AB.
3 years warranty on the parts
But what about the older vehicles? Saab 9-3 II and I, the 9000er, the old 9-5 and the classic 900er? And how about the comfortable 3 year warranty on parts you only get from Orio. Is that part of the decision?
For my youngtimers and future classics, I prefer workshops with a long history of brands. Now they are exclusively Orio partners, in the past an independent workshop with a Saab master was also involved. He had worked for the brand for a long time, then started his own business and was my confidant for a few years until he retired from the business for health reasons.
How do the readers with their vehicles? Do you trust the experience and competence of Orio / Saab partners? Or do you prefer a free workshop nearby that has Saab background? Maybe the Saab is just a commodity that can be well maintained even in a workshop chain? They advertise with low prices and fast appointment allocation. But are our vehicles, which are becoming more and more exotic, really well looked after there?
Market analysis - 8 years later
We start today with a small market analysis. How do our readers wait for their cars? Do you also accept long journeys, do you value traditional Saab service? Or is it the free screwdriver around the corner, maybe the big chain that enjoys her trust? Maybe you screwed now synonymous and worried the parts of the known wholesalers?
8 years after the end of production in Sweden an exciting question! Multiple answers are possible. We are looking forward to the result!
Saab service, chain or free workshop?
- Saab / Orio partner (43% 298 Votes)
- Free workshop (with Saab background) (25% 173 Votes)
- I'm screwing myself (19% 132 Votes)
- Free workshop (11% 79 Votes)
- Workshop chain (Bosch service etc ...) (1% 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 480