Until the day came when my double cabin in the Weser tunnel with a huge white cloud of smoke died of cylinder head death at 375.000km. A replacement engine cost at least 1500 €. The old turbocharger and the old diesel pump, which was also incontinent, grow on the new engine?
With installation costs, I would then come to 3000 Euro. That was a bit much for a former roofer car. So I put him on Facebook on the T3 page just as he was for 800 €. It did not take fifteen minutes - and he was gone.
Then I stumbled upon Ebay classifieds in Osterholz via a Saab 9-5. Without TÜV, for 750 €. Since it was only 20 km - go there. Apart from broken brakes and a crack in the windshield, "my" Saab was fine. During the negotiations I was able to negotiate new brake discs and pads. Perfect!
The next morning on to the road traffic. There I wanted to buy "disposable license plates" to get my Saab home. I got to hear then: Osterholz is another district. There are no one-way plates for this.
The junkyard operator in Lemwerder got him for 50,00 € and solved my problem. After a big "shipyard lay time", the Saab has been driving without problems since 3 1 / 2 years. Even 800 km tours to the US Army were never a problem. Meanwhile, he has unpacked 312.000km and runs as on the first day.
Sustainability has a name: SAAB! Just like my friend's Borgward Isabella in the neighborhood. He still drives wedding couples to the church today ...
Ask me if I would buy the Saab again ...
Thanks to Michael Dabeck for the Saab story on Sunday! How is it in everyday life with an older Saab? What do you experience, how do friends, colleagues and the family react? With indulgence, enthusiasm or compassion? How do you keep the Saab alive, what do you do with spare parts and workshops, how do you optimize or restore the old Swedes?
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