How is the Saab stock developing? Some statistics!

Once a year, the Federal Motor Transport Authority publishes the current stock figures. My anxious gaze then goes to Flensburg, combined with the question of how we keep ourselves? The good part of the message: we brace ourselves! The bad part: A model dramatically loses its stock.

Saab stock Germany 2018According to 2011, there were forecasts that the Saab inventory would decrease by 10% per year in the future. The forecast never arrived, Saab disappointed regularly. And even the raging discussion about diesel and driving bans did not have the feared effects. From 46.719 vehicles to 1. January 2018, the stock within a year returned to 5.1% 44.345 registered cars with the Griffin. The backbone of the portfolio is still Saab 9-3 I and 9-3 II with 32.253 vehicles. Their inventory was reduced within a year by just under 1.500 vehicles.

And the 9-5 series with 8.241 vehicles and a decline of just under 700 cars are doing well for their age. On the other hand, it looks dramatically different. When the blog project started, there were still 5.000 Saab 9000 on the streets of Germany via 1.752. In the meantime, the first big Saab has become a rarity. The stock of CC and CS has shrunk to 900 vehicles, which may be called dramatic. Even the classic 9 has more vehicles than the XNUMXk, and the development did not come as a surprise.

Adieu Saab 9000!

Sure, the 9000 is not as emotional as an 900. He is a big sedan, not a convertible and no coupe. Which is unfavorable for his future prognosis. Doubly sad, because he was the technology carrier from Trollhättan par excellence and the only Saab, in whose realization the engineers were allowed to live out all freedoms. The 9000 stands, always objectively cool, for the brand core - consistently following the principle that the form always has to be subordinate to the function.

There is little consolation that upper-class limousines of other makes go the same way. They, too, have disappeared to export somewhere in recent years, where they are valued and have a second life as a useful means of transport. In a few years, the 9k inventory will have leveled off among 1.000 vehicles that are in lover's hand. He is in good company with the big Jaguars, BMWs and other brands. The first contribution from Saab to the upper class will then be seen only at meetings and will no longer take place in public. The undeserved end of a great career, as the 9000 was essential to the survival of the brand in the 80 and 90 years, and all successor models participated in its innovation.

Statistics by key numbers

For the first time this year, the Federal Motor Transport Authority offers free access to one detailed statistics divided according to key numbers. Good news from the authorities, she saves future individual inquiries. On the one hand, the statistic is surprising, because one realizes that there are still vehicles from the long-forgotten Belgian Saab production on the way. And frustrating, because of ours Anna project, an 9000 2.3t, 76 vehicles are currently registered. The 2.3t was after the 2.0t the most popular model of the upper class of Göta Älv.

41 thoughts too "How is the Saab stock developing? Some statistics!"

  • Thank you for this nice preparation of the registration numbers.

    The 9000er disappearance I can not understand.
    Please tell me one time a (real) alternative that combines the combined sum of amenities and utilities in a car as a SAAB 9000. The absolutely timeless and ravishing appearance left out before. 😉 We are moving two 9000ers in our family, each of which has unwound far beyond 300.000km and can not disconnect (due to the lack of alternatives).

    Guys, get your 9000er!

  • Since I could almost howl in this post, but look at Ebay classifieds purely ... there are every week new "slaughter" in it from the great 9K and even by so-called "SAAB fans" or even "lovers"
    If this continues, there will be no more soon ...
    So please first think about what is slaughtered (the word is already gone) and then think again and daaaaann rebuild ... or just give it to people who they make up again.

    • Above all, Saabs are slaughtered for minimal rust, which would be considered by other brands as a "very viable restoration base" ...

    • I get a gag or a desire to strangle these people when they talk about a slaughter party. These are (no) fans and lovers, but calculating salesmen.

      • 100% approval! On FB the corresponding people are bustling and their business is dazzling. Battles take place, just horrible.

      • Sorry, but that's not true. Of course, people want to make money with the pieces, but that's what private individuals do. A Saab is not slaughtered either because people just enjoy car cutting. The parts land again in other Saab vehicles. Straight parts from slaughtered vehicles allow other Saabs to live on. Not everyone always has the money to make their Saab fit with new parts. Do we want to prohibit these people from driving Saab just because they have accessed parts of slaughter? If there were no such companies as Elferink NL, some Saab would be more on the scrap because urgently needed parts of Orio can not be delivered and there is no interest in reissuing them.
        You can see it provocatively sometimes: The true fan slaughters and allows others to live on ... the alternative would be the press, but then all usable parts are lost. You can not just rebuild every car.
        Anyone can ask themselves: Would I invest in a 25-year-old 9k with basic equipment, 350000km, engine damage and rust really money so that he is back top?

      • alone in the Cars Forum has already offered 4 this year for slaughter in the forum ... an absolute nonsense the whole ... but well ....

  • The approvals of the 9000 can be frightening. Supposedly, the CD is only a few times in Germany approved - with a Saab 90 in the family fleet you have to slowly wonder which of them is the true rarity. Pity about every 9000!

    But there are also positive things to report! The Saab 90 should be in 2019 at meanwhile 34 registrations. That should be a small record, bobbed the previous number in the last few years but somewhere between 14 and 17 registrations.

    One can only hope that the end of the delay as long as possible - or again fresh wind with the name SAAB comes up.

  • 9107 / 324 (901 turbo 16V Sedan): 8 piece.
    9116 / 383 (902 v6 five-door): 17 piece.

    Who offers less? 😉

    • It's a shame about the 9k. On the other hand, I feel sorry for all the people who miss the pleasure of this fantastic car. My experience shows that with regular and professional care, the financial expense does not really differ from other used cars.
      And the term "total economic loss" really leaves a lot of room for interpretation. I want to calm the community. All 9k will not disappear. At least I have to get ahead of my two - 2.3 Turbo from 11 / 91 and 2.0 Turbo from 1996 - and ride forever. Just hope that the questionable legislation or the spare parts situation will not prevent me ....

      The Lizi

    • In the middle of it:
      9107 / 334 (901 Turbo 8V, APC with LLK): 13 piece

  • Thanks for the very reader-friendly version of an otherwise dry statistic!

    Too bad that the 9000er loses so drastically, but somehow understandable. The cars are getting older and thus sometimes require one or the other repair. The performance for the 9000er is miserable, nobody wants to pay for the cars even a reasonably reasonable price. Since a major maintenance with TÜV or even a repair every time for economic total loss and preservation to hobby. Very few fans will get the cars (I'm also currently part of it), but most of them will draw the line in the very near future ...

    I hope that the Saab scene also recognizes the 9000er as the right Saab - he deserves it. For many, the Saab story ends with the 900er and for those on the latest model series, the 9000er is just too old. But where Saab is on it, Saab is in it ... at least from my point of view ...

    • Mine is still fast, agile, and wants to see off many a new car, BUT, I choose, to be sedate, regal and n lovely comfort ... ..

  • I believe, however, that the numbers are not quite right.
    Many 9000er are not registered with fans.
    Including at least 2 9000er CD of me, including a vehicle year 95 and in my first and last hand, and an 91er
    both in good condition (and of course not for sale)
    Greetings from the Trolldriver
    Dieter Sabatzki

    • But I think that only a few 9000 signed out of fans, preserved in an air-conditioned hall, but somewhere in bad condition on the lawn, I have already seen a few

  • It is a pity for any Saab who disappears / is cannibalized or brought to Africa, There is still so much potential in everyone, as a confident diesel driver calms me down that not too many Diesel Saabs have disappeared. Except for driving bans, there is no reason to part with such a car.
    The stock of the 9000 shrugs so drastically I find sad, even these cars still have a lot of potential, but unfortunately they are probably not in this "I really want to have it and worth it" mode. Most 9000 are probably still in the critical age where it is just difficult to get the car, because he is not regarded as classic cars, and the TÜV / Pickerl examiner rather older cars tend to pull out of circulation and if major repairs occur, then many consider the 9000 maybe used as an everyday car, whether they still want to receive or exchange for something new.

  • If the number is reduced that is a pity. But I'm happy for everyone who has one and cares for him. Then he has a real pearl.

  • Yes, now comes with the 9 000 what had to come, the vehicles that are moving in traffic all have a high mileage.
    And then when problems arise they can be repaired very difficult because it lacks spare parts.
    And there are only those left that are deliberately kept out of daily traffic and prepared for a long life (cavity sealing and underbody protection).
    I have one and he has just 42K kilometers that were driven only in the summer.
    A pleasure when he purrs like a kitten and next year he will be a vintage car.
    Yes and rust I do not know about my vehicle.
    But now he needs new tires and a clutch cylinder.

    • Mr. Siebert, I do not see that the 9000 lacks spare parts - they are both new (and cheap), and what is not, that can be purchased second hand via the Internet and specialists. Overall, I consider the 9000 to be the most relaxed SAAB.
      With us and the circle of acquaintances drive some 9000 with more than 400.000km, which is paid attention to preservation, and which should not die.

      I currently have more than a dozen 9000, and as far as I can, I'll take care of their continued existence - some are on the streets, most of them are watched / protected.
      I have never experienced a quality like the 9000 in any other SAAB, and even with models of other manufacturers found it difficult - there were a few outliers down in the 9000 in some model years, but overall, the cars have va Raumtechnik over the last few years held up very well. It is worth receiving every 9000 value alone, as proof of how honest and genuine durability, honest and decent handling of resources can and should work.
      The 9000 was - as already written here - the most SAAB among the SAAB.

  • Yes, a sad statistic. If you want to read something positive: Saab loses compared to comparable brands such as Daihatsu, Lancia or Rover less in percentage terms. And maybe this statistic of the registered vehicles at the deadline is only half the truth and many babies are just logged off and waiting for their revival. The registrations at the Trabant are also increasing!

  • It can work that way. Since the 10.06. Looking for my 9k on the classifieds on this blog and on a loving owner, because it is not possible for private reasons to own / have four SAAB's. I deliberately set the price so as to whet my appetite for possible "butchers" in advance. The response so far: Except for one contact, which leaked due to the "high mileage" of 314000 km after some deliberation in the sand, only the repeated offer of my car to a Aufkaufstation to sell. That's out of the question for me, so I'll probably try to post my beloved 9k somewhere after the bidding time expires and find a way to give him another car life elsewhere. Somehow I'm almost glad that he stays with me. The 9k has been my big love since 20 years ago. He is the best SAAB ever built and - honestly - I am somewhat disappointed with the build quality after 6 years of "progress" after 20 months transatlanticists.

    • The quality of an 9000 certainly does not have the 9-5NG. At most early 9-5 are comparable, and the 9-3 I. Then the red pencils of GM prevailed.

      Of course it is not easy to sell a vehicle with 314.000 kilometers, almost everyone dreams of less than 200.000 on the clock. But these vehicles are barely there, or they are very expensive. I would not give up so fast, the right buyer is still coming. Where the Wegstellen (up to the H plate?) Is also an option.

      • I would say let the dreamers continue to dream. A vehicle (to drive, not to einmotten / speculate) one buys by state and not by kilometer. I last sold cars beyond the 320tkm, good ones were not Saab but Volvo, which were sold between 1 hour and 1,5 days.
        However, this is contrary to me, so you can make some bargains and buy a top vehicle at the other "critical" Saabfahrer pass because either, the checkbook is missing or the number of previous owners does not "fit".

    • What do you dislike about the build quality of the 9-5 NG? The comparison to the 9k I can not understand, because I was not yet with a 9k on the way. But would be interesting because your opinion to read, since I also drive a 9-5 NG.

      • Already looking at the driver's seat I see the 95 the color fading of the light leather, - well, the 9k has black leather, but even with the 901-S convertible, Bj.1962 was / is the leather not so worn. The storage compartment to the left of the steering wheel is cheap plastic and the lid rather loosely fitted. Most "annoying" the storage compartment right in the trunk. The lid is almost every time you drive on the highway in the trunk or hang in the best case, half open at two Einsteckzungen that stuck more bad than right in the designated bezels. When trying to close the lid again, he usually stays with the 2. or 3. Reluctantly try to hang up, only to be "at half mast" or "in the depths of the room" after the next trip. At the edges everywhere burrs and dirty processed edges, the whole cover seems somehow warped. That may be "high-level complaints," but when I tried to buy 1997 9k 2,3 Aero after extensive test drives, I found a better build quality. The best comparison between the two models was with the transfer of the 95NG, which I made with a friend. We exchanged the vehicles every now and then, and there was not the difference like 20 years and further development.

          • And I forgot the circuit. The I find the 95NG sometimes a bit "hakelig". With the 9k, the gears flutters like the knife through the soft butter. The feeling of lameness when accelerating, which some readers report, I can not confirm. The engine does its work with a pithy sound, the 150 PS and the relatively low weight of the 9k ensure a rapid acceleration that has surprised every passenger or driver so far, and the 2. until the 5. Gang lets it through quickly, mostly I leave the 4. Gear for the sake of simplicity.

          • That's right. Is the difference between a Saab transmission and one from GM. The 9k had the best manual gearbox ever transplanted into a Saab.

  • Even at the risk of being stoned here, I have to share my personal experience with 9k. When I got 2001 my first new car, a red 9-3 SE sports coupe (2,0t), and this was one or the other times in the factory seat, I got from the then Saab center Dresden a white 9K as Werkstattersatzwagen. Usually used to a 9-5 or other 9-3, it was a nightmare for me to have to travel with this car for 500 km. The chassis not comparable with 9-3 let alone 9-5, the engine (gabs the without turbo?) A tough journeyman and the interior for me back then just antiquated. I do not even want to start from rattling. I was glad to get my 9-3 back. Since then I have always avoided the 9k. Is not that why I'm a Saab fan? Did they just have a rundown copy? I can not say exactly today, 18 years later. But maybe a reason why it disappears, if you do not appreciate the technical importance of this model series.

    Otherwise, greetings to all Saabfans and remains so loyal!

    • Hi Joerg,

      I have to and I just want to contradict you - I myself started with a Saab 96, later came a Saab 90 several first generation 900. My father had a CC and a CS after several sabb 900 first generation two 9000.

      Honestly for me personally, the 9000 were no longer true Saab's even in the past - did not understand my father at all, because he was more than enthusiastic - his answer then - boy, you do not understand the car.

      When my dad died, the 9-5 station wagon came onto the market - we got offspring and so much the decision to buy a 9-5 station wagon as a year-old car - which, by the way, we still drive.

      Due to a personal change, I no longer had a company car and urgently needed a vehicle - but which. An old man beyond Warburg's 70 offered a Saab 9000 CS 2,0 t with 150 PS as a winter car. We met and it quickly became clear that although he had not learned it, he has a great deal of experience with the Saab's himself, owning several 9000ers and being a definite expert on these vehicles.

      We agreed immediately I took the 9000 he had only 144.000 km run that was before 3 years ago.

      Today it is our most important vehicle in the family - most of the km we drive with the 9000 in the 3 years already over 100.000 km and I dread before, if the 9000 no longer exists or there is no replacement. We have in the family 4 Saab's - my wife has a 9-3 convertible Aero from 2009, the old 9-5 wagon 2,0 t from 2000 drives our elder, a 9-5 2,0t from 2008 we have us as a vacation travel and family car indulged and just the said 9000.

      Everyone in the family loves his Saab and does not want to give it up, but I love the 9000 - like the two 9-5 2,0 150 PS and he's the most agile, sprinkling Saab with the 1996 9000 The best chassis of all the best workmanship and the most robust none of the other 9000 can not hold the water even in fuel consumption - even there, the 1,5 is significantly more economical than XNUMX liters less and he also has climate.

      Today 19,5 years after the death of my father, I understand how he meant it - I do not understand the car - yes, I like the old Saab's looks and the new ones are nice but really good, technically up there and an evolution was that 9000. Today I'm sure without the 9000 there would have been no decent and good Saab under the GM line, neither the 900 II nor the 9-3 or 9-5.

      I love this vehicle and admire the engineering of this SAAB 9000.

      There was an advertising box - vi byger Sveriges bästa bil SAAB 9000 - today I would say it was världes bästa bil.

      Tack for the underbar bil

      • Thank you, very well written. There is nothing to add!

    • So the white was not a turbo, 2,0 or 2,3 and drawn by the lanes (roads) in DD. If the Tobias had known where you want to go, he would certainly have NEN "Opel" (have two myself) ... 🙂
      Can not imagine that the 500km would have been more relaxed ... except the wind noise from 150 annoying something, but the rest is superior to any 9-3 ...

  • My 9000 2.3.t is clearly the car that I like the most. But after the winter break, the third specialist is now trying to get the engine back into flawless ignition. Since the 900 softturbo is more reliable (but less long-distance comfortable), the 9-5 more reliable, the 9-3 more reliable - well, that I'm not dependent on the 9000er.

  • Well, if I look at my 9kaero I doubt even if it is worthwhile to rehabilitate it. But he will be examined soon and if it is not worthwhile then the 2 method is also a plan. As the offspring is interested in the car, he will probably remain in the statistics and leave the non-air-conditioned garage soon.
    Whether this is financially worthwhile, well, the 9k is a modern car with a lot of comfort and more than individual, ... I would not even know what there at the moment there on the market ...

  • It's a pity too. My father has been trying to sell a relatively well-preserved 2 from 9000 (or 1986) for about 87 years but there are only export or junkyard deals 🙁 anyone interested?

      • The 9000er so drastically less shocked me!
        What are the numbers in Austria ?!

        By chance, someone looks like the registration numbers for the 900 Sedan (8V and 16V without Turbo).

    • Alexesche ät gmail dot com if he is still there ....

  • This article seems to shake people's minds, presumably it is congruent with the SAAB 9000. 36 comments. You like Him or think He is the beginning of the end.
    A few key words: cooperation with Italian brands in development, world record collector in Talladega, classification as a "large car" by the EPA in the US, test drive for four-wheel drive and a fully developed under SAAB V8 engine ... He is not really pretty. Does not look like a SAAB is often tested me. But he is an honest skin without any problems and quite robust. Is not a pity for anything and maybe that was why never really and truly loved and recognized. Rocked down to the end, undemanding can be interpreted in many ways. From the factory, even in the simplest basic equipment, equipped with many gimmicks, where you had to pay in the period of its flowering with the competitors for much extra charge. I would also like to have a SAAB 900 Turbo 1st gene. Convertible (if only I had learned something decent and could buy one at collector's prices) and I often think back to the time when Stig Blomqvist shooed the 99 Turbo in Hunsrück over the training area.
    BUT: But I have to get rid of it before the comments for this post are closed, and I'll say it in the words of Marc Cohn from Silver Thunderbird: If there's a god up in heaven, he's driving a silver 9000.


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