Saab drivers are very loyal to their brand. However, more than 8 years without a new car naturally leave their mark. The Saab is increasingly becoming a second car and a hobby. The question arises as to which brands Saab drivers switch to if they do.
The first wave of emigration already started 2011 and 2012. Not in the direction of Volvo, as you might think. The company car drivers switched to Audi and BMW and only a few to the Gothenburg brand. In the meantime, some 3 leasing cycles have passed, and the question arises as to who drives only Saab from our readers, who does not, and what other brands are preferred.
No trend can be derived from discussions with former Saab drivers. You are still connected to the small brand from Trollhättan and read the blog. But the vehicles they drive are very different. One drives a Skoda, the other a Korean hybrid, and yet another has fulfilled a long-cherished dream with a 911.
Then there are the returnees. After a longer Saab break, it goes on, and another vehicle pulls the griffin into the carport at home. Mainly because it now fits into life. Because you changed jobs, got a company car, or because you retired.
For the first time, our survey is a little more extensive. Because visitors who no longer have anything to do with Saab or are only now interested in the brand also read the blog. We would like to get to know the readers even better so that we can better classify their automotive preferences. For this reason, the survey consists of several parts, in some cases multiple answers are possible.
Saab drive exclusive, or not?
The readers on the Saabblog are a colorful cross-section of society. Young and older fans, academics, retirees, freelancers and students gather here. Some drive Saab out of deep conviction, and they only drive Saab. The others only drive their Saab when the weather is nice, often with seasonal approval. With another group, Saab is already a thing of the past, but the bond with the brand is still there. And then there are the readers who are simply interested in cars from Trollhättan without owning one.
Saab drive exclusively. Or not?
- I drive Saab. And only Saab! (49% 315 Votes)
- Saab and another make. (37% 240 Votes)
- At the moment I'm not driving Saab anymore. (9% 61 Votes)
- I would like to drive Saab. (5% 32 Votes)
Total Voters: 648
What are the alternatives to Saab?
What drives you as an alternative, if for some reason no more Saab drives? Because you have a company car, the employer does not accept an older car in the fleet? Because the Saab does not fit in the life situation at the moment. Which brand can replace a Saab, where is the trend going?
Is it the Gothenburg brand that could possibly replace a Saab? Or instead of Volvo but rather a German premium make? Are French cars an alternative or can Asian brands score points? The manufacturers attract with generous trade-ins, discounts, financing and leasing offers. Maximum 2 answers are possible. We are curious!
Alternatives to Saab? Which make do Saab drivers prefer?
- Volvo (32% 276 Votes)
- Other brand (13% 110 Votes)
- BMW (8% 67 Votes)
- Japanese manufacturer (7% 60 Votes)
- Mercedes (5% 48 Votes)
- Audi (5% 44 Votes)
- Tesla (4% 36 Votes)
- Citroen (4% 36 Votes)
- Skoda (4% 34 Votes)
- VW (3% 28 Votes)
- Peugeot (3% 27 Votes)
- Opel (3% 26 Votes)
- Korean manufacturer (3% 24 Votes)
- Porsche (2% 16 Votes)
- Ford (1% 10 Votes)
- Renault (1% 10 Votes)
- Seat (1% 9 Votes)
- Mini (1% 7 Votes)
- Smart (1% 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 620