Saab drivers are very loyal to their brand. Of course, more than 8 years without new cars leave their mark. More and more often the Saab becomes a second car and a hobby. The question arises as to which brands Saab drivers change 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.
From conversations with former Saab drivers no trend can be deduced. They 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, another another has a long-cherished dream with an 911.
Besides, there are the returnees. After a longer Saab break, it goes on, and it pulls again a vehicle with the griffin in the domestic carport. Especially because it fits in with life now. Because you changed your job, got a company car, or because you retired.
Our survey is a bit more extensive for the first time. Because even visitors read the blog that have nothing to do with Saab, or are only now interested in the brand. We want to get to know the readers even better in order to be able to better classify their automobile 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. Here young and older fans, academics, pensioners, freelancers, students gather. Some drive Saab out of deep conviction, and they drive only Saab. The others drive their Saab only in fine weather, often with seasonal approval. For another group, Saab is already a thing of the past, but the connection to 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