Living sustainability is on everyone's lips. But what do you mean by that? Wikipedia provides various possibilities of definition. It becomes clear: the conservation of resources and the avoidance of CO2 emissions should be at the forefront of sustainable sustainability. Older cars are sustainable. Regardless of which type of drive you use, the largest consumption of raw materials and the most significant CO2 emission always occur during production.
A vehicle that stays on the road for 20 years or even longer is proof of lived sustainability. Its continued use has made the production of 2 or perhaps 3 new cars superfluous and is, if you like, a profit from the perspective of resource conservation. Less from the point of view of the auto industry or politics, which still carries full growth as a mantra.
For a long time, Saab had been committed to delivering long-lasting, robust products to customers. The best proof of this philosophy are the 900 and 9000. The 9000 in particular suffered from its sheer indestructibility. In Sweden, the vehicles were consumed in rural areas because they worked without complaint and under all conditions. As long as they found a drop of oil and gasoline somewhere, the 9000s couldn't be stopped.
With the entry of GM decreased the robustness. Not dramatic, but somehow noticeable. An 9-5 or an 9-3 is nevertheless above average durability, and somehow the basic idea of the long-term car is still in every Saab.
Is this blogger philosophy for Saab fans or does it have something to do with reality?
We are looking for kilometer kings!
Has Saab really built long-term cars that are sustainable to move? The proof must lead the readers themselves! To show that every Saab has the idea of a long-term car, and that sustainable, responsible action does not necessarily have to go hand in hand with the use of the latest technology.
Who has a Saab in their garage that has 300, 400 or 500.000 kilometers on the clock? Or who drives with an old Swede who has even higher mileage? The blog aims to provide a stage for these veterans. So that we can prove that old Swedish steel is far from being old iron.
Participation in the new action is very easy. Everyone who owns a Saab is entitled to participate. Every model and year is invited. It is not a competition for the highest mileage, but it is generally about longevity and sustainability par excellence.
Owners of kilometer kings are invited to send the picture of their vehicle to: sustainability (sa) saabblog.net to send.
- Images: Maximum of 2 images in high resolution. The sender assures to be the owner of the picture and allows the free use of the blog.
- Short description of the vehicle: model, year of construction, mileage and possibly 2 or 3 compact lines to state and history. Gladly also something in detail.
- Data protection: We publish the first name of the owner. If this is undesirable, we ask for a hint. If the number plate on the vehicle is unrecognizable, the sender has to take care of this.
We regularly publish the sent pictures of the kilometer kings in their own section. Maybe this way we will be publishing a whole gallery of Saab Veterans with high mileage. What a statement for the brand would be. The blog team is excited and looking forward to a lot of interaction!