Is it only 262.000 or already 262.000 kilometers, which has the 900 of Tim on the clock? It's not much for a Saab 900, but that's not all. The kilometer kings also want to be a benchmark for sustainability. And here is the 34 years old Saab hard to beat.
Saab 900 from 1985
How many new cars has the Saab 900 from 1985 with its long car life made superfluous? A legitimate question that unfortunately receives far too little attention in the current climate debate. Because if he were credited with the avoided CO2 tons, Tim would be unbeatably sustainable with his Swede. The Saab can go a long way even at an advanced age. This year he was a guest at the festival in Trollhättan, and the supply of spare parts for the next few years was ensured in a junkyard.
Anyway, what could be broken? Hardly electronics, a robust mechanism, and if I'm properly informed, not a turbo, but a sucker under the hood. The Saab is a few years older than his teenage owner, Tim and I know each other from the Saab Stammtisch in Alzenau.
How does he feel with his classic from Trollhättan? Every time he drives, he writes to me, there is a feeling of absolute relaxation and satisfaction. I can understand that, and it is interesting that he is not the only reader of the blog to drive a car that is older than its owner. Is there a new trend emerging? Maybe ... In any case, it is a hopeful sign of sustainability practiced by a young generation that Saab likes as much as the brand's older friends.
This coming Saturday, I present the next Saab veteran. It does not always have to be the highest mileage, it also includes age and, above all, sustainability. All owners of kilometers kingswho want to see their car on the blog are welcome to send pictures and information.