Almost 400.000 kilometers in a Saab 9-3 Aero Cabriolet make me jealous! Alone, because it is a special pleasure to drive an open Saab. And also because the legendary 2-liter turbo engine is so much fun. Driving pleasure and economically prudent behavior need not be mutually exclusive, as owner Ralf writes in his email. The story from Kiel reads very well.
Ralf bought the 9-3 Aero Cabriolet before 7 years ago at a dealer in Hessen. At that time, the fully-equipped Swede had only 100.000 kilometers on the clock. Now it's almost 300.000 more; The Cabriolet is moved intensively in summer and winter. Ralf writes that he drives like a Swede - what you should take literally in his case. It avoids more than 100 Km / h top speed, and the Saab thanks it with fabulous fuel consumption. 6,3 liters in summer, 5,9 liters in winter he reports as average consumption. For the 65 liter tank this results in more than 1.000 kilometers of range. Who needs a diesel or an electric car for environmental reasons? A long usage is the true sustainability.
Range? More than 1.000 kilometers!
Careful use of resources pays off. The philosophy of Ralf is consistent and pays off. The Saab is running and running. Problems or defects? There are none! This is due to the handling of the car and the expert maintenance. For 7 years, the convertible is regularly for inspection at the dealership Lafrentz, No wonder if the TÜV appointment in October was again without findings and the badge was assigned easily?
Most likely, it's because of my rapidly advancing age, but I do not like it when you paint the traditional grille on 9-3 I or 9-5. Which should not keep anybody who thinks it is great from doing so. Or yes please ...
Really interesting, I find the variant of Ralf. The grille painted, leave the stylized aircraft with the Saab logo in the original. That looks, in connection with the Viggen Body Kit, really interesting and tasteful. Also in this regard, everything was done right in Kiel!
We continue to search for kilometer kings!
The submissions falter a bit, but the blog team is sure there is much, much more. The blog lives through the readers, so engagement is in demand! It does not have to be the highest mileage, it also counts age and sustainability. All owners of kilometers kingswho want to see their car on the blog are invited to send pictures and information. Next Saturday we continue, I present the next Saab Kilometer King.