Unsaleable mileage kings? That seems to be a special German phenomenon. The ideal Saab has less than 100.000 kilometers on it, is kept in a checkbook and, of course, in the condition of an annual car. Sure, these are the dreams! Unfortunately, the reality is different and is quite problematic with this setting.
August Eric's Saab 313.740 CSE has already covered 9000 kilometers. Last year of construction, always well maintained in a Saab workshop. A luxurious CSE - and that's where the problems begin. If the year of construction is 97 or 98, the Saab community will ask for an anniversary as a minimum. This spring, “the handsome”, as owner August Eric calls his 9000, should be sold. Beside him there are two other Saab in the fleet, including the legendary transatlanticist, The proposed price was appropriate for its neat condition, there was almost no demand.
The data actually sounded good. 150 HP, 2nd hand, no rust and elaborately treated against it. Converted to aero seats, switched by hand. The 2 liter soft turbo is a pleasant machine. Anyone who demands more dynamism can realize it without any effort. Is € 4.500 too much to negotiate for a 9k without a maintenance backlog? The Saab community obviously saw it that way. There was only one serious prospect who, after talking to his "SAAB-experienced car mechanics”Finally canceled due to the high mileage.
A crazy world! Because if a vehicle is robust and can be driven regardless of mileage, then it is an 9000. His owner took the rejection sporty. The 9000 CSE stayed, it was with Saab Greenfield made fit for the coming winter and moved back in with August Eric and his family. In retrospect, he is happy to have set the price this way. In this way, he writes to me, he probably saved the Saab from fate as a parts carrier or something similar. And that would have been a real shame.
We are looking for more kilometer kings!
Dealing with higher mileage and the idea of sustainability will be one of our priorities for the future. We will have to make friends with it if we want to continue driving Saab.
Do you also have a Saab with a high mileage or a long holding period? It does not have to be the highest mileage in each case; for us, the age of the vehicle and lived sustainability are also important. All owners of kilometers kingsThose who want to see their car on the blog are invited to send pictures and information.