Is it worth it with a V6? No, but ... Take a look for yourself. I think the car is looking good and refreshing, it was really worth it! When the "cost pain" is gone, the joy of this beautiful and quite rare Saab remains. And the joy should last a long time.
The car is a Swiss import with an initial and proven 85000 km! He was standing a little sad and worn out on the place of a dealer in Friedrichshafen. All four corners had been approached, the interior was a bit tired, but not in such a way that it could be made habitable again with some effort. What was totally convincing was the great substance of the Saab, really absolutely rust-free!
Saab dealer keeps getting sensible Saab (and Lancia) from Switzerland and brings them to Germany. The cars are cleared and handed over with a new TÜV. In my case, a complete ZR and WP change was negotiated, as well as an engine and automatic service. I was able to get the car at a reasonable price, it wasn't a bargain, but I'm not a bargain hunter either, I like to leave that to others.
And then it went to the painter. The color had been fixed for a long time. It must turn sky blue! When I saw two or three of these beautiful Sky-Blue Saab on the occasion of the Saab Festival 2019 in Trollhättan, it was clear to me that I want one too. You have probably already seen the beautiful 95NG in sky blue, be it in person or just in a photo.
Those blue sharks look so good, don't they? The budget wasn't enough for a 95NG and so it became a 95OG. It was a coincidence that the choice fell on the V6. I really wanted one with automatic and a few kilometers. As is well known, the air is getting thin and the offers are sparse. Germany is simply not an automatic country.
While the 95 was at the paint shop, the badly battered rims were completely reconditioned and later refined with four new tires. See the rims, yes, yes, I'll repeat myself, but they look really iconic and cool.
And now it stands there in all its glory and radiates something of sovereignty.
Needless to say, the seats are still made of beautiful leather and are extremely comfortable. Back in 1999, Trollhättan was still using high quality leather. I mean almost, in the SE equipment it was even a kind of Raff leather, so very noble! I have now freshened up the inner plastic parts, as well as the outer rubbers around the doors. A set of new carpets with blue edging complete the beautiful interior.
How does he drive now? Actually no different than before. Simply in blue. 😊
I think the engine is just as great as before. Cultivated, good sound and, if necessary, quite powerful. I mean, who drives a car with four overhead camshafts? Does it really bother you that it is only "half" a turbo? I think that with the turbo for only one cylinder bank is quite clever.
I think the Saab community is currently rediscovering Saab's six-transmitter and is no longer just turning up its nose. In any case, my 9-5 V6 is a sovereign glider and just looks really great. In any case, I really enjoy the car and this pain (what was there?) Has already disappeared!