This is the stuff automotive dreams are made of. A Saab Cabriolet, hardly any kilometers, good equipment. You could get weak there. Because this open Saab is definitely not a bland used car. It exudes the flair of a new car and it promises many years of driving pleasure.
Saab convertibles are stable in value
There is one thing that Saab Cabriolet drivers hardly know about. The word depreciation. An open Saab is stable in value if you drive the right model and the right year of manufacture. The second edition of 9-3 has never been in the valley of tears. Although the first years of construction are not as popular as later versions, there are small differences here too.
As was customary at Göta Älv, Saab maintained the model range in meticulously coordinated doses. The cabriolet shown here is one of the sought-after intermediate models. The exterior design corresponds to the subtle, original shape. In the interior, however, the tidy dashboard is installed. It ended the button war in 9-3, which some fans regretted at the time.
But the technology behind it was even more important. The old bus system flew out, corporate technology flew in, the Saab got rid of its teething problems. In addition, there were other measures that improved quality and noise comfort. From the 2007 model year, the 9-3 is considered really good, although the predecessors were not bad.
A Saab 9-3 anniversary model
Saab celebrated its birthday in 2007. 60 years of cars from Trollhättan, there were gifts for the fans again. Saab 9-5 and 9-3 were offered as anniversary models, this convertible is one of them. Easily recognized by the special rims, the Saab lettering embossed in the bi-color leather seats, and the iconic ice blue paint.
The 175 hp 2 liter turbo provides the drive. One of the recommended engines for the convertible, which is strong and yet frugal. With a little effort he can give the Saab wings, he is the optimal basis for the deer performance increase. The earlier one works out of 175 hp Saab factory tuner 195, from 265 Nm it turns 310.
This means that no more performance requirements remain unfulfilled, and the optimized engine management system also reduces consumption. The performance cure from Switzerland would definitely be a recommendation, because it also tunes the automatic 5-speed transmission more harmoniously.
Why this convertible?
Less than 10.000 kilometers are a rarity. To describe the equipment as coherent would be too little. As an anniversary model, the open 9-3 is of course a very special temptation. If you like the automatic and there is little to say against it, then there is no detail that goes against this Swede from the Magna plant would speak in Austria.
Because the small, fine trivialities are also right. The turbo needle in the dashboard, for example. It is always included in the Aero models, but is missing in the basic versions. And is missed by the real fans with a crying heart.
The Saab is available in Hilden Sales. The only thing left is the price. Almost € 30.000 can cause a racing heart at first glance. But it is not a very unusual price if you take a closer look at the current price level. You can still negotiate. And what is the money if you can drive a Saab anniversary model?
Pictures: AG Autopark Hilden