An early Wednesday morning. I'm looking forward to the new post on the blog that was announced by email. "La bella rossa“Is his name. And I think the car described is simply beautiful. I like saab. And I like red - on cars. No imminent danger. It's gone. Besides, I don't need a car.
With my second coffee, I do something that has sometimes led me to unreasonable deeds, and why I call 4 Saabs my own. I browse the portals. I just want to take a look ... We all know that autoscout and mobile rarely have a big surprise ready.
But I live in Spain. And in Spain people like homemade things. Despite a lot of advertising, Ebay never made it through the status "also ran". There are “milanuncios” and “wallapop” for used items. And “coches.net” for cars. "Coches" means cars. And at least five times as many cars of each model are advertised on this platform as on autoscout. At least…..
I enter Saab 9-3 automatic and scroll through the ads "price descending". There are a few "nice" things, but nothing that could have serious consequences. I thought at first.
And all of a sudden it is there: the hormonal surge that robs us of all reason.
I click through the 16 photos countless times and just make it worse.
I don't know what processes are going on in our bodies when it happens. I only know the result: devoid of any reason there is only one thought: WANT TO HAVE.
Red, light leather, sensational rims, very well maintained, year of construction 2005, 140k run, with 1 year guarantee and is called 9-3 Cabrio Aero Automatic. And like Tom's gentleman, he just happens to be around the corner from me. At a price that would be considered a typo in Germany or Holland: 6.900 euros.
I have to do something. Even if I should change my mind later, I can't let go. It is corona time. And we are - once again - not allowed to leave our place of residence. I'm getting some information from the dealer. Seems to be serious.
So I give him a call.
There is the possibility to go there with a certificate from him and a self-assessment. We arrange to meet on Friday morning. And the dealer promises to reserve the car for me until then. He's sure for now.
I spend the night in a sleepless trance. It is clear that one of my Saabs will have to go if I buy the 9-3. But which one? Everyone is special. I have a story with everyone. Surely you know these thoughts. I buy and sell cars half asleep all night. And come to no decision.
In the morning I talk to Juan von Berma on the phone. He is very pleased with the ad. Just like Tom, with whom I share the link, and have a long, messy conversation.
During the call, the name comes up… .. Red & Hot. So it should be called, the new Saab experience, which maybe becomes a project.
There is no solution yet. But a few clear thoughts.
And above all the appointment. Why not start with the most important ...?