Yes, sometimes I listen to what the readers want. After the first experiences, I adapted the subscription models and the requests from emails and comments were incorporated. In general, we are now starting with a small subscription that is valid for one month. The hurdle is therefore extremely low. Depending on your mood, you can then work your way forward - upgrade and so on. Up to the Aero X Club.
Linear, Vector, Aero and so on
Saab's equipment lines started with Linear. The absolute basis, but not without its charm. Vector stood for the somewhat sportier model, Aero for the very fast Saab. The Aero X remained the unattainable dream for all fans. Only built once! The icon that parks in the Saab Museum forever. And then there were the Griffin models, which stood for special solidity or for the last edition before the model change.
The names of the new blog are accordingly Subscriptions.
Linear - the start for 30 days
Vector - the blog for 90 days
Griffin - the new name for the previous basic offer - blog access for 180 days
Aero - previously Turbo - is valid for 360 days
Aero X Club - previously Turbo Plus - offers the full program for 360 days
With the new Aero X Club, I have bundled all services. Membership includes access to the COC archive, Saab license plate holders, blog stickers and the Mileage Club. We emphasize the club idea. Promotions such as the Saab espresso cups and everything that will appear regularly in the future are only available to club members.
The previous subscriptions and their duration remain unaffected. Turbo Plus subscriptions have full access to the Aero X Club. An upgrade from one of the "old" subscriptions to a new one is not automatically possible during the term, but can be done on Request can be done manually.
The advantage of the new model is the upgrade between the individual offers, which is automatically possible via PayPal. In addition, entry into the Saab blog world with a subscription for one month is now only a very low hurdle to be overcome.
New payment methods
One point of criticism was that payment is only possible via PayPal or manual transfer. We are working on being able to offer multiple payment models; the request to the software provider is ongoing. If it is answered positively, you will be able to book a subscription online without a PayPal account in the near future.
The Aero X Club is continuously being expanded. The next step is a shop system. Special collector's items related to Saab that are not available anywhere else are then offered, limited in time and quantity. Because they are out of print or because it is an exclusive production for the blog.
Why are we doing this Because it's fun, because Saab is special, and because it's interesting to develop things further. It won't be boring in the coming weeks, entertainment is provided!