One of the simple truths in life is that consuming less is better for the planet. To promote both fun with old cars and the idea of sustainability, the Saab High Mileage Club is now online. Our club should motivate and take away the fear of high kilometers of stands. Because what is half a million kilometers if there was a lot more inside? About twice the distance?
1.000.000 kilometers with a Saab
In 2012, our neighbors in the Netherlands had the case of Sjef Kuijpers and his Saab 9-5 2.3T from 98. One Million kilometers the 9-5 had on the counter back then, a record. The high mileage was a result of careful handling of the material and the long-term quality that Saab delivered.
How many new cars had the 9-5 made superfluous in 14 years? Maybe there were 10 and the intensive use with the courage to at least 7-digit mileage can be considered an exemplary conservation of resources. In the past, the manufacturers gave plaques for anniversaries after driving many kilometers.
That was well before the time when a quick change and the trend towards always the newest product emerged. It was in an age when companies strived to deliver the best possible quality for their customers and their money. And customers used a product as long and carefully as possible, while month after month they set aside some money for a possible new purchase.
Today the trolls laugh maliciously in the background when you express these thoughts alone.
250.000 - 500.000 - 750.000 and a million
Our Saab High Mileage Club starts at 250.000 kilometers. That is roughly where a Södertälje Turbo can be considered good. It then continues with 500.000, 750.000 and one million kilometers. There is also the matching certificate for the high-quality Saab sticker in metal look for the car.
Saab stickers and matching certificates are of course free of charge, you just have to be a member of the Aero X Club (or have an old Turbo Plus subscription). The way to the stickers with the iconic airplane logo is easy. We need a photo of the car and speedometer, the VIN and of course the address of the owner.
The process is done digitally and online. The personal data will not be saved or published. They also only end up on our German server and are not passed on. Click here you can register and request sticker plus certificate.
But it will not be left alone
Mileage is one thing. Some do not care whether it is 500.000 or 600.000 on the counter, others cry inwardly at every milestone. There is of course the lover group who want to protect their Saab. Who does not want to see so many kilometers on the speedometer, only drives Saab when the weather is nice and on the friendly days of life.
That is also accepted, because everyone should have their joy as they please. For this reason, our Saab High Mileage Club will experience a gentle expansion.
Long hold times are also commendable
Because many of the readers have been loyal to their Saab for a long time, and that should also be rewarded. In the next expansion stage there will be stickers for long holding times. 5 years Saab, 10 years, or even more, that's also worth a badge to us. As a small, iconic motivation and to simply enjoy the Saab. Soon here!