Let's talk about money and what a Saab can cost. Actually, I had a different story for Sunday. An ancient Saab that we discovered. One of the oldest ever, but it can wait while its story is cleared up. We had one last week Saab Turbo X as a subject. A collector's item that spent the last few years in a hall.
What can a Saab actually cost?
What can the Turbo X cost? Its owner calls out almost € 40.000. Is that still appropriate? I know the car and its history and its owner. The Saab is a new car, the service is fresh, the tires are new. You could buy the Saab and get started right away. Just like a new vehicle. I can answer positively when asked whether the price of the Turbo X is reasonable.
Because this Saab would be worth the price to me. Me personally. It is fast, sufficiently comfortable and suitable for everyday use. Its edition was limited. It's a lot of fun and I know that the EU will never again approve such a V6 Turbo with all-wheel drive. The Saab would fit into my life if I allowed myself the play money for it.
Another story is a Saab 900 Turbo sold in Finland. It comes from a collection that was sold through an auction. 31.900 kilometers, also in a condition that is close to the new car. Allegedly, the Saab stood in an air-conditioned garage in Stockholm for years. The price? Exact € 50.000.
Is it worth it? Can a Saab 900 cost that?
The decision is easy. The Saab is too expensive for me. It is far from what I consider appropriate. The classic 900 is not a car that I would do to myself for everyday life. It's loud, tight, uncomfortable. I had 3 of them, it was a good time. But one that is over for me. And for collector's purposes, at this price? Certainly not, because apart from the good condition and a few kilometers there is no story about the car. Yes, the 900 was a Saab press car. But there were many of them. The edition is not limited, nor is the color special. On the contrary.
He wears the uniform look of all 900 Turbo. He is black.
This is my opinion. Another can recognize his dream car in the 900, plunder the account or take out a loan and get the Saab. If it makes him happy, why not?
Is it really a question of price?
The subject of prices is difficult. But one thing has to be clear to us. The time of cheap mobility is coming to an end. Being mobile will cost more in the future because resources come at a price. But also because the discussions around the topic are increasingly being conducted ideologically.
Whoever, shortly before the gate closes, should enjoy a lot of irrationality, has to treat himself to it. Now, in a timely manner. There are still loads of used vehicles out there with those hideously unreasonable ingenious gas guzzling V6 turbo engines. Sometimes even with all-wheel drive.
Nobody should say he didn't have the chance to drive it. Because in the future there will no longer be a question of what such a Saab may cost.
These types of vehicles will simply no longer exist.