Recommended Swede - Saab 9-3 Cabriolet (2009)
Although the brand no longer produces cars, but continues to build airplanes, Saab can always be found on the recommendation lists. In the US, Kelley Blue Book is considered a leading portal when it comes to buying cars. Recommendations are important, if only for the resale value and the workshops. In the current list of 10 recommended convertibles from previous ownership you can also find the Saab 9-3 Cabriolet (2009).
US portal recommends the Saab 9-3 Cabriolet
The Kelley Blue Book platform publishes a list of 10 recommended convertibles under US$ 10.000. It is led by the Mazda MX 5, which according to European perception is a roadster, but not a convertible. The Mini Cabriolet is recommended, the BMW Z4, which is also a roadster. In 10th place is the Saab 9-3 Cabriolet (2009), which, according to research by Kelley Blue Book, is available for less than US$10.000 in the USA.
Prices cheaper than in Europe
Subsequent research on this platform shows that prices in North America can sometimes be theoretical. There is only one convertible that meets these search criteria. If you dig a little deeper, you will see pricing that is similar to the European one. Before the facelift, the convertibles rank well under US $ 10.000, after the facelift it is above. Convertibles with low mileage are significantly more expensive, even if they remain below the prices that are paid in Germany.
The price development for the 9-3 OG is interesting. The Cabriolets, in the typical Saab design, are traded higher in the USA than in Europe. Their classic career has already begun in North America.
Importing is rarely worthwhile
Importing is only worthwhile in very few cases, the price difference is too small and the vehicles have not yet achieved the status of a classic, which exempts them from taxes when they are imported. The range of good Saab 9-3 convertibles is also plentiful in Europe. It is quite possible to find the right Saab in the color and engine of your choice.
3 thoughts on "Recommended Swede - Saab 9-3 Cabriolet (2009)"
A mistake that is often made in the environmental discussion is the assumption that the propagated environmental protection measures are really intended to achieve certain climate goals.
A sensible person realizes very quickly that the actions that are cheered by the masses and propagated by politics are rather unsuitable for this - and desperate for the world.
But history is merely repeating itself here: when people threw a lot of money into the coffers of indulgence dealers in the Middle Ages so as not to have to stew in purgatory, it was by no means about purgatory or the people, but about the money in the till.
And so it seems reasonable to assume that the electric car and the climate targets are also not about the climate targets, but about the fact that electric cars are sold.
However, the planned measures are quite suitable for this. And so everything gets a meaning again. Just eat a thought ...
Quote: “Eat just a thought…”
I'm afraid it is good and valid. The debate has always taken on religious traits. And the historical parallel you drew to the indulgence trade explains a lot and is still expandable ...
In my neighborhood, EVs only exist as third and even fourth cars. The EV and the battery powered lawnmower are the drain. The V8s in the SUV, the AMG or the Audi S6 drive completely unabashedly. The pool heating, the countercurrent system, radiant heaters on the terrace, the air conditioning in the house and so on and so forth are all compensated ...
Trading in indulgences hits it perfectly.
12 years of tap dancing
A 9-3 from 2009 still looks damn good and up-to-date. The availability of E85 - if possible from waste - and a BioPower provided, it also has a great environmental balance ...
One wonders what progress have we made since then? Or even whether we are on the right track to make progress in the near future? It's all tap dancing ...
Great fidgeting on the spot. But it would also be far too easy to understand a plant as a CO2-neutral and natural solar system and to dance a waltz or even tango (that makes you move) with biofuel. It's not human, it's not technical enough. If fuel, then it has to be e-fuel - technical and man-made. This is the only way people can claim at some point that climate change is man-made, but so are the solutions. That seems kind of important to us. I fear and believe that we have a collective board in front of our heads. It says burned in: “Man as creator.”
It prohibits us from simple, nature-based and obvious solutions. We have to turn the big wheel - called by God himself to be his representative on earth. Even agnostics have internalized this and feel challenged. This is how we come up with such crude ideas that e-fuel is superior to nature ...
Despite intensive research, I did not find a single indication that e-fuel could be produced more efficiently, in a more climate-friendly and environmentally friendly way than photosynthetically and naturally produced fuel ...
Nevertheless, we have already sawed off biofuels. Man, the creator, the vain tap dancer. And of course we have built a lot of cars in the last 12 years - but none more, as beautiful as a 9-3 convertible from 2009 ...
We happily step on the spot.
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