Heat stress - how does the Saab 9-5 Aero do in the hot season?

The first summer heat waves are behind us. Temperatures well above 30 degrees are not only associated with heat stress for older vehicles with turbo engines. I remember the new Turbo X all too well,…

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Automobile culture from the barn - Citroën 2CV box duck

In Sweden, you will generally find precious automobiles parked in garages and outbuildings of typical holiday homes. In France, automotive driving culture is often hidden in older barns. Such as a very early 2CV box duck. She was put away...

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A Saab accountant new car - boring or cult?

The readers wish that I would not reliably track down new Saab cars across national borders. Italy, France or Switzerland - that seems too far. The wish counts! We found one in Germany. Only 19.000 kilometers...

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Combustion or electric? We order a new Citroën car!

One of the endless discussions, privately and in the company, is the question of combustion engines or electric vehicles? What shall we order? Specifically, it is about a compact car for the city and it is clear that it is a…

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Garage Jost - the Saab makers from Pieterlen

I'm on a short visit to the canton of Bern. The transfer of a classic Saab on its own axle, from Frankfurt to Pieterlen to Garage Jost, gave me the reason. Lightning visits have the peculiarity that one always expects a…

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Themes that are charming. The Citroën box duck is coming back!

There are posts that I should better not write. Because they contain topics that are so charming that they could be dangerous to me. The return of the box duck, the commercial version of the Citroën 2CV, is part of…

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That would be it, the (almost) ideal Saab 9-3 Aero XWD

Before I started the "Gentleman" project, I was looking for a Saab 9-3 Aero. My Saab for everyday life, the more modern counterpart to the 9-5. The search was ultimately unsuccessful. Probably because...

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New car projects Saab and Citroën. One is threatened with failure.

Sometimes experience makes wise. But it can also happen that experience leads to high spirits. Our Saab 9-5 Aero project, codename Gentleman, has been successfully completed. The Saab drives, is fun, and conveys ...

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Old cars are economical. Also more economical than new cars?

The E10 practical test of our Saab 9000 brought an interesting result. Despite the high engine output, the Saab classic is economical in everyday use. After all, 24 years old, he delivers a result that makes modern cars doubt ....

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