Saab O The Week

I’d like to say thanks to everyone that’s sent in a SOTW photo for use here on the site. I may have to go to two SOTW issues per week just to get through them all!!

Today we’re looking at James’ late, great 9-3 in Linear guise. A very tasty B&W image indeed.

2003 Saab 9-3 in Canada.jpg

I’ll let James tell the story himself, shall I?

I took this photo on a very hot summer day half-way between the cities of Kitchener and Guelph in Ontario, Canada, in August 2003. Sadly, I wrote the car off the following winter. I slid off the damned road and ran over some large chunks of cement that I couldn’t see in the dark snowy night. I’m still in mourning over that car…I had factory ordered it just the way I wanted it: Aero suspension and wheels; parchment leather; black exterior; touring package with with xenons. Before that, I had a 1997 900s, and loved that car for years. Now driving a Mini Cooper S, which is lots of fun, but it lacks that emotional connection I had with my Saabs. Next car will either be a 9-3 Aero or a 9-2x Aero…

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  1. I feel your pain. I sold my one of a kind, Silver ’99 model 9-3 Viggen last fall when I purchased my current 9-3 Aero. I got word a month or so ago that the current owner was hot rodding it on a country back-road and rolled it up into a ball. Luckily he was uninjured, but the same could not be said for my poor Viggen. May she rest in peace.

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