Sunday Night Snippets

We’ve just got back from a day with a video camera, an Audi S4, a BMW 325ci and my Viggen. What a great day. Yes, I found a new respect for both these carmakers, but I think the Viggen also won a few people over as well.

We have over 3 hours of video to whittle down into something slightly coherent, then it’ll get posted here.


The Saab 9-3 SportCombi has been included in a Business Week article naming the Best Wagons in various categories.

The Combi was named as the safest wagon. The other noted vehicles were as follows:

Fastest Domestic: Dodge Magnum SRT8
Fastest Import: Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Wagon
Most Fuel-Efficient: Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix
Best Cargo Room: Volvo V70
Most Expensive: Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Wagon
Best Resale Value (Luxury): BMW 3 Series 325xi
Lowest Total Cost of Ownership: Chevrolet HHR
Best Off-Road: Subaru Outback
Safest: Saab 9-3 SportCombi
Best Overall: Subaru Legacy

The story is here, or you can just skip straight to the slideshow – here.


Finally, for Tasmania’s own Drew B, here’s some older Saabs that have popped up on Flickr recently.

Blue Saab 95 4.jpg . Black Saab 96 1.jpg

Blue Saab 95 1.jpg . Blue Saab 95 2.jpg

Blue Saab 95 3.jpg . Saab Sport.jpg

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  1. Too bad how fastest is always measured as best zero to sixty time. I’m glad to see Saab finally get the nod over Volvo in the safety category; they’ve deserved that spot for many years.

  2. Glad to see some good cars on here for once, Mr Wade, although I’m currently feeling a bit inferior not having one of those groovy luggage racks on my 95!

    Might I suggest a joyride in the 95 or 96 sometime soon, consdiering how you’ve never had the pleasure.

    Off to peruse eBay for a luggage rack……

    Drew B

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