I mentioned this the other day, but i don’t think I made enough of it. And its really quite good.
Winding Road is a free downloadable e-magazine. It’s a very good quality publication and I’m sure you’ll find something in it that you might enjoy.
Especially this month….
There’s also a short road test of the Saab 9-5 Anniversary edition.
Click on the link above to go to Winding Road’s website and you can download the e-mag in PDF format from there.
The Chicago SunTimes also has a review today, this time of the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan.
There’s not anything in this review that will come as news to anyone familiar with the 9-3, but it’s a good, positive review and represents the brand well.
If there’s something I can draw from the most recent reviews of the 9-3, it’s that the 2007 model seems to be getting positive coverage everywhere I look. Just a few weeks ago I had a dealer (outside of the US) adamant that the incentives being offered on 2006 models in the US wouldn’t be enough to lure him into a 2006 model over a 2007, such are the improvements in cabin noise, handling, equipment and driving in the 2007.
Our host, Dan Jedlicka, likes the 07 model too, offering the following for starters:
The Swedish Saab always has been for someone who wants something, safe, solid and a little different.
Saabs have become more mainstream in recent years. They’ve long been proficiently designed because they come from a company that makes airplanes.
General Motors owns the entire Saab operation, having bought half of it in 1990 and the rest in 2000. It has left Saab cars pretty much alone because it recognizes that distinctive autos are part of Saab’s appeal.
Well, it’s sort of accurate and nice to have it said…..
Dan finishes with a flourish:
Many owners of older Saabs were individualists not out to impress anyone. The new models are more mainstream but bought mostly by folks who appreciate their virtues — and still want something a little different