I haven’t done a Saab O The Week entry in a little while, but when this one crossed my desk I just couldn’t resist.
This comes from Jean-Luc in Luxembourg (and yes, I’m a Star Trek NG fan). Jean-Luc has some thoughts for Saab for the future:
A couple of weeks ago, you asked what the next 9-5 should offer in order to be a hit. May I add two things :
1) a modern diesel engine, coupled to a modern gearbox (6 gears please!)
2) a wide array of modern colors!
How can you still want to drive a silver grey or a dark brown metallic car these days ? It makes me feel like three months of uninterrupted rain ! This is the reason why I had opted for this Glacier Blue color. I am sending you the picture, as it is quite rare up here. I have not so far come across another 9-5 in this color in Luxembourg or any surrounding country.
I’ve never seen that color either. Didn’t even know it was an option. I have to say though, it looks magnificent in this photo.
A little about the car:
I bought my Saab 3.5 years ago. It now has more than 100,000 km and is still in pristine condition. Previously, I have owned each of the 3 top German brands. Compared to at least 2 of them, the Saab is a better car, more robust and less prone to breakdowns. The icing on the cake, however is the excellent service I receive and that is quite a change compared to the obnoxious Mercedes blokes.
A good dealer story is exactly the type of thing we need to hear more of.
Thanks Jean-Luc for the photos and the story. A truly interesting car.