Time for some more subtle mods here during the month of Saab mod lovin.
I see a lot of Saabs going around that look, well….a little plain. Occasionally you see one driving by that looks totally normal except for a certain something that you can’t quite put your finger on.
Until it stops.
For a lot of Saabs, for a lot of cars, actually, the one thing the owner can do to make them look a lot smarter is a new set of wheels. And I’ve always thought that Saab owners are pretty fortunate because Saab have always had darn good wheels.
It’s a little like living here in Hobart. It’s a city surrounded by hills so it’d be a pity if you didn’t have a view of something. With so many good Saab wheels out there, it’d be a shame if you didn’t have some of them making your car look a little cooler.
Here’s a case in point. A before and after shot of Paul H’s 9-5 wagon.
Above is the car with standard wheels. They’re still alloys and OK, but it looks so much better with the addition of these 17″ Aero wheels and a pair of foglights.
Here’s a wheel tip for you, and another reason why it’d be a good idea to make good friends with your local Saab dealer.
If someone buys a Saab and opts for a wheel upgrade, the car still ships with the original wheels, which the dealer then swaps for the upgraded wheels. The dealer can then sell the original wheels, making a little more on the car.
If you’ve got an older Saab with a set of 15″ or 16″ wheels, it may well look better with some more modern wheels. Even my Viggen looked OK with a set of 16s from a new 9-3 while I was getting my wheels painted.
Get to know your dealer well and maybe a set of these wheels might come your way. You may not get them for nothing, but you could get a decent discount on buying them new. They’ll still be Saab originals, and you get an updated look.
Grins all round.