IMPORTANT MODEL NEWS!!
One question that I’ve been asked several times is whether or not XWD would be available on the 9-3 Convertible. I’ve just heard from Saab Sweden this morning and the answer is “No”.
XWD will come on the Turbo-X and will be available on gasoline-engined Aero versions of the 9-3 SportSedan and 9-3 SportCombi only.
At this point, the Aero TTiD will not have XWD, though they’re receiving a lot of enquiries about it so never say never.
Important TS News!
I’ve been wanting to hold some sort of competition on this site for a while now but could never come up with a good idea. I think I might finally have one. The details will come soon, but I can tell you that the prize will be a fun one and well-worth the little bit of brain power you’ll have to exercise.
You could win the Aero-X!! And UrSaab!!!
And as long as you can shrink yourself down to 1:43 size then you might actually be able to sit in them.
Thanks to John at Elkparts for the support. Details coming soon.
I found this article from Automotive Blogs amusing. I’m quite sure there’s a number of Saab customers going through the same thing with the impending release of the 2008 model.
It seems I’m either always stuck between having a car paid off, nearly paid off, or I just bought something, and have buyer’s remorse, because as soon as I bought it, something else hotter, faster and sexier came along. It seems to be an unbreakable cycle.
It’s a very tricky situation with those incentives available on 2007 models.
Car Clubs come out to play – part 1
via TTELA via ctm: Reasons why it’s better to live in Europe than in Tasmania – you can drive to Trollhattan.
The Norwegian-based Saab Club Gammelsabbens Venner (link in the sidebar) took a three-week trip to Trollhattan for their own little 60th Anniversary celebration. There were some big events along the way and a few trials as well. ctm’s translation:
By way of Lillehammer and Nordkap [the northernmost point of mainland Europe], to Trollhättan. After more than 3,000 miles, Gammelsabbens venner [www.gsv.no] met up yesterday outside the Saab Museum.
From Oslo, Copenhagen, the Netherlands and UK, about forty enthusiasts came to celebrate Saab’s 60th anniversary. The trip by way of Nordkap took about three weeks. According to Tom Eidesen, Oslo, it’s a celebration of the trip the now 30 year old car club made in 1997 when Saab had it’s 50th anniversary.
– “We didn’t get here by driving together all the way. We met in Lillehammer, had a dinner at Nordkap, and now we all meet again here…..”
Lisbeth and Bjarne Dahl left Copenhagen in a car that is undergoing restoration. Two days before the trip, they had to change the engine. It was only half an hour before departure that they got the engine started – “It takes courage to drive 3,000 miles in a car like that,” says Tom Eidesen.
And they were lucky the car started, because Lisbeth and Bjarne had planned to get married at Nordkap. They had to make some repair on the car during the trip. But they did arrive and at Nordkap they got married.
Great trip. Wish I could do that myself, actually.
Saab Clubs come out to play – part 2
If there’s anyone reading this site and you’re from Houston, Texas, AND you haven’t got in touch with the Lone Star Saab Club yet, you should check them out and say Hi.
The Houston group had their first gathering last month with five Saabs in attendance. one of them was owned by photographer Abe Covello, who’s work has featured in the Saab O The Week section of this website a few times.
Here’s a pic from that outing. Sub-par weather but a great looking bunch of Saabs.
photo copyright owned by Abe Covello photography. Used without permission, but with a link and the best of intentions.