I heard earlier this week about a US dealer getting some 08 models in. Here’s the first one I’ve seen.
If you’d like to check out this Snow Silver 2.0T then you need to drop everything and walk/fly/drive to Saab of Hunterdon out in New Jersey. Well, you could wait until your local dealer gets his ones in, but I just wanted to say thanks to Hunterdon for letting me know, you know.
They’ve just started a blog at their dealership website, too. A Saab blog? Nah, it’ll never work…..
Thanks to all of you who emailed while I was sleeping to let me/everyone know that you can now build your 2008 Saab 9-3 over at the Saab USA website.
This is the one I built. It’s a 2.0T SportCombi in Metallic Black with the 17-inch five spoke wheels and a black interior.
Isn’t it a great looking car? And if anyone at Saab is watching, I’d love to get one of these to do a long term test drive with. When I say long term, I mean 12 months or so, and then replacing it with another long term tester. And another. And another.
I’ll post weekly on how things go, with videos and everything. I promise. It’s just an idea, and it beats the crap out of the updates you get out of European Car magazine. What do they do for updates? Once every two months or something and then just a few paragraphs?
Anyway, the point is……head on over and build your US spec Saab at the SaabUSA website – NOW!
The Saab Aero Academy program seems to have changed a little.
Previously, attendance was free to purchasers of an Aero spec Saab purchased from SaabUSA. The good news is that it may have been opened up to all purchasers. The bad news is that all attendees will now pay $500 to do the course.
From the website:
Program has a cost of $1,495 per person. With the purchase of a new Saab, owners will receive a $995 stipend to use toward program admittance. Participants must also provide for their own and their guest’s transportation to Road Atlanta, as well as hotel accommodations, meals, and all other activities, including but not limited to, golf and spa services.
That doesn’t specify that it needs to be an Aero. Another section does state that it needs to be “an eligible Saab” but doesn’t spell out what an eligible Saab is. The Aero Academy website hasn’t been updated yet so it’s still dealing with 06 and 07 spec models.
I’ll check it out, but thanks to Ron H for picking up on the changes.
It should be said that even at $500, this is some pretty good value. Courses like this are great training and every testimonial I’ve had from attendees has been very positive.
Here’s Joe M looking as happy as a clam to be there, and I need to point out that that’s an Australian rugby top that he’s wearing there, too. Go Wallabies!!