Start ’em driving Saabs young

I got an email from a young guy in the US this week, asking me a few things about Saab. He’s been around them for about 7 years now and is getting interested in them at a closer level now that he’s of driving age. Good to hear someone starting their driving life on the right note.

Unfortunately I didn’t discover Saabs until I was in my early 20s. And I didn’t buy one until my very late 20s. All those years in crappy Holden Geminis and Toyota Celicas. Oh well.

This kid’s starting life well. From Flickr.

Kid in UrSaab

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  1. I started to like SAABs when i was like….2 years old….one day my dad bought My dream car a Silver 900 T16 Sedan with all the extras(Not the auto gearbox) and at that point my disease has been growing a lot….So 12-13 years has passed and i still have not gave up my dream to own that car someday:)and there arent many kids who like SAABs as much as i do:)

  2. That young guy sounds a lot like me, haha.

    My dad got his Saab when I was 14, and, back then, all I knew was that I liked it better than the Intrepid he had before it, and the Ford he had before THAT. I got that car when I was 17, and I’m 19 now, and it’s the only car I’ve had. Point is, I was pretty fortunate.

  3. I love those Saab toy cars! Wish I had one of those when I was a kid. My love for Saab started when my father bought a 9000 Turbo when I was about 4 or 5 years old. Already then, I loved Saabs. He hasn’t had a car from any other brand ever since, except a company car when abroad in Korea.

    Thinking back, I remember that my uncle had a Volvo, and he used to tease me that I liked Saabs, so I hated Volvos for a long while πŸ˜‰

    I didn’t have enough money to buy a Saab which met my requierments as my first car, so I bought an Audi 80. But just after a year, I bought my 95 9000CD which I still own today πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks Swade for posting,
    that young guy is me everyone, and it seems more and more apparent to me that I DO have a severe case of the Saab bug. I listen and observe what Swade and everyone else has to say about Saab, ethanol, and everything else, and it really opened my eyes to Saabs natural beauty.

    The automotive magazines and others are dangerous people in their brainwashing, and if I was a bystander, and not a owner (next month!) of a 9-5, I would surely think of Saab as a boring car company because of not having “cool” (as most teens see it), cars and horsepower figures (that you get yourself killed in).
    I’m already converting kids at my school to Saab nuts like myself. Everyone that sees it is fascinated in all the buttons, noises (they open and close the door 20 times or so before leaving it alone to hear the little “cluck” noise, lol), and electronics (weatherband, lol) in the car.

    2 other Saabs in the Junior parking lot (NG900 convertible, and a newer 9-5) and counting…..

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