It’s time for another Pride of Ownership competition entry. Find out all the requirements at that link, send in your pictures and you could win either the Saab library prize (5 Saab books) or the Elkparts Saab expressions prize, or the 1GB UrSaab USB drive.
You can view all of the entries so far by clicking here.
Today’s entry comes from Saab9x, and I think he does a great job of explaining the images he’s sent in. Nothing more required from me, except to say thanks a bunch for sending these in and that’s one very slick looking 900 you’ve got there. I’m not sure I’ve seen those wheels on one of these before. Very, very nice.
The pictures were taken today (December 5, 2007) en route from my office (and home) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to one of my other offices, in this case, in Denver.
I live 20 minutes away from Garden of the Gods (GOTG) park and, yet, I haven’t visited in years. DenverNewbie’s “pride” entry was all the motivation I needed. It was nice to experience the open space. I’m more a of “city slicker,” so I easily forget the feeling of “outdoors” beauty.
Please pardon my obligatory shots at GOTG. DenverNewbie covered all the angles, splendidly; mine are merely cheap imitations, which allow me the privilege to introduce my ’94, 900s.
My Saab story is pretty simple. I’ve never owned any other car brand. My 900s was purchased new and is closing in on 200,000 miles. It’s at roughly 184,800 miles, but sometimes I drive 5,000 miles a month (for work), so 200k could here sooner, rather than later. It doesn’t drip fluids–a fate of my 4 previous (used) saabs–and is a great daily driver. My goal is to make it last until a new 9-3 is unleashed. A 9-1 sounds promising, as well. I’m probably overly optimistic, so I may be looking at an XWD model in a few months.
The brand imbues a spirit to which I’ve always been attracted. Mannered and serious where necessary; but otherwise, impish or playful (or words to that effect).
Oh, yeah, the non-GOTG shot was taken once I got to Denver, about an hour later. The architecture reminds me of a pier (in the city). I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s about a mile from Coors Field, where the recent World Series magic didn’t happen.
So there we have it.
And here are the rest of the photos, which will be enlargeable later today….