Poll: Lime Yellow – hot or not?

I saw something strange on the roads around Trollhattan on Saturday.

I was on my way to Vanersborg and coming towards me on the other side of the road was a new-look (i.e. post-2008) Saab 9-3 Convertible in Lime Yellow.

Lime Yellow was one of the prominent launch colors for the new generation 9-3 convertible (based on the 9-3 Sport Sedan) when it was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 2003.

Here it is (in pre-2008 body styling)….. click to enlarge.

The curious thing about the car that I saw was that Lime Yellow was discontinued prior to the new, 2008 Saab 9-3 front end. The owner of this car had either put a new front-end on his pre-2008 car, or he’s taken a 2008-or-later car and had it repainted in Lime Yellow. Either way, it shows a rather extraordinary commitment to what is seen by some as being a divisive color.

Personally, I’m a big Lime Yellow fan. I think it looks great on the convertible and stands out in a world of silver/black/grey cars. But I know that others feel differently.

How differently? Let’s find out.

Would you do the same as this owner had done and go to so much trouble to have the newer face on your convertible with the Lime Yellow color? I guess it all comes down to whether you think Lime Yellow is hot or not…….

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This week, I’ll look to continue our series on the Saab Convertible, which was sidelined a bit due to corporate news responsibilities regarding production and our deal with Pang Da. There are still plenty of convertible stories to tell.

And if I see this Lime Yellow 2008 model on the road again, I’ll try and get a photo.

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  1. Lime yellow is hot. No question about it.
    It looks way better in real life than on photos.
    But I still prefer my lynx yellow anyway 🙂

    Back in 2004, I did a poll in 2 German forums whether lime yellow
    or monte yellow was the better color
    (A guy had made a photoshopped monte yellow 9.3-II beforehand).

    It ended clearly for monte yellow.

  2. I pass one every day on my way to work. I pass a Lime Yellow going in the oposite direction on my Lynx Yellow. Both great colors

  3. Not really a colour I like.
    But some do.
    I just saw a OG9-3 in Trollhättan 2 days ago in that colour, and I know the WaSaabi NG900 is Lime yellow, and I think there is even an OG900 SPG in that colour somewhere in US. 

  4. I have seen this color on a Saab 9-5 wagon. The person who owns the car and where I have seen it seems to live between båberg and Trollhättan. Go Edsvägen up from Torsred against båberg.

  5. I have seen a couple of times a 9-5 estate MY2002-2006) repainted in Lme Yellow, and it looks really good!

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