Saabosphere – links we like in the middle of this week

It’s a little unusual for me to do a Saabosphere in the middle of the week, but there were a few good things out there worth sharing.

Via Saabworld, here’s a great video from Autoweek.nl. They travelled to Trollhattan recently to have a chat with some Saab employees, as well as some of the locals. Their interviews gauged feelings about the recently announced Memorandum of Understanding with Youngman and Pang Da. It should be noted that the interviews were conducted before General Motors made their preliminary announcement of not supporting the deal.

The video is mostly in Dutch, however the interviews are conducted in English.

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Is it time for another poll?

Auto Express have also written a story about the Saab/Youngman/Pang Da deal, with their focus being on future Saab models.

They claim an image of the Saab 9-3 replacement vehicle in the story, however it should be noted that it’s not an official image and not one that we have any comment on. All images claimed or shown by magazines should be viewed as their own. We’ll show ours when we’re good and ready šŸ™‚

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The Snap Up a Saab competition continues……

Seriously, if you’re within reasonable distance of Saab of North Olmsted and you haven’t submitted an application for Week 4 of this competition, you’re missing out on what is possibly your best opportunity to win a new Saab of your choice.

All it will take is a week’s hard work, showing the car around and getting your friends and connections to share the vehicle as well.

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Life with Saab has an interesting post about real-life fuel consumption figures in the Saab 9-5 TiD.

The author, Arild, has achieved fuel consumption figures under 5 liters per 100km. That’s 47mpg for you folks in the USA and 56mpg for folks in the UK.

That’s pretty darn good for a car with that much space. Sure beats the carrying capacity of a Yaris.

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And last but not least…..

A study of the modern history of the Saab front grille. Do you have a favourite?

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1 Comment

  1. My favorite grille is the Phoenix right now. I hope the upcoming 9-3 will change that… but I don’t have a clear idea.

    Sometimes I want it to look more like a happy face, which would mean a lower grille with the divider more in the middle of it and not that steep an angle in the ends. But I fear this would look like it hasn’t grown up, too goofy, maybe a little too innocent.

    Sometimes I want it to look more like the older, taller grille. That would mean the exact opposite from what I just lined out, and that would be nearer to the current 9-5 than the Phoenix.

    Most times, I admire the grille of the current 9-3 when I meet it on the streets. It looks like a car that is built to be driven, somehow. Just wishing there was a race-oriented stripped down version of that car, with the 2.0 l engine pushed really far, to take down those Evos and Imprezas… šŸ™‚

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