Can You Help? Saab 9-5 Air Conditioning Problem

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I got this question in from a friend in Sydney today. Any of you 9-5 owners had the same problem? Any of you know of a fix? Fire away in comments….. —— Hi there, I have a 2006 SAAB 9-5 Sports Wagon which apart from one issue is an awesome car. The one issue seems … Continue reading “Can You Help? Saab 9-5 Air Conditioning Problem”

Volvo Pushing For Internet Car Sales

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Decision 1 for Volvo last week was to end the company’s factory-backed participation in motorsport. Decision 2 is a substantial shift in Volvo’s marketing mix that’s going to be very interesting to watch. Volvo is implementing a new plan called the “Volvo Way To Market” and it means big changes in the way they’ll do … Continue reading “Volvo Pushing For Internet Car Sales”

Volvo To Stop Factory Support For Racing

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Volvo made some ripples last week with a couple of announcements likely to have various parties feeling just a little bit nervous. Decision 1 will effect anyone involved with a factory-backed Volvo racing team – unless they’re in a boat. Volvo’s global Marketing Manager, Alain Nisser, was quoted in the press last week saying that … Continue reading “Volvo To Stop Factory Support For Racing”

Fulvia Friday – Great In Grey

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When I first saw a Lancia Fulvia colour chart the idea of a grey Fulvia didn’t excite me too much. I still wouldn’t want a grey one, myself, but seeing this car today has caused a massive mindshift over the basic idea of a grey Lancia Fulvia. It’a also the best looking Fulvia-with-bumpers I’ve ever … Continue reading “Fulvia Friday – Great In Grey”

Spyker Bankrupt, Muller Determined

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Most of you would have heard the news by now, but for those who have not….. Spyker’s situation went from really bad to terminal last night when their bankruptcy protection/reorganisation status moved into plain old bankruptcy (receivership). Spyker Cars sought protection from its creditors just two weeks ago but the bridge funding it was counting … Continue reading “Spyker Bankrupt, Muller Determined”

Fiat X1/9 Is ALIVE

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Good news! We installed a new condenser, new HT leads and new contact points into Geoff’s Fiat X1/9 and then this happened……. (apologies for holding my iPhone the wrong way) —— Now we just have to do the brake master and clutch master and we should finally be somewhat mobile! Good times!

It’s Getting So Ugly I Can Hardly Breathe

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I had a big long rant planned about Rupert Murdoch and the ugliness he peddles wherever he casts his gaze. Sadly, the news out of Pakistan tonight has me feeling completely and utterly defeated…. for the moment. Personally speaking, it’s fair to say that 2014 has been a pretty shit year and 2015 only holds … Continue reading “It’s Getting So Ugly I Can Hardly Breathe”

Fiat X1/9 Update

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I’ll get to the Fiat in a moment….. I drove a few interesting cars on the weekend. Both experiences were unplanned. One car I drove with a view to buy and the other was purely for fun. Peugeot 205 GTI The first car was a Peugeot 205GTI. I stumbled across this one when I ran … Continue reading “Fiat X1/9 Update”

Inside Saab Archive at SaabWorld

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For those who don’t know, I worked for Saab Automobile for a short time back in 2011, running a website for them called Inside Saab. As the name suggests, it was designed to bring all the latest news, events and other developments from inside the company. I started with Saab in April 2011 and finished … Continue reading “Inside Saab Archive at SaabWorld”

Friday Fulvia – At The Beach

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It’s Friday, so that means it’s Fulvia time! Here’s a lovely little publicity shot. The HF is relaxing by the beach with a few friends, something we’d all like to be doing right now, I’m sure. Click to enlarge. Have a great weekend!