IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Friday, December 31, 2010

A fantastic Saab year!

What a fantastic Saab year this has been!

First Saab was saved in January/February. Then the Saab 9-5 Sedan was launched. And then from nowhere Saab came up with new diesel engines for the 9-3 that set the norm in the premium mid-sized car class! Now that Saab isn't held back by GM anymore, I think we got lots of exciting innovations coming our way.

Personally my highlight in 2010 was of course buying my very own Saab 9-5 Sedan and started my "Living with the new Saab 9-5" blog. So far I have driven 6500 km and have enjoyed every second.

Up to now the blog has had visitors from 66 different countries (check the flag map on the bottom of the blog) and every continent except Antarctica has been on visit. In total there have been more than 19 000 page views in just over three months. I owe all of you a big thank you for stopping by and reading my everyday life thoughts and experiences with my car. Thank you!

2010 is soon over and a new year is approaching fast. So what do we Saab enthusiasts have to look forward to the coming year?

What about the Saab 9-5 SportCombi, the Saab 9-4X, a facelift of the current Saab 9-3 and a new concept car that displays Saab's long term design vision? Doesn't that sound like an exciting 2011?? :)

 Have a happy new Saab year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas from me and Oakie!

For Christmas I gave my car, Oakie, a good wash. Or to be honest, I paid a car care shop to wash my car. And I am glad I did. The result is great. After two months of winter with salty roads the car is now spot free.

From Oakie I'm getting gifts every day. Every minute I spend driving is wonderful.

God jul!

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Q & A section

I have set up a new Question and Answer page in the right column. If you have any questions about the new Saab 9-5 then feel free to post a comment or send an email and I will answer to the best of my knowledge. This will be a way for us all to get to know the car even better! :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Is it a snow lantern?

No, it's a snow Saab!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Saab cares about me!

Who needs a spouse to tell you to drive careful when you got a Saab?

I pity those who live in warm climates and never get to see these thoughtful and warming messages from the car. :) 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Which feature(s) from the new Saab 9-5 do you want in the upcoming 9-3?

Right now Saab Automobile AB is using most of their energy on the upcoming 9-3 scheduled to be launched in October 2012. If you want to learn more about the next 9-3 and future technologies, then check my page about future Saab cars.

But the question I am asking today is this: Which of the features from the new Saab 9-5 do you also want to see in the upcoming Saab 9-3?

My answer is the Head Up Display. It took some time to get used to it, but now I feel like I can't live without it. It is extremely comfortable to not have to look away from the windshield and the road to check what speed I am travelling at and other information like temperature, rpm, navigation info etc. In addition Keyless entry is very convenient.

Which feature(s) from the new Saab 9-5 do you want in the upcoming Saab 9-3?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wraparound windshield

One of the design cues we frequently hear about from Saab is the wraparound windshield. It was made famous on the old classic Saabs and is mentioned in the same breath as the hockey-stick C-pillar and sloping roofline, the wedge-like stance, the three piece grille and so on. But one can wonder if the new Saabs have much of a wraparound windshield. I mean, it can't compare to the old Saab 99, right?

So I knew that the new Saab 9-5 has a curved windshield, but I assumed that it wasn't much different from what other cars have.

Then I saw a Toyota Avensis....

Wow, that is what I call a flat windshield! And compared to the Saab it looks so simple and cheap. It's details like this that makes Saabs great looking cars that you never grow tired of.