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Journals

Friends and associates of Hagstrom Saab have some pretty strong views about the superiority of the Saab brand, as you might expect. Please choose a journal below and read what our learned enthusiasts have to say...

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Matt's World

One manís sermon from the mount

02/11/2010

New 9-5 Estate

02/11/2010

All Hail a New Breed of Motoring God

15/10/2010

New 9-5 (Addendum)

06/07/2010

The New Saab 9-5

17/03/2009

The Curse of the Lead Right Foot

06/03/2009

Saab, in Trouble??!!

05/03/2009

Beware the Four Chrome Rings

05/03/2009

David Llewellyn Owen: a Memorial

03/03/2009

Are there ANY Saab crazed Girls out there?

29/11/2006

Oddballs

02/02/2006

The Unicorn

02/02/2006

A Re-acquaintance with the Saab 9000

08/12/2005

The New Saab 9-5

03/12/2005

Our Country is Disappearing up its own A**e Part III

03/12/2005

Dual Flow Filtration Part III

06/10/2005

Farewell to Scandinavian Blue

09/06/2005

Dual Filtration Part II

13/05/2005

Dual Flow Oil Filtration

03/05/2005

My Saab of the Moment!

09/03/2005

Mixed Emotions

09/03/2005

Why are the T16S 900's being scrapped in droves?

03/02/2005

Question: Where does Classic end and pile of s*** begin?

03/02/2005

When is a Saab not a Saab? When it's a Subaru

03/02/2005

Born Free, Taxed to Death

01/05/2004

Back in the Saddle ..

15/11/2003

The classic Saab 900 1978-1994

19/04/2003

Saab 99 buyerís guide

01/04/2003

Stay safer in an older Saab!

01/04/2003

Petrol £6 a gallon...? But apparently itís on the cards

A Re-acquaintance with the Saab 9000

Safe as houses

Cheap cars come and go; theyíre great for just getting yourself from here to there and if something major goes bang, then itís not the end of the world, you just go out and buy another one.

However, when itís a Saab they fall into two distinct categories. They are either a great big pile of doo daa or an absolute bargain.

My latest acquisition falls into the latter category. Itís a 9000i Auto in white with about 4 cows of the better part of a tree stuck to the dashboard.

Bodily itís in extremely good condition, as are the engine and gearbox. It has impeccable driving manners and gives me a lovely warm hug all the way home in these cold, cold evenings.

9000ís are very nice cars and in many respects, the last high spec models are a nicer drive than the 9-5ís that replaced them. The thing about being a bit of a Saab aficionado is that it really makes me appreciate the good ones, when they come along.

My latest ride is definitely one of the good ones and, touch wood and god willing, I look forward to 6 months to a year of grief free motoring. However, this car does have one main drawback. The fact that itís white and Automatic means that I am now driving like an old fart because

(a) I donít want to get it dirty, and
(b) itís so smooth that rushing just seems rude.

Well, as my mother used to say, ď a change is as good as a restĒ and I am now very happy to get in everyoneís way, knowing the story will be quite different when I find my unicorn.

Drive safe

Matt
26 January 2006

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