Give me a boilersuit and braces enthusiasm
My current thinking isn't against Saab at all, I suppose I can't seem to let my BMW go as it is a very smooth powerful six cylinder joy. However, the BMW is my main car, we have other vehicles but alas as yet no excuse for a Saab, although I'm slowly attempting to find some feeble excuse for us to get one.
I almost bought a Saab 2.0i 9000 CDXS model about seven years ago, this car had everything it didn't have a turbo though? yet I was told it was a top of the range Saab. To this day I could kick myself for not buying that Saab. Sometime later my local Saab main dealer invited us to test drive a Saab 9000 again a CD model but this time a 2.0 lpt model they wanted £12,995 for that car but I was looking for a second car then, not an expensive main car. We tested the car for two hours my whole family loved it, certain members of my family developed sudden limping motions and had to be dragged from the Saab dealers show room.
Could I manage an excuse to own a Saab? yes possibly, I still have some doubts though, when I hear of kippered turbos as well as Triumph engines, weak gearboxes, timing chain wear at 70,000 miles according to Q Wilson, formerly of Top Gear, I have a video tape specially of the Saab 900 road tests (and other Saab maladies).
Reassurance is what I'm looking for I suppose, from a real Saab team, not your main dealer mentality where they see a number walk into their fancy showroom and spin their web to snare the unsuspecting. I'm not interested in a nose in the air approach, more a boilersuit and braces person who would call a spade a spade and know what a spade was and know something about the car. There is nothing worse in my opinion than me as a customer knowing more about a Saab than the Saab main dealer salesman!