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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:21 pm 
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I like it better than its jellymould insignia brethren...shame it folded, albeit I don't like the loadbay windows, looks like it was an after thought, akin to what Ssang Yong did IIRC....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:23 pm 
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People complain about how hard it is to find parts for the saloon version...
The only RHD estate was brought to the UK recently and put on the road via an SVA.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:38 pm 
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People complain about how hard it is to find parts for the saloon version...
The only RHD estate was brought to the UK recently and put on the road via an SVA.


The question would be, is going to be an investment? As in will the value hold or rise....tricky one, it is a "unicorn" car of sorts...but its range is limited in terms of those who desire it...

Might change in 10 or 20 years....heck Lada Rivas are starting to go for just plain silly money (£6K+), when not that long ago you'd struggle to get £100 for them....


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:22 am 
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BillJ wrote:
People complain about how hard it is to find parts for the saloon version...
The only RHD estate was brought to the UK recently and put on the road via an SVA.


The question would be, is going to be an investment? As in will the value hold or rise....tricky one, it is a "unicorn" car of sorts...but its range is limited in terms of those who desire it...

Might change in 10 or 20 years....heck Lada Rivas are starting to go for just plain silly money (£6K+), when not that long ago you'd struggle to get £100 for them....


I think it will be an investment We said the Ford Escort was a joke :D

As I said yesterday if the these later models were any good Saab would still be a viable business


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 am 
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the later models are good, drive one and see for your self, unless you have and you really don't like them, that's up to you, plenty of people on this forum drive NG models, 9-5 and 9-3, they are well built solid cars, few electrical gremlins, but what car hasn't ? look at the recalls that BMW have had, then compare it to SAAB. i'd buy it, not for that sort of money though...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:24 am 
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If it had gone into RHD production I would probably have been driving one now, I have test driven the saloon and liked it.
But I need an estate car, however I would not be willing to pay that amount for one.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:52 am 
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Poverty spec Linear as well, plainest windscreen..

I disagree with Devon Dogg, the last Saabs were good. You forget some other manufacturers get their 'good' reputation from their 'halo' models, and even their brands are being diluted. BMWs turning to FWD and turbos - who would've thought that 10 years ago, Mercedes A-class having so much in Common with Renault Megane, Audis just being dressed up VWs. You can actually see Michael Mauer's increasing influence in the VW group - A7 and A8s with LED light bar, so very 2009!

The lack of some replacement parts (ie windscreens) doesn't make me love my NG any less. Saabs appeal to people who understand the brand, the ethos and in the knowledge the cars will protect them in an accident. People buy other brands because of the badge or they want status symbols.

The NG SC would've been a success, Saab made a tremendous job at separating their cars from the general GM/Opel/VX mediocrity, just a shame it wasn't profitable (even Volvo remarked on why Saabs were so expensive to build), but eventually killed by GM/Obama and SweGov


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:55 am 
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Espin99 wrote:
If it had gone into RHD production I would probably have been driving one now, I have test driven the saloon and liked it.
But I need an estate car, however I would not be willing to pay that amount for one.


There was 1 RHD SC IIRC - not sure whether it was one of the survivors or scrapped. Vector in Carbon/Graphite, used to test suspension settings for UK market. May have been a '2012' model with the enhancements that were promised.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:14 am 
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If it had gone into RHD production I would probably have been driving one now, I have test driven the saloon and liked it.
But I need an estate car, however I would not be willing to pay that amount for one.


Same.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:31 am 
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i wouldnt spend 60k on anything period not even with your money

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:57 am 
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My maximum budget is a 0 less :park:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:59 pm 
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I liked that when I first saw pics but now think it is more insignia like than saloon...insignia is a decent looking car though

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Espin99 wrote:
If it had gone into RHD production I would probably have been driving one now, I have test driven the saloon and liked it.
But I need an estate car, however I would not be willing to pay that amount for one.


There was 1 RHD SC IIRC - not sure whether it was one of the survivors or scrapped. Vector in Carbon/Graphite, used to test suspension settings for UK market. May have been a '2012' model with the enhancements that were promised.


The one mentioned already a few posts up.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Espin99 wrote:
If it had gone into RHD production I would probably have been driving one now,


I'd booked a test drive :( (tentative, of course)

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My maximum budget is a 0 less :park:


My current budget is two 0s less!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:55 pm 
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The SAAB 9-5NG SportCombi is probably one of the most beautiful cars ever made.


Think whoever needs to borrow my glasses........... :mrgreen: My opinion of course but no where near good looking....


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