Saab Club of Canada


Why Saab Cars Retain Their Value So Well

September 29th, 2015

Saab cars have gone through financial difficulties, not because their cars are poorly made, but because of the economic crisis the entire world has to go through. They have struggled for years, even if they have exerted their best to recoup their losses and regain their position in the car industry, which they have lost after all the mishaps.

The company would like to maintain its legacy, thus, it was sold to a Hong Kong-based company, the National Electric Vehicle Sweden. The former owner, General Motors, did not appreciate the merge, as he said that it would possibly compromise the GM-patented engineering that the company has exclusively developed for SAAB. However, they were left with no choice. The company is struggling, they want to still be known in the market that is why they have accepted NEVS offer. Now, the company is gradually coming back in the limelight. The Saab 9-3 model which was released in 2014, was sold out in Sweden. It is definitely a good start – they are known for its uncompromised quality, thus, the demand to acquire their newest model has dominated Sweden, giving them a good sales on their return.

Well, apart from its latest model, old ones dated 2008 and below are available in the market. In spite of the reason that these were released few years back and the financial issues that the company had to face, the costs of the cars are still expensive, compared to those other brands’ aftermarket value.

So a lot of people are asking, why Saab cars retain its value? That’s because of their exemplary performance. People who have experienced using Saab cars can attest to that. Although the company has struggled for years, they never let their vehicles suffer. They still use well-engineered equipment to ensure the owner’s safety and to avoid costly repairs.

When we reached out to Konig Motors, the leading used luxury car dealer in Calgary, they commented the following “You don’t often see engines that hold up so well over 200,000 kms. Saab is an example where you see this in every car.”

To correct the misconception other people think about its maintenance and repair, the company still continued the production of their parts to ensure that all areas are mitigated in case their old vehicles require repair. There are reputable SAAB mechanics in different places, thus, owners are guaranteed that their vehicles are attended accordingly.

It can definitely be a fantasy to car enthusiasts to see Saab cars dominate the roads once again. However, the mismanagement and the bankruptcy turmoil that has haunted the company will make such occurrence close to impossible. If Saab wants to liberate their brand, a company that has a solid foundation and a futuristic drive can successfully revamp them – and we hope NEVS is the company that will bring them back to the pedestal.

Supreme Saab Cars in History

May 8th, 2015

Saab is no ordinary car company. They are built by a former aircraft manufacturer turned premium carmaker. Their engineering are built under a unique heritage and they’ve achieve many milestones over the past few decades.

Saab 92

The original Saab car is probably one of the best in the line of premium Saab. During a period when for all intents and purposes every other cars constructed in world used body-on-frame build, the Saab 92 was a unibody. While most cars in those days had strong axles holding up no less than one of their closures, the 92 was fitted with all-free torsion bar suspension. Past that, it was front-wheel drive and had rack-and-pinion steering, as well. The only thing it doesn’t have is a rear trunk case.

Saab 900

The excellent 900 still characterizes Saab today, albeit, obviously, it shouldn’t. This shouldn’t imply that it wasn’t a marvelous auto – it was immensely practical, solid and amusing to drive. Be that as it may, that still many keeps to associate it with Saab today, even after about 20 years after the last one was manufactured, is a sign that the organization simply didn’t have the cleaves to stay aware of a quick moving market in the recent years.

Saab 94 Sonett I

Fabricated around settled Saab mechanicals, including the 748cc, three-chamber two-stroke engine, the Sonnet was proposed to go into large-scale manufacturing with the point of contending in European sports car racing events. Because it was almost a racecar, with its fiberglass roadster body planned to thump weight down as low as could be expected under the circumstances. In any case, standard changes deterred the requirement for the purpose built Sonett I, and it never entered series production.

9-5 Aero

The 9-5 Aero was something truly of a magnificent creation from Saab. Like the 9-3 Viggen, it wasn’t as progressively capable as the BMWs and Audis it had in its sights, yet the 9-5 Aero was eminent for giving an exceptionally Saab-esque understanding of the cutting edge performance saloon. Later variations gave an incredible 260bhp – all conveyed through the front wheels – which was all that could possibly be needed to move the Aero along at a tremendous rate of knots, yet the tranquility, solace and nature of the inside all made the 9-5 a more pleasant, less forcing spot to be than its German rivals.

99 Turbo

The 99 Turbo was a standout amongst the most essential cars in the company’s history. That is on account of it was the first generation turbocharged Saab, and as being what is indicated it made an establishment which would go ahead to wind up such a vital part of Saab’s heritage that, when of the organization’s tumble into organization in 2011, just about the whole of its range would have a turbo. In 1979, when the 99 Turbo was discharged, it could brag 145bhp which is a really huge figure in those days and in spite of an immense measure of turbo slack, it was a flat out impact to drive.

History of Saab Cars

May 8th, 2015

If you are aware of the Saab cars, you are probably wondering about its history and origins. This is a line of premium cars based in Sweden. Way back in 1930s, there’s a Swedish plane manufacturer that goes by the name Saab AB, “Svenska Aeroplan AB (aktiebolaget)” (Swedish for “Swedish Aeroplane Corporation”). It was established in 1937 to serve one purpose, to build aircraft for the Swedish Air Force in order to protect the country’s neutrality as World War II approaches. Then, as the war fades away, the need for aircraft weakened and they began to look for alternative ways to continue generating profit. Since the need to get individuals quick and safe from one place then to the next was on the rise, they started to make their way into the market of automobiles. In this way, in 1944, Project 92, or the production of the first Saab car started.

The Saab 92 had an extremely fascinating feature but it was a reasonable event when you consider the man who drew up the car used to plan planes: it had a low drag coefficient of 0.31, one that numerous modern cars still struggle to accomplish.

Sister autos 92.002 and 92.003 were driven on every conceivable kind of road surface and with 92.001; they have timed up more than 530,000km (approx. 331,000 miles) – proportional to 13 journeys the around the world and normal of Saab’s dedication to intensive testing.

Saab entered two cars in the 1950 Monte Carlo rally. Both completed the thorough occasion. Saab proceeded in rallying until 1980, when a few factories started to spend such a great amount on the game, that little Saab could never again be competitive.

In the 60s, the general course for Saab was greater, as the 99 model demonstrated. It additionally got more power, as the 99 was turbocharged, a feature common on later cars as well, a custom for the Swedish automaker from that point on. Toward the end of the decade, Saab came to the 1 million cars mark.

Their current models, the 9-3 and the 9-5, are based on Opel chassis and are fabricated in Sweden and Germany. The SUV model 9-7x is being assembled in the United States, in the state of Ohio. Presently, the organization has declared that it would be discharging another hybrid SUV, the 9-4X, after the end of the 9-2X, essentially a reimaginedSubaru Impreza.

Saab Slogans

  • The Swedish Car with Aircraft Quality (first English slogan)
  • Go Swift – Go Safe – Go Saab (advertisement page – 1970s FIA Year Book)
  • The most intelligent cars ever built. (1980s)
  • Find your own road. (1990s)
  • A Saab will surrender its own life to save yours. (1990s)
  • Welcome to the State of Independence (early 2000s decade; United States)
  • Born From Jets. (2003–09; United States, Canada)
  • Move Your Mind. (current global slogan)
  • People Who Test Drive a Saab, Usually Buy One
  • It’s A Pity Other Cars Aren’t Built This Way
  • We don’t make compromises. We make Saabs.
  • It’s what a car should be.
  • Beyond the conventional (1990s United Kingdom).
  • The Command Performance Car.
  • The Well-Built Swede