Almost a year ago, I set up a page on Saab vs. Scepticism to honour our high mile Saabs, I must admit, I was overwhelmed by the response. Saabs from no less than 17 countries arrived in my Inbox, all wanting to be featured, it made me happy to know that so many others were also proud of their high mile Saabs.
A year later, the emails might have slowed down, but I still get the odd one or two which I’m privileged to add. What’s great though, is that some of my fellow Saabists keep coming back and updating me on their high mile Saabs.
This morning, Remco emailed me from the Netherlands, his 2004 9-3 1.8t LPG originally appearing with 294,402 Kilometres, has now reached a respectable 333,333 Kilometres, that’s 38,930 Kilometeres of Saab smiles in less than a year. Remco, you should be proud, and thank you for updating us, I’m sure your 9-3 will continue to give you much pleasure – I look forward to another update in a year of so.
Closer to home, our 9-3 SportCombi is happily lapping up the miles, 17,000 in the last year. Now close to 160,000 (not much compared to Remco’s) it continues to put a smile on our faces, still superbly comfortable, and still as smooth and tight as the day it was driven out of a Saab showroom.
So, while NEVS continue to push Saab towards a positive future for us all, I feel proud to be able to play a small part in protecting its heritage by honouring and maintaining these amazing high mile Saabs.