6 07, 2011

SAAB 9-5 Aero. The sexy car that nearly wasn’t.

By |2017-03-10T15:23:13+10:00July 6th, 2011|Executive Saloons, Gay cars fit for a queen?, SAAB Reviews|1 Comment

If you ask the average person what they think of when you say Scandinavia, they’ll say Volvo, SAAB, ABBA, Princess Mary and Bang and Olufsen.  You’ll also think “stylish and beautifully designed” homewares. Ditto for the cars and they have pioneered safety since before it was trendy. We very nearly lost SAAB which would have been criminal, because we wouldn’t [...]

4 07, 2011

SAAB 9-5: Hot or just burnt out?

By |2017-03-10T15:23:16+10:00July 4th, 2011|Executive Saloons, Gay cars fit for a queen?, SAAB Reviews|0 Comments

We’re nearing the end of our week with the brand spankers 9-5 SAAB. I confess to being brimming with enthusiasm with the expectation keeping me on the edge of my bath. I couldn’t stop myself from reading what a few others had to say about her. They mentioned it’s not a BMW for which they got big extra points, well [...]

30 06, 2011

Does taking your top off make you sexy? Living with convertibles. WRAP UP: Peugeot 308cc, VW Eos, Lexus IS250c

By |2017-03-10T15:23:23+10:00June 30th, 2011|Comparrisons, Convertibles, Gay cars fit for a queen?, Holden Reviews, Lexus Reviews, Peugeot Reviews, SAAB Reviews|0 Comments

When we set out there were just a couple of tiny little objectives. We wanted to know if you could live with a roofless car and could you use it every day and what is it like to drive a convertible. Would it surprise you to learn that there is not a single solitary reason why you should not own [...]

29 06, 2011

SAAB does a deal. Factory sold, conditionally.

By |2017-03-10T15:23:27+10:00June 29th, 2011|Gay Car News, Gay cars fit for a queen?, SAAB Reviews|0 Comments

  The Saab saga (saabga? Saaga?) continues today with the announcement that a consortium of Swedish real estate investors with Hemfosa Fastigheter AB at the helm, is set to purchase 50.1% of Saab Property for $39.28 million (SEK 255 million). The property includes 5.199x10^6 square feet of building space. But that leaves Saab Automobile without a place to build cars. [...]

4 06, 2011

SAAB in trouble again: finance deal has fallen through. UPDATE finance now OK

By |2019-06-29T18:15:47+10:00June 4th, 2011|Gay Car News, SAAB Reviews|0 Comments

The NEW 9-5 is safe. We test this car in a few weeks time! WooHoo! All is not well over at SAAB’s H/O in Sweden. The finance deal which saw support for continuing development of new models has gone wrong. The Chinese investor seems to have gotten cold feel. It is very sad as SAAB was in deep strife after [...]

25 05, 2011

Road Deaths: Education NOT Cameras save lives. Speed doesn’t kill, lack of driver education does.

By |2019-06-29T18:14:50+10:00May 25th, 2011|AAA, BMW Reviews, Gay Car News, Holden Reviews, Honda Reviews, Jaguar Reviews, Lexus Reviews, Mini Reviews, Mitsubishi Reviews, Peugeot Reviews, SAAB Reviews, SUV, SUV Large, SUV Medium, SUV Small, Toyota Reviews, UTE, Volvo Reviews, VW Reviews|3 Comments

For years we have wondered if speed cameras actually do anything to lower our road deaths. Here is a graph you might find interesting. The countries with the lowest death tolls are the ones with the highest driver education standards. Interestingly some of the countries with the lowest death tolls have the highest speed limits. Germany is a case in [...]

13 05, 2011

Top Tip 6: The Test Drive, make it a LONG one. If the salesman is cute, take him with you…

By |2019-06-29T18:15:06+10:00May 13th, 2011|AAA, BMW Reviews, Convertibles, Holden Reviews, Honda Reviews, Jaguar Reviews, Lexus Reviews, Mini Reviews, Mitsubishi Reviews, Peugeot Reviews, SAAB Reviews, SUV, SUV Large, SUV Medium, SUV Small, Top Tips, Toyota Reviews, UTE, Volvo Reviews, VW Reviews|0 Comments

You selected a few cars and you want to make sure it’s the right choice. Chances are you’ll be living with this choice for 3 to 5 years at least. If you have your ducks lined up, you’ll have cash or finance ready to roll. Tell the salesman this and say your are ready right now. Tell him that you [...]