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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible Griffin on Saabsunited

A nice review of the Saab 9-3 Griffin Convertible can be found on This review covers the convertible mostly from the usability side therefore I like it much more, than the usual short and table based reviews.

Saab 9-3 Griffin Convertible is the latest version of the beautiful 9-3 Convertible. It has reworked front and rear sides and several nice small details in the interior. The most visible Griffin Convertible is the Independence Edition, limited to 366 pieces. The piece in the review is 2.0t BioPower version with automatic transmission. Many pictures, many initial experiences.

Here is a list of them :

part 1 - a starting point
part 2 - mainly highway driving experience
part 3 - interior
part4 - soft-top roof operation and fuel consumption after normal driving
part5 - remote roof operation (can be found also at the start of my 9-3 video)
part6 - baggage in the boot + wind deflector (seems to be exactly as mine)
part 7 - acceleration tests (2.0t automatic, 220HP with E85 fuel)
part 8 - going to work with roof down + baggage
part 9 - dashboard instruments + navigation
part 10 - more pictures

It's a positive review written by enthusiasts driving Saabs for longer time for the rest of the world. The discussions below the articles also bring a lot of insight.

One sentence catched my eyes several times :

"While driving to the shopping mall we decided that we are going to buy a car like this, every time we get into the car we fall in love with it."
This is exactly what I am feeling as well. It is not only because it's a convertible but because of the character or charisma. It was many times discussed why the enthusiasm and customer loyalty of Saab fans is so large, but this is maybe for another  long blogpost.

Enjoy the summer.

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