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See ya, Saab

I’ve written before about my love of Saabs, but sadly it’s reached the end of the road: I’ve just sold my knackered old 9-5 estate to WeBuyAnyCar.com (who offered me exactly what it’s worth – I was selling it because it wasn’t viable to repair anything any more) and I very much doubt I’ll get […]

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Dinna dinna dinna dinna dinna dinna dinna dinna Saab man!

About two and a half years ago, I wrote this: I have a thing for Saab cars: I think the 9-5 Estate is a work of automotive art, my buttocks reckon the seats are the best in the business and I love the interiors, even when they’re orange – as many were in the 80s. I […]

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1 million miles: good news for Saab, bad news for deer

A US man has clocked up 1 million miles in his trusty Saab 900, which survived eight separate collisions with deer. It’s not clear how the deer fared. [Via Fark]

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A blatant plug: independent Saab specialist in Glasgow

I’m quick to moan, so to redress the balance I’ll plug a firm that’s great. If you’ve got a Saab in Central Scotland and you’re not made of money, check out Schoneville Saab in Kilbirnie Place, Tradeston. They’re Saab specialists – the boss, Ken Schoneville, used to be a big cheese at the main dealer […]

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Saab-y days are here again

Every now and then, someone posts a bizarre photograph to the popbitch message board. It’s been going around the Internet forever, but if you haven’t seen it it’s a shot of a chubby bloke kneeling down in a field on a grey day. Two things make it bizarre: one, he’s wearing some sort of corset; […]

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A horrible guitar

I have a weakness for odd guitars I can’t play very well, and while I can’t really indulge it like I used to – purchases such as my much-missed 12-string Fender Strat were in the days of carefree credit card abuse, and I’m more responsible / have less available credit now – I’ll still find […]

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Kwik-Fit’s definition of “urgent” is probably different to yours

Back in 2006 I wrote a rant about my local Kwik-Fit and what appeared to be a bad case of incompetence. Time for a new one. I needed some new tyres on my very old and knackered Saab, and for once Kwik-Fit had the best price. On picking up the car, I was told that […]

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It’s Mondeo man!

Long time readers will know that I have a thing for Saab cars: I think the 9-5 Estate is a work of automotive art, my buttocks reckon the seats are the best in the business and I love the interiors, even when they’re orange – as many were in the 80s. Despite all of these […]

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Save the environment by, er, buying a new car

I know that the reasons given for tax increases are usually lies – the only reason is to boost government coffers – but the supposed environmental reasons for increasing car tax really bug me. I’ve got a knackered old Saab which is seven years old and therefore comes under the new regime, so from next […]

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American cars

When I was away I drove a Dodge Charger, a big dumb car that I’m reliably informed is the choice of annoying people with no class. Which, of course, is why I chose it. And you know what? I loved it. Sure, it doesn’t go around corners, but the Americans have solved that problem by […]