On May 10th, 2017 Mr. Graverobber posted a Nice Pipe or Crack Pipe post featuring this svelte silver lady. I read it and voted nice price just as 89.5 of all yall. Clearly this car is interesting for that fact alone, Jalopnik readers almost never agree. I felt interest starting to form and distance was no longer an excuse. On May 11th, 2017 I payed for this argenteous Swedish sled.
A quick bit about me:
-I first and foremost am I motorcyclist. I love two wheels something fierce.
-I find myself needing a car all of a sudden (new baby on the way).
-I needed something safe, somewhat reliable, and easy to work on.
-Oh, and cheap. I don’t want no stinkin car loan right now.
This thing was:
-Cool in an odd way, because Saab
-Easier to work on than an older BMW
-Flipping close to me, that was a surprise
Through sheer desperation “the dude” lowered the entry fee to $1650. That, in my honest opinion, would have been a 99.9% Nice Pipe vote from yall. We met up and now she’s mine.
I am going to show you some of the quirks today. I am sure there are more I don’t know about but this is to get this started, enjoy.
-the oil dipstick is attached to the oil filler cap. I thought I was checking the oil level the first time but I ended up checking the transmission fluid level instead.
-There is a chime to alert of things like a burned out bulb, it sounds like the seat belt sign sound on an airplane.
-the front reading light looks like it was taken directly from an airplane.
-the switch for the dome light is next to the reading light and it looks like it belongs on an airplane.
-The vents aren’t just your typical articulating plastic pieces. There are multiple layers of plastic with the same cutout that, when moved around, form air channels to direct air.
-the ignition key slot is on the center console
-the sport button is on the shift knob
-there is seemingly no way to independently control the rear wiper
-there are THREE windshield washers pods on the hood, because why not.
-window switch gear, door locks, and the ignition key are on the center console as well as a slotted...something. Not sure about that one.
-there are weird plastic clips, one on the drivers side in the front and two in the back at the “shoulder” of the passengers.
-I’ll need help with this one: along with every jeezus handle having a hook for your corduroy sport jacket, next to some are hidden...somethings. Not sure.
-the tailgate area has movable tie down anchors. And they seem to be aluminum, you don’t say.
-in the tailgate floor panels there are straps with hooks for each of the two panels, that way they stay up. I’m glad they thought of that.
-There is a night mode: it turns off all the back lights for the dashboard as well as the gauges themselves except for the speedo.
-the “paddle shifters” are more like clicky switches and they are tiny.