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

-A wagon

-Cheap

-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.

I feel it needs to be said, keep plastic engine covers out of your engine bay.
Why have an extra opening to your engine, makes sense.

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That’s the “oil dipstick” for the transmission

-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.

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If you can make it out, that’s a 2cv hat.

-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.

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-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

-VENTILATED SEATS!

-there is seemingly no way to independently control the rear wiper

-there are THREE windshield washers pods on the hood, because why not.

What is that slott d thing?

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-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.

clear clip on windshield
Passenger side

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drivers side

-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.

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his is by far the coolest feature so far. I’ve got a cargo deck!
I’ve got plans for this space
Notice all the straps with hooks, convenient!

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-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.

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-the “paddle shifters” are more like clicky switches and they are tiny.

You are shitty paddle, and you should feel bad too!
it’s a battery in a box....A BATTERY IN A BOX!!

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BOOST GAUGE, oh and CEL :(
What is it about European cars and shitty cupholders?
What is this?

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It’s a batman function