A special kinship among SAAB owners started early in the US.
My fatherbought our first SAAB in the mid 1960’s. Being in the Sand & Gravelbusiness permitted us to take long winter vacations when the ground froze. We would climb into our 95 and leave the NEOhio winter, usually (but not always) for warmer parts of the country. Thisincludes trips to Florida, and as far as California. SAABs were a rare sight onUS roads. Drivers would ALWAYSflash their lights and wave when passing another SAAB. On occasion another SAABwould be seen in a rest area or roadside restaurant, and drivers would pull inand actively seek the other driver to exchange stories of their vehicles. Atthe same time we were seeing SAAB in the news setting the pace in road racesworldwide. No wonder in 1970 my first car was an old two stroke 96 sunroof($150). Yes my feet got wet when it rained, but it was the start of a long“relationship” with SAABs.