As much as I’d like to think that most of the 9-4xs are owned by rabid Saab fans, let’s face it – most are now leased by people who cross-shopped these with a Lexus RX, and ended up getting the 9-4x cause the salesperson convinced them that “it’s basically a Cadillac SRX, only with a trendy Yurrpean badge!”
In about 2 years these will start coming off leases, and… Actually I don’t know what’ll happen then. Sure, some “aspiring investors” out there will seek to pickle these in order to earn a handy profit of $158.10 after 20 years of storage. I think just driving and enjoying these as they are is alright. Just don’t park them in tight spots in parking lots, someone might ding them and then you’ll have to have the door refabricated by hand by Swedish elves in an underground forge in a forest outside of Härnösand. The example seen above is #38 out of 457 produced.
By the way, just today Youngman Lotus renewed its bid for Saab’s assets. Who’d have thunk?
Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals 2012 gallery after the jump