Last of the Summer Drives


I count each and every day with even a glimpse of blue sky a blessing, as Autumn approaches and the nights draw in, there will be less and less opportunity to get the roof down and go for a drive in the 9-3 convertible. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one to shy away from four season topless driving, but let’s face it, you can’t beat a Saab convertible when the sun’s out and warming your soul.

Sunday welcomed us with vast blue skies and soft wispy clouds, so with the roof down we headed out for a drive through the surrounding countryside, it was warm enough to have the side windows down too and gave me the opportunity to appreciate the clean, timeless lines of the 9-3. It might be 15 years old now, but in my eyes, there really hasn’t been many new convertibles that surpass the Saab for it’s beauty, the Aero body kit by Ian Callum and lowered stance help of course, but even in their standard form, these cars have stood the test of time gracefully and are still ridiculously great value if you can find a good one.

Passing endless cornfields towering above our heads, it perfectly expressed what driving a convertible is all about – enjoying every little moment life has to offer.

2 thoughts on “Last of the Summer Drives

  1. It would be a shame to lose the double-y’s from the ‘vert – they look perfect on it. I have them on mine and I think they make the car. A friend has a black 9-5 with the double-y’s and honestly I’m not a huge fan at all – I think it looks wrong – I prefer either the alu39, as I have, or even the alu52 my father has.

    Re the weather, it’s always sad when the summer ends. I think I’ve pretty much parked the ‘vert now. Still, I tend to pop on the soundtrack to ‘A Good Year’ and that improves my mood considerably..!

    Your cars are both fantastic btw!

    • I know, I know, it’s an issue, I love both except I can get hold of the double Y’s anytime, I can’t get the Hirsch ones again though 😦 Even a sunroof helps in Winter.

      Thanks, it’s a nice Saab combo to have I think.

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