How many Saabs left in UK?

Saab 900

Thanks to very detailed statistics and data that are public, owners of Saab cars in UK can easily find out how many cars there are, such as their Saab. There are several services that use these public databases, but one of them – definitely provides insight into data and analysis in a transparent way.

All the data on this site is derived from vehicle licensing statistics published by the Department for Transport in the UK. Of course, even in this database, precision is not 100%, As with all large government databases, there are errors in this dataset (especially since quite a lot of the data for older vehicles is based on paper records that were originally maintained by local authorities).

Saab UK table

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If we look at Saab brand only, we will see a lot of interesting data. So, we can see that the database contains even several hundred versions of the same model, the differences are in the equipment of cars and engines, primarily, but there are other differentiations. And, the good thing is that we can also see summary data for certain models, such as the Saab 9-3, and also – the number of registered vehicles in particular model, in the previous 20 years.

0.0142% of all UK vehicles are SAAB 900

So, we see that the largest number of registered 9-3 models were in 2010 and 2011 – when they were as high as 140,000, and now their number is at a level of 90,000. At the same time, the largest number of Saab 9-5 models was registered in 2008, and there were almost 50 thousand, which is three times less than 9-3.

The Saab 900 model was the highest in 1994 when there were 78,000 on the Uk roads, so today only 4,000 remain (or quite precisely – there are 3,962 SAAB 900 left in the UK. 0.0142% of all UK vehicles are SAAB 900).

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1997 was the year of the Saab 9000 model when there were as many as 60,000 on English roads, and now there are only 1,300. However, by the passage of time, the number of some models is rising, and that’s Saab Sonett III, which was only 2 registered in the early 1990s, and today there are 9 Sonett cars registered. Mining data of this kind can be interesting and fun.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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