Jon Stryker had a very nasty experience in his Saab 9-3 Aero, all thanks to the bad tires that slipped on a single curve. This just says that it is not enough to have a car with all the safety features, because if your tires are bad – everything else is not enough – you will slip in a possibly difficult situation.
This is Final farewell and paying homage to his 9-3 Aero. It was a beautiful car in exceptional condition. Jon is still shocked that it happened. according to him – “A stupid careless mistake ended it in flash. I told the story ad nausea to anyone that would listen at the convention (SOC 2019), and I’ll tell it one more time. It’s my penance. My dharma. I had just recently finished up some repairs and was getting it ready for SOC when I took it out for a drive.”
Jon adds the following: “I was on a road I thought I knew in my neighborhood but due to recent development I didn’t recognize where I was in time, came around a bend to the end of the road and wasn’t able to slow down to make the hard left, the car basically lost traction and flew through the barrier sailing into some landscaping hitting a boulder and smashing into the tree. it was loud. It was violent. I walked away with only a scratch. Speed and distraction were contributing factors, not gonna lie about it. But I still blame the tires.”
He will be transplanting the engine and trans in his other Saab 9-3 Aero and using whatever he can on his fleet of 9-3s.
At some point he will be posting parts for sale too, mostly interior and electrical as most of the body is destroyed. The only body part untouched is the trunk lid. RIP Saab 9-3 – Nov 2003 – July 21, 2019 – 115,605 miles…