Saab has built a solid reputation for reliability (Saab 9-3 was most reliable in its class), toughness and safety. Another evidence for this claim is this 1998 Saab 9-5 from Antwerpen, which is a few years ago reached 1,000,000 km! (1,016,000 km at that time)
Saab 9-5 and AutoWeek.nl magazine verified the high mileage on Sjef’s car 12 june 2012. Almost everything on the vehicle was original equipment. The owner drives about 100.000 kilometres every year. The engine was converted to run on LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Propane), a common automotive fuel in the Netherlands. His is the kind of story that PR folk pray for, or pay lots of money to artificially orchestrate.
This is a video story about million-kilometers Saab 9-5:
In Sjef Kuijpers case, however, it’s fact that he did indeed drive over a million kilometers in his Saab, just as Gilbert story about his 1-million mile Saab 900 SPG.
Once (2006), Saab Automobile USA has offered to every Saab owner with a million miles – brand new Saab :)
GM PRESS RELEASE:
One Million Miles in a Saab? Get a New One from Saab – For Free
Convinced of the jet-like performance and endurance of its products, Saab Automobile USA is announcing that it will offer a free new Saab to any U.S. customer who covers the distance of one million miles (or more) in a Saab that he or she originally purchased new. The new Saab will come with the 100,000 mile/5 years GM Powertrain limited warranty and 3 years/36,000 miles no-charge scheduled maintenance, standard with every model in the 2007 Saab Automobile USA portfolio.