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The Amazing Saab 9-5 Aero Discovered in Finland – It Has Only Been Driven 2,500 Miles!

Low Mileage Saab 9-5 Aero of Finland

It is simply unbelievable that a car with its 18 years of age covers only 4,000 kilometers, and such a Saab 9-5 Aero was found in Finland. The mileage is so small that the car did not cover enough mileage for the first service (except of course the service conditioned by the time parameter). According to the Finnish media “iltalehti“, In May, current and new owner of Saab Kalevi Tervashonka, 72, bought an 18-year-old Saab that had only been driven 4,420 kilometers.

Saab 9-5 Aero, like it is brand new

According to this information, this could be Saab, which has covered at least kilometers in the whole of Finland, since the brand stopped production 11 years ago. The exterior paint and body shine like new, and the interior leather seats show no signs of wear. And it’s no wonder because of the mileage of the car. Very few cars have actually been driven that little in 18 years: 4,420 kilometers (2,750 miles).

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For Tervashonga, this Saab rarity came in the spring on Mother’s Day. To his knowledge, The Saab 9-5 was once a respected big car and Saab’s flagship, competing in the same series with the E-Series Mercedes-Benz and the 5-Series BMW. Tervabongan’s Saab is an Aero model with more equipment and power than the basic model. And the Aero designation means the most powerful turbocharged petrol 2.3-liter engine that accelerates the car from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour.

The history of this Saab 9-5 is completely known to the new owner

The new owner of the Saab Aero model did not want to reveal the price at which he bought this rare car, but he is certainly very satisfied. The exceptionally small mileage feels incredible, but Tervashonka knows it right. He knew the previous owner of the car, who had passed away a year ago. Buying this Saab for him was a 10-year project. He has been watching this car for 10 years and he has a desire to buy it.

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The previous owner had two more cars. But with this Saab, the previous owner drove only the so-called “parade ride”, which is only about 200 miles a year. After his illness, the car was in the garage for several years. He bought this Saab from his estate last spring on Mother’s Day.

Great and long-term experience with Saab cars

Tervashonka already knew the history of his Saab because he cared for and repaired Saabs in Officila Saab Service Center in Järvenpää for 34 years until he retired 12 years ago. Saab’s previous owner was his customer. He worked for Mäkelä Auto, a local Saab ex-representative, first for 11 years and then as an independent Saab workshop entrepreneur for more than 20 years. According to his calculations, there have been more than a hundred Saabs in their family. He gave up the last Saab before the current one, at the same time as Saab’s production ended, just over 10 years ago, Tervashonka says.

Tervashonka has bought her Saab “out of love for the (Saab) sport”. He has a strong emotional connection to Saab, as do many other Finns: this Swedish brand was manufactured in Uusikaupunki from 1969 to 2003. In all, more than 700,000 Saab cars were manufactured in Finland in 34 years.

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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.

2 Comments

  • Wenn die Angaben in Meilen stimmen und es sind schwedische Meilen, dann hat das Fahrzeugimmerhin 25.000 Kilometer auf der Uhr. Trotzdem ein schoener Fund !!!

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