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Turbo X Story

Saab 9-3 Turbo X

Thorsten Lill is Vice President at Lam Research and lives in San Francisco. He grew up in East Germany and there he had his first encounter with Saab cars. After that, his career led him around the world, and wherever he was, he was always followed by Saab.

On his last visit to the Saab Heritage Car Museum USA led by Tom Donney, He is for the video channel of the museum, told his experiences with Saab cars. During his lifetime, he had several Saab cars, but Saab 9-3 Turbo X had the biggest impression on him:

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And now that there are no new Saab cars, he thinks Turbo X is special in every sense. It’s now a cheap but exclusive car that only very few people drive it. Many people have an same opinion about this Saab – Turbo X is the best Saab ever built. Problem is – It’s Very rare to find one. Especially for around that price range. It’s a special car so it’ll probs be more expensive. Sadly they don’t make them anymore. Unfortunately, since they are no longer in production it means as decades go on, finding good examples will be harder and harder eventually… possibly even making them a much desired affordable collector.

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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