CC Outtake: A Pair Of Saab 9-3s – Bostonians Still Love Their Saabs


In the brand’s over half-century of selling cars, Saab enjoyed great success in New England, where its sophisticated image and superior handling in snow proved popular with many upper-middle class town and country dwellers alike. Saabs have always been especially common sights in the affluent Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods of Boston, even as they become a greater investment to own and maintain.


The second generation 9-3 may have been less Saab-unique and more GM parts bin than its predecessors, but it still found fans among loyal Saab owners, many of whom still keep them running as opposed to moving on. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to photograph these two fraternal twins.