War Of The Noses – Saab 9000

Saab 9000 Aero

This will be the final War Of The Noses post before I give voice to my own theory and either validate it or disgrace it with the collected poll results. Our final vehicle is the Saab 9000, which had two basic noses to make it nice and easy for you pollsters. The early 9000 nose, with the taller ‘face’ and headlamps: And here’s the later 9000 nose, with it’s narrower headlamps and grille. —— Here’s your poll. Which 9000 nose do you prefer? Early or late? As always, comments are open….. [poll id=”20″]

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War Of The Noses – Saab 9-3 SS

The War continues…… The Saab 96 vote took a predictable course so we don’t really need to give that one more time. To me, at least, this is more of a 50/50 proposition – the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan. The 9-3 Sport Sedan came as a crisp looking model in late 2002. It got an exterior facelift in the 2008 model year that saw a much more aggressive face. Which will you choose? The early: Or the late: —— Here’s your poll and as always, have your say in comments….. [poll id=”19″]

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War of the Noses – Saab 96

Previous nose-battles: Saab 900 classic Saab 99 Saab 9-5 It’s now time for the Saab 96, which is as far back as we’ll go in the Saab model catalogue. I’m going to do things a little different here, too. Because the Saab 96 was available for 20 years and with three distinctly different noses, I’m going to offer an early, middle and late option for you to vote on. The first Saab 96 was essentially an evolution of the Saab 93 so the looks are quite similar. This is often referred to as the ‘bullnose 96’. — The ‘middle’ version […]

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War Of The Noses – Saab 900 (classic)

Okay. You’ve voted for your preferred Saab 9-5 nose and your preferred Saab 99 nose. What about the most popular Saab ever made – the classic Saab 900? The classic Saab 900 started with a flattish nose that was an evolution of the late 1970’s Saab 99. In the late-80’s the Saab 900 got a more slanted nose. Which one do you prefer? The early, flatter nose: …..Or the later, slightly more slanted probiscus: —— Here’s your poll: [poll id=”17″] —— The results of the first two polls have been very interesting. I’m still working on my theory and I […]

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War Of The Noses – Saab 99

You’ve voted on the Saab 9-5. Here we go again. This time I’d like you to select your favourite Saab 99 note from these two prominent contenders. Yes, there were other Saab 99 front-end variations but these two are the most-seen. Note – both periods had variations with dual headlamps (round) on either side. I had to pick one or the other, so I’ve gone with the rectangular European versions just to be consistent. Earlier – the late 1960’s style….. Or…… Later – Mid 1970’s style Here’s your poll….. [poll id=”16″]

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War Of The Noses – Saab 9-5

Here’s a simple question for you, something that’s been occupying my mind for the last few days (sadly, this is true). Which nose do you prefer on the Saab 9-5? The 1st series with the silver grille or the color-coded nose that came with the facelift? Examples, using two Saab 9-5 Aeros. The earlier nose first….. And the later nose…… —— Here’s the poll. [poll id=”15″] —— I’ll follow up with a few more Saab noses as we go through the week. Yes, I have a theory. Feel free to have your say in comments.

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