- The Saab Approved Used Car Scheme takes the prestigious title of Auto Express’s 2007 Used Car Scheme of the Year
- Saab scheme offers above and beyond ordinary benefits, says magazine, with features such as brakes, battery and clutch cover praised
- Saab 9-3 Convertible also commended in best cabriolet category for style and space
Saab’s Approved Used Car Scheme has been named the best in Britain by weekly magazine Auto Express. Saab’s scheme came top in the prestigious Auto Express Used Car Honours 2007, thanks to the added features it offers to buyers, over and above what rival car manufacturers offer.
“As well as the usual multi-point mechanical and history checks, the Saab Approved Used Car Scheme also gives second-hand buyers, something different,” the magazine writes. “Not only does it provide a one-year guarantee – instead of a warranty – but the list of benefits available includes cover for the car’s brakes, battery and clutch.”
These are all items that fall outside the scope of ordinary warranties, and are all subject to wear and tear, Auto Express notes. However, Saab commits itself to replacing the battery if it fails, and if the friction material on the brakes or clutch needs renewing within the 12-month guarantee period, they’ll be repaired too.
Auto Express went on to call on other car manufacturers to follow Saab’s lead and offer a similarly attractive scheme: “There’s even an MoT test guarantee and 12 months of roadside assistance, so well done Saab. Let’s see if other brands follow suit,” the magazine challenges.
Commenting on the award, Jonathan Nash, Managing Director of Saab Great Britain remarks. “Our customers have long been telling us that our Saab Approved Used Car Scheme is amongst the best in the UK, highlighted by the fact that in 2006 we sold some 15,000 approved used cars. Each Saab Approved Used Car is a meticulously-chosen vehicle sold with an industry-leading package, irrespective of its age or mileage. Saab offers benefits with its used car scheme that many of our competitors only offer with brand new cars.”
Also commended in the Used Car Honours was the Saab 9-3 Convertible. As Auto Express points out, “affordable four-seater cabrios are rare, and Saab’s 9-3 has been a well-kept secret.” The Saab 9-3 Convertible is also praised by the magazine for having ‘bags of style’ and decent boot and rear space.
Benefits of the Saab Approved Used Car Scheme include the following: Multi-point mechanical check, 30-day exchange programme, 12-month unlimited mileage dealer guarantee, brakes, battery and clutch cover, MoT test guarantee, 12-month Saab AA Assistance cover, national used car locator.Published 14 April 2007