The reason we still see as many as we do is:
a) we notice them
b) we live in areas where Saabs are popular
c) they were THE MOST expensive Saab available when new
which leads to...
d) they were not driven by kids (when new)
e) they tend to be garage kept, seldom driven, and well-maintained.
Convertibles are a luxury that not many people can afford as an extra car, and few would put up with for their only car.
I loved owning my 1986, but there was a time I needed it as my daily driver, and it wasn't quite as nice then. You tend to overlook the cowl shake and other idiosyncrasies when you only drive it on weekends, and especially with the top down. With the top down, you don't care about anything else! But with the top up, it was like climbing into a dark cave (esp. with the grey leather), the visibility wasn't as good as the hardtops, and the noise level is higher than in a hardtop.
I'd own one again, but only if I can keep it in a garage, it has working AC, and I never need to use it on a daily basis...
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