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I feel like I’m in a small plane when I’m driving my convertible 鈥 for good reason

There鈥檚 a hidden fraternity of Saab owners, says聽Vicki Griffiths, who聽used to fly small planes and was drawn to the car because of the manufacturer’s heritage.

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Vicki Griffiths loves the freedom of driving the Caledon Hills in her navy blue convertible with the top down.


There are no tears to be shed in Vicki Griffiths鈥 Saab story. It鈥檚 been 16 years since she acquired a brand-new, two-door convertible and the made-in-Sweden car still brings her joy. During warm weather months, you can find the principal of VicBar Marketing tooling around her Banbury-Don Mills neighbourhood or the Caledon Hills in her treasured vehicle.

鈥淚鈥檝e always loved Saabs. The primary reason was because their dashboard is very much like a small plane鈥檚 instrument panel. Saab鈥檚 primary focus was building aircraft (the company was founded in 1937 to build aircraft for the Swedish air force). I had my pilot鈥檚 licence and used to fly small planes. Saab took that plane-building skill and used it in their cars (Saab Automotive was founded in 1945).

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