Posted by: motorvationsaab | January 2, 2019

Happy 2019 !

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We are all back in harness working away.

Here’s, hoping you all had a good break over the festivities. Looking at the weather forecast we are to expect some bad weather in January and February. Please remember to check your Saab over in preparation. At least check the Antifreeze, Screenwash and the Tyres. Or give us a call and we will do a check, adjust and advise for you. Don’t get caught out !

Here’s wishing you all a great and prosperous 2019.

From all at Motorvation Saab.

http://www.motorvationsaab.co.uk

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Posted by: motorvationsaab | December 21, 2018

Happy Christmas and New Year 2018

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Please Note : Our Christmas opening times.
We are closed from the evening of Friday 21st until Wednesday 2nd January.

In an Emergency :
Please call us and you will get through to our emergency line, leave a message and we will get back to you quickly.

Well what a year 2018 has been !

We are living in great times of change both socially and politically. The Brexit chaos seems to still linger ! However nothing could diminish the enjoyment of the best summer in years. And what a busy summer we had!

Sadly we saw the closure of Turners Hill Saab this summer. Dick Sedgwick, the owner, was forced to close up after over 40 years due to serious illness. One of the last of the ” Old School” Saab dealers he was one of life’s characters, always having an amusing story to tell. We have been lucky to be able to welcome many of his previous clients. Once again we have said goodbye to a few older clients who had became friends over the years. Also sadly two of our ” Golden Wonder” dogs, Yoda and Custard. Many of you have asked why so much of the office floor is now visible ! Life at Motorvation continues to bring us lots of laughs, new friends, and new opportunities. So we are welcoming 2019 !

Saab Summary.

Genuine Parts supply remains good. Aftermarket parts abound on the internet, often costing more than the genuine item !  We have come across several parts that customers have bought “off the net” that have not fitted, or been of such poor quality that we have refused to fit them. So if you are looking “on the net” always go for a known supplier and chose a known brand name, and price check first !

Indeed many of you are deciding to “refresh” your 9-5 and 9-3’s rather than buy a new but less characterful car, this can be a more cost effective option when compared with the outlay on a new, yet bland “Eurobox”!
With the continuing rise in values for the “Classic Saab cars” we are undertaking more and more restoration and refurbishment work.

Nevs the new owners are now producing all electric cars, based on the Saab platforms these are anticipated to be available to our market in 2020. As always  we  remain Saab brand loyal.  As an existing friend of Motorvation we are always happy to service and maintain your other vehicles and don’t forget we also service Minis.

Once again Chris, Jacquie, and Mike would like to say thank you for your support and loyalty in 2018. We truly appreciate it, and we looking forward to seeing you in 2019.

Again wishing you all the best for you and yours Christmas and New Year.

Best wishes.

Chris, Mike, and Jacquie

Posted by: motorvationsaab | August 16, 2018

Saab 9-3 Airflow Automatic 2001 Grey metallic for sale.

Barraclough

 

This car has been owned by its current owners since 2005. Current MOT, and full service history, 111,000 miles, and uses no oil.
Has had the Abbott Racing ECU upgrade, plus nylon suspension bushes and steering rack clamp fitted.
My wife has a new car so regrettably Saab now  has to be sold.
Interior excellent, bodywork tidy, but several blemishes commensurate with her age.  The car drives really well, has winter tyres fitted.  Tons of documentation going back to new.  2 keys.

Private Sale Priced at £500.00.

Contact Richard on.
01435 872662 or 07971 629299

Posted by: motorvationsaab | July 9, 2018

Saab 9-3 Carlsson XWD

One of our customers is selling this beautiful 2010 9-3 Carlsson XWD.

For more info go to our sales page at https://www.motorvationsaab.co.uk/sales.html

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Posted by: motorvationsaab | June 15, 2018

New MOT Regulations.

DVSAAs of 20th May 2018 the new MOT regulations came into force.

We have had several discussions with our customers as to how the new regulations may affect them.  As a responsible garage we feel that you should be aware of the current legislation. We are posting this so as to give everyone a brief summary of how this may affect you.

Defects found during the MOT are now categorised as follows :

  • Dangerous
  • Major
  • Minor

What do the new categories mean ?

Dangerous.    A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment. Do not drive the vehicle until it’s been repaired. Result : Fail

 Major.            It may affect the vehicle’s safety, put other road users at risk or have an impact on the environment. Repair it immediately.                       Result : Fail

Minor.              No significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or impact on the environment. Repair as soon as possible.                                         Result : Pass

 Advisory.        It could become more serious in the future. Monitor and repair it if necessary.                                                                                        Result : Pass

 Pass                It meets the minimum legal standard. Make sure it continues to meet the standard.Pass.                                                                  Result : Pass

MOT FAILS WITH DANGEROUS DEFECTS.

If your vehicle has failed its MOT with a recorded “DANGEROUS DEFECT”, It is now ILLEGAL TO DRIVE ON THE ROAD, and as such SHOULD NOT be driven away from the garage.

HOWEVER, we cannot, legally withhold a customers vehicle. The most we can do is advise you, the customer, of the risks involved as a result of driving your vehicle from the garage until your vehicle is repaired.

If you are caught driving your dangerous vehicle on the road, you can face prosecution and be liable for the following penalties.

  • You may receive a fine of £2,500.
  • You may face being banned from driving.
  • You may receive 3 penalty points on your driving licence.

Once a vehicle has a dangerous defect at MOT, it is instantly recorded with the DVLA Database, and is ILLEGAL to drive on UK roads.

if you wish to remove your vehicle from the garage, we will ask you to sign a form to confirm that you understand the legislation and possible penalties, and that we have made you aware of the situation with regard to your vehicle.

 

Posted by: motorvationsaab | February 9, 2018

Saab 9-3 Aero Sportwagon for sale

For sale by one of our customers, due to the arrival of a new car.

A nice low mileage 2006 Manual Aero Sportwagon with service history.

Check it out at our sales page. http://www.motorvationsaab.co.uk/sales.html

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Posted by: motorvationsaab | December 21, 2017

Happy Christmas Everyone !

 Merry Christmas

Christmas opening

Well here we are again ! So long 2017, and what a year it has been !
Once again Chris, Jacquie, and Mike would like to say thank you for your support and loyalty in 2017. We truly appreciate it, and we looking forward to seeing you in 2018.

We seem to be living in great times of change both socially and politically. We have seen quite a few famous faces pass away this year, and lost some heroes of our times. Once again we have said goodbye to a few older clients who had became friends over the years. Life does go on and continues to bring us lots of laughs, new friends, and new opportunities. So we are welcoming 2018 !

Please Note : Our Christmas opening times.
We are closed from Friday 22nd until Tuesday 2nd January.

In an Emergency : Please call us and you will get through to our emergency line, leave a message and we will get back to you quickly.

Saab Summary.

Genuine Parts supply remains good. Poor quality aftermarket parts abound on the internet, often costing more than the genuine item ! So if you are looking “on the net” price check first !

With the continuing rise in values for the “Classic Saab cars” we are seeing more customers requesting refurbishment or restoration of their cars.

Nevs the new owners are now producing all electric cars, based on the Saab platforms. As for the future we shall remain “brand loyal”. As an existing friend of Motorvation we are always happy to service and maintain your other vehicles and don’t forget we also service Minis.

Again wishing you all the best for you and yours Christmas and New Year.

Best wishes from

Chris Mike and Jacquie.

Visit us at http://www.motorvationsaab.co.uk

Posted by: motorvationsaab | August 25, 2017

A21 Access now open !

Great News ! A21 Access now open! 😁😁😁
At last the new access from the A21 from both north and south has been opened. From either direction look out for the sliproad signs for Capel, Halfmoon Lane and Kent College.
If you are coming from the Maidstone direction down the A228 you will still find it quicker to come in the back way via Kent College.
Enjoy the new road layout !!

Posted by: motorvationsaab | June 13, 2017

Another Classic 900 Convertible.

One of our customers is selling his lovely 1992 900 convertible. The car has a very comprehensive file of paperwork. Well worth a view. For the owners contact and for more info go to our website page at http://www.motorvationsaab.co.uk/sales.html.

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Richardson 2

Posted by: motorvationsaab | February 3, 2017

SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible For Sale

SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible 1987.
Original car with only 31k Miles  !

 

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A fantastic opportunity to own a completely original very low mileage 900 Classic Turbo convertible.
The car has been in storage for many years and has just been recommissioned ready for the road by Motorvation and will come with a full Mot.
Finished in white with grey leather interior and with the rare original factory hood covers, she has only covered 31,532 miles in 30 years !

The owner car has moved aboroad and we will be selling it on his behalf.
We are currently awaiting the vehicle documents to arrive from the owner.
If this car is of interest, and you would like more information, please contact :
Chris on 01892 825208.
or email: chris@motorvationsaab.co.uk
More pictures can be made available.

The asking price is £5800.
Please note : We are selling on behalf of the owner to whom payment will be made direct.  Motorvation is not part of any transaction or any sale agreements which will be made between purchaser and vendor.

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