18 Comments on "This Saab 900 Was Built to Last"
OLD 900’s FOREVER!!!!!!
My first experience with Saab was when my dad bought a used 2001 9-5 Turbo. I loved every part of that car up until he traded it in for his current wheels. Had to be careful in winter when you rolled the window down, or the guides would crack, and he overheated it on his way to work once and blew the head gasket. It was never quite the same after that, but it was still a great car.
My wonderful 88 C900 Turbo.
I always thought these looked like Aardvarks. And I don’t mean that in a bad way either. The truth is I think they are gorgeous. And being a fan of turbo cars from the period, I always desired one.
Thanx Petro for posting this and thanx to the owner for keeping the car running. 🙂
Very nice video,.. I owned a ’91 9000 CSE Turbo. What a great car it was. Hunter Green w calfskin int. The only prob was the climate control. You put it on and a gorilla monsoon would flow thrrough the vents .. anyway.. One of the cars in my collection is the Dutch Spyker (C8 Spyder); [b]Spyker actually to bought Saab from GM[/b]; then GM went essentially bankrupt and re-negged on the deal. Spyker sued and the case was/is currently thrown out of court (governing law/and the case were in Detroit, good luck Spyker)…. Kurt
I guess the overcast conditions were not your ideal day for shooting but they somehow add to the Scandinavian cool of this car. Looks like it should be in an episode of The Killing (original Danish version)!
Is the SPG spec the US equivalent of the Aero in the UK?
Yep, the SPG = Aero in the US. Though it doesn’t say SPG anywhere on the car, actually.
My first Saab was a 1991 Saab 9000 Aero, red over black leather. She had a ton of miles but was a highway star, easily scooting past slow traffic once the turbo spooled up. Still had a nice tight suspension after all those years.
Later we had a 9-3SE Turbo Convertible. Another great Saab with gobs of power, but we sold it because we never used the convertible. We’ll get another again.
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I am looking forward to see SAAB rise again.
As much as I love Saab, especially the 900, the title is a bit misleading. “Built to last”? And he talks about how the car was all rusted out and he had to rebuild the engine.
Here at Petrolicious we run across a lot of cars that weren’t taken care of by their previous owners and this particular Saab was one of those cars. The title isn’t trying to infer that all Saabs are built to last but that the owner, Jordan, has built this SPG to last. The bond a lot of owners feel with Saab is one that lasts a long time and a lot of owners seem to own them for a long time.
My first performance car was an ’89 Saab 900 Turbo, what a fun car it was!
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