I've never owned a Saab, nor ever remotely wanted one, but somehow I'll miss them.
I remember those. They were a sensation at the time, but IIRC turbo lag was pretty horrendous. Didn't they replace the famous Carlsson 96? But they did show the way, before F1 & Audi took it up seriously.Well I have. I bought a Saab 99 Turbo back in 1978 when turbocharging was in it's infancy. Not only was it an incredibly fast car at a time that most "ordinary" cars struggled to exceed 100mph but it had features that were unheard of at the time like heated seats and windscreen washers....
gken74 said:but then the engine ran dry of oil thanks to Saabs stupid design and I had to put a new engine in it.......then it happened again 18 months later.
I'll not miss them!
Owned a 2005 Saab 93 1.9TiD 150bhp for about 4 years, had nothing but trouble with it.
It was a love/hate relationship, but its sad to see them go.
Had one for three years as a company car and it was virtually faultless over 60000 miles. My dad bought it and its now got over 90000 miles on it and has only had minor issues.
Prior to that I had a 9-3 hatch for three years 60000 miles and that was good too- in fact quality was much better on this than the newer car.
Errr ...My sister has had a 900 and 9000, each well over 10years, with no problems whatsoever, in the tough conditions of Sweden. Best seats in the business.
GM should be ashamed full stop, they don't know how to run a company, and letting them file chapter 11/write off their debts and start over again, but not letting SAAB have a proper 2nd chance, is a disgrace.
rather sad me thinks. I always thought Swedish cars were the best in Europe,but since the Americans took them over they seemed to have lost their soul and become like any other Audi or BMW type car - dull and dreary
I don't think you could ever call Volvo or Saab 'exciting' compared with BMW.
But lagging behind BMW in driving enjoyment, probably since day one.
Not so. Back in 1978 when I had my Saab 99 Turbo my colleague had a BMW 323i and whilst both had similar performance levels on paper my Saab was much more fun to drive than his Beemer