Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Always Bet On Black: 1990 Saab 900 Turbo

The Saab 900 Classic, built through 1994, was the final evolution of Saab's wacky backwards-engine compact luxury cruiser that started way back in 1968 with the release of the Saab 99.  Don't be fooled by the later GM rebadged Opel/Vauxhall/Saturn abomination that later used the 900 badge -- because there was only one real Saab 900.  Find this 1990 Saab 900 Turbo offered for $3,850 in Anchorage, AK via craigslist. Tip from Zach.


For less than the price of a 10 year old Honda, you get an iconic car with a 5-speed manual gearbox and just over 100k on the odometer.   Expect to be pleasantly pushed back in your seat with the thrust of a small turbocharger as it unleashes 160 horsepower from the 2.0 liter 16-valve inline-4 that is mounted at a jaunty angle longitudinally (and backwards) under the hood.



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4 comments:

  1. I'd hit that, wait till winter and drive it back on the Alcan highway.

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  2. Ever seen....SAAB 900 camper..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=017upqFb65I


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    1. My wife wondered aloud if we could do something similar with our 9000...

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    2. Yep. Find a club/forum over there. Doubt any are here. 'goog 'saab camper.'
      http://www.saabplanet.com/the-saab-toppola-compact-camper/

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