Saab 900 Turbo | Buyer's Guide

By Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2022 | Saab, Buyer's Guide, saab 900, Saab 900 Turbo, Swedish Cars, Saab 900 SPG | Posted in Buyer's Guides | From the Dec. 2006 issue | Never miss an article

Photography Credit: Courtesy GM

Story by Chris Hartman

The original Saab 900 Turbo’s 111 mph top speed may not seem so fast today, but when the car was released that figure was impressive. As the ’70s gave way to the ’80s and eventually the ’90s, the 900 Turbo kept pace with the times and remained a favorite. The cars have aged well, making them a great option …

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oldeskewltoy UberDork
6/28/22 4:51 p.m.

I haven't read the article....   (not + member) but one thing to be very WARY of... is the front lower frame rails.   The passage from engine compartment to wheel well is open and collects dirt, and road crud.  Under this collection area is where the lower control arm mounts to the subframe.... So, if you are looking at a SAAB 900 series...  this might be one of the first places to check for serious frame rot/damage

pointofdeparture UltimaDork
6/28/22 5:48 p.m.

In reply to oldeskewltoy :

100%, I lost one that was otherwise pretty nice to serious rust in that area.

I am guessing this is a relatively old GRM article? Snippet mentions 900 Turbo release "nearly 30 years ago" and the 900 Turbo came out in '79...

Rons GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/28/22 5:55 p.m.

In reply to pointofdeparture :

Dec 2006

80sFast Reader
6/28/22 7:04 p.m.

Alas another saab story. 

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