• 30 years ago. Another world. Even then: "The poor old Saab takes about the same time to get to 100mph as
    the Citroën does to 110 and is never in the hunt with France's finest, only just scraping beneath 10 seconds for 0-60mph." Still, something about a 900. I'd buy one tomorrow.

    • At some point I'm going to ask the DT cognoscenti to find me a buildable '75-earlier 99 and an '89-93 900 Turbo parts car.

      Not there yet.

      There's a perfect '74 on the saabnet.com classfieds right now, but much too soon. There's also a couple very, very nice looking manual-transmission early 9000 Aeros over there right now.

    • mrkwong –

      Just wanted to say thanks for the guidance on the Aero a while back. Picked it up and been using it as a daily driver. A few small things to correct at 75k mi (heater core, missing power antenna motor, new thermostat, mounts, etc), and a body-fix allowance included in the purchase price.

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      Being a '95, it's the last year of TCS-related oddities, so will have to pick up a Tech2 at some point and become fluent. All that said, fun to drive and I'm hopeful for many years of fun to come.

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  • October 1985. About the time the Saab 9000 was introduced, which would have been the more directly competitive vehicle and which comfortably left the sloppy Frogs wallowing in the dust.

    • i'd be very interested to hear more of your thoughts on the 9000 versus classic 900 as a non-daily driver – i have a set of saab inca wheels i have been hoarding for an eventual 900 acquisition, but i'm a huge giugiaro fan (as you all know by now) and the extra size of the 9000 is very appealing – i've not seen anyone say something like what you're saying here relative to the 900

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