The GM era Saabs might have lost some of that unique funkiness that made a Saab a Saab..but they gained something in reliability and serviceability. But while GM forced some shared platform stuff on the funky Scandanavian sub-brand, they did allow Saab to continue placing the ignition switch where a cup-holder should be and keeping […]
The Saab 9000 was built on a shared Saab/Fiat platform that was also used in the 1984-1998 Lancia Thema, Saab 9000, Fiat Croma, and Alfa Romeo 164. This next example of the Saab/Fiat Type 4 platform features an unbeatable combo for a sub $5k car — executive class luxury, front drive safety, and Giorgetto Giugiaro […]
The Saab 9000 was the final vehicle designed in house at Saab and brought to market by the funky Scandinavian OEM before it was fully acquired by the machine known as General Monster…errr Motors. The 9000 was built on a shared Saab/Fiat platform that was also used in the 1984-1998 Lancia Thema, Saab 9000, Fiat Croma, and Alfa Romeo 164. The Saab/Fiat Type 4 platform features executive class luxury, front drive safety, and Giorgetto Giugiaro styling…but the best part is that they are cheap and easy to modify to go fast, if you can find one. Find this 1994 Saab 9000 Aero offered for $4,800 in Brooklyn, NY via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
There is an art to squeezing the maximum amount of money out of your customers. It is actually an art and a science and there are people called marketers who spend their entire career trying to get the consumer to pay more for less…which is the unfortunate reality of a really well prepared used car advertisement. The more time a person spends trying to lure you into buying their car with glossy photos and catchy prose, the more money you are going to have to shell out. On the other hand, a poorly created ad with bad photos is, more often than not, the best way to buy a used car. Always remember, the condition of the car is more important than the condition of the advertising photos — that is something you can take to the bank. Find this 2005 Subaru 9-2X Aero offered for $6,000 near Boise, ID via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Nobody has a Saab wagon on their car owning bucket list…because those bucket lists are mostly filled with ridiculous crap like Lamborghinis and Alfa Romeos, but you should consider putting a vintage 9-5 Aero Wagon on your list because you might be able to tick that box for a few grand and learn a few […]
This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: Dudes— I certainly don’t need another high strung Saab turbo in my life with the Viggen gettin all dusty in my shop but I know someone else does. Sounds like it was owned by a respectable Saab nerd, as most are. What gave […]
It is extremely difficult to find a rust free Saab 9000 most anywhere in the USA. Saab’s first large car has virtually vanished from the pages of craigslist- even in New England. The Alfa Romeo 164, Lancia Thema, Fiat Croma, and 9000 all shared the same type four platform. While the Thema has the cool […]
In 2005 General Motors released a Saab badged version of the mid-sized GMT360 SUV platform that shares parts with the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer & SSR, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada, and Isuzu Ascender. The Saab 9-7x version featured some Saabish styling cues, but it was not that exciting until the 2008 model year when Saab […]
I’m not entirely sure why I’m inexplicably drawn towards these late model Saabs…because reliability is meh, and parts availability is arrrgg…but the way the funky styling, turbo power and manual gearboxes is a combination hard to ignore. Find this 2008 Saab 9-5 Aero offered for $5995 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Zach Z. From […]
Leave it to Saab to find a way to describe something as universal as an all-wheel-drive system as something other than AWD or 4WD…yup…the Trolls from Trollhattan put an XWD sticker on the back of the 9-5. Find this 2010 Saab 9-5 Turbo6 XWD offered for $7,500 near Fairfield, NY via craigslist. From Cory. From the […]