1973 SAAB 99 GL 1.8


Saab 99. A heavy Swede


Clutch drive. Went twice, but not much else.

General Comments:

The 99 looks nice. No way these rust, they are made of real steel!

Heavy to drive; steering and clutch are weighty items. A 4 speed manual; perhaps an auto would be nicer? The heavy theme is extended to the instrumentation. No flimsy switchgear here. The interior is really well thought out, with such neat touches as the ignition key placement.

Mine had the much-maligned Triumph fuel injected engine, but it gave me no problems.

In Australia, parts for Saabs and therefore repairs are expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2015