24th Jan 2002, 19:38
My 86 SAAB 900 is a blast! The parking brake callipers gave me some trouble (but hey, I'm not above stickin it in first when I park). Other than that, the machine is a TANK. It was my first car at 17 years old, and god... I just can't bust it! SAAB's rule!
31st Dec 2002, 15:19
I have had my Saab 900 for 5 years now and have no complaints. When I got it there was 140k miles. The odometer is broken, but I guess I have near to 200k on it now, at least. It still runs like a top. With sensible routine maintenance and regular tune-ups one can expect a long, long life out of a Saab.
In a related story, my friends mom just got a new engine put in her 1984 Saab. It hit a million. I hope I am that lucky. I also have a friend that survived a serious accident directly to his door. He was in a '96 Saab. I will always have a Saab.
23rd Oct 2004, 22:09
It's year six with my '86 900,3 door hatchback, 8 valve, non turbo, and I would not think of getting rid of her. There is something about driving a classic Saab that cannot be explained in these short lines. The security, the comfort of the interior, as well as the simplicity of the instrument panels. The manual shifter is close to the seats, which makes a large passenger feel self conscious, but this car is made for driving, and to enjoy the driving experience. Front Calipers, shocks and a sensitive transmission in reverse are quirks, but this car has all the handling of a race car! getting on 200 000 Kilometers, no engine or transmission problems... My Saab 900 Always turns heads. Its more than an obsession: my 1986 Saab 900 S.
27th Aug 2005, 19:15
Where are you? If you happen to be in Southern California, try Swedish-American. Chuck, the owner, has worked on my various Saabs (the real thing, no GM trash) for the past 25 years and I am one happy customer.