Two annual cars from Saab. The choice is yours!

They have become rare, the Saabs with low mileage. At the moment there are two interesting specimens for sale in their year-old car condition. One of them is on the way to becoming a classic. The other is a practical individualist for every day. Both vehicles offer the chance to drive a Saab for many years to come.

Saab 9-3 Vector sports suit 1.8t 2009

In beautiful Vienna, a Saab 9-3 sports suit from 2009 is offered. Saab Austria was the first owner, then he was put away in a private collection. The owner reports of an air-conditioned garage, which is good for preserving the substance. The annual car condition is insured and is also credible at 19.900 kilometers, or less.

The well-known 2.0 liter turbo engine provides the drive. For marketing reasons it mutated to the Swedes to the 1.8t, but still has a displacement of 2 liters. The four-cylinder engine delivers 150 hp from the start, with a Hirsch performance increase it now comes to 196. The unit is pleasant to drive, has a nice power development, and is frugal with fossil fuel. In theory, you could even put in vegetable fuel.

Because the 9-3 is a rare BioPower version that would prefer to burn ethanol. Which, due to incomprehensible government decisions, is almost impossible to buy in Germany. BI-Xenon cornering lights and beautiful equipment that actually leaves nothing to be desired make the Saab an interesting offer.

If it weren't for the price. Almost € 20.000 is an ambitious idea. Too expensive? The assessment is in the eye of the beholder. A lot is happening on the annual car market for € 20.000. You get an Opel Astra sports tourer or Korean SUVs with virtually zero kilometers as a new car with a letter entry. But not a Saab.

Saab 900 2.0i 1997

The 900 II and 9-3 I are moving inexorably towards the classics. Appreciation increases, and so do prices. They are the last Saab with the classic hatchback, which was called a semi-station wagon at home. An import from Sweden in the condition of an annual car is offered in Leverkusen.

A basic Saab 900 2.0i. 131 HP must be enough, instead of leather beckoning contemporary velor. This is not bad, because it is enough for everyday life and classic enjoyment. In addition, the technology is robust, the 900 II is a late recommended year of manufacture. In combination with the exterior color, which could be midnight blue, the result is a harmonious picture.

The strength is the mileage and the resulting condition that could go in the direction of new cars. 14.600 kilometers, no rust. That could sting, because 900 II in good condition have become rare.

Yes, the price. 8.900 € are called and some Saab fans then fall into an automated “way too expensive”Mantra. At first glance, this may be true. Not in the second. There are cheaper offers, but not in the advertised condition. And a body builder for repairs is expensive, so the price asked should quickly be put into perspective.


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  • Correction: I was allowed to be instructed by my still active mechanical colleague abroad, as Tom already mentioned “for marketing reasons”, in fact the model name 1.8t was used differently depending on the market for commercial / technical reasons, it existed both as 1.8 depending on the market offer as well as a 2.0 engine, whereby the base hp kWh output is different, which was weaker than the 2.0t model. For workshops and mechanics, the engine code Z18X or B207x is more relevant in this case or even the body number, if the engine is still original, then there is certainly clarity to avoid any misunderstandings.

  • I beg your pardon?
    Fortunately not if the names were as chaotic as other manufacturers have come up with!
    No, unfortunately your explanation is not entirely correct, because the designation 1.8 actually corresponds to the displacement of 1769ccm, ie 1.8 is actually 1.8, which was only available for the model 9-3 and luckily has nothing to do with 2.0.
    And it is true that this 1.8 was only available for isolated markets as a vacuum cleaner with the i designation or practically on all markets as a low-pressure turbo with a Garrett turbine with the t designation (small t = LPT). There was also the 2.0 with a displacement of 1998ccm, which was offered as a full turbo with a Mitsubishi turbine with a T designation (large T = FPT). Not to be confused with the model 9-5, where the 2.0 was only available as an LPT with the t designation; whereby the range of engines was no longer identical to the 9-3.

  • Capri73

    I didn't know that Dr Indra was involved. Learned something new. By the way, there was a very interesting interview with him recently.

  • The engine (in the 900) is also good.

    I know him from the 9-3 I. Thanks to the chain, it doesn't matter how old the car is. Unlike a belt that also ages when stationary.

    The 9-3 I (EZ 98) has served me faithfully for 11 years, with the exception of the upper radiator hose (replaced after 10 years).

    And even without turbo, you can get through traffic quickly and easily.

    There are still numerous new cars in this weight class that are 1. weaker and 2. aerodynamically worse.

    If you replace the operating fluids, tubes and tires with this offer (if aged and necessary), you have a new Saab car from 1997.
    Pretty cool …

  • The 900 is awesome. It has the "big" radio, to which a CD changer can easily be connected (if it has not already been installed) and you have a great relaxed long-distance car!
    The quality of the 97s is top.

  • If there are interested parties for the 900 that live too far away, I come from LEV and would like to have a look at the car 😉

  • Right, the 1,8 i is an Opel engine that was also installed in the Vectra and Zafira.
    The 2 liter belongs to the L850 family from GM, which is still under Dr. Fritz Indra was developed.
    Saab allegedly only uses the block, the
    The rest is also from Saab the mixture preparation, here the Trionic 8 already works.

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  • @Volvaab: There was still the 1.8i. That was the real and only 1.8. If I remember an Opel engine. The 1.8t is always turbo and always 2 liters 🙂

  • I'm getting nervous ...

    I like them both and I can't think of a car in such a condition that I would rather than either of them.

    And learned something again. I always thought the 1.8t was a 1.8 liter engine ...

    Are all 1.8 in all 9-3 II really the 2.0s? Or does that only apply to the t and maybe only to the younger MY at the t?

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