Strong turbo, rarely, a few kilometers. That sounds like individuality and exclusivity. That's right so far. On top of that, this fantastic car is a Saab and it doesn't have to be expensive. This is possible because the fans are still strangers to the Saab 900 II. A fact that could change when the top model of the series drives up.
Saab 900 2.0 Turbo
I liked him from the start. The Saab 900 2.0 Turbo is one of those cars that I immediately took to my heart. In direct comparison with my 900 at the time, it was quiet, strong and pretty fast. The 185 turbo hp handle the car with ease, there is seldom a desire for more power.
I didn't care about the bad press or the poor performance in the crash test. The 900 drove well, was a real Saab, and I liked its design. In fact, however, the 900 II was never able to completely rid itself of the smell of the Opel platform. It is so to this day.
Turbo rarity and a few kilometers
Because that is the case, the 900 II has become a rarity over the years. Only a few really took him into their hearts and were ready to care for him in the long term. The vehicles were used up over the years and at some point there was only the way to the scrap press or export.
A 900 II, which appears to have been treated well, is on a Swedish Auction offered. Its history is clear, the condition is good. The first owner of the 900 2.0 Turbo was an elderly lady, born in 1935. She treated herself to the 900 II as a new car in 1997 and drove it until her death in 2009. Her son took over and sold the silver semi-wagon, just like the hatchback in Sweden calls to the current owner.
He wants to part with his Saab, which has only 72.160 kilometers on the counter. The Auction house describes the condition as good to new and notes a wonderful leather scent in the interior. Only the status of the automatic air conditioning and its function remains open.
Of course, and not surprisingly, the 900 II followed its Opel relatives and their murky image here too. The Opel platform is given more space in the description than the car itself, some things you can never escape.
Buy or leave?
The question has to be asked. A 9-3 I, for example, would be a much better car, with almost the same body. And a classic 900 much more classic for the soul. One should not be guided by such considerations. The 900 II drives much better than everyone thinks and the powerful turbo engine is just plain fun.
The minimum price, converted into euros, is less than € 6.000, but you get a lot of car, a good condition and the top model of the series at the discount price.
With images from Bilweb (6/6)