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Old 03-10-2003, 05:35 AM   #1
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Question about Saabs

I have been looking at investing in a Saab, but i don't know as much about them as i should. I'm curious about things like reliability mostly, but really any information that you might have about Saabs in general is a great help.

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Old 03-10-2003, 07:49 PM   #2
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I have been looking at investing in a Saab, but i don't know as much about them as i should. I'm curious about things like reliability mostly, but really any information that you might have about Saabs in general is a great help.

Thanks ahead of time.

dunno alot about em, they are pretty reliable as far as asian imports go, I havent seen any disastrous photos of them being riced out.

Their sport sedan is pretty nice, 2.0T 210hp
Engine Specifications - 2.0T (210 hp)
Type - 4-cyl. turbo
Displacement cu. in (cc) - 121 (1,988)
SAE rating hp at rpm - 210 at 5,300
SAE peak torque lb.-ft. at rpm - 221 at 2,500

manual 5stick is standard, can get a 5spd auto or a 6spd stick







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Old 03-10-2003, 11:12 PM   #3
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Aten,

Quit attempting to impress to impress people with knowledge you don't have. Unless they moved the entire country, Sweden is nowhere near Asia. Try Europe. And Saabs are still made in Sweden.

And yes, Saab makes a good car, however depending on where you live it may be a bitch to get it worked on.
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Old 03-12-2003, 08:08 PM   #4
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Aten,

Quit attempting to impress to impress people with knowledge you don't have. Unless they moved the entire country, Sweden is nowhere near Asia. Try Europe. And Saabs are still made in Sweden.

And yes, Saab makes a good car, however depending on where you live it may be a bitch to get it worked on.

Ok, my mistake asshole, whenever someone talks about saab around here they say its asian, I never really CARED where theyre from.
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Old 03-12-2003, 08:15 PM   #5
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Aten, does your mommy know you use words like that? Recess is over, time to go back to third grade.
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Old 03-12-2003, 10:05 PM   #6
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Old 03-13-2003, 12:28 AM   #7
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Aten, does your mommy know you use words like that? Recess is over, time to go back to third grade.

should I have said listen here old man? if you have something to say then say it, insulting me gets you nowhere.
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Old 03-13-2003, 01:08 AM   #8
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Insult? Why no, that was a compliment. I said third grade when you're actually in first.
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Old 05-09-2003, 04:15 AM   #9
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my dad owns a 99-00 (not sure exactly what year) saab 95 sedan. its really slick, great handling, quiet, and very reliable, havent had any problems with it at all. ive driven it many times and i must say i love it. the new one that just came out, i think its the 93 Vector Sports Sedan, looks to be a very promising car, very very slick. anyways, hope that helps you out some.
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Old 05-31-2003, 11:51 AM   #10
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no but aten you are a moron, ive seen some of your past posts.....






saabs are sweet cars! my grandma has a 94 saab 900s non turbo. its an auto but still fun even has a front sstrut tower bar stock, and its the good kind it attaches to the firewall WEEEEEEEEEEE



also on a side note: most if not all saabs have a flat torque curve OMG OMG OMG its schweet!
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:41 AM   #11
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i say this for both volvos and saabs.... theyre tanks.... very asome tanks haha
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Old 06-04-2003, 12:52 AM   #12
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saabs arent that heavy
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Old 09-27-2004, 01:09 AM   #13
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i always have a saab in the garage

hi..i have a saab 900 abbottracing cabriolet... Its done 104,000 miles yet engine is still going strongly.... I use it as my 3rd car and is 8.5 years old. No big mechanical worries...

As far as saab's go...they are reliable (especially if you opt for the non turbos)..the turbos get problems after 80,000 miles. The diesel is another strong engine....Saabs in sweden..(where they are made in Trollhatten)...are seen as a car manufacturer with strong build quality and reliable engines.... The normal aspirated engines should get to 250,000 miles before engine rebuild.
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Old 09-27-2004, 01:24 AM   #14
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saabs also go fast..mine goes ok..and can keep up with a bmw 328
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Old 09-27-2004, 04:19 PM   #15
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GM now owns Saab, for what it's worth. The last Saab 9-3 wasn't that great to drive, because it used a crappy floorpan from the Opel Cavalier. However, they're distinctive, quick and lovely inside. The 9000 was a wonderful old beast: the floorpan was actually shared with the Alfa 164, Fiat Croma, etc, and it handled beautifully. It's also pretty tough, and most engines should be good for nigh-on 250,000 miles.

The Saab 96 is one of my favourite classic cars. It's more quirky than most, starting out with a two-stroke engine, then going on to use a wheezy Ford V4. They painted a lot of them orange, for 'safety reasons'.
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