Had an '84 900 than was a great car, nice ride, reliable, would swallow a ton of stuff in the hatchback. A bit slow on acceleration, but would cruise effortlessly at 85 all day long - learned to maintain momentum!
Automatic heated seats and the colder it got, the better it started. We do miss Zippy!
Really sad about losing Saab as they were unique and quirky cars, to many "cookie cutter" cars around today - can't tell 'em apart.
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I was in Trollhättan (Sweden) a few years back on aerospace business and visited the museum while I was there. I have never driven or even been in a Saab but they did seem to be a good quality vehicle in their time.
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A foreign company goes down the tubes... SO what....What about the domestic manufacturers that are fighting the tubes because of other foreign car sales.. IMO
What about the Saab dealers and employees here in the USA? No compassion for them?
As a pig-headed buy American poster, I'm finding more negitive remarks from those who don't care what Country the workers are from who produced an item, vehicles, etc. As for the question above, no, I don't care. There are buyers and a void of cars that Saab can't fullfil. If the dealers/salesmen wouldn't of abandoned the American worker they would probably still have a job. Let them sell American...There's an old saying,"You made your bed, now sleep in it".. As always, IMO..
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Nice cars, though a bit quirky. As for Swedish iron, I'm a Volvo man myself. Owned two of them. One saved my life. But they're a bit out of my price range now, and I rather preferred the old 740 wagons that looked like the box they shipped it in. Fine cars.
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I'm sure the owners and employees of Dana Motors here in town will shed a tear or three.
As for me, not so much...
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