What are the different Saab models?
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Declan Gilsenan (Automobilelingford) - Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:47
Wow, how much detail do you want? Here goes...
Saab 92 - the first Saab on sale. Two-stroke engine made it a bit impractical.
Saab 96 - like a 92 that real people could drive. Sweet V4 engine. Lots of rallying success.
Saab 99 - the first truly modern 'big chin' Saab. Gorgeous outside and in and with tearaway turbo engine. Fab.
Saab 900 - a highly developed 99, stayed in production for ever. Lovely convertible version.
Saab 9000 - some say it's not a proper Saab as it shared a platform with Fiat/Alfa/Lancia. Ignore them, as it's lovely, big, comfy and solidly built.
Saab 9-3 - the first General Motors Saab. Opel Vectra-based. Lovely cabin but flaccid chassis.
Saab 9-5 - bigger Saab but also Vectra-based. Better than you'd think but major reliability issues.
Saab 9-3 - second-gen 9-3 was based on the 2002 Vectra but not actually much better. Handsome estate version though.
Saab 9-5 - massive second-gen 9-5 was based on the Opel Insignia, really rather good and, sadly, the last automobile Saab ever made.