Saab 900 Monte Carlo Yellow Production Numbers

This is another entry from the Inside Saab days, in a similar vein to my Saab 9-3 Viggen production numbers article. The data was lost when Inside Saab went down, but thankfully I’ve been able to retrieve it thanks largely to the Wayback Machine. Sadly, the Viggen and the MCY 900 Convertible are the only two models I got the chance to dig up numbers for before Inside Saab was ditched and Saab went under. I hope NEVS still has the old production database as it’s valuable historical information. —— After the success of the Viggen ‘by the numbers’ piece […]

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Saab 9-3 Viggen Production Numbers

I prepared this article a few years ago for Inside Saab, the website that I ran while employed by Saab Automobile. This table is based on official production numbers I obtained while working at Saab, in Trollhattan. —— The Saab 9-3 Viggen is one of those iconic, flawed Saabs that’s loved by everyone who’s ever owned one. The car was absolutely bonkers and quite capable of killing its owner under the right wrong circumstances. But it was so beautifully made inside and out, and it was so out there, that it still draws plenty of oohs and aahs whenever it’s […]

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Volvo throw down a performance gauntlet – in Australia

Whilst we’re waiting….. I don’t know how much noise it’s made overseas, but here in Australia, the motoring wires have been buzzing this week due to the arrival of a limited edition Volvo S60 tuned by Volvo’s racing partners, Polestar. This package has been put together specifically for the Australian market and Volvo Cars Australia will only sell 50 of them, each of the cars individually numbered. A quick description, from the Fairfax press here in Australia: Under the bonnet is the same 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine in the T6 model, albeit tweaked to deliver an extra 18kW of power […]

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Can you help? Moving cars around the world (and back again)

One of our regular readers, Sapan, lives in the United States and owns a Saab Turbo X. You’ve seen it before, in a post where we covered how he bought his first Saab 🙂 Sapan has written to me overnight, with the following query. As it’s not a task I’ve previously investigated, I thought I’d open the question up to readers here and see if anyone has had experience with short-term vehicle relocations across oceans. I am going to Europe for a month or so and I wanted to bring my car there to drive. Here are a few factors […]

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Who’s driven a Saab 9-7x? (one of Inside Line’s worst cars ever)

I’m sure the powers that be in the marketing department would prefer it if the Saab 9-7x and 9-2x were never mentioned, ever again. In fact, I had to get the images of the 9-7x featured below from an image search as the model isn’t listed as one of Saab’s heritage models on our media web page. The 9-7x has reappeared, however, in an interesting list on Inside Line, and I don’t mind covering one or two of those less palatable models in Saab’s history. Inside Line has posted a Top 100 Worst Cars of All Time list and the […]

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History in the shadows of a Saab today….

A photo taken at Saab yesterday….. — For those who are not so familiar with Saab’s history, the shadow of the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan looks very much like the silhouette of Saab’s older, teardrop-shape vehicles dating right back to the first Saab 92 and through to the Saab 96. A wonderful photo capturing yesterday inside today.

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Comments response: Saab hybrid? (think eXWD)

The following was written in comments yesterday….. Steven, I do not mean to post an off-topic response to this particular discussion, but I do have a question about future products. Has Saab considered introducing a hybrid model (gas + battery) into its line up? I know that you had written about various diesel options, but here in the US, there are few diesel cars and the models you find are incredible expensive. It seems the new ultra-efficient “hype” in the US is around solar and electric. So, does Saab have any such product currently in development? This is a great […]

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Distraction……. Koenigsegg take 0-300-0 record

Consider this one a personal indulgence……. and something to pass the time as we wait on other things. From one Swedish company to another, I just wanted to pass along some congratulations to Koenigsegg for their recent supercar achievement. First, because they’re Swedish, and second, because they’re super-cool. They are the epitome of “Subzero”. I was very pleased to read my news feeds today and see that Koenigsegg have just been awarded a Guinness World Record for the fastest car to accelerate from zero to 300km/h and then back to zero again. 0-300-0 in just 21.19 seconds. —— For those […]

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Black Friday fanfare – Saab style

For those who love shopping, especially in the US, today is Black Friday. It’s the day after Thanksgiving, the traditional start to the Christmas shopping season and more recently, the season for an internet shopping bonanza. For those who do love to shop, I thought I’d help you see the day in with a fanfare, provided by the Saab Black Turbo Orchestra. I love a good exhaust note…….. — — — — —— And a note to self…… I’ve got to get some seat time in a Turbo X. I’ve only driven it once and the more I see them, […]

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All aboard! Saabs on Norfolk Island

What to do when it’s time to get your Saab serviced and you live on a small island? Norfolk Island is a self-governing territory, but part of Australia. It’s located approximately 1,500km off the east coast of Australia, in the Pacific Ocean. Did I say small? The island is only 32 sq km in size and has just 80km of roads (the cows get right of way). Apparently this is one of two Saabs on the island, the other being a Saab 9000. I’m not sure if this one’s coming, going, or the reason why, but the message relayed to […]

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