This car was on my Facebook page this morning. It came via Saablime.
It's been well over a year since I last posted a car, but this was so cool, I had to write about it.
While the 99 was never a huge selling car in the US, it did well. It had a reputation for being safe, dependable and easy to work on. Its design "quirks" (i.e. "backwards" mounted engine, floor mounted ignition, center mudflaps) made it a favorite among car geeks.
Granted, I've owned my latest Saab (a 1997 900 convertible) for less than a year and have had little go wrong with it (a bad motor mount being the biggest issue), but my experience getting parts through ex-Saab dealers has been less than great. However, there are some very good parts dealers online and, when all else fails, there is eBay (which is where I found my motor mount). The folks on the Saab Central forums are a valuable source of help and information.Saab 99 Turbo Registry.