The IDS program is something I know very little about and am going to have to check into. My basic understanding is that it’s now merged with military sales (i.e. sales to military personnel based overseas) and runs similar to the European Delivery Program.
Qualified customers get their Saab around 10% cheaper, can pick it up in a number of European cities and get it shipped to the US when they come back.
Robert L picked up his 1989 Saab 900 through the IDS program that was running at the time and has owned it ever since. He’s maintained it in pretty good condition, too – don’t you agree?
This 1989 Saab 900 (113K miles) was an IDS order I made from Italy sent directly to the US. It was the first year the base model had the 16V engine, sway bars, gas shocks and the Saab 9000 brakes for the US market. Center console, gauge kit and rear spoiler were options ordered from the factory. The Ronal R15 15×6.5 wheels were added four years later. I’m using high quality car covers since new (no garage here in Central Florida). I have an old DOS program called Wheelbase (advertised in “Nines” magazine in the early 1990’s) for vehicle maintenance.
This is the month of Saab 900 loving, where we celebrate one of Saab’s most loved and iconic vehicles – the Saab 900.
If you’ve got a Saab 900, or had one, then send me some pics and the story behind it to share with the rest of the known universe. Someone’s got to spread the word about how darn good these cars are and it may as well be you!