I’m picking up a 1985 900 Aero on Friday (can’t wait!) but it’s not the first 900 I’ve owned. I haven’t written about this one much and I can’t find many photos of it (need to try another computer).
I did manage to find this one, however.
This was my third ever Saab and I rather foolishly sold my 99 Turbo to buy it. I was new at this whole Saab thing, OK? I actually had both of them for a while in the driveway and the day the buyer came for the 99 I was thinking to myself “Am I really selling the right car here?” Luckily, I got a chance to buy the 99 back a few years later.
But this is supposed to be about the 900.
I did buy it and the reason for that is the same reason that a lot of Saab nuts buy one: Because at some stage in your life you get to the point where you’ve just got to have one. I reached that point in 2001 and knowing little about Saabs I figured that a 900 Turbo with 5-doors and an automatic was grrrrrreat!
Well, it was and it wasn’t.
Having the autobox really didn’t set the car alight and the 5-door isn’t anywhere near as cool as the three door. It was a great color though, looked fantastic and the interior was incredibly comfortable compared to anything I’d owned before.
I held on to this one for a few years and whilst I was ready for the move when the time came, my wife was really sad when we traded it in for the 9000.
This week I get to pick up the 900 that I probably should have purchased right from the start – a 5-speed, 3-door Aero.
UPDATE: Found one more image….