The predecessor of the GM Saab 900 still has the power to turn my head like only the Citroen CX, Jaguar XJ series 3 and Opel Astra F.
However, 22 years later I can see a lot of good in this car too. It’s better than the long-term average at least. The photo shows that the 900 could last. Normally these rubbers bend and get misaligned. Though the car received criticism for its ride it really didn’t deserve the comparisons with concrete-filled tyres.This car has a cheerful green metallic over beige combo.
This car seems to be one which is capable of running indefinitely and while it lost the first 900’s character, it gained rust-resistance. The 900 has now gained sufficient proximity to young-timer status that a well-preserved one is worth another look.
The tailgate spoiled this car for me. These days the visual problem has much less force. Was it the bulbous rear glass or the high rear lamps with that odd strip of body colour between the lamps and bumper?
This might have looked good as a tiny bit of a 10cm drawing but in execution it is unrefined. Yet these days I forgive the Saab 900 these infelicities and recognise a well-made and distinctive car from the very tail end of the interesting car era.