SAAB of the week – Ben

We all love a Saab convertible, don’t we? I sure would like one for summer of 2011..!

It’s time once again for SAAB of the week:

Hi, I’m Ben and last year I bough my first Saab, a 1997 900 SE Talladega convertible. It has Saabs 2.0 Turbo engine and the 5 speed manual, Wood grain dash, alloy wheels and leather seats (electric and heated).ย  Being a 14 year old car there is a list of things that I would like to fix to hopefully restore it to near new condition in the future and have started by replacing the faded badges and decals. I love the details you just done get in many other cars, I can spend hours looking at the little details that make it a Saab, almost as long as I do obsessively cleaning it on the weekends. I love the ignition between the seats and being able to recline the seats back by the press of a button; and then there’s the roof that transforms it into a everyday car, into a weekend sports car. After 6 months of ownership I have no regrets and look forward to many more years of open top driving.

I wish you good luck with restoring your convertible ๐Ÿ™‚

/RikardH
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coggs
Member
5 years 5 months ago
Very nice. I hope to have a convertible this summer too. That’s why I threw caution to the wind and put that metalic orange baby shown on the banner at the top of this page on order a week ago. The last Saab I bought was purchased on the day GM filed for chapter 11. Maybe others are not as confident as I, but I’m going to echo what a lot of other people have said. The best and likely only way to assure Saab is around for the long haul is to buy a car from a dealer and… Read more »
mkronenburg
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Good choice, Coggs. I did the same last year (nocturne blue). Post images when you get it please!

LarsG
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Hi Ben. Your Saab Cab looks so nice. In fact I think that the Mk II Cab is the most beautiful Cab Saab has produced. I have two Cabs myself and when you have been used to drive a Cab you will never change to a sedan or other type.

whoozy2002
Guest
5 years 5 months ago

lots of potential there, go easy on the upgrades, it’s a good winter car for Canberra,

viggen
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Nice saab of the week ๐Ÿ™‚

mkronenburg
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Hi Ben, You got a classic. It is the version that made the Saab to be what it’s famous for: enjoy life without getting too loud.

Brendan
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Nice car Ben, let me know when you’re in Sydney and hopefully we can meet up.

Ben
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the offer, only on my L plates now but perhaps in a few years.

Mark
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Nice looking car Ben. I once owned a ’97 Talledega, but it was a 900S 2.3 coupe. The most problematic things were cables. Stiff heater cables and that dreaded clutch cable that Saab used on the NG900. I was going to update the clutch to the hydraulic type used on the OG9-3, but I ended up buying a ’99 OG9-3 Monte Carlo coupe instead. The clutch pedal feels smoother and a bit lighter on the 9-3.

Henrik Holth
Member
3 years 1 month ago

Hey Ben! I im looking for a 900 turbo talladega myself, they are so rare, that i never see one for sale. Do you have any tips?? I really need some!

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