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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Ben’s car will be our profilepicture on facebook this week.
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coggs
Member
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

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

LarsG
Member

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

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

viggen
Member

Nice saab of the week ๐Ÿ™‚

mkronenburg
Member

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

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

Ben
Member

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

Mark
Member

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

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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