The first Saab 900 was assembled in 1978 in two variants: 3- and 5-door hatchback. As compared with the previous 99 model, the Saab 900 became longer due to the longitudinal engine, thou it preserved the traditional massive bumpers and panoramic glass.
The dashboard is informative, and not overloaded with the details. The ignition switch is in common place – on the console near the gearbox. The seats of the car has a good shape and they are very comfortable. You can easily lean them back and you will get a spacious place for rest of the lux class. The trunk volume is 600-1600 L.
In September 1982 appeared the new modification – sedan.
The history of Saab 900 has two generations of the car: the first (1978-1993) and the second (1993-1998).
The exterior of the second-generation model differs a lot: it became more extravagant. However, the characteristic traits in the silhouette have been preserved. Speaking of the ergonomics, we can say that the second generation has made few steps forward as compared with its predecessor: quite good seats, comfortable steering rim and powerful heating. The dashboard looks more impressive, the switches of the climate-control have been moved to the center console.
The salon became modern and at the same time preserved its unique style. As for the equipment, all versions of second generation of the Saab 900 are equipped with the steering booster, central locking, electic windows and the air bag for the driver. The SE modification has also the leathern trimming of the salon, air conditioner, alloy wheels and fog lights.
In addition, the high level of the security. The car is equipped with the rear seat, the construction of which includes 3 cross and lumbar safety belts for more security for passengers of the rear seat and side-impact protection bar.
The beauty of the Saab 900 II model’s line was the new cabriolet created in May 1994.
The Saab 900 II has 2, 2.3 and 2.5 L V 6 Opel engines with the turbocharging. The capacity output is 133-185 hp. It is equipped with the 5-speed manual transmission, 4-speed automate or special Sensonic system (for 2.3 L version).