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What does SPG mean in Saab?

What does SPG mean in Saab?

Those letters are SPG, standing for Special Performance Group, and they herald the most powerful, sportiest 900s to reach our soil between 1985 and 1991.

Are 90s Saabs reliable?

Built from 1993 to 1998 it was a well built, smartly styled car with enviable reliability that is worth a look if you’re in the market for a used prestige car that will give solid reliable service for many years to come. It’s also a safe, solid car worth considering as a first car for the rookie driver in the family.

Why are Saab engines backwards?

The engine mounts the way it does in a classic 900 because the engine couples to the transmission at the front of the car with the transmission gearing working from the front to the differential and inner CV’s at the back which drive the front wheels.

When did the Saab 900 Turbo come out in the US?

In total, 7,625 SPGs came to America between 1985 and 1991, but the 1991 wasn’t the end for the hi-po classic 900; Saab built 314 900 Turbo “Commemorative Edition” hatchbacks for 1993 and imported 500 Commemorative Edition Convertibles for 1994.

Is the Saab 900 a good car?

Saab 900 is good-looking and one of the most interesting cars in all automotive history. The original Saab 900 was a darling of the Turbo era – vigorous to drive, comfy, reliable, and accessible.

Can you trade in a 1983 Saab 900 for a new one?

1983 Saab 900. No trades. Car fax is available upon request. Had this vehicle just over 2 years. Very good find. Needed some work: Oil pump housing o-ring and front crankshaft seal, muffler and tail pipe, cv axle shaft boot, brake booster. No more oil leaks. Doesn’t need paint. Repairs done by a Saab master mechanic.

What is the most powerful Saab ever made?

This year, the SPG earned the title of the most powerful Saab ever offered in America when a quick-spooling Mitsubishi TE-05 16G turbocharger, a recalibrated APC system and ignition distributor bumped output to 175hp at 5,500 rpm and 195-lbs.ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. Talladega Red paint replaced Edwardian Grey.