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The Saab 9-3 Convertible : 1999 – 2003

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9 3cvt The Saab 9 3 Convertible : 1999   2003

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The Saab 9-3 convertible was added in 1999 as an addition to the 9-3 model lineup.

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The Saab 9-3 : 1999 – 2002

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9 3 The Saab 9 3 : 1999   2002

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The Saab 9-3 model which began as 1999 model year, was a refresh and continuation of the NG900.

Externally, the 9-3 did not look much different than the NG900, however there were some updates including a grille and brakelight and rear deck. In terms of the inside, the 9-5’s Saab Active Head Restraint system was carried over.

Over 1,100 changes to the vehicle took place such as chassis, and otherwise changing the driving and handling characteristics.

A rare performance model titled the Viggen variant debuted and was an instant success.

The 9-3 ended in 2002, effectively ending becoming the last hatchback model for Saab to produce since the introduction to the Combi Coupe all the way back in 1974.

This model for Saab came equipped with the following specifications:

Exterior: Three door Coupé or Five door hatchback. front and rear spoilers. 1,830kgs
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The Saab 9-5 Wagon : 1999 – 2009

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9 5wagon The Saab 9 5 Wagon : 1999   2009

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The Saab 9-5 Wagon, a continuation of the 9-5 Sedan lineup, and a throwback to the SAAB 95 (1959-1978), debuted at the Paris Auto Show in 1998 as a 1999 model year.

The Saab 9-5 wagon was designed by Einar Hareide and Tony Catignani, was also Trollhättan, Sweden.

Over the 9-5’s Wagon’s lifetime, much like the sedan it has undergone two exterior facelifts, once in 2002 and again in 2006. The 9-5’s final production model will be titled the “Griffin Edition” as a 2009 model year.

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The Saab 9-5 Sedan : 1998 – 2009

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9 5 The Saab 9 5 Sedan : 1998   2009

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The Saab 9-5 Sedan, a successor to the 9000 was first shown in 1997 and made its North American debut at the Saab Owners Convention in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

The Saab 9-5 was highly regarded by the press and came with a first of its kind asymetrically turbocharged V-6 engine. The 9-5, designed by Einar Hareide and Tony Catignani.

Over the 9-5’s lifetime, it has undergone two exterior facelifts, once in 2002 and again in 2006. The 9-5’s final production model will be titled the “Griffin Edition” as a 2009 model year.

The Saab 9-5 was manufactured in Trollhättan, Sweden for its entire 11 year lifetime.

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The Saab 900 NG Convertible : 1995 – 1998

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ng900cv The Saab 900 NG Convertible : 1995   1998

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The new generation Saab 900 Convertible debuted in 1995 as a continuation of the model lineup from the NG 900 that debuted a year earlier.

The NG900 Convertible is more than 70% more structurally ridid than the previous 900 convertible and was also styled by Einar Hariede and built in Uusikaupunki, Finland.

The fisrt year for the production of the convertible took place in 1995, a year after the last 900 convertible, and the production for the ng 900 convertible ended in 1998.

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The Saab 900 NG : 1994 – 1998

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ng The Saab 900 NG : 1994   1998

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The new generation Saab 900 debuted in July of 1993 in Trollhattan and arrived in 1994 and marked a clear departure of the classic 900 era that lasted 15 years.

This new 900 also referred to as NG900 or in some circles “GM” 900, was the first model to be entirely developed by General Motors.

However, the NG 900 was designed by Saab designer, Einar Hareide of Norway and evolved from their first prototype, the EV-2.

The 900 came in both 3-door coupe as well as 5-door models and was built in Trollhattan, Sweden.
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The Saab 9000 CS : 1993 – 1998

Posted on 01. Dec, 2008 by .

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saab 9000 cs The Saab 9000 CS : 1993   1998

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The Saab 9000 CS body style was introduced as a 1993 model year, ending the 9000 CC body style. The 9000 CS body style also was adapted to the 9000 CD in 1995 as well.

The 9000 CS was notable as it had a lower profile nose, complete with a more aerodynamic stance, with integrated fog lights on the front, while it had the largest carrying ability ever with over 55 cubic feet.

The final Saab 9000 – No. 503 087 – rolled out of the factory on 6 May 1998 for delivery to the Saab Car Museum.

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The Saab 9000 CD : 1988 – 1997

Posted on 01. Dec, 2008 by .

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9000 cd The Saab 9000 CD : 1988   1997

The Saab 9000 CD (Classic Design) was first introduced as four-door sedan/saloon model in Nice in 1988.

The 9000 CD took on the facelifted body style of the 1991 9000 CC, however it was without a hatchback. 1992 marked a final “griffin edition” of the 9000 CD. A year later, the model was upgraded to a higher trim level known as the CDE. The CDE model had a CS body style facelift in 1995 where it continued until 1997.

Much like the first 9000 CC’s, three Saab 9000 CD’s took to talladega speedway in 1990 as well.

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