Saint Paul, MN
Jim bought his first new car in 1987, a Saab 900 hatchback – with no turbo, but keeping it above 3000 rpm all the time helped. No dealer or service shop ever mentioned a club of any kind. Upgrading over the years, but still one at a time, he was on his fourth Saab, a 2002 9-3SE, when Saab’s impending sale made him seek information, asking the all-too common question, “Will I be able to keep my Saab on the road?”
Some years later, Jim is now the Treasurer of the Minnesota Saab Club as well as of the Saab Club of North America, works on his own cars, and is getting really good at finding Saab parts. (It’s not as hard as it seems.)
Too many to keep
1987 903M 8-valve NA 3-door, Rose Quartz. This car really needed a Turbo.
1986 9000T, some kind of blue with peeling clearcoat. And it’s been Turbos ever since.
1996 9000 CS, Scarabe Green
2000 9-3 Viggen 3-door, Lightning Blue
2002 9-3 SE, Sun Green
2008 9-3 Turbo X, Jet Black Metallic, of course
2011 9-5 Turbo4 Premium, Fjord Blue