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1988 Saab 9000 Turbo Hatchback 4-door 2.0l Automatic Rust Free on 2040-cars

Year:1988 Mileage:163000

Clive, Iowa, United States

Clive, Iowa, United States

For sale is a 1988 Saab 9000 turbo automatic transmission, sunroof, power everything, heated seats. Rose quartz with oxbloox interior leather, even the dash is oxblood to match. It even has the original phone (obviously doesn't work, but perfect to make those red-light impressions for the people next to you, like you are calling back in time, or for those 80's inspired music videos...)

About the car: 
Full Option. Very clean inside and out.  Transmission and brake issues. When accelerating from a stop the transmission slams into gear instead of a smooth shift, but when driving it shifts smooth. Only when accelerating from a stand still does it act up. 99% rust free!!!! The engine is running really good, revs and idles like its suppose to, turbo spools like it should. 

The good:
New battery
New radiator (saab)
Newer distributor
All mew vacuum hoses
New spark plugs
New timing chain, tensioner and guide (Saab) 
Good tires except one, needs 1 tire.
Interior in great shape, no tears or rips in leather whatsoever 
New headliner
New fuel pump and pre pump
New turbo APC valve
New turbo bypass valve (bosch newer style from porsche, stronger)
New oil and air filters. Cleaned transmission filter.
All headlight brackets are good!
All lights work.
All windows work and sunroof operates as it should.

The bad:
Needs transmission work ( still drives). The car still drives great, when at speed. It shift flawlessly during driving, however when at a stop or accelerating from a stop, it seems to not be in gear and only after pressing on the gas a bit, for a sec, it goes into gear and takes off. I believe it might be either a pressure issue, or the infamous governors.
Needs brake pump replaced ( will provide a working one with the car) The abs light is on and the brake pedal is super stiff.
Ac needs recharged but compressor is good
A couple trim pieces broken ( rear left door window switch, side molding is about to start coming off on one side but not bad just need 3m double sided tape, fl door light is cracked, dome light needs to be pulled out, it is pushed in and not secured in place, but still works perfectly).
Paint has a few dents a minor scratch
Rear hatch needs new shocks.
Sometimes the brake light switch acts up. when turning the car off the brake lights will stay on. 

Doesn't smoke, doesn't eat oil, doesn't sputter, compression tested all good, doesn't knock, no strange noises or secondary noises in the body when driving. Overall solid and one of the cleanest first gen 9000, definitely best condition for sale that I have seen in the Midwest region. Most of the Saabs in the Midwest die from rust..This is a rare opportunity to own a Saab in this nice of a cosmetic condition. This would be a great buy for a Saab collector or enthusiast like myself. Unfortunately I am running out of room and time with all my other Saabs. I hope this car finds a good home with a Saab guy or gal, as this car can bring another 10-15 years of care free enjoyment and admiration from fellow saab-o-philes.

There is no rust on this vehicle at all!!! NO RUST ON THE OUTSIDE, INSIDE, OR BOTTOM OF VEHICLE! It has been garaged its whole life, even in my possession for the past year it has been only inside, never even seen rain! Need to make room for other projects. Have more than 1700 invested in the car with parts and labor. Please no spam or trades. Want cash for car. Clean title, no damage. Engine is perfectly running. I have receipts for parts and work done on the car in my possession. Comes with original paperwork, booklets and window sticker. deposit of 300 required 2 days after sale. 

I feel like i mentioned everything that I know about it. Feel free to contact me about any more info, specific pics, or questions you may have before bidding. The car comes with no warranty, as is.
Come and test drive it!

I can be reached by email or by phone at 1-515-770-2693

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The saga of Saab goes to show that you can't keep a good automaker down. Founded back in 1947 (the same year, incidentally, as Ferrari, TVR and Maserati defector OSCA), Saab split off from its aerospace division, merged with Scania trucks, was subsequently picked up by General Motors, then pawned off onto Spyker before its current Chinese owners brought it back out of bankruptcy. Now under the auspices of National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), Saab has official restarted production of the 9-3 sedan, but what are its plans for the future?
In correspondence with Autoblog, NEVS communications director Mikael Ostlund gave us an idea of what to expect. First of all, NEVS is living up to its name by launching an electric version of the 9-3. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, the 9-3 EV currently is undergoing a pilot launch in the Chinese city of Qingdao (which owns part of NEVS) before being rolled out in other markets around the world. But that's not all NEVS has planned for Saab.
The reborn Swedish automaker also plans to relaunch the 9-3 SportCombi to supplement the 9-3 sedan. The wagon version was part of the second-gen 9-3's rollout in the early 2000s, offering increased cargo space and versatility - particularly vital since GM had seen it fit to replace the previous hatchback bodystyle favored by the brand faithful with a more traditional trunked form to lure new buyers into the fold. Although Ostlund confirmed that NEVS has "the option of adding the convertible" back into the lineup, nut has yet to decide on if and when it will do so.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:57:00 EST

Or is it the other way around?
Could Vampire Weekend be trying to tell me something? A just-launched music video for the indie rock band's new single Diane Young features what looks like a pretty mint black Saab 900 Turbo Convertible being torched in slow-motion. In fact, with the exception of a brief, flickering cameo by a 900 three-door of a similar vintage, that's all that there is to the nearly three-minute long video. It's both sad and oddly beautiful.
Coincidentally, I have a similar-looking turbocharged black Saab convertible sitting in my garage, and I've been reluctantly pondering its sale this very week. Admittedly, mine is a later model (2001 9-3 Viggen), but tri-spokes and more tapered rump aside, it looks eerily identical. And while mine isn't mired in flames (I love it too much to torch it), through no fault of its own, it's been sitting motionless far too regularly. Thankfully, I see a better future for it than the droptop seen above.