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Re: New family car

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:17 am

Do any of you old guys remember that cool Saab 900 Turbo that a Car & Driver editor customized, back around 1981? I’ve wanted a Saab since then, but have yet to actually buy one.

Satch Carlson also had a black 900 Turbo he ran the ALCAN rally in, around 1985, and it was a looker too.

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Re: New family car

Post by Captdave » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:45 am

hoppyjr wrote:Do any of you old guys remember that cool Saab 900 Turbo that a Car & Driver editor customized, back around 1981? I’ve wanted a Saab since then, but have yet to actually buy one.

Satch Carlson also had a black 900 Turbo he ran the ALCAN rally in, around 1985, and it was a looker too.
I do. Those were so cool! Have a buddy that has a Saab Sonet. That’s a very unique and cool ride.


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Re: New family car

Post by dnslater » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:42 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:17 am
Do any of you old guys remember that cool Saab 900 Turbo that a Car & Driver editor customized, back around 1981? I’ve wanted a Saab since then, but have yet to actually buy one.

Satch Carlson also had a black 900 Turbo he ran the ALCAN rally in, around 1985, and it was a looker too.
You drive a Subaru, live in the Pacific Northwest and lust over old Saabs. You know you are in denial about being an old Hippie. Do you hide your Birkenstocks when friends come over?

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Re: New family car

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:48 am

dnslater wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:17 am
Do any of you old guys remember that cool Saab 900 Turbo that a Car & Driver editor customized, back around 1981? I’ve wanted a Saab since then, but have yet to actually buy one.

Satch Carlson also had a black 900 Turbo he ran the ALCAN rally in, around 1985, and it was a looker too.
You drive a Subaru, live in the Pacific Northwest and lust over old Saabs. You know you are in denial about being an old Hippie. Do you hide your Birkenstocks when friends come over?
:lol:

I actually like old Volvo’s too.

Maybe I need a ponytail and to start smoking weed..... :think:




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Re: New family car

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:51 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:39 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Selym wrote:
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toxicavenger wrote:
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Selym wrote:
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We got some snow this weekend and I added 100lbs of sandbags in the trunk. It helped out tremendously.
What kind of tires are you running?
Continental Pro Contact
I'm running Continental ExtremeContactImage DWS06 on my G37x (all-wheel drive). For an all-season tire, they're surprisingly good in snow. That said, I'd rather run aggressive winter tires, but that's not in the cards for me right now.
I will get more aggressive tires for next winter. But our winter has been super mild
FYI - discount tire has the President's Day sale going on right now. I just snagged some new wheels/AT tires for the wife's 4Runner and was happy with the price.

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Thanks for the info ROb. I just dumped a ton of cash on some Bilstein suspension for my Saab. So no funds. :crybaby:

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Re: New family car

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:02 pm

Stumbled across this article today. Apparently the Genesis is a German killer.

https://jalopnik.com/genesis-has-beaten ... 1823262059

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Re: New family car

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:17 pm

59yukon01 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Stumbled across this article today. Apparently the Genesis is a German killer.

https://jalopnik.com/genesis-has-beaten ... 1823262059
The newer ones are nicer than the one we have. But we are still loving ours, and it absolutely hauls ass. :salute:
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Re: New family car

Post by deepcdvr » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:31 pm

59yukon01 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Stumbled across this article today. Apparently the Genesis is a German killer.

https://jalopnik.com/genesis-has-beaten ... 1823262059
Told you guys - this beast is the real deal
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Re: New family car

Post by Captdave » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:46 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
59yukon01 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Stumbled across this article today. Apparently the Genesis is a German killer.

https://jalopnik.com/genesis-has-beaten ... 1823262059
Told you guys - this beast is the real deal
One of my partners just got one. He loves it! Can’t wait to drive itImage


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Re: New family car

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:05 am

Long term review, we love this car! It straight up hauls ass! Not to mention you can fit 5 adults in it comfortably, and the trunk is bigger than what my Saab wagon has. Having a payment does suck but it is worth it on this car for me. :salute:

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