The Saab 90
is a compact executive car
made from September 1984 to 1987. It was manufactured at a facility in Uusikaupunki
(Nystad), Finland, at that time owned by Saab
. The 90 was a continuation of the Saab 99
and it was basically a Saab 99 from the B-pillar
forward with the rear of a Saab 900 sedan
. The 90, while easier to build than the 99, was still considerably more labour intensive than the more modern 900.
The 900's rear end made the trunk and fuel tank larger than in the 99, while keeping the car smaller than the 900. It was only available as a two-door sedan and came with the 2.0 L Saab H engine
, giving 100 hp (74 kW). It was available with both four and a five-speed manual transmissions
, with the five-speed receiving closer gearing, front and rear spoilers, and lower profile tires. The valve
seats were hardened so it could run on unleaded fuel
. It also had a new starter motor
, and the steering wheel was more upright than the one in the 99. Read more...