Tag: Saab

8 Posts

Saab 900 Turbo doesn't run
Nov 17, 2015

Can Susie Revive Inherited Saab?

Dear Car Talk

Susie just inherited a 1983 Saab 900 Turbo hatchback in perfect condition...except for one thing-- it doesn't run.

engines Saab 900

Three Saabs
Mar 27, 2014

One Saab Forward, Three Saabs Back

Guest Bloggers

A tale of four loves -- all of them four-wheeled, all of them Swedish. Find out whether this Saab story has a happy ending, right this way.


Saab driver side door won't unlock
Feb 07, 2012

Today: The Saab that Locked Itself

Dear Car Talk

John's dad is locked out of his Saab thanks to a faulty part. With Saab in bankruptcy, will he ever be able to get back in?

locks auto parts Saab

Dec 21, 2011

The Last Saab Story

Jim Motavalli

After a long, agonizing struggle, Sweden’s ultra-quirky automaker ends up in bankruptcy court.


Jun 01, 1996

Another bad alternator, or a rare case of a Swedish syndrome known as "ground wire burnout"?

Dear Car Talk

Here's another Saab story for you My girlfriend has a non-turbo It starts fine idles for a while then stalls If you try to start it the battery just acts dead If you jump start it it will run fine...

alternators electrical wiring Saab

Oct 01, 1993

Think you're immune from "General Motors Power Steering Syndrome" because you drive a Saab? Think again.

Dear Car Talk

I have a Saab with power steering that is hard to steer when it is first driven After driving five to ten miles it works normally There is no fluid loss I have taken it to two seperate shops One...

steering recalls GMC Saab

Oct 01, 1989

My Saab's a real whiner!

Dear Car Talk

My Saab has developed a peculiar noise after miles At speeds above mph there is a whine that sounds just like tires on an old steel grate As the speed of the car increases the pitch but not the volume...

differentials Saab

Dec 01, 1988

How does a Saab match up to a Volvo?

Dear Car Talk

I'm replacing my car next year and am considering a Volvo or a Saab S. How does the Saab compare to it?

Saab Volvo 1989