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    Autocar: Suspension wonders of the 1984 Saab 9000

    Throwback Thursday: Suspension wonders of the 1984 Saab 9000

    Saab's saloon had a 'highly advanced suspension system' that allowed it to 'combine excellent stability with ultimate handling'. We sat down with the company's suspension expert to find out how it worked.

    In the late 1970s, Saab's executives decided that the company ought to introduce a new large saloon model.
    However, the Swedish manufacturer was small and cash-strapped, so the development of a new model and associated new engine was prohibitive. Some 1200 miles south, Fiat was in a similar situation, with new saloons required for its Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia brands. In 1978, the two companies agreed to team up, the result being the front-wheel-drive Type Four platform.

    Read more: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/a...1984-saab-9000




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    The Alfa Romeo looked different but also the same. The doors looked the same.

    I thought of the 9000 as the "rich person's car" and bought a non-turbo 900. I enjoyed the 900 for many years.

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