Fighter Jets! Turbochargers! Sweden! Put them all together and what do you get? SAAB! From building fighter planes in WWII, to making some of the safest cars on the road; SAAB embodies the Swedish can-do spirit and resolve. Join James Pumphrey as he tells you everything you need to know about the Saab 92, Saab 93, Saab 99 Turbo, Saab 900, Saab 9-3, Saab 9-5 and Saab 92x Aero. SAAB FOREVER BABY.

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    • Caner Özdemir
      Caner Özdemir

      Not the only time GM ruined a car company!

      about 15 hours ago
    • supafrancis
      supafrancis

      Maaaaaan, you dropped the ball big time by not mentioning the only other 100% Swedish built Saab.. The 9000!  This was a car that in 1993 when they came out with the Aero (sport) Edition,  the Aero was capable of accelerating from 80 to 121 km/h (50 to 75 mph) faster than a Porsche Carrera 4 or a Ferrari Testarossa  Not only that, but the car would get 32 mg on the highway from it's 2.3L Turbocharged engine and regularly push the speedometer past it's 155 mph printed number then past the last notch that would be 160 and pin the needle to the odometer reset button which was when judging by eye, would be another 10 mph at the least. All in stock form!  I witnessed one with 170k miles on it do that speed with all five seats occupied, 4 windows down and sunroof open!  Truly an amazing car and by fat the best Saab ever produced.  I can vividly remember my dentist complaining when he traded in his 9000 with 200k miles on it for a brand new ( General Motors designed and built) Saab 9-3.  He honestly went back to the dealership after owning th 9-3 for 2 days and demanded his old 9000 back only to have them say that the car was sent to auction.  They set him up with a 9-5 Aero to try to give him a car that would compare to his 9000 and he was still disappointed.  Oh, and when you gawk about the Viggen… it used the same engine as the 9000 Aero but stuck it in a GM built, flexible wantabe "sports car" chassis.  The 9000 was designed so the center of the weight distribution was located at the drivers hips... essentially,  as you cornered, you felt as if you were part of the car.  I still own three of the,.. a first model year 93' 5 speed, a 94' 5 speed and a last model year 97' automatic.  I'll never sell them... that is until 20-30 years from now when they are worth three times their $44,000 sticker price when they rolled off the showroom floor.  Anyone who has ever owned one will back me up.  The only other Saab that holds a stick to the 9000 Aero that Saab produced is a 900 SPG.  I own 2 of those also!

      about 3 days ago
    • maximan79
      maximan79

      Love saab, fuck GM

      about 3 days ago
    • PunkyB 88
      PunkyB 88

      2:24 Honda did exactly the same thing I believe. A lot of their engines, like the D series have the cambelt and auxiliary drive belts on opposite sides to what you would expect. The firing order is reversed as well

      about 3 days ago
    • kerrpapa
      kerrpapa

      I've owned five Saabs. Loved every one of them. I personally believe they have to be the world's most underrated car (and for those of you who don't like them...good for you. Leaves more for those of us who do.) I think the 9000 is probably the most underrated one of them all. I'll always have one in my garage.

      about 3 days ago
    • Communist Pootis Birb
      Communist Pootis Birb

      Wow, this story makes me want to saab.

      about 4 days ago
    • AggeTGF
      AggeTGF

      6:29 That sound <3

      about 4 days ago
    • Lieutenant Axner
      Lieutenant Axner

      I wish that NEVS would still make Saabs under the name of Saab. Or at least keep the old interior style. But nah they want it to be new

      about 5 days ago
    • Nikkles 91
      Nikkles 91

      Huge mistake selling it to GM. What do Americans know about cars? All they care about is their gas guzzling V8 engines, because "more power hurrdurr"

      about 6 days ago
    • Botond R-P 2.0
      Botond R-P 2.0

      Saab 🚀💙👌🥇🇸🇪

      about 6 days ago
    • Rowan Schultz
      Rowan Schultz

      SAAB IS THE BEST CAR BRAND EVER TO GRACE THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH! THE UNIQUENESS IS JUST THROUGH THE ROOF AND THE AMOUNT OF CHARACTER PACKED INTO ONE CAR IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE.

      about 7 days ago
    • Oscar Erlandsson
      Oscar Erlandsson

      Grew up with my father's Saab 900. It played a big part of my childhood. Today, I'm trying to find my own 900.

      about 7 days ago
    • wauhtihomer_666
      wauhtihomer_666

      If I have to choose a car from Saab, it would be 92 because I like the 2-stroke.

      about 8 days ago
    • Konald Krump
      Konald Krump

      In finland, owning a Saab is considered to be a mental illness

      about 8 days ago
    • Konald Krump
      Konald Krump In reply to Konald Krump

      @ME Blub And where are you from?

      about 8 days ago
    • ME Blub
      ME Blub In reply to Konald Krump

      In the rest of the world, to be part of the EU is a mental illness.

      about 8 days ago
    • Shawn H
      Shawn H

      SECOND BEST? You need to buy your own beer.

      about 9 days ago
    • Soviet Tsars
      Soviet Tsars

      Really though, thanks for such a nice video, makes me love my 2011 Saab even more. Could you do a Peugeot episode one day? 🤘🏼

      about 9 days ago
    • Soviet Tsars
      Soviet Tsars

      Saabmob whasaab

      about 9 days ago
    • Maxi Zapata
      Maxi Zapata

      Remember, kids: if a cool car brand is bought by GM, it is gonna die soon.

      about 13 days ago
    • Cardboard Silver
      Cardboard Silver In reply to Maxi Zapata

      Or a reliable brand, that had a great dealer network, great prices, and fantastic service.

      I'm talking about Saturn.

      Yeah, they weren't fast, or even pretty. But they ran forever. I watched one roll into a ditch on its roof. Driver and passenger got out, pushed it back over, and got back on the road.

      Tough ass little econobox.

      about 13 days ago
    • Tiitus Aaltonen
      Tiitus Aaltonen

      What about the 93 aero?

      about 16 days ago
    • Zach King
      Zach King

      I had a Saab 9-3 aero.. v6 turbo... I miss that car

      about 16 days ago
    • Default
      Default In reply to Zach King

      What happend ?

      about 5 days ago
    • Jonah Deforge
      Jonah Deforge

      Bro actually talk abt the sonnet

      about 17 days ago
    • Foxxy Wolf
      Foxxy Wolf

      Cool SAAB-story, bro

      about 17 days ago
    • Morten Nielsen
      Morten Nielsen

      Wow, great "show"! I'm a picky guy when it comes to YouTube videos about cars, however as we love SAABs in the family, we got to love your video. (Living in Sweden, you can pick them up for pennies) We have two 9-5's, hence the interest in your video. Keep up the good work.

      about 17 days ago
    • Stephen
      Stephen

      Imagine a SAAB Supercar

      about 22 days ago
    • Axelerino
      Axelerino

      gm kills everything :/

      about 22 days ago
    • Michael Douglas
      Michael Douglas

      I want a turbo 9-3 so bad

      about 24 days ago
    • Matt Brenchley
      Matt Brenchley

      Make an Up To speed on Opel!

      about 27 days ago
    • Wowwroblox Dab
      Wowwroblox Dab

      the most fun thing, is that i own a saab.

      about 27 days ago
    • Tom Clarke
      Tom Clarke

      Turbo defined Saab, but Saab absolutely didn't define the Turbo.

      about 28 days ago
    • Saabrito
      Saabrito In reply to Tom Clarke

      Tom Clarke but saab redesigned the turbo so it wouldn’t quickly wear out and cause major engine problems ...waste gate for example

      about 10 days ago
    • PopCon
      PopCon

      GM is pretty much the EA of car companies

      about 29 days ago