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Quirky & Fun — I had two. '76 two-door 4-speed. Very aerodynamic. Great on ice and snow in Wisconsin. Lots of little problems but nothing major. Loved it and drove it for 13 years. Also had a 76 four door automatic. Lots of little quirks. Klunky transmission. Got rear-ended by a Jeep. Demolished the front end of the Jeep, put a teeny scratch on my rear bumper.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: nice weight and shape

Cons: weird little problems

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76 Saab 99 Gl — Saab was nice car to drive, very confy, and warm during winters. Performance was adequate, but due to the high mileage when I got it, it had quite many technical failures. Hand break turns were out of the question because it affected to the fornt wheels. Nevertheless, it was my first car so I have good memories about it. Finally, I changed the car to wireless telephone/answer machine combination before the army and I got better money from the phone than I would have got from the car...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Warm during winter, confortable

Cons: Not very reliable

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99 Ems - "extra Mycket Saab" —

The Saab 99 EMS was a fabolous car for its time. It came just before Saab released the classic Saab Turbo. I had a 1976 model, and it was brown metallic. I really loved its performance - when it worked! It broke down on the highway once; the entire exhaust pipe shook loose in about 90 km/h. A sudden, huge and low tone was added to the coupé, as if a large boat honked its horn or something. Took a few seconds to realize it was my own car making the noise. Then came the whipper engine; broke. When rain poured down, I had to stop on the highway (again) to wipe the window and try to manually start the whippers. My ex girlfriend thought it was hilarious. I did not. Soaked and worried about the car, I made a song about non working technique, and how I hated it. Other things that happened? Well... the driver's seat also came loose, so my ex laughed again. But it was a nice time, anyway. I'd buy a 99 again if I had the garage space, because they're fun to drive. Having said that, I had a 99 again, later on, but it wasn't as charming as this one.

Pros: Perfect on the road

Cons: Impossible to start at times

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Fun Car. Not Very Reliable Fuel Injection — Had a lot of fun with this car. Not very fast but it handled well. I added a Porsche style wale tail which is pretty lame now but didn't seem like it at the time. Steering was awesome. Heated Seats. Sunroof. Great memories.

Pros: Steering. Built like a tank. Hanlded well.

Cons: Fuel Injection clogged every 3-4k miles!

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