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A black 2009 Saab 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 2009 Saab 9-3 SportCombi

Wagons are great SUV alternatives, especially for those who spend more time on paved roads than off them. Plus, they can make for excellent luxury cars; case in point, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon. And thanks to depreciation, the used market has some real bargains to choose from. One of them, in fact, is this week’s …
The side view of a green 1978 Saab 99 Turbo by a harbor

Like Your Turbocharged Sedan? Thank the Saab 99 Turbo

Turbos aren’t limited to high-end performance cars like Porsche 911s anymore. You can find turbocharged engines in pickup trucks, luxury cars, hot hatches, and entry-level sedans like the Mazda3. But as with any technology, automotive or otherwise, someone had to help bring it on a mass-market level. And in the late 70s, that car was …

The 2011 Saab 9-3 is a Unique Option for a Used Car

The market for used cars seems endless, with years worth of car makes and models. There are also a lot of reliable cars that you can buy for a bargain after they are a few years old. Buying a used car typically means getting a better price because the cars have already begun to depreciate, …
White 1983 Mercedes-Benz 200D W123 classic luxury sedan
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Classic Luxury Cars That Don’t Cost an Arm and a Leg to Run

While you can find inexpensive used luxury cars—even Rolls-Royces—cheap to buy doesn’t necessarily mean cheap to own. Plus, while modern cars have more features, they can actually work against you with luxury cars. ‘One more thing’ means ‘one more potentially-expensive thing to break.’ However, simplicity and ease of maintenance, along with styling, are some of …
1991 Saab 900 Turbo SPG

The Saab 900 Turbo Was the First Modern Hot Hatch

When the original Volkswagen GTI helped start the front-wheel-drive hot hatch segment, very few production vehicles had turbos. Only high-performance cars, or rally homologation specials, could afford to house them. Today, though, turbocharging is basically a hot hatch requirement. The Fiat 500 Abarth, Hyundai Veloster N, Civic Type R, and VW GTI all have turbocharged …

Secretly Cool First Cars Your Parents Will Approve Of

When looking for a cool first car that still comes in under the radar of parent approval, there are a few cars that everyone will love. When deciding what to include on this list, the major requirements were reliability, cost, and fun. These cars look will good pulling up to school and also keep your parents …
2006 Honda Civic lineup

What Kind of Car Can I Get for $5,000?

Although used car prices are expected to drop, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not like every single one will be universally affordable. True, a used Porsche Cayman or Audi S4 is a great deal, especially compared to a new model. However, they’ll never be truly cheap. Trying to find a car under $5000 …
2005 Saab 9-2X

Saab 9-2X Aero: A More Refined Subaru WRX

With the demise of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, the Subaru WRX is the last rally-style sedan on the market. However, while the WRX may be fast, it’s not faultless. One repeated critique, especially with older models, is the general sense of cheapness in the interior. But there is a way to get a Subaru WRX …
Trucks & SUVs

Top 10 SUVs Everybody Hates-Nobody Wants

The SUV is dominating not only America but all over the globe. It is such a huge segment now that most US vehicle manufacturers have dumped their car lines to make more SUVs and pickups. Nobody saw that coming except the beancounters. They saw the rise and decided it was more profitable to make SUVs …

Future Classics That Are Still Affordable (For Now)

Looking for a new project or just something to tinker with over the winter? There are some great cars that future classics, which means they’re still priced reasonably. That may not last long. Our friends over at Hagerty Insurance have a unique tool at their disposal that helps them determine which cars are starting to …

The “Sweedest” Sleeper SUV You’ve Never Heard Of

It’s true—every car enthusiast has a favorite sleeper car or sleeper SUV.  The arrest-me-red Chevrolet Camaros and grabber blue Ford Mustangs may bring in the hardware at car shows, but their reputation certainly precedes them. They’re not particularly rare, unique, or unsuspecting. Their aggressive styling oozes the aura of speed and performance. Everybody knows these …