A Swedish designed and made saloon car 1966-1980, an evolution of the original SAAB 92. When the SAAB 96 was launched with V4 four stroke power (courtesy of the Ford Taunus), replacing a three cylinder two stoke engine, a sometimes rather tempermental (although hugely successful competitively) car became a seriously useful and reliable everyday vehicle. Also available as an estate (SAAB 95 V4).
So much for so little, a free wheel system in the transmission gives smooth driving and clutchless gearchanging on the move, folding rear seats offer a good five feet of load length (even more in the estate version), dual circuit brakes, a heated drivers seat (1972 onwards) and above all toughness. To live with one of these solid little cars throgh good times and bad is to get to know one of the greatest motor cars ever made, The SAAB 96 V4.
An alloy normally consisting of at least 90 per cent tin, that has been combined with various other metals such as copper, bismuth, antimony and lead, to create a durable material for the manufacture of fine domestic castware. Also used for generally rather meritless trophies, spunware and game peices.
All currently made English cast pewter tableware is lead free and is safe for food and drink. This may not be true for all pewter made around the world and its use, if of uncertain origon, should be avoided. Beware of apparently English brand names that are really made elsewhere and always take the trouble to ASK where an item has come from. Lead and aluminium are KILLERS!
People Carrier created as a result of a joint venture between VW and Ford,(also known as the Ford Galaxy and the Seat Alhambra). Notoriously unreliable, very poor quality interiors and expensive to run.
We've got a thirty-three year old SAAB which we keep to use when the VW Sharan breaks down, which is quite often. The worst car we have ever owned, shame on you VW!