Past Gas #232: What Happened with SAAB? Pt 2

Past Gas by Donut Media

08-04-2024 • 1 hr 2 mins

Despite its affinity for front-wheel drive cars, especially in its legendary 99 and 900 badges, Swedish automaker Saab still managed to sell one of its properly cool cars as a wagon with all-wheel drive. The 9-2X Aero. But here’s the thing: It wasn’t a true Saab, but a mashup of GM DNA mixed with Subaru. And, it was entirely built by Subaru, too. But let’s take a step back and try to get an idea of where it all started. When did Saab start slipping away? What did platform sharing and badge engineering mean for its legacy and survival? What happened at the end? And finally, will we ever see some form of Saab ever again? Today, on Past Gas: it’s the final part of our two-part series on Saab. Thank you to our sponsors: Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. With Chime’s secure credit card, you can start improving your credit scores right away. Get started today at Go full throttle into spring with Lectric eBikes, the #1 selling eBikes in the nation. Get your adventure started at Download the PrizePicks app today and use code gas for a first deposit match up to $100! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit