For $7,800, You Could Be So Neat

Quick, list the cars named after exclamations, and including your own because you routinely call it a stupid POS doesn't count. There's the Countach, and today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Saab, named after the Swedish phrase Så nätt den är. This Sonett III may come with a turbo, but will its price have you exclaiming… » 5/21/12 8:00am 5/21/12 8:00am

Saab On The Brink: Mr. Smith Sonett Goes To Washington Motown

Today, Saab's Swedish board voted to liquidate the brand. No telling if Trollhättan will quirk again, but shortly after everything went to pot, we took a 1972 Saab Sonett to GM's headquarters. Perspective? Yup. Also, that freewheeling clutch is weird. » 1/08/10 12:00pm 1/08/10 12:00pm

Börn From Jets: The Five Greatest Saabs Ever

The marque once known as Svenska Aeroplan AB is dead. After looking at the seven cars that killed the brand, let's take a moment to appreciate what Trollhättan gave the world. Long live the freewheeling clutch! » 12/18/09 3:30pm 12/18/09 3:30pm

Saab Sonett Brings Scandinavian Madness To The Streets Of Oakland

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. How many street-driven Sonetts are still around? » 6/20/09 5:30pm 6/20/09 5:30pm

Project Car Hell, Bankruptcy Bundle Edition: Saab Sonett or Turbo Opel…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Today we've got a pair of Missouri projects, courtesy of Schm. » 2/22/09 5:00pm 2/22/09 5:00pm

Project Car Hell, Bad Photo Edition: Midget or Sonett?

So we had another near-tie in yesterday's DKW-versus-Fairlady Choose Your Eternity poll, which may be partially attributable to the hard-to-decipher photos in each vehicle's listing. If you can't see the whole car, you can't tell how hellish and/or cool it really is, right? However, those photos were bad just because… » 11/13/07 5:30pm 11/13/07 5:30pm

Kappa Expansion: Saab Sonett a Go?

Buff-book exclusivity may be on the wane given Internet-leakage, but R&T managed to slide a bit into their print edition about the apparently-upcoming Saab Sonett, based on GM's Kappa platform. According to Road & Track: » 7/07/06 7:30pm 7/07/06 7:30pm

Details on New Saab "Sonett" Concept

It's possible Saab's new sports coupe concept will be named after the Norwegian forest cat known to 1970s Saab fans as the Sonett. It won't, however, be related (outside of marriage) to the Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky, Opel GT, or any other GM roadster existing or planned. Instead, it'll incorporate an entirely new… » 2/03/06 8:26am 2/03/06 8:26am

Rumor Mill: Saab's New Sportster to Share Platform with Opel OPC

Reports of Saab's upcoming new sports car (coupe? roadster?) have so far been wide off the mark. While an executive of the GM division recently denied rumors Saab would get a version of the Solstice / Sky roadster franchise — once a scoop on which much of the past month's smart money had been bet — the Saab experts… » 11/15/05 7:45am 11/15/05 7:45am

Psych! No Sky-Based Sonett, Says Saab GM

Bollocks. Saab won't be getting a version of the Pontiac Solstice / Saturn Sky roadster, which many enthusiasts had assumed would revive the Sonett name. According to Edmunds Inside Line, Jay Spenchian, GM of Saab USA, said such a car — rumored to be destined for next year's Geneva show — isn't in the company's… » 11/14/05 8:00am 11/14/05 8:00am

New Saab Sonett Concept May Be on the Way

GM's badge-engineering fairy may again slip a little something under Saab's pillow. Rumors have it that the company will unveil its own version of the Solstice/Sky roadster franchise, tagged with the Sonnett Sonett name — last seen on Saab's V4 sports cars of the '60s and '70s (1969 Sonnett pictured). Word is, the… » 10/15/05 12:26pm 10/15/05 12:26pm