Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 22:37:50 -0400
From: Hans Lellelid <hplnospam>
Subject: Re: What is 900 Sport S turbo worth?


Fred W. wrote: >>I don't recall a "Sport S Turbo" model. In the early '80s there was a >>base model - no letters after the name. The next model up was the "S", >>which was for "sport" although the turbo owners called it "slow". Then >>there was the "Turbo". > > > I never heard that S stood for "sport", at least in the US market. When I > bought a 900 new in 1990 it was a base model (so they definitel existed at > that time), the "S" and "SE" models had additional luxury features like > leather and sunroof as standard equipment, but nothing of a sporting nature > that I recall. I (in USA) own a '91 900S (n/a) 3-dr coupe which as is just a trim difference from base 900. I have leather seates, seat heater, wipers on headlights, cruise control, etc. -- but nothing that would suggest that 'S' means 'sport'. A neightbor has a '91 900S Turbo that looks to be exactly my car but with the turbo -- I'm jealous :) Probably an easy way to guage the year would be to look for the air bag (I don't know off the top of my head when it was introduced, but I think '89 or '90). Hans

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