It's a factory version, and loosely related to the VW caddy of the era. A good friend of mine had one on nice alloys and with a unique paint job, but completely factory, hence with shit interior and gutless motor. Still it's so much of a looker if presented right, there's a whole modding community around it. » 3/25/15 6:14pm Wednesday 6:14pm

I'm sorry, but this is just plainly wrong. Hot Hatchback is a British expression, because in Britain, and most of western Europe, hatchbacks rule the economy class, and more importantly, are the versions warmed over / hotted up by the companies, even when there's a sedan in the lineup. Prime example: when the Civic… » 3/24/15 12:01pm Tuesday 12:01pm

I would say it is. When all is said and done the 505 is a pretty basic design (a clever one at that, though), that was meant to be rugged against rural, or even colonial roads, and doesn't ask you or your mechanic too many tough questions. I'm not sure the same can be said about Saabs.... » 3/23/15 8:23am Monday 8:23am