Had they put the H-engine in the 99 by '80? Or did that come later and was still the B-engine? Been too long to recall. After the Arctic, I moved onto the 900's in '84 and never looked back.
'91 900 Turbo SE Convertible
'93 900 Turbo CE #116, modified
'02 9-5 Aero SportWagon, MT
'06 GTO, modified
'08 9-7X 6.0 Aero. The fastest stock Saab I've owned, bar none.