1988 Saab 900 User Reviews

1988 Saab 900 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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High oil and gas consumption

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One Of The Most Beautiful Cars In The World — Performance is bad in the normally aspirated engines, don't know about the turbo ones, gearbox is bad. Quality is fantastic, you can feel it. Everywhere else exept in the engine room. Appearance is sexy... I love its interior as well as exterior. This Saab consumes very much oil and about 10 litres of gas to 100 km average. The car is, for its age fantastic to drive. Seats are awesome, chassis unbelievable. Jus perfect toughness. Steering is great.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Swedish

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no turbo

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My Third Car — Swedish SAAB invented the turbo and electronical seat heater, but this one I bought did not have any of that! This car was obtained in order to let my cousin use it for a few weeks, since the engine of his Fiat coupe 16V Pininfarina had a blown up. Did a full service on it, came with new tires and most of the "worn out" parts were already replaced by previous owner. Car was running good considering the age and milage. Good car, reliable and cheap.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Fast, Turbo, Sunroof, Manual, Fun to drive

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1988 Saab 900 Spg — The thing handles like a dream, needed few repairs but was well worth it, sexy inside and out, would pay much more for this car its so worth it, awesomely fun car to have and drive it is SWEET! YEA!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nope — This was my first car. not a very nice one but sheap. i works quite good, sheap spare parts and a solid build. Drinks quite a lot of gas but it's an old car. Mine was a 2.0i 115hp. not fast

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Enjoyed this car as much as I enjoyed my first 900 Saab.  Reliable!!!

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Needs new roof  no ac/

ppicc63
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Great Road Handling Car Fun For Chicago Summers — 2nd saab Wish they were still around , I would buy another Saab in a heartbeat if SAAB Sweden was still making them. A heavy car, great handling and dependable. Roomy and comfortable Minimal maintenance on this car. 2 oil changes a year, most maintenance was cosmetic.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1998 Saab 900 Reviews

It's A Keeper. By bennybob

Fell in love with this car when I first saw it and have taken long trips with it, to North Carolina and Outer Banks having no trouble with it. Enjoy it most in the summer with the top down and the AC ... Read More

You Either Love It Or Hate It! By Janey

Well firstly it's not a convertible, it's a Talladega, this application didn't have my trim on the option list. The handling on this car is fantastic, I would never go with another car for handling. T... Read More

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1997 Saab 900 Reviews

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This was a very fun car to drive and turned heads. after 15 years the top was still in good condition after following instructions. The back seat is narrow and second gear short, but once the driver i... Read More

It's Fun To Drive But Not To Own. By Don_Blue

A classic car with to many complications, turbo was nice but very laggy especially at this age, handling is very bad for a sports car, great looking, no trunk space, great folding top. Slow off the li... Read More

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1996 Saab 900 Reviews

The Best Overall Car Ive Owned (have Had 7so Far) By chitownfan420

the car is comfortable quiet and legitimately fast. its very classy and practical with out being smug or boring. its rust resistant i live in Rockford (northern IL where we have to use tons of salt to... Read More

My Favorite Car By jkopf75

I love the looks of this car. It was the first SAAB I ever drove and has been my favorite model ever since! Saab perfected the turbo engine and it's really a blast to drive with the ragtop down in t... Read More

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1995 Saab 900 Reviews

Lots Of Style And Reliability For Modest Cost. By Dane

I bought this car off a 3 year lease return with 50k miles. I now have 170k miles and I've run it hard through Minnesota winters. The car stills runs great with only minor maintenance repairs. It even... Read More

Saab Rules By Lars

Not cheap to run but very good value all in all. A true 4-seater with ability to cover long distances in a very relaxed fashion. Cruise contro on, top off and you're ready to travel anywhere in Europe... Read More

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1994 Saab 900 Reviews

Gotta Love The Swede! By Will

Handling is exceptional along with braking. Build quality is good on mechanicals but not so much on interior parts. The car is a neat green color and it has the S.E wheels which look nice. Its no s... Read More

Best First Car In Existence...also The Easiest Car To Learn Stick On!! By Zach

from a glance...u wouldn't think much of it...and if you just quickly test drive it, u would think its just a normal car, but to live with it is like having another best friend that you hang out an... Read More

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