1997 Saab 900 User Reviews

1997 Saab 900 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"turbo" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 22 1997 Saab 900 reviews.

Peter writes:
1997 Saab 900 4 Dr S Hatchback Review
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3

Pros

the sound system i put in

Cons

breaks too much

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Dont Buy Unless Ur Not Gona Beat On It — broke too many times cant handle being beat on.rides a little high and it handles great .the gas milege is alright at like almost 20 miles to gal.you cant try to shift too fast or the gears grind even if the clucts is on the floor

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

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Lucas writes:
1997 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Everything

Cons

havent found anything

35

Gonna Own Saabs For Ever — SAAB SAAB SAAB, enough said..... Fast excellent build quality and performance. This was my fourth Saab, and there is no other car like it. Once you drive one would will always own one, that is what happened to me 4 years ago.

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

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Colin writes:
1997 Saab 900 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

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Swedish

Cons

None

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Amazing — I like everything about it except that it is a 5 door. It is manual and amazing. It Is fast enough for me. It cost me $1800. It is amazing to drive. It holds all me sailing stuff with ease. I love this car.

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

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Perry writes:
1997 Saab 900 2 Dr S Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Comfy

Cons

Isnt 1

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Brilliant — I like it so much. I feel privilaged to have a car that is comfortable and i dont get ill whilst being driven in it because of the fresh air i get when we put the roof down. It Nice

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kupkake writes:
1997 Saab 900 4 Dr S Hatchback Review
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5

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Fun to drive, incredibly roomy, low maintenance.

Cons

Heavy, wish it had AWD

kupkake
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Heavy, But Quick And Nimble, Roomy, Fun. — For a big, heavy car it comes out of the hole quickly, though with a slight tendency to settle back on it's haunches. Nimble handling, excellent turning radius. Excellent highway car. I've had to replace the clutch, the water pump, serpentine belt, idler pulley and exhaust over the last 6 years and 90k miles, not too bad all things considered. This car is solid. Mileage is astonishing, 21 city, 29 highway. I love my Saab.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Monica writes:
1997 Saab 900 4 Dr S Hatchback Review
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4

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Reliability

Cons

Cost of Repairs

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Thumbs Up For This Car! — This is a good, reliable car. It has great gas mileage, between 26-32 mpg. Very few repairs needed, although repairs are costly when you do need them. Handles well, and its fun to drive as a manual. Styling is, well, Saab. For most people, either you love it or hate it.

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Tyler writes:
1997 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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3

Pros

Quick, TURBO, interior set up, trunk space.

Cons

Rear seat room.

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1997 Saab 900 — This is a great car. Mine was purchased for $200 but I had to replace the engine. I ended taking the block from a 2000 2.3L 9-5. I took the N/A block and added a '97 900 Turbo. Everything works well except for a problem with the spark. Despite 2 or 3 dents this car is a beauty. Mine is black, and it just looks like a sleeper. Overall, this is a wonderful car for a true SAAB enthusiast.

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Angela writes:
1997 Saab 900 2 Dr S Hatchback Review
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5

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Very safe, comfortable, great handling

Cons

I had the two door model which made it difficult to get people in and out of the backseat.  The vehicle is expensive to maintain since the parts are higher quality.

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I Loved This Little Car. — Great little car with awesome features. Dash tells you how many miles you have left in the tank. This can can tackle any bad weather situation including the snows of MA. I had to get rid of the battle saab because it was having emissions problems.

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John writes:
1997 Saab 900 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

FAST!!!

Cons

Very little room in the back seat

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Awesome First Car — 6-Disc CD Changer Awesome Stock Sound System Sunroof TURBO Leather Heated Seats Power Everything

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Nadiesh writes:
1997 Saab 900 4 Dr S Hatchback Review
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4
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Good To Drive — nice car to drive good build quality. spare are expensive. everthinng good for the moment

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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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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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1993 Saab 900 Reviews

Awesome! By czaplowka68

An evolution of the 99 fi rst seen in 1968, the 900, launched in 1979, makes a great classic buy. Offered in saloon, hatch or convertible forms, there’s a derivative for every occasion, prices are low... Read More

Cool Cruiser By Steve

Performance and handling make this car a relaxed cruiser. I really enjoy driving this although I wish it had a little bit more power. Fuel consumption is not particularly great. The appearance and ... Read More

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