1998 Saab 900 Review Ratings
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr S Turbo Hatchback Review
Very comfy, a lot of storage allthough it looks quite sporty, fairly cheap car all in all if cared for
Not the best grip in the world, and stiff clutch
Odd Choices Sometimes Pay Back Bigtime — This car has never let me down, and it's cheap to run too, considering the amount of omph and the size of it. Bought it with the clock at 89 000 km, it's now been running every day without any kind of trouble (except change of exhaust pipes last year) and is now klocked at 167 000 km. Allthough I've driven cars that behave better on curvy roads it definitely isn't all that bad, and it has got fairly good acceleration as well, but it is more of mile-guzzler than a fun car to drive. Clutch is quite stiff, but the feeling from your feet to the engine is very good - Mind, if you drive through a lot of traffic jams every day, your left leg will get a lot of exercise:-) The seats though, are the best to be found in any kind of vehicle, plus I kind of like the quirky looks of it - it grows on you:-)
1998 Saab 900 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
Um, it accelerates like a rocket after a tad bit of lag. Turbos are great on the highway, not so much around town. 27 mpg when I'm in a good mood.
Once, the trim fell out. But that was an easy fix. Sometimes the lip spoiler touches the ground on hills..
Swedish Canon — Out of our full stable of cars (all 2 of them) this is by far the best. The '98 Saab, though possessing a mere 188 horsepower, is quite fast. There may be some turbo lag around the city ( you plant your foot, and a half-second later, you get rocket acceleration. But the half-second...). Ours is fully loaded with heated seats ( who cares? we live in California) and a 6-disc cd changer. It was pretty cheap used, we've had no repairs except a little trim, and for a 10+ year old car, its in pretty good nick.
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Convertible Review
As my daily driver, I enjoy this car very much. Great color, Cosmic Blue Metallic and all Beige leather interior, car is an eye catcher. Handles great on the winding roads. Attracts much attention.
Have spent a lot of money on maintainance but worth it.
It's A Keeper. — 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 works great. Good winter car also, never got stuck in the snow. Handles Great with a lot of Turbo power.
Primary Use: Family transportation
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr S Convertible Review
Handles brilliant, looks qwerky, something different.
Too much on fuel, nothing like the classic.
You Either Love It Or Hate It! — 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. The acceleration isn't very fast, but the top end is really good! The build quality of it is superb! It looks really good and weird! It does not do so well on fuel though, only about 23 mpg in the summer, and in the winter about 17mpg. This car is very fun to drive, but not as fun as the classic 900 turbo!!
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Convertible Review
Fast, looks, unique, gas mileage, good year-round car
I Like It :) — pulls like a motha. looks great. I've had it since April '08 and only had to replace the clutch master cylinder and t-stat. Average 27-30 mpg with heavy right foot. Little rattley at times though. good price too. Chassis is not too impressive.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
1998 Saab 900 4 Dr S Hatchback Review
great handling car,quick
costs you a arm and a leg to fix them
Reviews From Other Years
Love It!!! No Money To Fix It!
The saab is a reliable car and easy to fall in love with. the convertible was a plus. as well as in the city parking. the sound system was standard and reliable. was easy to maintain. Great in the... Read More
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... Read More
My Favorite Car
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
900se Turbo Rockawesome Power
Swedish engineering has been like a waking up moment. The things that are different are for a great reason like key in the console and the window controls on the console. Second gear is the best, it... Read More
Lots Of Style And Reliability For Modest Cost.
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
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
Gotta Love The Swede!
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!!
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
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
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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