1998 Saab 900 User Reviews

1998 Saab 900 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"handling" 3 reviews
"turbo" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Brendon160 writes:
1998 Saab 900 4 Dr S Hatchback Review
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great handling car,quick

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costs you a arm and a leg to fix them

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Repair Bills Will Have U Saabing — this car is made by GM every car made by GM is like a time bomb set to blow up after 100,000 miles or so

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Ian writes:
1998 Saab 900 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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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.

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Once, the trim fell out. But that was an easy fix. Sometimes the lip spoiler touches the ground on hills..

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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.

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Roar writes:
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr S Turbo Hatchback Review
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4

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Very comfy, a lot of storage allthough it looks quite sporty, fairly cheap car all in all if cared for

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Not the best grip in the world, and stiff clutch

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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:-)

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Zach writes:
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Convertible Review
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5

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Fast, looks, unique, gas mileage, good year-round car

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Handling, FWD

35

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

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Kevin writes:
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Convertible Review
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4

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Fast as hell off the line with that turbo kicking in

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Good luck getting it serviced for cheap

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Fast, Fun Car — Only drove it a few times trying to learn to drive standard. Its fast off the line.

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bennybob writes:
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Convertible Review
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4

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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.

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Have spent a lot of money on maintainance but worth it.

bennybob
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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

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Janey writes:
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr S Convertible Review
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Handles brilliant, looks qwerky, something different.

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Too much on fuel, nothing like the classic.

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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.)

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1980 Saab 900 Reviews

Capable Runabout, Solidly Built And Safe By Kirsty

this GL spec (low spec) 900 non turbo did not have power steering, hatches are not as pretty as sedans IMO, but looks are individual and eye catching nontheless. Performance was pretty average, build... Read More

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1982 Saab 900 Reviews

1982 Saab 900 Turbo By David

Just purchased this 1982 Saab. So far, I can say that the performance is impressive for early 80's turbo tech; about 150 horsepower from the 1.9 liter four. The styling is quirky and has aged well. I ... Read More

Saab 900 Gl By Christer

First family car! Worked like a charm. But not a thrill in any way!!! Terrible condition when we bought it. A lot of rust around the wheel arks! Got some replace peaces from a relative who worked at a... Read More

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1983 Saab 900 Reviews

Awesome! By Caleb

Totally a collectible, beautiful swedish design, reliable swedish engineering, and it has a turbo. This car has a 2.0 liter inline 4 w/ a turbo that gets up and goes. Known for their reliablity and dr... Read More

Love Or Hate Looks By Brian

although it was not a pretty car it did go well . they are difficult to park accurately because of the large bumper overhang at each end. Read More

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1984 Saab 900 Reviews

Horrible, Miserable Excuse For A Car By Kelly5078

This miserable turkey belonged was my wife's car. We bought it for Saab's safety reputation, as we had babies at the time. We were misinformed. The only thing safe about it was that it often wouldn... Read More

Beautiful, Elegant, Perfect In Every Way And So Fun! By Kirsty

the 900 sedan is the most stunning of the saab range, 2 litre turbocharged engine provides uplifting performance which surprises drivers of more modern cars as you easily cruise past them! Build qual... Read More

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1985 Saab 900 Reviews

Good First Car. Very Safe By Cyrus

Very narrow and long car so it is a bit strange to drive at first. You may notice a slight instability at high speeds... This is easily fixed by putting spacers on the front wheels. No power steer... Read More

Great Car By Gus

This is a great car that I got a great price on. It's a sporty, classic car. It is the most ingeniously created car I have ever owned. Everything about it is made to make life easier. It's big enoug... Read More

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