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1989 Saab 900 Review
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Love It Or Hate It Style With Great Reliability. A Great Performing Tank Of Its Time — At first I was attracted to the style, then the price, then the handling and amount of stuff I could fit into the back with the seat down. It was a great car and only developed maintenance issues at more than 250k miles. For a car from 89' that is pretty good. I was able to do most of the major repairers myself, the stealing rack, break roters, exhaust, alternator, fuel pump. I had to have the rear main seal, CV joints and AC done professionally. I finally sold it at more than 340k to get a Toyota Tacoma. It was a great car and I have eyed getting a 92 turbo convert able

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: One of the greatest cars made in its time. Later model Toyota reliability and easy do it yourself maintenance.

Cons: No CD player and not easy to upgrade. No cruise control at the time. The dash has typical places to crack. No much aftermarket to upgrade performance.

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Fun T16 — It´s my first car that I´ve had since the beginning of 2006. It stands garaged waiting to get some stuff fixed on it to make it road legal again. It was great fun when it ran and the bodywork + paintjob are in very good condition for its age. It has a different turbo and an IC put in it + some other modifications to perk it up with.

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

Pros: Brisk

Cons: Torque steers   

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I Highly Recommend This Vehicle To Anyone To Asks. — I had wanted this car for as long as I could remember. I did a national search for her and remarkably found her in Connecticut. 38k miles @ 16 yrs of age. For all intent and purpose, she was in mint condition. The engine is good and strong, even at 21 yrs of age. She is still in amazing condition, and out getting a face lift (paint job) as her beautiful black finish was starting to get a bit faded. The top is still in great condition. Mechanically sound. What a joy this car is to ride! So much fun!

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

Pros: LOTS OF FUN!!! And great in the snow!!!

Cons: Minimal leg room.

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Bonding Time — My car and i are learning to like each other... He sometimes doesn't like to get gas or unlock and likes to embarrass me some times but it is a great first car with a turning radius i love! I am still getting used to how it shifts ( manual) and it sometimes doesn't like to shift into 1st or reverse,( then i have to let the clutch out a little), but Patrick ( because the sticker on the back says Patrick) is a good first car, even if we do need bonding time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Turning radius

Cons: no AC and finicky

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Saab — love it or hate it its a SAAB. Kind of looks like a duck in the front but it definatly gets its looks In a small city. good acceleration and handling but bad on gas. At least mine was. i put more fuel in there than my grand marquis. oh well

Pros: not short on top speed

Cons: gas milage

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Nice Convertable — Picked it up on the cheap, ran well but the top had a few rips. I had to replace almost the whole interior and the person who owned it before me did many bad repairs like wiring the fuel pump to the dash lights. The bottom line if you don't know how to work on Saabs please don't.

Pros: Sporty to drive

Cons: turbo seals

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Nate's Saab 900 S — I love my saab. It is a 900 s sedan with a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder making 128 horsepower and 128 lb./ft of torque. It's not a turbo, but I still love to drive it. It has 189,000 miles, runs well, and still gets 27 mpg. It doesn't do anything amazingly, but it is such a unique experience; it's not like anything on the road. The clutch feel is great, the gearbox is great (if you know me you know that I hate automatics), brake feel is good, steering is very long. I love the styling of the classic 900; it is so swedish and weird, but in a good, clean, european way. I also really like saab suspension. It is solid and planted, but still comfortable (I also like hard suspension). I love the europeaness of saabs, meaning tasteful styling, unique driving experience, and good build quality. I hate the cheap, plasticky build of american cars. If I could choose any car, it would probably be a bmw or audi, but I still like saabs. I like different cars for different reasons; I like saabs for being european and quirky, I like bmws for being performance machines that are easy to push to the limits, and are very rewarding to drive fast. All in all, I like my car for being what it is. It's not fast, but it's not suposed to be. I like cars for being what they were intended to be - in this case, a comfortable, swedish sedan that is nice to drive and be in. And the best part about it is that I only paid 400 dollars for it.

Pros: Nice to drive, 5 speed manual, stylish, quirky, good mpg, runs well, european

Cons: Not to quick, wish it was a coupe, front wheel drive (I prefer rear or all wheel), kinda old

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Solid As A Rock — Legendary 900, made in Finland! With a bit uncommon color: beryl green. It looks nice especially with sunset colors. 8-valve, fuel injection, 118 hp. I have made some exterior improvements (mainly with original Saab-parts). There will become also some technical upgrades.

Pros: Handling in all conditions. Idiot-proof technics ;) Original appearance.

Cons: Absence of turbo.

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Reviews From Other Years

1998 Saab 900 Reviews

It's A Keeper. By Benjamin

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

1997 Saab 900 Reviews

Saab Conv 900se By scottw001

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

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

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

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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