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1991 Saab 900 2 Dr S ConvertibleReview
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Sporty And Fun To Drive — This was a fun car to drive, great handling and acceleration. Nice lines to the body style. A very solid car with a good clunk when you closed the door. The forward tilting hood made the engine compartment very easy to access.

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

Pros: Great handling auto, no lean in the corners. Very solid cage. Good mpg/ 30 hwy. Found it easy to work on.

Cons: Small trunk.

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1991 Saab 900 2 Dr STD HatchbackReview
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Driveability, Comfort And Safety. — A few people love SAAB's, a lot of people don't. Performance and other figures don't tell the story. The car has character, and I love driving it. It feels, solid, willing and strong. It is extremely comfortable with a wonderful driving position and excellent all round visibility. For its age it is a very safe car and has wonderful handling on snow and ice.

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

Pros: Fun and safety

Cons: quite heavy on fuel

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1991 Saab 900 2 Dr S HatchbackReview
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Ok — this car is great... does good on gas and is fun to drive. has nice handling both on tarmac and gravel. My saab 900s prefers the dirt and snow conditions. i do to. this car could be a little better if it had a v6 . or if it was awd i think it would be beastly awd car.

Pros: lots of these cars in junk yards so easy for parts

Cons: lack of power!

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1991 Saab 900 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Gray Saab 900 16 Valve V4 — I love it!! Great to drive!! I really like the way it handles. Its performance is wonderful. Very fast and sounds really great. We haven't had to do a single thing to it, and cost about $2,000. The car is so fun to drive. I do sometimes wish that It was the convertable.

Pros: it is fast, good looking and fun to drive.

Cons: the roof lining is falling down

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1991 Saab 900 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Classic Saab Before They Went Modern — The performance isn't great but it's fun to drive. The turbo lag hurts performance but it's fun to experience a sudden surge once the turbo gets going. It's old enough to get enthusiasts to look at it but slips under the radar of most other attention (Just right for me). There's always something breaking on it but it's a small price to pay for a unique car that's kinda cool.

Pros: Convertible, turbo, 5-Speed

Cons: Something is always breaking

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1991 Saab 900 2 Dr S HatchbackReview
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A Quirky Car That's Built Like A Tank. —

I bought this car in 2004 as a replacement for an old 1991 Volvo 740 Wagon. Although it was (and still is) in less-than-stellar shape, the quirkiness of the car intrigued me, and Saab's reputation for building safe, reliable cars reassured me. The car is approaching 150,000 miles, and for the most part it has been reliable. It's a had a a few issues, and some mechanical repairs can be difficult and expensive because of the engine's odd reverse mounting (the belts reside between the engine and firewall) and the transmissions location directly underneath the engine. The 2.1L I4 engine provides decent power, although the ancient 3-speed automatic hinder performance a bit. This car would be a lot more entertaining with a 5-speed. The engine leaks every fluid imaginable, occasionally smokes and gives off unpleasant smells, but somehow keeps trucking right along. It really strikes me as one of those engines you simply can't kill as long as you are on top of keeping the fluids at their proper levels. The interior materials are not exactly the best, and the dashboards on these things are notorious for cracking. If you ever inadvertently lock yourself out of the security-coded radio, you might as well forget about it since the process to regain access is lengthy and absurd. Ergonomics are subpar and the seats offer littler lateral support. But the jet-inspired interior theme is overall quite cool. But the car really is fun to drive, and even in it's less-than-stellar shape, other Saab owners always want to chat about the car. I've met some cool people while owning it, and gotten more thumbs up than I expected for a car in its condition (a little rust, a small dent in the drivers front quarter panel, dropping headliner). The car is phenomenal in the snow and has basically become my around town car for when the weather is especially bad. But the enormous power sunroof and auto-down power windows make the car a tempting drive on a nice day when a little back road cruising is beckoning. It plays second fiddle to my 1989 Merkur Scorpio in this department, but is still entertaining in its own right.

Pros: Solid build quality, engine that just doesn't quit, quirkiness, handles well, unbeatable in the snow, prestige brand recognition

Cons: Unusual powertrain layout can complicate even simple repairs, sunroof and rear pop-out windows prone to leaking, performance-hindering 3-speed automatic transmission, few people enjoy riding in the back seats

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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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