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1995 Saab 900 4 Dr S HatchbackReview
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Saab 900 S — This car handles like its on rails, and is surprisingly quick, especially once you turn on the sport suspension! The engine sounds extremely mean, even though it's a little four banger, haha. The interior is all tricked out with leather seats, a sunroof and all the options. Even though its fun to drive, comfortable, and okay to look at, by far the best part of this car is the 30 miles per gallon I get on the highway. =]

Pros: Performance, longevity, comfort, fuel economy, built like a little tank

Cons: Repairs are expensive and used parts are hard to find

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1995 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Ok, Fun To Drive — This is the car my husband made me sell my jetta for so naturally I have some scorn towards it. It was very fun to drive and I put a blow off valve and air filter on as well as an exhaust and that made it even more fun to drive! This car was bad luck for me but that does not mean that the make in general is bad. It was hit by a drunk driver ($5000 in damage) fixed and drove right up until it was hit by a semi and totalled out!

Pros: Fun to drive and sturdy!

Cons: Had electrical problems

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1995 Saab 900 2 Dr S ConvertibleReview
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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 handles great in the snow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Super reliable. At 170k miles, still rides and handles tight.

Cons: The exhaust has no sound like the older saabs

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1995 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo ConvertibleReview
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That Gas Pedal Is An Hefty But Fun Temptation. —

Updated: 2012, July 7th Let me tell you right out that this car is all about two things: being a convertible and that great engine! POWER: 4/5 What an engine! It's a 2 liter, 185 hp beast of a thing with plenty of torque. The best way to describe it is saying that it's an old-school turbo. This may sound rather like a cliche but that's exactly what it feels like. There's plenty of turbo-lag, as you'd expect, but that can actually make for some very entertaining moments once you learn how to use its power band. Also, the turbo sometimes seems to hesitate while getting into action. I do not know whether this is its natural behavior or whether the turbo is giving up the ghost - any comments 900 Turbo owners? Performance is, overall, pretty good. Acceleration is quite good when the turbo kicks in, and it can easily cruise at high speeds. FUEL ECONOMY: 1/5 Fuel consumption hardly ever goes below 10 l/100km unless you make a really great effort, which means forgetting about having any fun with your right foot. From what I've seen from other 900 Turbo owners, 10,5 seems to be the average number for anyone using this car frequently. Have some liberty with the gas pedal and that number will easily go up to about 13,5 or higher. When you're not pushing it to the max it makes you drive quite differently from most other cars. It invites you to take things easy and relax. That's actually the only way of keeping that thirsty engine away from fuel stations. GEARBOX: 2/5 The 5 speed manual isn't that great. Gear changes aren't that slick and the clutch pedal is a bit heavy. HANDLING: 3/5 It sometimes feels a bit wobbly on twisty roads and understeers. Being a front- wheel driven machine with 185 hp it's no surprise that it suffers from torque steer galore, and it's easy to provoke the traction control. Handling isn't exactly great and that power steering does sometimes feel a bit like it came from another Saab product: a Scania truck. It provides absolutely no feedback whatsoever and keep you from being confident in the car's abilities. BRAKES: 3/5 The brakes (with ABS) are up to job but could do with a bit more bite and feel to them. LOOKS/STYLE: 3/5 It isn't exactly a looker but it certainly isn't ugly either. It lacks the charisma of the previous (original) Saab 900 which I would love to own. Having said that, it is an elegant, understated and discrete convertible - doesn't make you feel like a gigolo as so many other convertibles of this type and age do. And with the roof down, it really is quite more elegant than with it up. CONVERTIBLE: 3/5 Talking about it being a convertible, it makes for a great open top motoring experience. But that roof has a few problem of its own: . Wind roar is a bit annoying with the roof closed - sealing probably isn't like it must have been when new. . The electric roof motor mechanism (tonneau) has given us quite a lot of trouble when we got the car, often not opening or closing completely. After a few too many visits to a friendly and patient mechanic it seems to be fine now. CHASSIS: 2/5 A consequence of it being a convertible is the lack of chassis rigidity that can sometimes clearly be felt, particularly when going over bumps and potholes. Just to give you another example, the last time this car was put on a lift to get the tires changed, I could not open its doors due to the amount of chassis flexing. This ailment is, however, not exclusive to this car, and is even nowadays a problem with some convertibles. But being this old, and because of that chassis flexing, this means there's more cabin scuttle, squeaks and rattles than one would like. Having said that, most interior plastics and materials are still in excellent condition. PARKING: 1/5 VISIBILITY: 2/5 Parking this car, or even doing simple maneuvers in short spaces, is a real nightmare, partly because you can't really see where the front and the rear of the car is, and partly because of those huge bumpers. Even after having installed rear-bumper parking sensors, it's still a nightmare. With the roof up it's even worse, making rear visibility is terrible. Other than that, and because it has no B-pillars and the A-pillars are thin, all round visibility isn't bad. However, the front screen is a bit low, which means that if you're tall (which I'm not) you might end up facing straight into the upper beam of the front screen. SEATS: 4/5 Leather seats are quite comfortable and ergonomic. Driving position is good and easily adjustable. The rear seats are exclusively for two passengers and can be quite claustrophobic when the roof is up. Access to those seats isn't bad but not great. Also, beware not to trip on the hanging front seat-belts. CARGO CAPACITY: 3/5 Not big but not that bad, at least with the roof up. And it's relatively easy to use the available space. EQUIPMENT: 3/5 Cruise control which works pretty well. On-board computer (SID as Saab call it) which tells: . Average fuel consumption . Autonomy . Outside temperature A common problem with Saab's SID is for some of the screen's pixels to go out, which has already happened to ours. Strangely, they're all working again now! Stereo system with CD changer/tape player. Alarm (after market). Rear-parking sensors (after market). You desperately need these because of that protruding bumper and terrible visibility.

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

Pros: Old school turbo can be good fun. Elegant and discrete convertible.

Cons: Fuel consumption. The roof mechanism has given quite a lot of trouble, but it's OK now.

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1995 Saab 900 4 Dr S HatchbackReview
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Once You Go Saab You'll Get It. — PERFORMANCE- It's a 2.3 four with 150 hp which isnt too bad, but I wish I had a turbo SAAB. Seeing as how that's what SAAB is best at. BUILD QUALITY- It's nicely put together and feels nice. Sagging headliners are culprits of old SAABs. APPEARANCE- I love the saab styling. Everything is done function-wise first COST OF OWNERSHIP- SAABs are great second hand buys, they are great on gas mileage, thousands less than audis, BMW. About the price of a VW but way better. FUN FACTOR- The car is fun because it's a 5-speed manual and is fun to corner with after a strut/Wheel/Tire upgrade(225's)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's original, practical, sporty, and a great deal

Cons: A few known defects

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1995 Saab 900 4 Dr SE V6 HatchbackReview
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The Car Does Pretty Well In All Categories. Solid Build, Very Confident. — I like the build quality, it was made to be worked on. The performance is very well balanced. Parts are expensive, but do not break much. gas mileage it alright with around 23/26mpg. The car is a blast to drive, especially on tricky back roads.

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

Pros: Fun, practical, and reliable.

Cons: Some parts can be hard to find.

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1995 Saab 900 2 Dr S Convertible Review
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excellent handling, no road noise, quick pickup
vs2006 Toyota Camry SE
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1995 Saab 900 4 Dr S Hatchback Review
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The Saab 900S was my first car. It wasnt that fast but the rack and pinion steering made it a lot of fun to drive on back roads.
vs2009 Toyota Corolla
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Would Buy Ranked 2009 Toyota Corolla better.
"... Because its not a 1995?"
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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

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

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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