1996 Saab 900 User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 16 1996 Saab 900 reviews.

    1996 Saab 900 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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    The Best Overall Car Ive Owned (have Had 7so Far) — 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 combat the snow each year and my car has held up remarkably well there's hardly any rust on it. The car has a ton of grip but the handling could be better its not horrible but not as nice as the 01 focus i had. the simple rear suspension is at fault here

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: speed comfort practicality

    Cons: shares a platform with the caviler and sunfire,

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    1996 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Convertible Review
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    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 the summer!

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

    Pros: Looks, power, swedish design and engineering

    Cons: parts can sometimes be expensive

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    1996 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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    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 is a blast to own and drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It is just so cool!

    Cons: Hatchbacks are always noisey.

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    1996 Saab 900 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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    Saab 900se Turbo — The performance of this car is outstanding for what it is. With the 2.0L 4cyl engine with a turbo, this thing really gets up and goes, and can get around 30 mpg doing it. The looks of this car make it a sleeper of sorts, because it doesnt look like its fast, in fact, it looks more like a mid 40 something person would drive it. The design however, in my opinion, is more for utility than sheer beauty. The hatchback can swallow an incredible amount of cargo. On top of that, the car is loaded with just about everything you could want from a power moonroof, heated leather seats, 6 speaker sound system and just about power everything else. This car is immensely fun to drive, both because of the powerplant and the 5 speed transmission. As with any twelve year old car however, there have been problems, but again that comes with the territory of owning a used car. Saabs have a good reputation of lasting forever if well taken care of.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive, lots of cargo room, leather seats, power everything

    Cons: Relatively high maintenance costs, somewhat lacking in the looks dept.

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    1996 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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    Wooo. — Stage 3+ due to genuine saab parts and custom ecu tunes. Awesome highway pulls and more torque than the tranny can handle. 4 grand for the car 3 k in mods.... priceless when you pull on cars that cost 6-10 times more.

    Pros: Torque. T5 manangement.

    Cons: Breaks. They suck.

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    1996 Saab 900 2 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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    1996 Saab R900 Turbo — The performance and Brakes could be better, The body needs some work, but othervise this car is just great, it's not expensive to run, this car is really fun to drive, and the Interior is great, custom made Recaro Lether Sport seats, carbon fiber dash trim, the paint on the car is awsome, black with gold pearl This is a Saab R900 2.0 Turbo, around 190hp, with 3" exhaust and black rims and headlights

    Pros: Swedish, Turbo, Easy to Fix, Beatiful

    Cons: Slow Brakes, Crappy Car Dealer

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    1996 Saab 900 4 Dr S Hatchback Review
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    History Of My '96 Saab — My father got this car in July of 1996, at which time the car was leased. At the end of the lease, we decided to buy the car. Once we bought the car, we did experience a few problems with it overheating and whatnot, however the car has been tuned up atleast several times over the past 8 years. In 2003, my dad began leasing cars again. We decided to keep this one so that I would have a car when I learned to drive. The car is now 12 years old, it's the longest my family has ever kept a car. it runs pretty well for it's age, we have had a few minor problems with the car on occasion. I did noticed a few squeaks in the tires when you start to accelerate, nothing serious, but it should be addressed at somepoint in the near future. But it is a fun car to drive, great on gas mileage. I just painted up a bunch of scratches that were on it, so now it looks almost new. I also put rain-x wipers on this car a couple of weeks ago, which I have not had the opportunity to use yet, but i've heard they're amazing. Ofcourse it's not the fastest car in the world, but it'll get you where you wanna go.

    Pros: fun to drive, great on gas mileage, sunroof, 12-disc cd changer

    Cons: 2wd, not so great in the snow, cds skip when you drive over a bunp

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    1996 Saab 900 Review
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    Comfortable — Reliable car, wich are good 2 drive, the comfort is great! Typical swedish, and safe.

    Pros: Big Boot!

    Cons: The 3rd gear

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    1996 Saab 900 4 Dr S Hatchback Review
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    Love My 900 S — I love everything about this car. For a non-turbo, it's still a blast to drive. It get's phenominal gas mileage even with my foot in the engine and is one of the most comfortable cars I've owned. Saab being a nightmare to work on is a load of crude. I'll work on my Saab over a domestic any day. My next one will have a turbo.

    Pros: A total blast to drive, especially in sport mode.

    Cons: location of window switches, and tilt wheel vs. telescoping.

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    1996 Saab 900 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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    Interesting Exotic Car — Good performance (185bhp) in a dirscreet 90's 5 door hatchback, that's what i was looking for... not really comfortable compared to my french cars...

    Pros: engine is amazing, car is pretty well equiped, the inside looks still very good despite 163000 miles on the clock.

    Cons: black paint totally faded, not very reliable, seats are a joke

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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

    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

    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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