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1990 Saab 900

Saab 900 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 175 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1990

    A new turbocharger is added to Turbo models, as is a direct injection fuel system.

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  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)

My favorite car ever

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Vehicle: 1990 Saab 900 S 2dr Hatchback

Mine was a 1989, but 1990 was as far back as Edmunds goes! So, my 900S hatchback was the best car I'd ever owned. It was a rustbox.. it spent its life in New England and Syracuse, NY, so road salt had its way with it. But despite the body rot, this thing was a trooper. It never left me stranded, it never leaked oil (until the very end), and all I ever had to do was brakes and exhaust. Can't beat it in the snow, and for quick maneuvers. It has a strange interior, but so damn comfortable. Everything is in its place, and your hands just go where they need to. The clutch is so forgiving, the transmission a tank, and the handling quite solid. It feels like no other car.. so very endearing.

1990 saab 900 vert

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Vehicle: 1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2dr Convertible

If you get a good one, these things will go to 300,000 with no probs, if you get a neglected example, get ready for some huge bills! The mechanics under the hood are hard to work on, the engine is rare, and few repair shops will accept them. But Walmart changes the oil for a good price.

Why the 1990 saab (pre

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Vehicle: 1990 Saab 900 S 2dr Hatchback

Bought the 900 "S" at 17 years old - with 130K miles. It's been a sports car, I keep it waxed and the leather seats supple. Beautiful ride, fun, and 35 miles per gallon - the GW Bush target for 2020!. It cost me $100 U.S.D. and I will continue to upgrade it when things break (clutch, etc.). Far better savings than buying new and losing thousands driving off the lot. JDW

Gas Mileage


  • 19
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  • 26
  • highway
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Full 1990 Saab 900 Review

What's New for 1990

A new turbocharger is added to Turbo models, as is a direct injection fuel system.

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Im looking for a 2nd car. I have a choice of a 1990 900 5 speed (77k miles) or a 1992 900 s automatic (69k mile). Which of the 2 setups is the better option for transmission reliability? I've heard h...

it a "Mechanic's Car". I have a '95 900S with a mere 50K miles and it has had more failures than my wife's recently departed 1990 Audi 80 that had twice the mileage....

I had a 900 turbo in 1990. it was a great car which unfortunatly was crushed by a tractor trailer. I bought a new 9-5 in august. Its an arc with harmon kardon stereo. We had to remove the radio for so...