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1996 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 185 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1996

    The popular Saab 900 SE five-door is available this year with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. An automatic transmission is now optional on turbos. V6 models come only with an automatic. Adjustable driver's lumbar support is now standard on all 900 models.

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I love my saab 900

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2dr Convertible

This is my second Saab. I absolutely love my car. It's a 1996 and I have 92k miles on it. My top still works and the car is very dependable. Right now, however, I can't figure out why my dash lights have gone completely out (can't drive at night) and my horn honks non-stop; had to remove the fuse for now. Any great Saab mechanics out there? I also need a new hose for my turbo... Help!!




900 se convertible trip

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2dr Convertible

I purchased my 1996 conv. in Divide Colorado to travel home. This was our 4th Saab. We drove south threw New Mexico, Texas,Louisiana, Arkansas, Mo. Ky. Va. And Pa. to Delaware. At times I cruised at 95-100 mph in 100 degree weather. The stability and handling at speed is better then my 2004 9-5. we've owned since new. Total repairs on the trip was 1 instrument light reostat in Sante Fe. since returning home I've replaced 1 Coil pack and the top has quit working. This is a great car for 1 or 2 people doing long distance touring. My daughter hit a concrete barrier at 70 after being run off the road in our 99 9-5. I will only trust my daughter to a Saab. Great cars with personality.




Best little car around!

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2dr Convertible

I needed a car that was safe, reliable, and fun. I am very pleased to say that the Saab SE Turbo fits all those catagories. It is quite reliable (and it has 75,000 miles). It always performs flawlessly. It is REALLY fun to drive (without busting your wallet in gas money)! Put the top down, find a nice back road, and prepare to have mucho fun! Luckily I haven't tested it's safety but I have no doubt that, due to how it's performance so far, it would keep me safe in the event of an accident. I highly recommend this car!




I would buy another one

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2dr Convertible

I have a 1996 2D SE Conv. We never had any major problems with it, it's great on gas, I commute 40 minutes to work (one way) per day and this car has never let me down. It requires the same attention as any other car would- nothing major in 7 years. I can only say that my husband took care of this car like it was his baby so maybe that makes a difference in the reliability of my vehicle compared to the other reviews.




It's great to drive but

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2dr Convertible

This is a great car to drive but be ready for repairs...especially on the electical systems. I've had the power seats go out 4 times, SRS light on twice, check engine countless times, two motors for the top go out, motor for the wipper blades go out, CD changer connection go bad, communication cable to SID go bad and had the wires behind the dashboard short out and start a fire. Most of the problems occured between 30k and 80k miles...it's actually been pretty good since then, but I think that's because I stopped taking it to International Motors in Northern Virginia.




Don't do it

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2dr Convertible

Everythings needs fixing and it is very expensive. Do not buy this. I love to drive it but it is not worth the trouble.



Full 1996 Saab 900 Review

What's New for 1996

The popular Saab 900 SE five-door is available this year with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. An automatic transmission is now optional on turbos. V6 models come only with an automatic. Adjustable driver's lumbar support is now standard on all 900 models.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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