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1997 Saab 900 Convertible

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Saab 900 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 5900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Saab 900

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Quirky and fun. Offers more interior space than most cars in this class.

  • Cons

    Engines are a bit choppy. Interior takes awhile to get used to.

  • What's New for 1997

    No changes this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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I love my saab 900

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900

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

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 car i ever owned

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900

I bought my car new it was a demo model with 3490miles on it. As of 4/17/08 I have 148,000 on this car. The car has been garage kept and only driven from April to Early October. I get approx 24mpg city and as high of 31mpg highway. The best advice i can give people to maintian this car is oil changes every 3000miles, trans fluid chages every 7500.( The trans was not one of their best) I change plugs every year. Recently I have had to change the transmission module. ( Sent it out for rebuild $120 and reinstalled.

Awesome 4 seater

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900

The 1996 Saab 900 S 2.3 convertible is one of the best cars on the market today in its category, Not only is it fast, great looking, reliable, and well built, it also gets an incredible 30 mph on the Hwy. and seats four comfortably. Awesome.

Best little car around!

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900

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!

A very safe car

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 900

owned car 4 yrs, tons of fun to drive, a number of annoying repair issues for low mileage vehicle. rolled car completely over and hit a t pole on ice and walked away from a totaled vechicle without a scratch. Immediately bought another one (2000), safest conv we could hope to own

Full 1997 Saab 900 Review

What's New for 1997

No changes this year.

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Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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