by westbrookmajor on Feb 19, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Saab 900 S 2dr Hatchback
My 1997 SAAB 900S now has 227,000 miles on it and is still running great! Body looks great too - no ext. rust whatsoever. The only major repair was a new clutch & clutch cable but hey, it's not a new car so certain things will wear out on anything after 15 years on the road.
by J.R. on Jul 20, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Saab 900 S 2dr Hatchback
1997 was 51% SAAB 49% GM. Bought new and has 293,000. Clutch at 98,000 and 293,000. Water Pump 200,000+. Valve job at 260,000. Front Discs replaced. Pads changed only twice. Hydraulic Valves never need adj! Always kept outdoors and paint is still great. Hatchback works like a pickup truck. Worse design is placement of alternator as it's located on the BOTTOM REAR of the engine. Only my Reseda Saab mechanic can take apart all mechanical necessary to access it from underneath. Just before valve job had head gasket leak that had oil go down and to rear of engine. Ruining NEW BOSCH ALTERNATOR recently put on. Bosch rebuilt is very expensive to obtain and only expert can replace with many hour
by WESTON M VARNAM on May 19, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Saab 900 S 2dr Hatchback
SAAB IS THE MOST APPROPRIATLY NAMED CAR
ON EARTH!!! I WOULD NOT RECCOMMEDN
THIS CAR TO ANY ONE. I HAVE SPENT MORE
TIME IN RENTALS THAN IN MY OWN. THE
LOCAL DEALERSHIP LACKS PROFESSIONAL
STAFF AND ARE RUDE AND BUTTHEADS.
MAJOR ENGINE WORK HAS BEEN DONE (OIL
LEAK), CLUTCH CABLE REPLACED TWO TIMES
IN LESS THAN 8 MONTHS, I BURN 93 OCTANE
AND CAR PINGS DOWN THE ROAD. HANDLING
AND STYLING ARE AMAZING BUT A SOUR
TASTE HAS BEEN LEFT IN MY MOUTH DUE TO
REPAIRS AND MAINTAINCE COSTS. NOT A
CAR I WOULD PURCHASE AGAIN, I AM NO
FOOL AND HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON.
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