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1997 Saab 900 Hatchback

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Saab 900 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

My 1997 saab is still

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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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

We still love it.

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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




Saab: appropriately named

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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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What's New for 1997

No changes this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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