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1998 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 18/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Saab 900

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  • Pros

    Comfortable interior, cool exterior shape, pleasing ergonomics.

  • Cons

    Turbo-lag can be a real problem in SE models. All 900s suffer from excessive torque steer.

  • What's New for 1998

    The Saab 900 three-door hatchback gets the same turbocharged engine as the SE models this year. Other changes include the addition of…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (36 total reviews)


First car, never forgotten

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Vehicle: 1998 Saab 900 S 2dr Convertible

I bought this car off Craigslist for 1,700 and... It's worth it. Being a fist car and a manual transmission I didn't know how to drive one. i burned the clutch up learning (my fault) since i know a really cheap retired Saab mechanic i only paid 650$ (without slave cylinder replacement) runs great burns no oil i recently put new control arms in it because it shakes when driving due to accident. the top leaks really bad it needs a new one its 5 years old. the top motor has been replaced by previous owner apparently a big problem with the 1998's. other than that i have little problems the driver window wobbles a/c doesn't work and doors lock randomly. Sucks they don't make them any more.



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4th saab

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Vehicle: 1998 Saab 900 S 4dr Hatchback

its a great car i had a 20th avn ed 900s T n now i hava 2.3 900s great cars 86 on the 2.0lt turbo was so powerful 80-130 was fun too drive



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I love my saab

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Vehicle: 1998 Saab 900 S 4dr Hatchback

Bought my Saab in 1998, and have refused to replace it, no matter how dinged up it has gotten. I feel incredibly safe in it... it is built like a truck. And, for all its battle scars getting me around all these years. it is still my beautiful, copper-colored Saab. It has needed very few repairs, and when they have been needed I learned early it is best NOT to take it a Saab dealership. One problem is only place to put the coffee is in one coffee slot right over the transmission. Went to Sweden a few years ago and recognized first hand they drink very little coffee.



 
 
 
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Full 1998 Saab 900 Review

What's New for 1998

The Saab 900 three-door hatchback gets the same turbocharged engine as the SE models this year. Other changes include the addition of body-color front and rear bumpers.

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