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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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  • Safety
  • 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 body-color front and rear bumpers.

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Customer Reviews

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Love the saab turbo

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Vehicle: 1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2dr Hatchback

Bought this car new. Skeptical after reading reviews but compared to BMW and Audi, it's a better buy for the money. Great acceleration with the turbo beyond 3000 rpm. Has been very reliable, safe and surprisingly great gas mileage. Yes, repairs can be costly, but what cars repairs aren't today. Reliability and driving fun are key to me and Saab's got'em... Very safe car too. The display unit continues to surprise me with the level of detail it shows with regard to an engine need or service requirement. I would highly recommend this car to anyone wanting a fun to drive, safe, good mileage car that is not just another Honda or Toyota. I hope Saab continues with the 3 door hatch in the future!



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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