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1992 Saab 900

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Can't give it up
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Devotee
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1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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I have owned this car over 13 years and can't give it up. I used to trade every 3 years, but my Saab has it all (except cup holders). Spent very little in repairs, gave it regular maintenance and it just keeps running through everything. Have hauled everything in the back including bricks, but she still cleans up like a new car. No rust (after 13 years in Indiana winters), paint still like new, as is the interior. I had to replace the CD player, and convert the air, but after 13 years and nearly 140,000 miles, I wouldn't dream of trading her for anything. She is a great work car and will drive on any terrain as long as the clearance is OK. I will drive her until the wheels fall off.


Best Features

Turbo (don't forget oil changes). Seat heaters, more features than on new cars. Tight turning radius. No blind spots. Doesn't look like every other car on the road. Love the six feet of cargo space when the back seats are down. like having a small truck. Take care of her and she'll love you forever.


Worst Features

Cup holders, of course.


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Great car at great price (used)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Alastair WRP
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1992 Saab 900 S 2dr Convertible


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This is a really fun car to drive and it has stood the test of time (13 years) in terms of reliability and durability. It certainly has its quirks like the funky key placement (accidental coffee spills can cost you a new ignition switch and starter!) and limited visibility and sometimes annoying mysterious electrical issues. Small stuff for a car this old. It drives better than most cars and with over 130000 miles is still rock solid at freeway speeds. Buy a cheap used one and you'll have loads of fun. treat it well and keep up with the basic maintenance and you'll have a great car. They can be picked up very cheap due to age and Saab's appalling depreciation (I would never buy one new!)


Best Features

Fun to drive, very good handling, great in bad weather (even in snow) exceptionally quiet and durable top compared to other convertibles (I've never replaced mine and the car has never been garaged) comfortable seats, roomy interior, many standard features.


Worst Features

No cup holders back then? A bit lacking in power (get the turbo if possible). Expensive parts - don't go to the dealership as the web has loads of great resources for this car. Treat the car right and it won't be the Saab Saab story I have heard of but never experienced!


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Fun ragtop
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By racer121
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1992 Saab 900 S 2dr Convertible


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I bought this car at a dealership and
it was a trade-in. I knew at the time
that it was a rebuilt vehicle but the
car was mint. It has been very
reliable with minimal problems.
Overall, I would suggest if anyone is
in the market for a cheap older
convertable that isn't tacky looking
or doesn't want to spend tons of money
on repairs, the Saab 900S is the way
to go. The only thing better is the
Turbo convertable.


Best Features

The way the car handles, it is 12 years old and handles better than most new cars. Plus for a 12 year old car, power seats, windows, locks, top, mirrors, heated seats/mirrors, and leather are some awesome features for standard options.


Worst Features

Just find a turbo for more fun.


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tough as nail
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By purple1
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1992 Saab 900 S 2dr Hatchback


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I have always loved these cars for
their looks. They are very tough and
reliable. The engeins usually outlast
the body just like the olds Volvo
240's.


Best Features

I find the car works best on the highway, it's not the quickist car to get up to speed, but when it gets there it's very stable at any speed. I like this car best for road trips.


Worst Features

My only complaints are the lack of cup holders.


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The Only Car I've Loved
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By fstopp
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1992 Saab 900 S 2dr Hatchback


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This car has been a joy to own. It has
the unique image I desire, the cargo
space to accommodate my photo gear and
dog (and now husband too), and was
tough enough to handle forest service
roads as long as they weren't
designated 4WD only. While the
clearance is low compared to an SUV,
it's high for a sedan. Other than
regular maintenance items, I have had
no extra expenses with this vehicle. It
is still very reliable, though as it
gets older, obviously more and more
basics will need replacing.


Best Features

Interior cargo space, dash design, excellent reliability, unique image appeal, comfy seats, lots of well designed storage space.


Worst Features

More umph on mountain passes. (Of course I chose the non-turbo for the better gas mileage. Give up something to get something.) The lack of cup holders, and silly ignition placement. NEW hatchback models have a ledge in the back that gear has to be lifted over. Big mistake.


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