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SAAB 900 Hatchback 1993‑1998

4.4
Based on 5 reviews
SAAB 900 Hatchback 1993‑1998

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patriciaW

Great go-er

SAAB 900 2.0i S 5dr Auto (Review date: 25th April '11)

4.5

I've had a number of Saabs, but this one has been - still is - the best and I'm loath to part with it. But needs must as I already have two others. It's an ideal vehicle for transporting stuff - furniture, skis, poles, planks: it has a huge boot and can accommodate lots. I'm also sorry to lose my TOWBAR which will cost me a fair bit to replace. A reliable, classic car which will run for another 100K miles at least.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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garyS

SAAB900xs

SAAB 900 2.3i XS 5dr Auto (Review date: 7th March '11)

4.5

I bought my Saab in Wales in 1995. Though my bonnet needs replacing, and despite my full service history, I hereby swear that should I win the lottery, I will maintain my Saab900 and buy a beautiful red bonnet and even a full new Exhaust system.

And replace 4 new tyres "Michelin" of course. However,

should One win this competion, it will allow me with my funds to treat my dear Car, to the above mentioned wishes.

I Love my Saab.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jamesH

Saab 900 - Good for starting out families!

SAAB 900 2.0 XS 5dr (Review date: 22nd February '11)

4

This car was purchased for a young family - wanting something with plenty of room for kids and babies + everything else thats needed when moving these little gremlins around! - and with this in mind, i have to say that it delivered the goods brilliantly!!

With plenty of space in the car itself for child seats and toys, and a boot that must have been made by TimeLords (its bigger on the inside!) its certainly ideal space wise and practicality for those with young children.

Cost wise - with it being a 2.0 liter i was expecting it to be a bit of a cost for day to day petrol costs (especially as i was driving a 1.3 fiesta before i got this car) but i was very much surprised that despite the engine size increase, it used roughly the same amount of petrol cost-wise as the smaller engine - presumably with it being a bigger engine it doesn't have to work as hard as a smaller engine at normal speeds.

And one final point for those looking for a first car - insurance is cheap! its a family car, so insurance wise its a lot cheaper for a young driver/first time driver to get insurance than it is on a small car - so yet again it was a money saver because of its reputation.

All in all a very good buy for someone either looking for a first car, something for family use, or simply as a good reliable motor!

Thumbs up!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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samN

Chironomid midge's, zombies and the occasional alien invasion.

SAAB 900 2.0i S 5dr (Review date: 10th February '11)

4.3

It is commonly know that the only creature on the planet capable of surviving a nuclear holocaust is the humble cockroach. However this is a misguided nugget of information as it is the little known Chironomid Midge that takes the crown of creature most likely to survive judgement day.  Which brings to the Saab 900. You may be asking your self what does entomology have to do with this safe, Swedish and slightly boring family hatchback? It is this my friends; reliability.

Pub knowledge dictates that the Saab's of old were stalwarts in reliability the kind of machine that would usher in the end of time. With GM's take over of Saab this image was cast asunder, "Pfft the 900 it's just a glorified Astra.".It seems that the GM Saab 900 and the Chironomid midge have both been tarred with the same brush that is pop culture.I bought my Saab with 110,000 miles on the clock, it came equipped with the optional sports weight saving package ( missing wing mirror, racing rust holes, and extra lean trim reduction for better aero), heated seats, cassette player, trip computer and some wheels. Although pretty basic this I felt was a bargain for the princely sum of £320. Now being a teenager (19) a car is tremendously important it is viewed as the gateway into the ever elusive undergarments of the opposite sex. Bearing this in mind I did get a fair amount of stick for buying the first date equivalent of a trip to the local retirement home. However I refused to be swayed from the path of Swedish mediocrity and in time I became to respect the old gal as did my peers. Many a time was she used to haul bikes, beer and broads from A to B and never once did she put a foot wrong. I ventured up roads that would have left you usual teenage  fair of corsa's and the likes in the fetal position. With the coming of the apocalyptic snow I was to be found in the out side lane laughing as I overtook the best showings from Mercedes and BMW. 

And this is why I would have no qualms about driving it during the inevitable zombie onslaught or about strapping thrusters to it and using it to defend humanity of the Alien horde.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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antonyD

Saab 900NG 2.0L Non Turbo Automatic

SAAB 900 2.0 XS 5dr Auto (Review date: 13th January '11)

4.5

Bought my Saab a couple of years back as an emergency replacement for my unreliable MK3 Golf GTi and somehow, two years on, I've still got it, it's still going strong and I can't find a reason to get rid of it.

Not the prettiest of cars by the styling's grown on me and the cabin is a very comfortable place to be. Build quality is excellent, 15 years on and I'm being serious when I say there are no squeaks or cracks in the cabin and the ride is very comfortable.

The boot space is cavernous and with the seats down there's not much you can't get in the back.

Quite by accident, I love this car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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