SAAB 900 Review from Norway

1996 SAAB 900 2.0

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 kilometres
Most recent distance305000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900


A first class piece of engineering


Difficulty finding reverse (280000 kilometres). Needed readjustment.

New hoses required at 303000 kilometres.

General Comments:

An excellent vehicle. Reliable in all weathers (starts in -30 on a normal battery). Heater has never been on top notch.

Seats very comfortable although driver's seat is flatter after the long mileage.

Accelleration average, plenty of overtaking power in 4th gear.

Rust on doors at bottom. Otherwise none.

Brakes good. Handbrake squeaks and needs regular adjustment and lubrication. This is the biggest minus about this car.

Economical on long journeys, approx. 7 litres per 100 kilometres. Low octane fuel.

Safety 10/10. My previous 900 (95 model) saved my life in a head-on at 90 kms/hr when an Volvo 240 crossed over in front of me in 1998.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2007

6th Feb 2007, 16:09

It is amazing the amount of people who say that the Build / strength of the Saab has saved their lives... including me.

Another Saab driver.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review