1993 SAAB 900 Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1993 SAAB 900 Turbo 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carMercury Cougar

Summary:

Power, different style, luxury and reliability- Saab 900 turbo convertible

Faults:

The 4th gear of the manual transmission popped out so the Saab dealer fixed it for $600. The convertible top is a little old and has moisture/ humidity black spots on it. I will eventually change it when my budget recovers from the $600 spent on the transmission!

General Comments:

I bought the car from a wholesale dealer with 58000 miles last January. It needed minor work on the transmission, since 4th gear popped out, I repaired it for 600 dollars at a Saab dealership. (Expensive isn't it?). After that the car hasn't given me any mechanical problems. The power convertible top has a few holes and some humidity black spots because the previous owners didn't have a garage, this made me a little suspicious about rust possibly appearing eventually. Anyway, the car runs great, the turbo power is impressive, specially on those 2 lane highways passing the trailers. It is really a powerful acceleration that kicks in on 2nd and 3rd gears. The car wants to fly. The only thing I don't like about the car is the transmission. When I am at a stoplight and shift to the first gear, sometimes it shifts to 3rd. Not a good thing to do on rush hour at a traffic jam. To sum it up, the car is great. Not for everyone, since the style is really different. But you will definitely get attention!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2004

1993 SAAB 900 2.0/4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0/4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin A35 Van

Summary:

A good car that will last forever given a chance

Faults:

Windscreen replaced in 1998.

Clutch fixed at 100,000 miles.

Power steering started to leak at 90,000 miles.

Other than that their have been very few problems apart from having to replace ties and exhausts and a couple of new light bulbs.

General Comments:

This car handles very well and is beautiful, but don't buy a red car as the paint fades with time.

The cabin is comfortable and lasts a long time it can be considered dull by some, but a think it is nice and has a quality feel to it.

This car drives like a dream and is not to be raced, but is nice to cruise along motorways and dual-carriageways as well.

Equipment levels are good for it's time though are now dated in comparison to today's standards.

Reliability is good on this car ther3 is nothing to fault at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2003

1993 SAAB 900 i 16v Convertable 2.1 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.1 litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Convertible for 4 people without BMW price

Faults:

Nothing really, found a good private Saab mechanic which cut service prices down.

The roof was in fairly good condition with no leaks.

Seats and interior were in excellent condition.

General Comments:

Great car for summer and winter.

The heated seats for winter meant you could have the roof off on clear days.

Excellent handling and good power for overtaking.

Best convertible this side of a BMW for 4 Adults.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th November, 2002

1993 SAAB 900 SE 16v 2.0 light pressure turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 light pressure turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carSAAB 900i

Faults:

New air conditioning switch on purchase. At first service warped rear discs replaced. The lambda probe also had to be removed, cleaned and refitted as the engine warning light kept on coming on. Other than that just a new clutch at 79,000 miles.

General Comments:

Very fast even though not the full blown turbo, out accelerates most on the road, fantastic for fast country lanes and overtaking. Turbo lag a great rush once mastered! Exhaust note great, it growls (better than Impreza Turbo's). One of the best cars for carrying 200 bottles of Champagne at 120mph without having to look like an estate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2000

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 15 reviews