1995 SAAB 900 S 2.3lt non turbo from North America
Absolutely amazing, would recommend to anyone and everyone
I have only had four things really go wrong.
I have a bad AIC, but it's an old car.
I have had a fuel line go bad. This was a combination of things. I live in Maine and bought bad gas.
Finally I had both my gas tank straps break.
I am very thankful for this car.
This may not be a turbo, but it goes really fast.
It handles exceptionally well.
The car is extremely safe!
This car saved my life! I was on the highway I-295 going about 70 mph when a deer ran into the side of my car. I went from one side of the highway to another did a 360 and ended up backwards in the breakdown lane. If I would have been in anything else, I would be dead. I had my little sister and my mom with me, it was the scariest moment of my life. Like I said, this car saved my life and theirs. I wouldn't buy anything else.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2009
23rd Sep 2011, 23:18
(1) - What is an AIC? and (2) - define "very fast". I heard the turbos were fast and quick, but nothing on the non turbos.. I live in California and don't want to get one of these if it's gonna have people ramming my back end because I can't get out of their way, or can't keep up with the average speeds people drive out here of 80-95 mph.
21st Feb 2012, 19:46
I'd suspect you've already made your decision one way or the other, but here's some input: the 2.3 non-turbo is still no slouch, particularly for a smaller, naturally-aspirated engine. It's able to keep up with newer four-cylinders and most small V6 coupes and sedans. You won't be blowing doors off, but you'll have plenty of passing/merging power, and the car will handle higher freeway speeds confidently. You'll notice the absence of the turbo, but you won't be left out in the cold when it comes to being able to scoot.