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Wonderful car
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By james
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1993 Saab 9000 CSE 4dr Hatchback


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This is my first car. I love it. I go hunting, fishing, canoeing and skiing all with just my saab. I bought it for 700$ with a lot of body damage. It drives straight and runs good. I take for routine trips that are over 200 miles with no problems. It handles great on the snow and ice (I live in Alaska), The exhaust fell off at the headers, but with a little welding it is as good as new. It looks like a piece of junk but when it drives and runs great who cares. I drive over 20000 miles a year and I have already put 15000 miles on this car (it originally had 185,000 miles). I love this car.


Best Features

Roomy, comfortable, great handling and awesome reliability.


Worst Features

Nothing


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The Saab that flies
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By Tristan
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1993 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback


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I have a 1993 tan Saab 9000 cse turbo standard shift with 244,000 miles on it, but this car really is beautiful and I love driving it, a true European car worth looking up to.


Best Features

The look of the pillars, especially the shape of the a and b pillars, the wheels, and the shape of the 3 spoke sport tires, it has a character unmatched by any other except Volvo Jaguar and Alfa Romeo, that is because I have these cars (a 93 850 72 xj6 and alfa 164s), I just collect them.


Worst Features

Improved electrical, other than that it's perfect.


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SAAB STORY
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By cossackman
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1993 Saab 9000 CD 4dr Sedan


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This model was purchased as a one owner vehicle with 77000 original miles. Maintenance has been regular (replaced outer tie rod ends at 109000 miles and an alternator). Have experienced some electrical problems. Usually a one-time occurence which is difficult to track and repair. Solid vehicle and has a lot of power for a 4 cylinder.


Best Features

Heated seats (cloth); heated sideview mirrors; automatic climate control (set and forget);roomy interior; quiet ride.


Worst Features

Better clip system for interior door panels (driver's side always comes loose); louder horn.


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Like a Hot, High Class Girlfriend
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By Mike Smith
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1993 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback


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I love my SAAB 9000 CSE, but she's a bit like a beautiful woman who expects to maintained in a certain style. If you don't like periodic $1,000 trips to the garage for brakes, exhaust systems, SRS malfunctions, headlight relay issues, etc., then this is NOT the car for you. Having said all of that when the car runs in top condition, I've never driven anything better. I have hit two deer with mine and they were both high impact incidents, but the car is so well- built and sturdy that I drove away from both. The repairs have exceeded the book value (slightly) both times, but I couldn't bear the thought of parting with my 9000. My only real complaint is the lack of a cup holder.


Best Features

The looks are absolutely timeless. The car still turns heads and cleans up very nicely.


Worst Features

Cup holders would have been a nice feature. Given my experiences hitting deer, maybe a cowcatcher would be a nice addition...


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Stay Away
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By Scott Cooke
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1993 Saab 9000 CSE 4dr Hatchback


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Paid 5K for this gem, 9000 CSE 5Dr, 118K. Since I bought it the Timing belt started to rattle, Catalytic Converter needed to be replaced. Had to replace the Rotors, Water Pump and oil sensor, headlight relay and both headlight assemblys (My wife backed into the right side and a rock hit the left). I spilled coffee on the window control, due to the fact that there is no cup holder, only $600 to fix. The dealer did right by me to an extent, but it still cost me about 2K out of pocket.Only drove it 3800 miles, to my house and the train station 9 miles day. Bad luck and lesson learned


Best Features

Good gas mileage


Worst Features

Don't buy an old SAAB unless you have lots of cash.


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