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.
by cossackman on Feb 6, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 Saab 9000
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.
by Mike Smith on Oct 20, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Saab 9000
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.
by Scott Cooke on Jan 1, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Saab 9000
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
by RonRondomanski on Oct 14, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Saab 9000
Bought the car with 87000 miles, a one
owner trade at a newcar dealer. It now
has 221000 and is running better then
ever. It took awhile to get the bugs
out of it. I have a local mech. who
does nothing but SAABS. For quite
awhile it had strange problems like the
auto climate control, and various other
elec. gremlins. But now is is great.
Just got new exhaust, brakes, and
Yokohama 205/60 DB s2's from tire rack.
Drives and looks almost new. I do have
reciepts for $9000 worth of maintenance
over the last 6 years, but it was worth
it, as I have had a new looking, new
perfroming SAAB for 6 years at less
then half the price of a new one.
Also, it is fast enough to scare you!
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