by eliteboi on Feb 3, 2012 Vehicle: 1995 Saab 9000 CSE 4dr Hatchback
I've owned this car for 8 months. I've had and driven so many cars over the years i've started to lose count. A Saab 9000 has always been on my list of cars to buy.
Why would I specifically want this model? A CSE over an CS or Aero? Well, that's simple cheaper insurance then an Aero but almost the same power.
Last week while letting my friend drive my car, we swerved to miss a dog, hit a median and took out a sign- going well over 50. We DROVE away without a scratch on one another. The car, took most all of the impact.
9000's are more reliable then most other Saab models, and I can attest to the safety of the car. The awesome gas mileage, amazing acceleration and it handles very well.
by tgaipa on Jan 27, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback
Ultimately, this is a great car that I wish they would still make. I'm a commuting student, and this is really the perfect vehicle for me. Plenty of interior space and the performance blows my mind. Especially with the gas mileage- I can get it up to 33+ on long highway trips. If Saab wasn't bought out by GM we'd be seeing more of these cars around.
by arbeaner on Jul 19, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback
This is my second Saab 9000 and I would recommend it to anyone. The car rides nice, plenty of performance, fair gas mileage (I get about 24 m.p.g. with a mixture of highway and city driving), great sound system, and it gives you a unique style as there aren't that many of these cars left on the road! This is a true Saab, pre G.M., and it brings all of the Saab performance and safety features that you could want to the table!
by Gerry on Mar 27, 2006 Vehicle: 1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback
The Saab 9000 CSE Turbo is one of the great cars ever. Key in the console, jet-fighter inspired interior and plenty of power under the hood. The last of the classic Saabs. But a constant pedal pressure is necessary to get the greatest turbo effect. But for a luxury ride with Saab excitement in every ride, this is a classic and I still miss mine, three cars later. Doesn't have the greatest reliablity, but I still would drive it today.
by mtbman333 on Mar 17, 2004 Vehicle: 1995 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 4dr Hatchback
My car is a CS model, equipped with 5
speed manual transmission and the 2.3
LPT engine (LPT stands for light-
pressure turbo). The engine, with only
170hp (pale in comparison to the 225hp
and 250lb-ft Aero) is very lively in
the 2500 to 4500 rpm range, and is
always a pleasure to dive into. The car
handles admirable for what is intended
as a family sedan. Response is fairly
agile, and cornering is on par with
many cars today. The 5 door versatility
is incredible. I can fit two people
plus myself and our bikes in this car
with one of the seats folded flat. Even
without, the trunk is cavernous.
by Rich vh on Mar 26, 2003 Vehicle: 1995 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 4dr Hatchback
I have a lot of fun driving this car,
although I would rather have a manual.
The automatic 3spd with overdrive is
very definite about what speeds it
wants to shift in, and it does not
downshift easily. It has not been very
reliable. In less than two years, I
have had to replace anti-vibration
chains and gears, water pump, and
radiator. The vibration problems
firstwent undiagnosed, and I have had
four road failures, with accompanying
tow charges, half-fixes, etc. It was
cheap to start, $6,000, but $4,000
later it doesn't seem such a good deal.
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