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1996 Saab 9000

   
 
Saab 9000 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    The 9000 sedans are dropped, leaving only the hatchback body style. Cupholders for rear-seat passengers, new upholstery for the CS and…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (24 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Saabs flagship model then, now,

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 4dr Hatchback

I have owned various Saabs over the years and the 9000 is my favorite by far. My current is my 500 dollar '96 CS auto that I picked up with 125k. I put about 2000 dollar into it getting it back on the road, was days away from the previous owner scrapping it. All that money was just maintence stuff the PO neglected(tires, CV joints, brakes, transmission flush, coolant flush, battery, etc.) Saabs are super realiable, quiet, comfy and fast. I get about 35 mpg on highway. More interior room than a 5 series, the hatch is huge. Great car for long distance trips with the family or friends. Tons of leg/head room. I currently have 158k on it and haven't had to do anything except oil changes!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I miss my saab...

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 4dr Hatchback

Bought this car for $1500 with 166k miles and it was running amazing. After a few months I wanted everything fixed up real nice so I put about $1000 into it. It always started up for me, even in cold weather (Minnesota) and I loved it. I had no repairs done that were urgent. About 7 months after I bought it I was rear-ended and pushed into another car. My airbags went off and saved me from what could have been a lot worse. I didn't think that much about safety before and just happened to buy a Saab. I am so thankful I did! It's totaled now which is horrible. I miss it quite a bit. I would buy another.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

A great car to own

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 4dr Hatchback

Looking back, this has been one great car. Nearly 13 years and 151,000. This was my 5th SAAB. Still fun to drive and looks perfect. other than a minor clear coat issue, I have never had a major problem with car. Usual maintenance, plus water pump (2x), belt tensioner, brakes, tires, exhaust. Thats almost nothing! Shame on GM for messing up and may close SAAB down.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

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  • 18
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  • 25
  • highway
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Full 1996 Saab 9000 Review

What's New for 1996

The 9000 sedans are dropped, leaving only the hatchback body style. Cupholders for rear-seat passengers, new upholstery for the CS and new three-spoke alloy wheels for the CS and CSE round out the major developments for this year's model.

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