1996 Saab 9000 Review | Edmunds.com

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 200 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Saab 9000

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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 new three-spoke alloy wheels for the CS and CSE round out the major developments for this year's model.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



It has power!

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback

I got the car when it had 152k with a 50k engine and a bad transmission. Well the transmission last me a year although it was bad and leaking. But I got it replaced with a 40k tranny and now it runs great. It has a lot of power once the turbo kicks in and still some to spare. I love this car. I think it would be better with a manual transmission since they are stronger and have greater durability.




Good for school

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback

I'm now a sophomore in college and I bought this car at the end of my freshmen year. I was a bit hesitant at first because of all the things I hear about Saab's reliability, but the only thing I've done is change the oil when I first bought it. The 9000 shines on the highway where I do most of my driving between home and school. The car can accelerate ridiculously fast anywhere between 20 and 90mph, and this is with a stock engine! My friends and I took the 9000 and my other friends 2006 BMW 325xi to VA Beach this summer, and my friend, playing around, tried to pull away from me on the interstate...he couldn't do it! The Saab easily kept up! Saab has a new loyal fan!




96 saab 9000 cse -

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback

I was selling Saabs in 2003 and really liked the styling of this version over the newer ones. I kept watching the internet until this 96 turbo showed up with only 38,000 miles. What a great car. I knew that the transmissions were suspect and checked the cars history. The trans. had been replaced by the prior owner. Bingo ! The car now has 83,000 miles and has been a pleasure to drive and own. Best car I've ever owned - and I've owned a few. Sharp styling and great reliability and performance. I still sell cars on the internet and have compared this car to new Hondas, Toyotas, and domestic products. I have no desire to trade this in for another car - everything pales in comparison - I think.




Fast, fun, familiy friendly

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback

i bought the 9000 CSE 5/speed manual from a dealer with about 82k miles on it because I needed a car big enough to carry kids and musical gear, but didn't want a wagon and also wanted something sporty enough to suit my driving habits. The Saab is great--rear seat room better than my wife's Volvo, handling excellent for a front-wheel driver, acceleration very good (wish I had a Aero, though) and overall build impressive. The car has 95 k on it now and still feels tight and composed. I LOVE the "trunk." I can fit three big guitar cases back there without folding down the seat; when i do, i can cram an amazing amout of stuff in there.




Be prepared to loose big

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback

I just sold my Saab.. it only had 47,000 miles on it. Everything was starting to go wrong--lots of electrical problems. What a shock to find out how much this car lost in value. I would NEVER own a SAAB again. Follow your own road-- what a hype!



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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