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1997 Saab 9000 Aero

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Saab 9000 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 225 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Saab 9000

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy interior and powerful engine.

  • Cons

    Dated design.

  • What's New for 1997

    No changes to this aging model.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Great reliability, great fun to

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000

This car has been absolutely amazing. I have owned several Saabs and other cars and this one is the best. Of course all my Saabs have been my favorites and this is the best of those. Absolutely no problems. I've only had to do regular maintence. It loves to be driven. I'm at 500,000 miles right now and ticking. The car drive just like it did with 0 miles, Fast with corner hugging fun.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Still perfect... but

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000

Last time, I made an issue about the interior. (It hasn't change since its intoduction in 1986) I still do. BUT this car has 152K on it and she still flys!! I had gone 125mph racing Mustangs, BMW, and Corvettes. The fastest I ever went was appox 137mph. I cannot believe the engine is still this strong. I did not modify anything on this car. The car still gets a mix loop (city/highway) of 26mpg.

A great car

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000

Bought used with just under 100k miles. Now at 170k and still going strong. Power to spare, need to be carefull of torque-steer. Comfortable, extremely reliable, only thing other than tires and brakes I've replaced are water pump and belts. Great seats and plenty of space inside. Very good mileage if I keep my foot out of the turbo.

Excellent car

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000

great car. this is my third saab in 18 years. love everything about it. from performance to fuel economy plus plenty of room. hate tne 95 GM influence made it just another japenese car.

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An amazing high-performance machine

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000

The SAAB 9000 Aero is an amazing car. When I am on the highway, I get 29 MPG. The asynchronous turbo is awesome; I frequently find myself racing Z's, MB SL 500's, etc (last time at 125 mph. The comfort of the 1996 (leather Recaro seats) far exceeds ANY car on the market today. My SAAB mechanic has counseled me never to get rid of this car. And I won't.

Perfect but.........

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Vehicle: 1996 Saab 9000

I owned 4 other Saabs before, all 900 Turbo’s my last one a 1992. I was reluctant to get any SAAB after 1993 model since GM brought SAAB. I didn’t want an American car with a Saab name on it. When I learned the AERO was still a “Swedish” made SAAB. I went looking I found this Beautiful Aero and plan on keeping her as long as I live. She handles like a dream. The only thing I was disappointed in is the interior mainly the instrument panel its almost the same as the interior when the 9000 was introduce back in 1986. They didn’t even redesign the glove box for the airbag.

Full 1997 Saab 9000 Review

What's New for 1997

No changes to this aging model.

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Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 26
  • highway
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