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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

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)

A swedish rocket wrapped in

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Vehicle: 1997 Saab 9000 Aero Turbo 4dr Hatchback

I recently bought a '97 9000 Aero to upgrade and use as a spare car for fun drives. Having always loved the cars back when they were new, having the resources now to buy one and refurbish it was a no brainer. After a suspension overhaul, clutch, Stage 1 ECU upgrade, thicker sway bars, and a few other bits and pieces, this 9000 is as new. It's fast, comfortable, has the best seats every designed, and yet still gets 32mpg on the highway, for such a large car. Saab's bankruptcy was very sad to see. As a Saab fan, I was hoping for a new '12 9-5 wagon. That being said, this 5 speed fast hatch will keep me happy for many years to come. I'd rather drive this car than many newer cars.

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Multi-use monster

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Vehicle: 1997 Saab 9000 Aero Turbo 4dr Hatchback

To preface, let me state that I am a young male with strong inclinations for driving at a spirited pace on mountain roads at night. Knowing this, you may better relate my values to yours. The handling is fantastic. Everytime I test its limits, I'm always surprised. The acceleration is quick, and solid uphill. Repairs have been minimal. Comfortable for distances.The cargo space is more than enough. I've fit all of my camping equipment in this car (tent too). I can also comfortably fit my upright bass. As for aesthetics, the interior is dated, though still nice. No glovebox, but door pockets + pouch in passenger leg area are ample. Exterior is old, but I happen to like 80s design.

My practical aero

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Vehicle: 1997 Saab 9000 Aero Turbo 4dr Hatchback

I was looking for a car to buy. I knew I wanted something that looked good (inside and out), comfortable, roomy, good gas mileage while at the same time providing great performance. After everything was said and done I was driving away in my '97 aero and I didnt have to break my bank either. I love the acceleration but i cant wait to add some upgrades for performance, (blow out valve, intake, and manual boost controller. expecting~250hp!) What more could you ask for.

Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 26
  • highway
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Full 1997 Saab 9000 Review

What's New for 1997

No changes to this aging model.

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