by Melvin Wals on Dec 22, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback
I bought the car new in 1997. It
always has been very satisfactory.
Unfortunately Saab stopped producing
this great concept in the year I
bought it. I can´t imagine trading it
in for a nowadays car. The Audi A8
Avant showcar was quite nice, but I
heard they won´t take it in
production. Maybe the VW Touareg would
be a convincing alternative.
Nevertheless: A reassuring thought
that this car will probably run for
many many years.
by robh19 on Apr 7, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback
We bought the 98 9000 off lease as we
needed a bigger car. Heard alot about
9000s and got a good deal. The car,
minus some expensive trips to the
mechanic for routine maintenance
(Typical, I found, for this car) has
been great. Fast, handles well, hauls
everything in the world - incredibly
versatile, something most euro-sedans
are NOT these days (you get it THEIR
way only). Plus, it comes optioned-
out only, so there's no picking and
choosing (like the BMW and Audi),
which helps hold the cost down on
For the record, a cello in a monster-hard case is an easy fit into the back of a 9000, and I suspect that it would fit in a 9-5 sedan if it can sqeeze through the opening. Inserting one into the 9-5 ...
A used Saab: I'd go with anything WELL maintained that is older than 1993 (no automaitcs) or a 1998 or newer- automatic or standard. Or another option, any used 9000 since '93 that does NOT have and a...