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1992 SAAB 9000 CDE
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By RonRondomanski
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1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought the car with 87000 miles, a one
owner trade at a newcar dealer. It now
has 221000 and is running better then
ever. It took awhile to get the bugs
out of it. I have a local mech. who
does nothing but SAABS. For quite
awhile it had strange problems like the
auto climate control, and various other
elec. gremlins. But now is is great.
Just got new exhaust, brakes, and
Yokohama 205/60 DB s2's from tire rack.
Drives and looks almost new. I do have
reciepts for $9000 worth of maintenance
over the last 6 years, but it was worth
it, as I have had a new looking, new
perfroming SAAB for 6 years at less
then half the price of a new one.
Also, it is fast enough to scare you!


Best Features

Seats. The reason we bought it in the first place. Wife gets a sore back on long trips in other cars. Theses seats are chair high with great quality leather that still looks absolutely brand new. WOW! And crusing at hiway speed it'll leave a lot of cars in the dust if you floor it.


Worst Features

Suspension compliance. It does have a firm ride with the solid rear axel. The new 9-5s have changed that. I will probably get a newer used 9-5 AERO in the future.


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Love em, Hate em
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By Steven Byers
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1993 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback


Review

This is my 2nd SAAB, the first an '87
900S w/manual trans and with 253kmi on
the original trans, engine, CV joints
and never leaving me stuck somewhere,
I baught another one. My '93 9000CSE
turbo automatic w/118kmi despite the
reviews on autotrans and DI casettes
I've had great luck with it. Very
roomy inside for four adults as with
most cars putting a fifth is ok for
shorter trips. plenty of leg room in
back and awesome cargo room. I've put
a washer and dryer (still in the box)
in the back with the seats folded
down. Obviously the hatch was open for
this but they fit. No remote entry
(std) for the early models. any Q's e-
mail me at sbyers01@msn.com.


Best Features

quick and nimble, roomy, comfortable on long trips, climate control, very easy to drive, 430 mile range (HWY or course)


Worst Features

CUPHOLDERS built in would have been nice on the older models. I understand they are in the newer ones but they seem less than perfect. oh well. great car.


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Worst Saab I have ever owned
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By bhoule
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1993 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback


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I have owned three Saabs and this has
been by far the least reliable. I
have had to replace the heater core,
head gasket, water pump, fuel pump,
and it is currently leaking coolant all
over my garage. The prior owner who
was lucky to own the car while still
under warranty also was plagued by
mechanical problems that I only
learned of after the fact.


Best Features

The turbo motor is very fast and gets good gas mileage when it is running.


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Made To Last
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By saabzerphun
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1993 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 4dr Hatchback


Review

The 9000 CSE is a fabulous design; it
has the good qualities of many cars and
is built to last. I especially like
the 1993 version (this is my 3rd 9000)
because it has Traction Control (TCS)
and retained a decent glove box. Build
quality and reliability improved over
the dozen or so years they were built.
Safety is paramount; I was T-boned by a
minivan in my '95 and just opened the
trashed door and walked. I bought
another (the '93) right away! All
this is enhanced by the service at the
used-Saab-only dealer where I've bought
them.


Best Features

Torque from 2000-5000 rpm, comfy power seats w/driver memory, great sound system, the hatch & flexible cargo area, decent room in the back seat, gas mileage (23-33 mpg), TCS, Saab trip computer, it all works well.


Worst Features

They don't make these anymore. Saab needs a smaller vehicle with a hatch. Perhaps the 9X or 9-3X will accommodate. I hope they make the Traction Control System a switchable one.


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I Luv My 9000 CDE
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By FreddyB
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1993 Saab 9000 CDE 4dr Sedan


Review

Wonderful car to drive over long trips.
Great city and hiway gas mileage. No
other car like it on the road. A tad
underpowered, but if I had wanted a
road warrior I would've gotten the
Turbo model.


Best Features

Trip computer, memory seats, and heated seats.


Worst Features

Rear climate control.


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