I just bought this car and I LOVE IT!!! Its very roomy and can fit my kids in the backseat and not have them touching each other... well without them being forced to touch. I've been getting around 40+ on my M.P.G. and gas OMG i went almost 300 miles on 1 tank of gas! wasn't gonna push it, i still had 1/4 tank left when i filled it up. there needs to be more cars like the Saab!!!
I drive my 9000 Aero every day. I absolutly hated it at first but then it grew on me and now I average about 300 miles a week. It is so fun to drive and corners so well. I recommend this car to everyone. the one thing saab did right was build this car.
First, this car is not for inexperienced drivers. It has tremendous acceleration and can hit 100mph before you know it. It runs best on premium fuel (97 octane?) and needs quality tires. I have put a LOT of miles on various 9000's over the years and really my only gripe is the AC system. Poorly engineered and a constant nuisance. My other gripe is the interior materials crack and/or fade.
Terrific gas mileage (around 30 under all conditions), fantastic highway long distance traveler, engine/turbo/tranny are solid, and can really hold a couch or a fridge. One can sleep in the back with an air mattress! And I think it looks great too.
This is an excellent family car with
lots of room, great MPG, and very fast
for the $$. I get 29 - 32 mpg on the
freeway under normal driving. Being the
Aero sport package, the suspension is
quite stiff, but the pay-off is
excellent handling. The sound system is
Harmon-Kardon and sounds great, too.
Passing with 255 lb-ft. of torque is a
joy. It has been the best car I've ever
owned and I've had quite a few!
We purchased this car with 29K miles on
it. We bought it for the fuel economy
coupled with major power. This car
moves out faster than most cars built
today and still gets 27-28 mpg at
80mph. We had only a few small issues
while it was still under warranty
(starter, abs module, di cassette) but
Saab took care of everything. Since
the warranty expired, there have been
no problems and the car now has 88K
miles on it. To enhance the
performance, I added SASAB sway bars,
Abbot Racing suspension bushings and a
K&N air filter. The sways make a huge
difference in corning but admittedly,
make the ride much firmer.