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1996 Saab 9000

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 24/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 2.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

1996 Saab 9000 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 87 Ratings for the 1986 - 1998 models.

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  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

95 Aero is 'Mother of all Saabs'?

By on Sunday, January 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Comfort, great mileage, lots of room & performance"

Cons: "Town driving, stiff suspension, premium, bankrupt"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"An exec car with 10K miles when I bought it from dealer FEB 95. Enjoyed it immensely since. High performance (in highway cruise mode) luxury sports sedan with high top end. Quiet, very comfortable interior and leather form fitting seats. Roomy! Gas mileage is amazing considering 225HP and high cruising speeds..but requires premium. But it's geared very tall...1st and 2nd gears are just to get to 3rd gear...where the car comes into it's own acceleration wise. Between 50 to 90MPH, it seems like it has an afterburner. 75MPH in 5th is about 2350 RPM. I had it up to 136MPH easy (as logged by GPS max) on a "New Mexico test track". Test reports back then said it was a 150MPH sports sedan. It's true. Can't say enough about this Saab. But it is a SAAB. Even so, it's been pretty darn reliable and owes me little so far. Limp mode once (throttle problem), had to replace heater fan and lost SIDs display on dash...though module itself appears to be still working. If you find a well cared for, lower mileage 9000 Aero of this vintage...buy it. You'll be pleasantly surprised. A future classic, even among Saabs."

Saab Griffin 151 of 400 made turbo

By on Friday, September 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This Saab is single owner turbo with internal/hidden radar/laser detectors front and back.Has had superior maintenance by a experienced high performance mechanic."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

lives up to the engineering

By on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 390,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "solid performer"

Cons: "no glove box"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"i have owned and driven the car continously since 10k miles. driven saabs for 30 years...only owned two saabs. the car really can go the distance!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Blessed to have a 9000 Aero as my first car!

By on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "extremely fun to dirve, coin case with cup holder"

Cons: "Gets around 20 MPG but still worth it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The car itself gives a great personality to the driver as well for having a different car apart from the Mainstream Toyota, Kia, Ford, etc. The seats are more comfortable than my bed. The performance is unbelievable and is reliable when needed at most. My father was a SAAB mechanic at Sweden and he even agreed that the 9000 is the safest SAAB created in the time due to its 5 star rating of protection , air-bag deployment or the metal cage around to protect roll-overs. I recommend this car to anyone who wants to have a fun time along with safe needs"

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Drives Great! Great gas mileage

By on Thursday, February 23, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Gas Mileage, Comfortable interior, smooth drive"

Cons: "Higher cost to maintain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love this car! Best thing i have ever owned. Note - Does cost more to maintainbut if you find the right tech it is worth it. There arent many saab owners out there but when you com across one it is a code to just smile.... "We driving saabs" This car is excellent i plan on upgrading to a newer edition when the time is right"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Have had 2 of these they were both great cars

By on Friday, January 20, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 163,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great sporty family car.handles exceptionally well"

Cons: "no glove compartment"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Can't believe getting 30 mpg easily on a trip with a/c on. The best I could get with the 900's we have owned was about 26 mpg. The 9000 is bigger, heavier and better overall but is more economical than the 900."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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