Saabblog.net fleet: Saab 9000 CSE

Saab 9000 CSE
Saab 9000 CSE

The currently oldest Saab in our fleet is the Saab 9000 CSE. Where alt in this case is relative, because year 98 and less than 140.000 KM on the clock is just retracted for an 9000er. Saab Blogger Tom is the second owner of the consistently checkbook-maintained Saab, in his 13 years, the 9000 has seen all 10.000 kilometers Saab center, accordingly good is the state.

Saab 9000 CSE 1998
Saab 9000 CSE 1998

The 9000 CSE with the 2.0 liter 150 PS Softturbo, the motorization of reason, and the ZF 4-gear automatic still today an extremely comfortable and long-distance suitable vehicle. The noise level is pleasingly low, the processing upper class - even after 13 years rattles nothing - the materials used are, typical of Saab the "Pre-GM era", durable.

The space for the passengers in the Saab 9000 "space miracle" is downright bleak, the Saab 9-5 is in direct comparison much more intimate, since the interior width is smaller.

As the last Saab construction before GM's entry, the 9000 was extremely advanced at the time of its launch, with the Trionic direct ignition as Saab innovation making the 9000er one of the most environmentally friendly cars of its time. Presumably, this Saab is the most inspired by the aircraft, which you can see in many small details.

Saab 9000 CSE, fast sedan, big mouth
Saab 9000 CSE, fast sedan, big mouth

The big flap makes the 9000 the all-purpose vehicle. Whether hardware store, Ikea or holiday trip, everything fits in, who has a 9000 does not need a station wagon (the author still has one). Motorized with its hatchback and "only" 4-Cylinder, to fierce expensive - our 9000 had a list price of more than 60.000 DM, the Saab was the alternative to Benz and Co. Well, there was also an 6 cylinder in the 9000, the came from Opel, was not turbocharged and was therefore rightly ignored. Violent prices or not, the customers of the late 80er and the 90er years knew about the qualities of Sweden and paid for it.

Our 9000 is undisturbed in Orignalzustand, as well as the built-in from the then Saab center Blaupunkt radio. So far, he has been moving year round, the coming winter, he will have it warm and dry. Because, the author wants to keep the 9000 for many years in his Saab fleet. A detailed purchase advice to 9000 find our readers next week on our blog.

Text: tom@saabblog.net