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 soft turbo, the engine of reason, and the ZF 4-speed automatic is still an extremely comfortable vehicle that is suitable for long journeys. The noise level is pleasantly low, the processing upper class - even after 13 years nothing rattles - the materials used are, typical for Saab of the “pre-GM era”, durable.

The space for the fellow travelers in the Saab 9000 "space miracle" is almost wasteful, the Saab 9-5 is much more intimate in direct comparison because 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 large flap makes the 9000 an all-purpose vehicle. Whether hardware store, Ikea or vacation trip, everything fits in, if you have a 9000 you don't need a station wagon (the author still has one). With its hatchback and “only” 4-cylinder engine, it was extremely 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 a 6-cylinder in the 9000, the came from Opel, was not turbo-charged and was therefore rightly ignored. High prices or not, the customers of the late 80s and 90s knew about the qualities of the Swedes and were happy to pay for them.

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