Start with the Saab 9000 CS

Sometimes starting an automotive love is a little ... difficult. We are giving away one Ursaab,  and Cord reports from the start with his first Saab.

I came to an 2 Saab 94 CS just 9000 months ago.
Everything started with the purchase of a train ticket to Bremen. On the internet, a Saab was for sale in Bremen, so I made my way there.

94er Saab 9000 CS
94er Saab 9000 CS

In my luggage I had short-term license plates and a bit of purchase price. Unfortunately, I had left my phone on the kitchen table!

More on that later. After an hour train ride, I gladly arrived in Bremen and got into a taxi to get to the car dealer! After approx. 20 min. we were then arrived. A collection of various vehicles stood behind a fence in nowhere, on the outskirts of Bremen. OK, I thought, it will!
And there he stood, the Saab 9000 CS with full equipment and everything my heart desired. Black, undrinked and completely filthy. Well, I thought, no matter, you can wash! I went to the nice car salesman and said that I would like to have a look at the Saab! Okay he said and picked up the keys! I looked at the car and was impressed by the simplicity of the dashboard, the leather seats as new, the sky and the interior were well maintained.

Turn it on, I asked, and he replied that I do not have a battery, but at the hardware store not far from here, there are cheap ones! Aha, I thought, yes, then get one I'll wait! No, I'll build it now ne used, I start with my Jeep and then it runs to the hardware store, there is also a gas station. The Saab was bridged and started right away. After a few minutes of price negotiations, I bought it. The nice car dealer still said, switch carefully, the clutch is at the wear limit. And so I got in and drove off to the hardware store.

First refuel and then ne new battery installed! And then we went to the A27 direction Stotel! The Saab did not pull and there was no thrust. Until the rest area Harmony I have come, then the clutch was out! Oh, I thought, that could not have happened, but that's how it was. OK, I thought, I'm in the ADAC, so call him now. With a mobile it would have been easier!

A nice fellow, who was just taking a break, gave me his cell phone so that I could call my wife and the ADAC. Thanks again for the help of the sales representative of Coca Cola!

After an hour, the “Yellow Angel” came with his little vehicle. Moin, he said, let's see what the Saab has. Aha, I already told the colleague on the phone that the clutch is defective! Oh, yes, then a tow truck is needed. I actually would have thought that it is already there! The ADAC man said, yeah, it can take a while until he's here! I guess he'll be there in about 2 hours! Oh No, I thought and the “Yellow Angel” drove away. Two hours with nothing except my newly acquired Saab in a parking lot! I got in the car and said to myself, "Well Saab, we probably didn't get off to a good start"! Time moved into the country and I familiarized myself with the switches and buttons in the interior and on the dashboard of the Saab! I was impressed with what it has. Finally the tow truck came and we drove to my home. What a tour with my Saab.

I got the Saab repaired and had some replaced. With all the bad start, I am happy and happy to have bought it because it is a unique driving experience. To date, I have seen no other 9000 CS in my area!

5 thoughts on "Start with the Saab 9000 CS"

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    Well, without any pain, the purchase of a 9000 is no longer possible today. The youngest ones came off the line before 17 and their phenomenal practicality has left their mark most of the time (and most of them have died away).
    But if you have properly prepared your 9000, every kilometer makes up for it and you do not give it away anymore.
    Nice that someone else was “saved” - have a good trip!

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    I bought a 9000 CSE a year ago and I am still overwhelmed. The driving experience blew my mind after the first 10 kilometers of test drive and is absolutely unique. In fact, I love it so much that today I bought a 9-5 2,0 liter from '99 to stop using it as a “daily driver”, to finally tackle the little things that still have to be done, and still to do it Years to get!

    I have been a car enthusiast since I was able to think for myself and have driven many cars from many brands. And I've lost my heart to some manufacturers for a long time. Among others, there are Opel, Lancia, Alfa-Romeo, Peugeot, Toyota and Citroen. But I've never dealt so intensively with a brand in my life just because a car “knocked me over”. Chapeau Saab for this vehicle! Far ahead of its time, still relevant today, different and unmatched!

    A fan.

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    9000er is always a good decision! Affordable in maintenance, unbreakable, and ingenious feeling. Congratulation!

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      indestructible… ..?
      Fortunately, the long "forced break" still had the side effect that the new owner was infected with the SAAB virus! Much better than the rhinovirus! 😉
      From now on much more (driving) joy at the 9000er!

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    That's it, driving 9000 is like Wennze flee

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