313.740 kilometers in the Saab 9000 CSE 1998

Unsaleable mileage kings? That seems to be a special German phenomenon. The ideal Saab has less than 100.000 kilometers on it, is kept in a checkbook and, of course, in the condition of an annual car. Sure, these are the dreams! Unfortunately, the reality is different and is quite problematic with this setting.

"The Beautiful" and the Transatlantic (The Beast)
"The Beautiful" and the Transatlantic (The Beast)

August Eric's Saab 313.740 CSE has already covered 9000 kilometers. Last year of construction, always well maintained in a Saab workshop. A luxurious CSE - and that's where the problems begin. If the year of construction is 97 or 98, the Saab community will ask for an anniversary as a minimum. This spring, “the handsome”, as owner August Eric calls his 9000, should be sold. Beside him there are two other Saab in the fleet, including the legendary transatlanticist, The proposed price was appropriate for its neat condition, there was almost no demand.

The data actually sounded good. 150 HP, 2nd hand, no rust and elaborately treated against it. Converted to aero seats, switched by hand. The 2 liter soft turbo is a pleasant machine. Anyone who demands more dynamism can realize it without any effort. Is € 4.500 too much to negotiate for a 9k without a maintenance backlog? The Saab community obviously saw it that way. There was only one serious prospect who, after talking to his "SAAB-experienced car mechanics”Finally canceled due to the high mileage.

A crazy world! Because if a vehicle is robust and can be driven regardless of mileage, then it is an 9000. His owner took the rejection sporty. The 9000 CSE stayed, it was with Saab Greenfield made fit for the coming winter and moved back in with August Eric and his family. In retrospect, he is happy to have set the price this way. In this way, he writes to me, he probably saved the Saab from fate as a parts carrier or something similar. And that would have been a real shame.

We are looking for more kilometer kings!

Dealing with higher mileage and the idea of ​​sustainability will be one of our priorities for the future. We will have to make friends with it if we want to continue driving Saab.

Do you also have a Saab with a high mileage or a long holding period? It does not have to be the highest mileage in each case; for us, the age of the vehicle and lived sustainability are also important. All owners of kilometers kingsThose who want to see their car on the blog are invited to send pictures and information.

9 thoughts on "313.740 kilometers in the Saab 9000 CSE 1998"

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    I think it's a shame that there is hardly a market for Saab 9000, and to find a well-kept one, no matter how many kilometers it has, is almost impossible

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      Yes, the market is developing strangely. And when a good vehicle appears, it is usually traded in the fan base and is not advertised at all. We had some examples of 2019.

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    I feel the same way as Lizi. Only know enthusiastic owners of the 9000 and wistful alumni. The first design shows its age to some extent, but the CS and CSE from 1992 have been looking more modern for a few years now.

    The latest craze in the industry: Now new! Rear windows in the SAAB angle for coupés, SUV coupés, sedans & EVs ...

    It is hard to believe that the first 9000 with the younger front will be on the road in two years as a classic car with an H license plate. They look damn modern. It is also hard to believe that demand and prices should be so low. I think younger 9000ers are the perfect entry-level drug into the Saab world.


    Incidentally, I have a brochure for the 9000 with 95 pages from MY 1992. The funny and remarkable thing about this one is that it mainly contains old photos and drawings. The CD went “conservatively” into this model year anyway, but the new CS is also advertised almost exclusively with images of its predecessor, which is a little confusing.
    You have to scroll back and forth a lot and use the rare images of the new to (re) ensure what it looks like. The brochure headlines “SAAB 9000 - Form and Function”. A 95-page form of confusion. It's not really functional ...

    But adorable quirky. If you take the effort to read this brochure, it becomes clear that SAAB was so proud of its 9000 that they didn't want to overestimate the new exterior of the CS or devalue the predecessor. Especially since the CD was sent back to the start with an old snout ...

    The scruples and the dilemma of how to deal with it jump on you on every single page. Who still has (visible and credible) scruples in this industry today? Fascinating ...

    Incidentally, the prospectus is not for sale. Also the one from 1995. For the 9000 I only have the two. And I still hope for the day when enough play money and a fair offer (like August Eric's) meet. For me it will be the day of reunification with an old and good friend whom I have missed for far too long ...

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    Hello dear SAAB friends,

    I also drive an 9000 CD Turbo from 1993 / 94 as LPT.

    If I were to think about a selling price for mine, that would be around 4000, - €. Has almost complete equipment only without electrically adjustable seats. 168.000km on the clock.

    The people who drive an 9k today appreciate the Saab. SAAB newcomers will probably not tend to the 9000.

    So I know mine will go on. Well, more in summer.

    I wish everyone in the group a trolly, saab Christmas. God Jul


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    Hello Herbert
    Thank you,
    the convertible has been my 1978rd Saab since 23. With my 9000 Aero, which I bought as one of the last ones in 1987, I drove more than 490000 km without any repairs, except for the clutch. With my 900 16 S, I also had 420.000 km. Had a Monte that I had driven almost 360.000 km u. keep it up with Saab. Now I want to get a NG 9-5 Aero. I think if you take proper care of the engines, they will last ... almost ... forever
    Best Regards

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    Well ... they still exist. Found a 96 9k a year ago. With 150PS and 87.000 km on the clock. The full checkbook is missing. It was mothballed with a fan. But the overall condition of the car speaks for itself. I can't understand why the “scene” pays so little attention to this car. On the other hand, it saves us the 900-1 hype, which sometimes gets out of hand. Every 9k owner knows what he has. And sometimes it takes me about the ignorant.

    Wish everyone a contemplative 3.Advent.

    The Lizi

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    @ Michael,

    Pictures and information on sustainability (at) saabblog.net. There is a link in the last paragraph above.
    Congratulations on having so much trouble enjoying the Saabrio. I'm curious to see how Tom royally presents us your aero.

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    Here comes another KM king. My 9-3 Cabrio Aero from 2005 has now driven 486 120 km. Engine without problems. The control unit for the injection system was only defective 6 months ago. My Saab dealer, Herz from Trier, installed this. Now he's running as usual. Will have cracked the 2020 km by summer 500000
    I am happy to send you some photos, including the speedometer, if I know how to do it.

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      Pictures and a brief description of the vehicle are always welcome. Click here everything is described.

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