Win a car in the lottery? Who hasn't dreamed of it? In 1996 this dream became a reality in Kalmar, Sweden. A Saab 9000 CSE went to a couple who already owned a car. What do you do if you suddenly have one too many cars in front of your house? There are a few options. For example, you sell one of them, or you keep both.
Or only drives the Saab in summer
Maybe because it's the nicer of the two cars. Maybe because you are connected to the brand and it became apparent as early as 1996 that there would hardly be any more hatchbacks. We don't know the reason, but the car from the lottery was only moved in the Swedish summer from 1996 to 2010.
It won't have been long distances. 19.600 kilometers came together, each of them driven in a stylish car. Then the owner died and his wife put the car away. The 9000 CSE was put in the garage until August 2020.
Now the lottery profit is to be sold
These cars that you keep in garages and put away are the real gems. No sun, no aging. The Saab, writes the auction house, feels wonderfully fresh. One likes to believe it. Few kilometers are in no way a problem with a 9000. The technology is so robust and oversized that a 9000 will survive any hibernation. Of course, you should change all fluids in the waking up phase.
If you don't do it, it's not a problem either. The Saab will still run as long as it finds some gasoline, oil and water in its veins.
A potential long-term car
If you think about the future, about the future of your mobility, and decide to stay analog, you should put this 9000 on the shortlist. The CSE equipment offers more than you really need, the 2 liter soft turbo is a pleasant companion. Manual gearshift is an advantage because it is easy to operate in the 9000. Better than the classic 900, more precise than the 9-5. It enables fabulous consumption values that are below the norm from when the Saab rolled off the production line in Trollhättan.
Why you couldn't buy it
To stay in reality: The Saab should not be particularly expensive from the court of the Auctioneers roll. It's a 9000 CSE, not an Aero, not an Anniversary. With the Saab fans, only these words ignite what is wrong. Because just the normal, not at all spectacular 9000 drives better and more comfortably through everyday life than all Eros and Anniversaries combined.
Only in Saab circles will never admit that. What could seriously speak against the Saab is the color combination. You have to like a light exterior color combined with a light interior. It can be a knockout criterion, because the 9000 CSE does not meet the taste of the majority. That doesn't change anything about its inner values.
The September action of Bilweb runs until September 17th. Only a short time to decide whether the 9000 could fit into mobility planning.
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