Basic models are under the general suspicion of reason and economy. At Saab, there was (not always) the omission of the turbocharger. In short, the appeal of the base seems to be quite low. That is not correct. The Saab 9000i CC 16v was the entry-level model in the large Saab class. But he made numbers, flushed money into the coffers, and was popular with customers.
The situation changed with the move to the 9000 CS. The second generation of large Saab had grown up, become more sovereign. Saab was now more turbo and upper class, the entry took over the 2.3i and then the 2 liter soft turbo. But the 9000i 16 CS, with a 2-liter engine, remained in the program. To the end, however, it was not available for all countries.
Anyone who suspects that I am now talking about a poorly equipped classic is wrong. Because we are talking about a Saab, there is always something more. Even down at the base.
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