Saab 9000 CD Rescue (2)

Writing about maintaining the value of older cars has become a sociopolitical statement. It wasn't always like that, especially not in 2011 when I started writing. Times have changed, and so is the preservation of old vehicles

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Saab 9000 CD, the least popular version of the great Sweden

A Saab 9000 CD Rescue (Part 1)

Life is not always fair. Above all, it is not objective, because otherwise the Saab 9000 CD would be a car that ranked high on the popularity scale. The opposite is the case. The 9k with the trunk

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A Saab engine in the Holden Commodore. Photo Credit: Neil Pogson

The Holden-Saab story

When I bought my first Saab, a classic 1992 S Sport, in 900, the new 9000 CS was already rolling into the showrooms. With Trionic engines, unique, and probably the most advanced thing you could have for money back then.

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On the grounds of the classic city of Frankfurt

Saab 9000 CSE 2.3 turbo. A test drive story.

The sky is cloudy over the Rhine-Main area. No ray of sun breaks through the clouds when Max and I set off for a 9000 test drive. Shortly before Christmas I got the unexpected offer to replace Max's stolen Anniversary with an interesting 9k.

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Climate control in the Saab 9000

Saab 9000, heat and automatic climate control

The automatic climate control of the 9000 was one of the most innovative solutions on the market at the time of its release. The Italians, with Lancia Thema, Alfa 164 and Fiat Croma set in the development on partner Borletti. Saab, on the other hand, teamed up with Alps

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Saab 9000 cockpit with new EDU

Saab 9000 and the EDU

As the days get hotter, the thermometer climbs above 35 degrees. High summer in Germany, and the 9000 is doing really well. While significantly younger vehicles give up in the heat, the old Swedish lady seems unimpressed. That changes in one

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4433810 in the 9000 relay box

Saab 4433801 stories

80 and 90 years, cars often suffer from electronics problems. When a brand from the Cologne area, the wiring harnesses dissolve. At a Bavarian supplier, electronic defects drive the driver crazy. Saab has relatively little to do with it

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The last Saab 9000 in the museum. On the 6. May 1998 was over.

6. May 1998. The last Saab 9000 is off the line.

The 6. May 1998 was a dreary, rainy day. Trollhättan's local paper read an unusual death notice. The Saab 9000, loved and appreciated, was no longer produced. An obituary of all those looking for this extraordinary vehicle

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Anna 2015

Happy Birthday! Finally 20 years!

Birthday, 20 years, finally ... On March 30th the time had come. The Saab 9000 Anna project and its midnight blue, still nameless relative turned 20. Together they rolled off the assembly line in Trollhättan on the same day, came to Germany, and then parted ways

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Anna project in January 2018

Saab 9000. Driving dynamics or dromedary?

It's autumn now. The Anna Project has a workshop appointment in Frankfurt, the air conditioner licks, which was not so pleasant in summer temperatures. Now also the dampers are exchanged, and at the pickup I'm curious like a little boy,

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Saab 9000, our Anna project, with center armrest.

Saab 9000 center armrest for retrofitting

If you ask what I saw from Saab this winter, then there is an answer: drove Saab 9000. In self-experiment with a Saab classic through the dark and cold seasons. Does it work? The answer comes in

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Cockpit Saab 9000 CSE Anniversary Features 1998.

Saab 9000. The current market situation.

In the last few months we have repeatedly written about the origin of the first big Saab. Its creation, innovations, the long production time. The 9000 had told us a lot about the Saab brand and its most exciting years.

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Saab 9000 at dawn

Saab and dawn in amethyst violet

Dear Readers, As so often, we move our vehicles in the cold season. Thanks to heated seats and very good heating. I find it all the more beautiful when nature reflects our mood.

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23 years

Why 3 times 95 plus deer results in 9000 that is still far from being felt…

Part 3: 1000 km in a row to Croatia Dear readers, As I wrote in the first and second reports some time ago, it was a long way for me to the Swedish brand. Meanwhile, I was the proud owner of two Saabs.

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Saab 9000 Aero. Image: Saab Automobile AB

Saab 9000. Björn Envall gives the world a wedge.

1990 is one of the fateful years at Saab. GM gets in and immediately goes to the most important construction sites. The new plant in Malmö, whose construction was a political decision, will be closed 18 months after its inauguration.

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