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1990 Saab 9000 4 Dr CD Turbo SedanReview
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New Cars Aren't Always The Best!! — brilliant old bus (yes, its a 1990) and is about to have a nice shiny 2.3 lump with a TD04 turbo dropped into it, thats a fair portion into the 200+BHP mark so should be good for a laugh

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: sleeper

Cons: roof lining

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1990 Saab 9000 4 Dr Turbo HatchbackReview
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Go For Newer Models 9-3 Or 9-5 If Buying Used — Engine can accumulate thousands of miles trouble-free, turbo must be well maintained. Give a close look to the various seals and probable oil leaks. Performance is there, handling not bad. If seeking economy, look elsewhere. Turbo is thirsty for gasoline.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Turbo performance

Cons: Capricious sometimes

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1990 Saab 9000 4 Dr CD Turbo SedanReview
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Saab 9000 2.3 Turbo Auto — 2.3 Turbo Auto, beat everyone who thought they could race me. I remember an annoying driver once on the A1 flashing me to get out of his way when I was passing someone, so i made him work - 120mph and every time I pushed the accelerator the front of the lifted up. After 1/2 mile I slowed down when I saw a new jam sandwich ahead, he didn't and got pulled up.

Pros: Compfy, fast, solid

Cons: drinks fuel

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The 1989 9000 5 Door Turbo Is Without A Doubt The Best And Last Real Saab. — As a young apprentice working with SAAB I brought a 9000 Turbo off the original lady owner as the transmission had failed with less than 55k on the clock it was showroom cond.. Brought a secondhand trans out of a griffin and fitted it on my driveway in5 degree southerly with pneumonia.. Almost killed me but so worth it as i put more Ks on it in 9 months than it had ever done before and with good oil and regular changes ( thanks Wellington Star, who unknowingly kept my car well in mobil 1 5w50 ) safe and beautiful with black leather she was a gem, made a tidy profit a year later but still wonder if i would have being better off keping it.

Pros: Build quality unmatched ( GM soon wrecked this ), great motor, comfortable, reliable, good in the snow.

Cons: bottoms out if pushed too hard over undulating surfaces.. parts not cheap, hard to find good ones around, poor image thanks to the architects and yuppies that clog the fast lanes in SAABs doing 90..
The fact I no longer own one

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1990 Saab 9000 4 Dr Turbo HatchbackReview
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Fully Loaded And Quick — electric everything, 2 litre turbo , lots of fun to drive although handling not great on standard size alloys or standard suspension setup. good build quality and very reliable as everyday car.

Pros: comfortable and quick

Cons: fuel consumpton with automatic gearbox is not great.

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1990 Saab 9000 4 Dr Turbo HatchbackReview
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My 3rd Car — This was my first front wheel drive car. It was my first automatic also. I loved the car for the combination of its good looks, good performance, great utility & space. The 160hp turbo in-line 4 engine was surprisingly strong and fast. The rear hatchback and the folding rear seats gave great utility. Interior was very tastfully done. Saab 9000 shared its chasis with Fiat Croma, Lancia Thema and Alfa Romeo 164. Saab 9000 looks very similar to Croma and Thema, but Alfa opted to only use the chasis and put on a very different body 164 alone looks distinctive. Of the 3 that did look similar, I think 9000 looked best.

Pros: Good perfomance, good utility, good looks.

Cons: Poor electronics build quality.  Some serious recalls by Saab.

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1990 Saab 9000 4 Dr Turbo HatchbackReview
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Amazing Performance In Business Looks — Saab 9000 Turbo is a driver's car. Really. You maybe gotta drive one in good shape to believe it.

Pros: Performance, equipment, reliability

Cons: Takes maybe too mach gasolin?

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Nice Normal Car With Luxuries — I bought this car very cheap, fixed it and sold it last summer, and now I miss it, it was a good car, not the most attractve maybe, but reliable and roomy, with rare extras.

Pros: Beige velour interior, ACC, arm wrest front and back,reliability

Cons: Lack of power(130 bhp) and the fact that it ain't mine anymore.

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1990 Saab 9000 4 Dr Turbo HatchbackReview
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Nice 9000 With Over 200 Horsepowers — Saab with power. All equipment you need. Amazing performance. All "Turbo"-signs removed :)

Pros: Power, equipment, spacy

Cons: 12,5 l / 100 km

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Reviews From Other Years

1998 Saab 9000 Reviews

My A50 By Thomas

A nice car to drive ! The 80´s familycar from SAAB that I like for its turbo boost and comfort for the driver, as well for the passenger. This model I own is the last model of the 9000 CS-series It ... Read More

Saab9000 By Kai9

The last ORIGINAL SAAB, not designed by GM (General Mistake ). Bought this one 18 months ago. Done a lot of repairs like clutch , suspension and everything related, etc etc . well... anyway the most r... Read More

1997 Saab 9000 Reviews

Every Car Enthusiast Should Drive One Once In Their Lives!!! By Rtuttle18

See above, but other items of note: : Impeccable safety and winter handling : Seats are extremely comfortable and the leather is designer quality : Very solid and well-built feel and thick body ... Read More

Review Of The Saab 9000 Cd Low Pressure Turbo. By Alexander

great car to drive. excellent power for overtaking and great economy on long trips. parts are expensive so its not great when it goes wrong. the build quality is good for a mid 80 design. the seats ar... Read More

1996 Saab 9000 Reviews

I Love It!!! By Christer

Very nice, very nice indeed!!! I drove it 55 mil non-stop and felt like a king when I stept out of the car. Quit cheap to own considering the 224 hp engine both on fuel and incureans. I ´m gonna kee... Read More

Great Value For Money By Kresten

Smallest engine, but it's not bad at all - runs like a dream Exellent build quality and great comfort Not the most sleek sledge on the hill, but quite classic I guess Parts are quite expensive - but s... Read More

1995 Saab 9000 Reviews

Find Your Own Road And Move Your Mind. By Aaron

I've had the car for about a month now, and it's been a very enjoyable ride so far. I like that it has kept up its durability over 17 years and didn't give the former owner (who was its only) any ... Read More

Spirited Swedish Sports Sedan(ish-hatchback) By Logan

192,000 miles and still driving like new. The electrical system can be a bit confusing to work on, and the only part of the car that's been difficult to maintain myself. The 9000 is fairly typical fro... Read More

1994 Saab 9000 Reviews

Pimp Mobil :) By Chris

they were 10 years ahead of any other make in there time so don't need to worry about all them new things as it already has it, its so fun to drive you can't feel how fast your going as it has dual ... Read More

If You Have Deap Pockets, Buy One... By Sam

Very fast car, looked sleek and sporty. Sunroof whistled, breaks rattled, turbo blew once $900, gearbox ended up almost losing 4th gear due to me stupidly turning the boost up too high making the auto... Read More

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