1989 SAAB 9000 CD 2.0 turbo from North America


A great car for the money.


So far the only things that have gone wrong with the car is that the sunroof and the climate control display does not always work.

General Comments:

The car is very quick and has a great top speed for a four cylinder. I have only taken it up to 70 miles per hour, but it took the car no effort to reach.

The seats are very comfortable and have power reclining. The car looks great for a vehicle from the 80's. When I first saw it for sale I thought is was a mid 90's car.

The car does not look too big, but inside is huge the car comfortably seats 4 but can seat 5. The trunk is huge and can hold a lot of cargo.

The car is a very great value for the performance I got the car for $2,400.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2004

1989 SAAB 9000 Turbo 16 2.0 from Denmark


Good car, if it has been well maintained


ABS warning light flicker intermittently.

Heater core leaking. Suspect it was like that when I got the car.

Sunroof - tilt function doesn't always work.

Cracking noise from trip computer.

Heated rear window string fail.

General Comments:

Very good and comfortable leather seats.

Excellent driving position and dashboard.

Everything is well designed with a great attention to details.

Hatchback: open it after it has rained and water will pour into the luggage-compartment.

Very spacey cabin.

Very good performance from 2.0 turbo engine - excellent for long distance travel.

Pay attention to rust in the doors!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th June, 2002

19th May 2003, 02:12

Rust in the doors... true, that is a weak spot. I believe that later models 91 onwards have galvanised doors.

1989 SAAB 9000 CE 2.0 turbo from North America




Engine replaced after turbo went at 150,000.

Motor mounts have all been replaced several times.

Water pump at 162,000.

Alternator at approximately 180,000.

Defroster fan broke, 193,000.

General Comments:

This car handles exceptionaly well, and I drive it like a race car! Corners well at high speeds and very quick off the line! It certainly is a sleeper, I have surprised many high performance cars.

It is a very fun car to drive and I love it, but I don't think I'd buy another one, I learned on a Porsche, and I'll die in a Porsche! But I must say, the 9000 turbo was a close comparison speed wise, top end on mine currently is 144 MPH, the 924 was only 157 MPH.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2002

1989 SAAB 9000 2.0 turbo from North America


Worst car!!!


My belt broke.

The interior doors are splitting apart.

Water pump blew.

Alternator broke.

The heater doesn't work. Instead of floor heat I get Bi level heat.

The sunroof electrical wires ae burned.

Speakers on the right side of the car blown.

Radio antenna lost frequency.

General Comments:

This car is very quick and handles great, especially in winter.

However this car is the worst car I have ever driven, uncomfortable, small, terrible transmission and falling apart.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th April, 2002

29th Nov 2004, 14:04

I agree I had an 89 9000 to and it just fell apart I got it with 111,000 on it and got 10000 more before it crapped out.

27th Jan 2007, 20:11

Wrong!!! This car is a very large sedan, extremely comfortable and an awsome automobile!!! My Saab is still going strong at 250k. Take better care of it and do some regular service every now and then and you should be all set! The Saab 9000 is a wonderful car with only a little love!

1989 SAAB 9000 Turbo Talladega 2.3 turbo from North America


Worth the money for the performance and style


Nothing major has gone wrong with my 9000T.

2 out of my 4 windows fell off of the track costing me 85 dollars to fix.

Needed a new battery which is pretty normal for any kind of car.

Rear speakers blew slightly making a rattling noise if I turn the bass up on the equalizer.

General Comments:

This car has a lot of pep for a 205 horsepower 4 cylinder turbo engine.

The manufacturer's quote of 0-60 m.p.h. says 8.2 seconds, but I have been timed at 7.1 seconds.

The heat/air conditioning make a chirping noise whenever I press on the brake hard, it sounds like a bird almost.

The car is definitely worth the money that you would pay for it.

The twin exhaust system I put on there really makes a lot of difference to the cars' appearance.

My SAAB 9000 Talladega Turbo is all black with tinted headlights, and smoked windows.

It makes all the difference in the world when you add on a body kit and lower the springs on the 9000T.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2002

1989 SAAB 9000 S 2.0 non-turbo from North America


Can't get a better car for the money


Bulb failures galore.

3 out of 4 windows quit.

The exhaust has broken numerous times.

All brake pads, rotors, and calipers have been replaced.

Had to wire the cooling fan to run all of the time due to overheating.

Speakers blow about once a month.

Electronically slow/stupid.

Broken motor mounts.

General Comments:

I have put tons of money into the thing, but also had lots of help from the junkyard.

The car has never once left me stranded, even for a flat tire.

Surprisingly quick for a non-turbo 4 banger.

Can't argue with 30+ miles per gallon.

Extremely comfortable heated leather seats.

Climate control is terribly annoying with no "OFF" switch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2001

9th Feb 2002, 18:54

I got one of those great Saab 9000 Turbos.

I had the same trouble due to overheating, I just bought a new cooling fan temperature switch and that fixed the problem.

There have been very few problems, but I had to rebuild the auto-transmission.

1989 SAAB 9000 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Water pump.

Gear-box fell to bits after the flywheel fell off.

Power steering rack leaking.

Front wheel bearings.

Radiator/oil cooler became 1 milky reservoir!

General Comments:

Considering the age and mileage, all of the above are to be expected, but the cost of repairing is the killer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2001

1989 SAAB 9000 from North America


It was a steal when I got it for 2k at the auction, it is a nice luxury car but gets old


Water pump.

High pressure hose.

Some dash lights.

General Comments:

You get a nice boost when the turbo kicks in.

The leather interior is nice along with the sun-roof.

Heated seats!

I'm just looking for better mpg, occasional highway and city driving I get 20 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th January, 2001

1989 SAAB 9000 Sport Turbo 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland


At 95,000m have replaced exhaust and front discs. Rear discs about to give up the ghost. Only time I was let down was by a fluke combined failure of the starter motor and injection unit together (Expensive bill).

General Comments:

Costly to run, but fantastic to drive and worth every penny!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 1999