1995 SAAB 9000 Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1995 SAAB 9000 CDE 3.0 liter V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired134134 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carSAAB 9000

Summary:

The SAAB 9000CDE is great car that can be had for not too much $$$

Faults:

Digital read-out trip computer (clock, alarm, speed warning, etc.) needs to be replaced. While they are expensive from the dealership they can normally be had for a very reasonable price on Ebay.

General Comments:

A lot to write (in no particular order)...

Original sticker price was around $40,000 brand new.

210 horsepower 3.0 liter V6 makes a wonderful growl when accelerating!!! The engine is nice and quiet when cruising. Runs on 87+ octane unleaded gas. No need for premium gasoline!!!

I average almost 26 miles to the gallon which is pretty good considering I often drive with a heavy foot.

The heated and electrically adjusted seats (with memory for the driver) are incredibly comfortable. The Elmo leather covering them seems to last forever... My seats are near perfect and still have that great leather smell.

Harmon Kardon sound system is one of the best factory systems I have heard. 200 watts thru 8 speakers!!!

Standard electronic climate control systems works efficiently and quickly.

Real wood dash makes the interior look far more classy. Far more inviting.

Love the central (between the front seats) switch's for the windows, door locks, and sunroof.

Steering has a nice tight feeling to it.

For a heavy car the brakes do their job without any fuss.

Trunk holds nearly 19 cubic square feet of whatever you want. The trunk is huge!!!

Even tho my SAAB 9000CDE is 10 years old I cannot tell you how impressive it is. Everything works as it did the day it rolled off the assembly line. There are no squeaks or rattles of any type. The 9000CDE is a solid car worth taking a look at!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2005

1st Dec 2012, 20:26

I agree on the 9000 CDE. It is a beautiful car, and I am in the process of restoring one. I must say parts are inexpensive if you are smart and don't listen to the so called Saab experts. I bought a heater hose for the V6; it cost me $8.95, but if I let my mechanic buy it, he was going to charge me $85... The same goes for the water pump. Cost me $35 from the USA with shipping, but getting one locally was at a cost of $300 -- these are great cars, and are indeed cheap to repair if you stand firm and shop around...

1995 SAAB 9000 CS 2.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

Luxury and reliability without the high price tag

Faults:

Not a thing. (knock on wood)

General Comments:

This is a great vehicle. Luxury without the high price tag. Minimal turbo lag and the 9000 CS has the ability to be tuned to high horse power. Ended up trading my 94 900 for the 9000 and have not had a regret since. Car has basic Saab problems, but if you take care of the vehicle and do your research it will last a long time. Fun to drive and very relaxing ride if you choose. Gas mileage is roughly 30 MPG for 2.0 turbo. Not too shabby.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2005

1995 SAAB 9000 CDE 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 kilometres
Most recent distance77000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 240

Summary:

Top-notch luxury sedan that is a great value secondhand purchase

Faults:

Had to replace alternator which proved to be a chore due to it's placement deep within the bowels of the engine cavity. Thankfully I have a good mechanic who works cheap otherwise it could have been costly.

On-board computer LCD display has frozen and is unreadable. Only ever used it for the clock so not a big deal.

Otherwise no problems. A very well-built, dependable luxury car.

General Comments:

This is my third Saab so I admit a slight bias, however there must be something that keeps me coming back.

These cars are a wonderful alternative to a BMW or Mercedes, perhaps lacking the cachet, but thoroughly equal in most other regards.

The car is very well-built with top quality materials including real burled walnut and wonderful Bridge of Weir leather upholstery that ages beautifully.

Safety features are second to none. I feel safer in my Saab than any other car I have driven.

My Saab drives and handles beautifully. Smooth, quiet power makes for great drives on winding mountain roads.

Handles like it's on rails. An extremely stable, poised automobile.

Just make sure you properly maintain this temperamental beauty otherwise it could cost you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2002

1995 SAAB 9000 CD 2.0 Ecopower from Brunei

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Ecopower Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance137500 kilometres
Previous carDaewoo Racer

Summary:

Fast but fussy car, for reliability get a Toyota

Faults:

Belt tensioner failed. Replaced twice.

Brake discs easily warped. Replaced several times.

Radiator leaked. Replaced.

Transmission failed at 65000km. Repaired.

Ignition cartridge failed around 90000km. Managed to limp back. Replaced.

High beam relay failed. Replaced.

Head lamp wiper motors failed. Ignored.

Transmission failed again 130000km. Going to replace.

General Comments:

Fast car but sluggish off the line, probably because it's an automatic. However acceleration is impressive during overtaking!!! That's where I want it anyway.

Spacious. Unfortunately it does not have that solid feel to it like a Mercedes or BMW have, especially when going over bumps.

Soft brake feel. Improved it by adding braided brake hoses. Improved the braking further by using slotted disc rotors.

The car also banks a lot during cornering. Changed to Bilstein absorbers and 16" rims. You can make the car take the corners, but it requires more from you than say a BMW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2001

1995 SAAB 9000 CSE 2.3 HPT from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.3 HPT Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance89000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

A unique automobile from an impressive marque

Faults:

Driver's heated seat not working.

Fuse for the stereo was replaced.

General Comments:

This is my 4th SAAB and 2nd 9000.

I enjoy the driving experience as well as the high mileage ability of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2001

1995 SAAB 9000 CSE 2.0t from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.0t
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Blown head gasket.

Dodgy electrics meant car wouldn't start.

Warning light malfunction.

Problems with climate control.

General Comments:

Already expensive bills become increasingly more expensive the more miles you put on the car...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 1999

1995 SAAB 9000 CSE 2.3 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.3 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

This is the 3rd version I've owned and to date I've had an ignition pack fail (got me home though), discs wear out (then who's hasn't?) and clutch master cylinder fail. Total miles covered 350k in several years.

General Comments:

Built to last and built to help you survive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 1998

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 16 reviews