1995 SAAB 9000 CDE 3.0 liter V6 from North America
The SAAB 9000CDE is great car that can be had for not too much $$$
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.
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...