1997 SAAB 9000 CSE Anniversary 2.3 turbo from UK and Ireland


Fantastic car, I never tire of driving it


Heater Matrix failed - cost £250.

Washer bottle seems to have sprung a leak (not fixed it yet)

General Comments:

This is the Aero engined version and is very nippy in a straight line.

However, putting 225 bhp through the front wheels can make it a bit lively in the wet.

Handling is better than you would expect from a big, heavy car.

Interior is full leather and wood and the seats are about the most comfortable I've had.

Wife complains that she slides about on the leather seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2004

24th Jun 2004, 04:16

The washer fluid container has some "strike back-vents" that tend to go bad.. Mine had the same problem, the washer fluid would leak out, emptying the container very quickly.

1997 SAAB 9000 2.3 cse 2.3 turbo from France


Jeckyll and hide's car


Nothing wrong at this time.

General Comments:

This is a fantastic car. you can drive it smoothly whit cruise control like a big us car or if you want like a furious sport car ouch.!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2004

1997 SAAB 9000 CSE 2.3 turbo from North America


More interior squeaks and rattles than a 1942 Jeep


Hazard light switch failed twice in last few months.

Cabin temperature sensor required replacing due to noisy operation.

Passenger side sun visor sags.

General Comments:

This car has been relatively reliable. The engine is fantastic, delivering strong performance with good fuel economy. Handling is also good. It also has a large cargo capacity. Unfortunately, the interior rattles and squeaks like a 25 year old pickup truck. The ride is hard, but I could accept this if the interior were more tight. My last car was a 1987 Audi 4000 quattro and it was infinitely quieter over bumps than this Saab. I would sell this car in a cold moment, but I would lose too much on resale value. The seats are uncomfortable with the lower cushion side bolsters too close together putting undue pressure on the outer thighs. There is also insufficient headroom. I am 6'1" tall and my head touches the ceiling even with the seat fully lowered. The car vibrates on the highway even after I had the tires balanced by the dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th June, 2002

6th Oct 2008, 04:10

I'm also surprised about the headroom complaint. I've had two 9000's, both with sunroofs which take some headroom away, but still I've had no problems despite being 193cm (~6'4") tall.

6th Aug 2009, 19:20

Uncomfortable seats, lack of interior space? r you sure you owned a 9000? :\ I replied since I noticed you complained about vibrations at highway speeds. This is most likely the caused of a worn inner driver. Heads up for anyone with that problem...

1997 SAAB 9000 Turbo from North America


Excellent car with excellent performance. Had a 9000 non-turbo SAAB previously and it was a dog in terms of performance.

Would never buy another SAAB without the turbo.

I live in New England and it handles very well in winter conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998