We’ve been known to feature the errant Swedish ride here at GCFSB, especially when it comes to the faster hardware. News came down at the beginning of the month that Saab was restarting production two years after declaring bankruptcy. While the new cars will be a continuation of the 9-3 model, now is a good time to reflect back on models past.
The 1990s were an interesting time for Saab, as General Motors took a 50% controlling interest in the company and a new 900 arrived in 1994, based on Opel Vectra underpinnings. The 9000 model, launched in 1984, shared its platform with the Alfa Romeo 164, Lancia Thema and Fiat Croma. The model carried on through 1997, with the Aero model featured here being released in 1993. This was the most powerful Saab to date, with a 2.3 liter, turbocharged inline-4 producing 225 horsepower. This Aero for sale in Pennsylvania is one of the rare Cirrus White examples. Just over 100 left the factory between 1993 and 1997.
Click for more details: 1994 Saab 9000 Aero on eBay
Model: 9000 Aero
Engine: 2.3 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 78,200 mi
Price: $8,300 Buy It Now
Saab 9000 Aero, mint condition, one of 65 Cirrus White Aeros made between the latter half of 1993 thru 1994. Service records available. PA inspected thru 8/14. AC and heater work perfectly. Terrific stereo with 6 CD changer. This car is fast and tight. Tires have only 8000 miles of use. See photo of original sticker for full information. Price excludes tax, title, license and documentation fees.
Rarely have I come across a 9000 Aero with under 100,000 miles on the clock. White is all the rage right now and this design still looks good twenty years on. I’d prefer mine with a 5-speed manual, but some might prefer the automatic for more relaxed cruising. The asking price here is a bit steep, even considering the condition and rare color. A similar 5-speed Aero closing in on 90,000 miles is for sale on Saab Central currently at $6,700. I’d suspect if you chopped about $1,000 off the ask, this car would find a home in very short order.