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1994 Saab 9000 Aero

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Every now and then at GCFSB, we like to feature the errant fast Swede. Here’s a Saab you don’t see every day: a 9000 Aero. This Saab began life in 1984 and was based on the Type Four platform which was shared with the Fiat Croma, Lancia Thema and later, the Alfa Romeo 164. The Aero was unleashed on the public in 1993 and had a 2.3 liter, 225 horsepower version of the B234 engine with a Mitsubishi turbocharger on the 5-speed manual model. Automatic Aeros would make do with less horsepower and the standard turbo.

Included in the Aero package was a color keyed body kit, Recaro sport seats, tighter suspension settings and 16″ Super Aero wheels. The Aero would be sold until 1997 and one year later, the sun set on 9000 production altogether, with only 400 exported to the US that year. Few Aeros are hanging about these days with under 100,000 miles, but this California car that’s made its way to New York is one of them. Luckily, it’s the higher horsepower 5-speed manual variant.

Year: 1994
Model: 9000 Aero
Engine: 2.3 liter turbocharged four cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 70,560 mi
Price: $6,200

1994 Saab 9000 Aero on eBay

1994 Saab 9000 Aero, 70,560 Original Miles
Engine: 4 Cyl, 2.3L
Transmission: Manual
Vin: YS3CN65R8R1029321
Exterior: Black
Interior: Black
Body Style: 5 Door Hatchback

This fully loaded beauty comes to us from sunny and dry state of California. We have brought it over to New York only few weeks ago. It has a manual gearbox, power brakes, leather, heated seats, fog lights, power windows, power door locks, wood trim, CD/Tape/AM/FM, power sunroof and automatic climate control.

Engine is in good shape, does not smoke, does not leak, nice and quiet. Gearbox feels perfect, shifts without any problems, without delay, and without noise. Clutch feels like new. Suspension is in excellent shape, car tracks nice and straight.
There is no evidence of any electrical problems. The exterior is in excellent shape for a 1994. The paint looks original with absolutely no evidence of rust. Leather seats, carpet floor and glass are all in great shape. Interior of this car is nice and clean. This 9000 has four matching tires with more then 80% thread left that are mounted on good straight Aero rims. It will be sold with a clear title and it will be sold as-is, where-is.

The seller’s asking price of $6,200 isn’t wildly out of reason, but is still a tad high. If this car could be had between $4,500 and $5,500, it would make for a better deal. The last few Aeros I’ve come across have ranged between $3,000 and $5,000 and all had mileage over about 20,000 more and up. For someone who wants a bit of stealth with their speed and embraces dissonance, the 9000 Aero might just be the ticket. As the Saab marketing slogan said at the time this car went on sale “find your own road.”

-Paul

8 Comments

  1. URSDRIVER
    URSDRIVER January 10, 2013

    Handsome car, I like the way these look but much like turbo Volvo’s from this era they just don’t drive that great.

  2. David
    David January 10, 2013

    To say that these cars (i.e. all turbo 9000s) had front-torque steer would be an understatement. Once the turbo kicked in you really had to pay attention.

  3. John
    John January 10, 2013

    I like the size of it. So many new sedans are so big! I also like the look of that “93 Audi under his other items for sale.

  4. Raymond
    Raymond January 10, 2013

    Friend’s parents had one of these, an earlier 9000s model from the late 1980s. Always loved the interior of these cars — very well made and loved the ergonomics. Saabs have always scared me a bit from the mechanical end, however.

  5. KevinR
    KevinR January 10, 2013

    I’ve always liked these cars. Unfortunately I was always scared of them mechanically.

    A co-worker of mine had one new and the only thing I really remember about it was that it would be towed away to Atlanta on a flatbed truck almost every month. After 2 years, she gave up and bought an Acura.

  6. mike
    mike January 10, 2013

    Handsome is a great word to describe these cars- my aunt owned one for years before the turbo went kaput and she opted out for a more sedated Acura MDX. In my humble opinion I’d call these particular 9000s a future classic, especially with those signature three-spoke wheels and a third pedal. Cool car for $6k.

  7. Poorhouse
    Poorhouse January 11, 2013

    Unusual to see one of these with under 100k Miles.

    I’m a fan of these and wouldn’t be scared to own one as most mechanical issues are well documented at this point.

    My concern would be why ship it to NY then sell it a couple weeks later?

    Found something wrong?

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