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.
Model: 9000 Aero
Engine: 2.3 liter turbocharged four cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 70,560 mi
1994 Saab 9000 Aero, 70,560 Original Miles
Engine: 4 Cyl, 2.3L
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.”