CC Outtake: A Serious Saab 9000 Lover Lives Here

The Saab 9000 is another car that’s quickly becoming rare on the streets. Well, here’s two of them, but then lovers of old cars often double up, or more. Safety in numbers, or something like that.


The rearmost one is a 1995 9000 Aero. It was the top performance model at the time, with a 225hp turbo 2.3 l four, and was a brisk car for the times, with a 0-100kmh (0-61mph) time of 6.7 seconds and a top speed regulated to 155 mph.


And this one’s a 1995 9000 CSE. (Thank you, Carfax). The CSE also used the full-pressure turbo, but here making 200hp from its 2.3 L four. Or maybe 220hp. It gets a bit confusing keeping all the many variations of these models and engines straight, even when relying on source material.


The point is, this is a serious Saab 9000 lover.

And there’s a forlorn BMW 5 Series sitting in the side yard. Hopefully the Saabs will escape that fate.

Here’s Perry Shoar’s excellent CC on a 1992 Saab 9000