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I've got 9000 problems but the Saab ain't one... (yet)


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#31 OFFLINE   Vantman

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:58 AM

That's a good buy,9000s are super cars,I am hoping to buy my 9th one very soon. I also know of a 9000 CSE Anniversary that may be being broken sometime soon which is one of my old ones.


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RIP Derek 'The Mint'.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:47 AM

Grand cars these,

Had a 'C plate' flat front 9000i which lasted quite a while, replaced with a 'H plate' slope front 9000S with leather and all the toys, this one died after blowing its gearbox.

 

Clutch is a bitch on these - slave cylinder is in the box too, as you have to drop the subframe to get the box out, however Saab provided a subframe that handily folds in half to make it a little easier.


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#33 OFFLINE   nebuchenezer

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:54 AM

I salute you sir, that seems a mega bargain


What!


#34 OFFLINE   Shep Shepherd

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:39 PM

That's a good buy,9000s are super cars,I am hoping to buy my 9th one very soon. I also know of a 9000 CSE Anniversary that may be being broken sometime soon which is one of my old ones.

 

One of your old ones, spotted in Folkestone last autumn:

 

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I hope it's not the one that's being broken. It looked really good.


Cars come and cars go, but The Volvo abides.

 

The Volvo - 1990 Volvo 740 SE 2.0 Dogmatic estate.

 

The Aero - 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3 HOT manual estate.


#35 OFFLINE   Vantman

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:49 PM

I am trying to talk them out of breaking it but it's had a hard time recently and needs money spending on it plus I have sold them my 9-5 Aero.


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RIP Derek 'The Mint'.


#36 OFFLINE   worldofceri

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

YES!

(moar pictures plz!)
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:55 PM

Aye, more pics - interior if poss.

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That ad is a lovely piss-take of Volvo's own in the 80s, when they'd pile their products on top of each other to explain their safety.

CAR magazine were banned for ages from using Volvo's press cars for daring to suggest they had few other virtues.
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#38 OFFLINE   Shep Shepherd

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:08 PM

Volvos are great cars, but having owned both, I consider Saabs to be better.
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Cars come and cars go, but The Volvo abides.

 

The Volvo - 1990 Volvo 740 SE 2.0 Dogmatic estate.

 

The Aero - 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3 HOT manual estate.


#39 OFFLINE   omegod

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:14 PM

I had the pleasure of running a flat front 2.3 FPT Giriffin CDE saloon in the same colour for a year or so, 1 giffer owner. It was specced beyond belief for it's age 


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

Great cars 


Maserati Ghibli

911 Carrera 2

Fiat 900E Amigo

Ferrari 308 GT4

Lancia Flavia PF Coupe


#41 OFFLINE   brownnova

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:21 PM

I've thoroughly enjoyed my commute today! Most unusual!

More pics to follow when it stops piddling it down and it's not dark!
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#42 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:31 PM

As a mechanic / geek I love the voltmeter that tells you the minimum battery voltage on startup .
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:42 PM

I've had 3 9000's, a flat front turbo, Aero and a 2.0 lpt Anniversary. 

 

If I'd never owned them, I'd probably live now in a better house and be retired with money in the bank.  All achieved huge mileages but at huge cost.  You don't get any niggling little faults with a Saab 9000, just big expensive ones.

They drive and handle like nothing else, they roll like buggery but have great grip.  I always felt really safe in mine.  But surprisingly crap in the snow, due to wide tyres?

 

But like an affair with that bad woman who will suck you dry (!?) and leave you ruined, I'd have a nice late one tomorrow, well done to you Sir!


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:58 AM

Something
Almost
Always
Broken

Still love them tho

Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


#45 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:48 AM

My mum had my old 9000 CSI (2.0 NA) for years. Lots of niggling issues but no major ones.
I don't know if the turbo cars are set up differently but that 9000 made a Rover 800 feel like an Alfa in comparison, safe but vague and woolly handling.

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:54 PM

My ambition has always been to have the oldest car in the staff car park... imagine my horror to find....
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It was just visiting I think though....

But this reminded me that I was going to pop a few more pics up... so here goes...

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Yep check out my epic number plate (on supplying dealer plates....)

And interior... so lovely and comfy...
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Even with cassette player and retro phone holder!
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To be honest I really do like this one.... But as my wife says... "you have a thing about novelty...."
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1990 Mazda Eunos

1992 Fiat Ducato Autosleeper Rambler GL

1997 Saab 9000

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