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Saab 9000 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Saab 9000 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Quick cheap option
THE answer depends on the condition of the cars. Without knowing that it's hard to make an accurate call, but my feeling is the Camry has too many kays on it, the Leganza is too expensive and the long-term durability of Daewoos is unknown to a large extent, which leaves the Saabs. Of the two, I would go for the one with the lower kays, though there isn't much in it.
Luxury on a budget
You've obviously done quite a bit of homework, and it seems you have done the most important thing: identify what it is you want from your toy. As your regular cars are prestige cars and not dissimilar to the Jaguar model you are considering, you could consider a sportier car, such as a coupe or a convertible Mercedes or Saab, which would be a little more special, or perhaps even a Jaguar XJS. Any Jaguar is quite a good choice, though the Series III suffered because Jaguar were too cash-strapped to de-bug it properly before it went into production. That and shoddy build quality mean many of them gave their owners heartburn. But there are many around that have been sorted and they make nice cars. There are several Jaguar specialists who can help find a car for you, but remember they are in business to make a profit. Caulfield Jaguar rebuilds Series III XJ6s to your specification. They appear to turn out good work, though their rebuilt cars will cost more than the $14,000 you want to spend. I recommend you contact the Jaguar Car Club and get the advice of people who have owned the models you are interested in buying. Their experience is invaluable and real.
Saab 9000 Wheel Size
The Saab 9000 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from — for Hatchback in 1998 with a wheel size that spans from 16x8 inches.
|Year||Body Type||Front Tyre Size||Front Rim||Rear Tyre Size||Rear Rim|
|1998||Hatchback||—||16x8 inches||—||16x8 inches|
|1997||Hatchback||195x65 R15||15x6 inches||195x65 R15||15x6 inches|
|1997||Sedan||195x65 R15||15x6 inches||195x65 R15||15x6 inches|
|1996||Sedan||195x65 R15||15x6 inches||195x65 R15||15x6 inches|
|1996||Hatchback||195x65 VR15||15x6 inches||195x65 VR15||15x6 inches|
|1995||Sedan||195x65 R15||15x6 inches||195x65 R15||15x6 inches|
|1995||Hatchback||195x65 VR15||15x6 inches||195x65 VR15||15x6 inches|
|1994||Sedan||195x65 R15||15x6 inches||195x65 R15||15x6 inches|
|1994||Hatchback||195x65 VR15||15x6 inches||195x65 VR15||15x6 inches|
Saab 9000 Models Price and Specs
The price range for the Saab 9000 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $3,080 and going to $4,840 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.
|Year||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|1998||Hatchback||2.3L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$3,080||$4,840|
|1997||Sedan||2.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,860||$6,930|
|1997||Hatchback||2.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,860||$7,040|
|1996||Sedan||2.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,640||$6,930|
|1996||Hatchback||2.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,640||$7,040|
|1995||Sedan||2.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,640||$6,930|
|1995||Hatchback||2.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,640||$7,040|
|1994||Hatchback||2.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,640||$7,040|
|1994||Sedan||2.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,640||$7,480|