The Saab 9000 was built on the Type Four platform, which Saab shared with Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Lancia on the 164, Croma, and Thema, respectively. It was not, however, shared with Subaru, so the addition of a rhino horn 2004 STI hood scoop is somewhat jarring at first glance, but maybe makes more sense when you consider that Subaru did later partner with Saab to make the 9-2X. The scoop can be removed, but those wheels need to stay. Find this 1994 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo offered for $6000 in Broomfield, CO via craigslist. Tip from Zach.
The Saab 9000 was built on a shared Saab/Fiat platform that was also used in the 1984-1998 Lancia Thema, Saab 9000, Fiat Croma, and Alfa Romeo 164. This next example of the Saab/Fiat Type 4 platform features an unbeatable combo for a sub $1k car — executive class luxury, front drive safety, and Giorgetto Giugiaro styling. Tow it home, fix it stock, or start pushing up power with the easy to modify Saab B-series 4-cylinder. Find this 1996 Saab 9000 CSE offered for $600 in Castle Rock, OR via craigslist. Tip from Zach.
The Saab 9000 was the final vehicle designed in house at Saab and brought to market by the funky Scandinavian OEM before it was fully acquired by the machine known as General Monster…errr Motors. The 9000 was built on a shared Saab/Fiat platform that was also used in the 1984-1998 Lancia Thema, Saab 9000, Fiat Croma, and Alfa Romeo 164. The Saab/Fiat Type 4 platform features executive class luxury, front drive safety, and Giorgetto Giugiaro styling…but the best part is that they are cheap and easy to modify to go fast, if you can find one. Find this 1994 Saab 9000 Aero offered for $4,800 in Brooklyn, NY via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: Dudes— I certainly don’t need another high strung Saab turbo in my life with the Viggen gettin all dusty in my shop but I know someone else does. Sounds like it was owned by a respectable Saab nerd, as most are. What gave […]
The Saab 9000 was the final vehicle designed in house at Saab and brought to market by the funky Scandinavian OEM before it was fully acquired by the machine known as General Monster…I mean Motors. The 9000 was built on the Saab/Fiat type 4 platform (1984-1998 Lancia Thema, Saab 9000, Fiat Croma, Alfa Romeo 164) and […]
Alaska is known as “The Last Frontier” but I believe it has less to do with the endless uninhabited forests, marshlands, glaciers, and active volcanoes — and more to do with the collection of rusting pieces of history littering the roads. This next car could be a parts heap or unlimited potential…or a parts heap […]
The Saab 9000 is definitely one of the easiest, fastest, and cheapest cars to modify that hardly any people know about. Unfortunately, these cars have largely disappeared the road and Saab has gone paws up. A number of 9000 parts are extremely difficult to find or are NLA (no longer available) at this point. The […]
There were four hundred Saab 9000 Griffen Editions made in 1992 as a send off for the CD body style. All 9000’s from 1993-1998 were the cavernous CS five door liftback. You would think it would be pretty hard to find one of these Griffens for sale twenty four years later right? Here in New […]
Welcome to Sunday Drive-In, a new feature on Daily Turismo, where we highlight sweet (and odd) videos found around the web, and we are going to kick this off with a bang. A bangin’ Saab 9000 with a V8 engine. Oh ya…the entire video is in Finnish. My understanding of Finnish is about as good […]
The Saab 9000 was the last of a long line of Scandinavian engineered front-drive luxury sedans from the internal madmen at Saab, designed before it was swallowed up by the General Monster. It was the product of a joint project between Saab and Fiat called the Type Four platform, and in production was the Lancia […]