SAAB 9000 ('85-'97) SURVEY RESULTS January 1997 Compiled and edited by Brett F. Martin (email), San Diego CA USA A survey questionnaire was sent via email to the 3000+ subscribers of "The Saab Network" in late November 1996. I received 87 responses and analyzed the data in the hope of uncovering truths with more validity than a mere collection of anecdotes. Altho! ugh the sample size is smaller and the demographic group narrower than the ideal, I believe that the resulting information will be of value both to prospective Saab 9000 buyers as well as current owners. This paper is organized into three parts: Part I: summary of the results and detailed analysis of the data including specific mechanical failure issues for the 2.0L models Part II: mechanical failure issues for the 2.3L models; average fuel economy; owners' suggestions for improvement; reasons why some current owners won't buy a new 9000; what owners think of Saab, the company; ratings from owners of 2.0L engine 9000 ('85! -'early '90); ratings of 2.3L cars (late '90 - '97) which were bought new; ratings of 2.3L cars (late '90 - '97) which were bought both as new and used cars; general survey statistics and owner recommended tires. Part III: an anthology of owner comments This paper does not attempt to familiarize the reader with the Saab 9000; that sort of information is readily available elsewhere.