Am currently on my 2nd 9000 this time a 1995 9000 cse, and will probably keep for 2 years or so, BUT is there a way to lower the drivers seat height, however i adjust the seat i am unable to get as comfortable as the 1988 9000 i had last year.
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Is the seat manual or electrically adjustable?
Doh should have mentioned its manual,
I agree with you. I find the seat (mine's electric) far too high. Unless you change the seat I suspect that little can be done.
Mine is manual too, and it is very annoying. I'm 6'3" or something like that and I have to tilt the seat right back so that I don't have to curve my back - otherwise I would have to open the sunroof to get my head in! Even my old Nova didn't have this problem... and I thought the Swedes were tall? I find driving this car pretty hard on the back because of the daft position, despite the "comfy" seats. :(
25-11-02, 03:14 PM
Not to appear obtuse but I found the seat too low. Ideally you should sit as high as possible with your right arm slightly bent holding the wheel, just under level with your shoulder.
As someone with nasty back problems I find most (all) cars an absolute killer after an hour or so, but I recently drove up to Waterloo and back (total time in car = 6 1/4HRS) with only a splitting headache and a desire to kill my 'just returned from Paris & GLAD TO BE HOME' friends. Are these people mad? All they did was whinge about the french! OK, maybe that was fair but...
You could always weld the seat to the floor? Not an entirely stupid suggestion by the way.
What I am planning to do is to fit a Hercules style perspex bubble in the roof for my head :)
I'm only 6ft tall so i would guess well within Saabs parameters, what makes my 1988 9000 so differant from my 1995 9000 in terms of seat height/steering wheel height adjustment, and can i fix it?
10-12-02, 03:15 PM
Hmm, a problem with 9000's all round it seems. I thought I just had an overlong torso, haveing (briefly) worn a helmet inside the car I found that I had to sit hunched in order to stop the helmet from rubbing on the roof lining. Even messed-up spikey hairdo's can be a problem!
Isn't there a way of dropping the brackets to the same level as the passenger side?
15-12-02, 10:50 AM
I've heard that the chair "chassis" for the older 9000's are different from newer once. That could be the difference between a -88 and a -95.
Be glad you have a -95. My car is a -94 with air bag and that year you can't even adjust the steering wheel :evil: