1988 SAAB 9000 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1988 SAAB 9000 Turbo 2.0 litre turbo

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired206800 kilometres
Most recent distance221500 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 244

Summary:

It's the quickest, practical car I've owned and for what I paid for it it's the best value so far

Faults:

"Ignition module" failed which caused the car to lose power instantly.

Heater flap motor burnt out. This caused the automatic climate control (ACC) to blow hot air only.

Roof liner sags. Common fault.

Small amount of rust in roof, but not worth repairing.

General Comments:

My kids call this the rocket car.

It's fast, comfortable and roomy. I can't believe how much rear legroom there is.

On most trips I feel I've hardly driven. The comfort level is unbeatable. I arrive at my destination wanting to keep driving.

I've driven heaps of Australian and Japanese cars and they pale in comparison for comfort, driveability and style next to the 9000 Turbo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review