Total and entire junk!!! - 2
Stereo had to be replaced.
Clutch slave cylinder leaking.
Steering rack leaking.
R power mirror only worked in 2 directions (had to be pushed back by hand).
2 central locking solenoids replaced over 6 months.
Idle control valve had to be replaced.
Ignition cartridge gave up in the middle of Sydney traffic.
Please read my comments on my Saab 9-3 2000 Type S Turbo: http://www.carsurvey.org/review_137781.html
Nothing else to say.
I would have been better off just taking my money and flushing it down the toilet, instead of wasting it on this Swedish freak.
One point I do want to make, just as an example of Saab design idiosyncrasy, if not say idiocy, is the positioning of the clutch slave cylinder. Why the hell, for whatever mean reason, was it placed in between the engine and gearbox? I had all 4 of the Type Four Platform cars, and Saab is the only one to do such idiotic thing. Even Fiat, being as pathetic as they are, still had the decency and understanding of placing the slave cylinder ON THE TOP of the gearbox, as they realized that it would have to be serviced/repaired more frequently than clutch replacement or gearbox overhaul.
Well done Saab! Keep doing a good job. You never cease to amuse me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th June, 2013