Cheap to buy, pricey to maintain, disappointing to have
Exhaust had corrosion, and finally developed a huge hole and needed replacement ($300).
Leak from the fuel tank, probably because it was damaged by the previous owner.
Cruise control doesn't work.
Fuel pump failed and needed replacement ($200).
Service lamp always on, nothing helped.
Auto box blew at 192000 km, didn't want to put another 2000 USD in it, so I just dumped it on some public parking.
The non turbo engine is very weak and unsatisfying.
The car is extremely thirsty on fuel.
Many small electrical staff does not work at all - very annoying.
This car does not fit a hot climate. I've heard many times about automatic gearbox early problems due to the hot climate.
Visiting the dealer's garage costs a fortune.
I had a Citroen once - it did more problems, but at least was comfortable. The SAAB 9000 is not very comfortable though. I didn't feel confident in the car, and always prayed not to be stuck. I'm a tall guy, and for me the driving position was a nightmare, even though it is a big car.
Very few garages will agree to take care of it and repair it.
Don't buy this car; it will take you a fortune to maintain and keep up going, but eventually you won't be pleased with it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd May, 2012