1982 SAAB 900 2.0 turbo

Summary:

A love hate relationship

Faults:

Manual gearbox gone, changed to a new one. Engine leaking oil, power steering leaking, Gearbox leaking. Electrical problems sometimes the headlamp is functional sometimes it doesn't. Same thing for the rear lights though. None of the electrical lighting in the car works including the light at fascia panel. Mileage meter is also faulty.

General Comments:

As stated above, this car has been giving me many problems. However, despite all this I find myself strangely attracted to it simply because of its shape, unique design and the sheer pleasure of driving it.

Parts are quite cheap and aplenty if you buy used ones and if you know your way around the local junk shop.

The real turn off is actually the quality of the local dealers for this cars. Just because Saab cars are a rarity here they really take advantage of you when it comes to repair. As at to date none of the local mechanics be it Saab specialists or otherwise that had shown me a satisfactory job.

I am currently learning Do-it-yourself job on the car, but considering the lack of proper tools and space problem that I am facing right now. Some major repairs would still require me to go to the so called specialist. And I really hate that.

In conclusion, I love the car, but I hate the dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2003