1999 SAAB 9-5 SE
If the electronics were as good as the engine and tranny, this car would be a legend
Headlamps burned out at an alarming rate, so I finally kept spares in the glove box.
The message center had bleed out and the pixels disappeared. Replaced it three times at $1600 per module.
Heater went out and was $3000 to repair.
Badges faded out.
This was the most fabulous car I ever owned. Every time you got in, it was like the first time. After owning it for 8 years, it still smelled like a new car when you got in it. It was SO much fun to drive and so pretty. I am an American housewife, not some skinny little person, and it fit like a glove. The sound system was wonderful.
My daughter's Jeep was in the shop and she borrowed my beloved Saab. She was in an accident, went through a telephone pole and slammed into a tree at 50 mph. When the cops got to the scene, he looked at the car and said "Where's the body?". She had walked away. All four doors opened and the windshield was intact. The gearshift was in the backseat, but my daughter, a bit bruised, was all right. For that reason alone, I loved that car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th August, 2015