2005 SAAB 9-3 Linear 1.9 TiD turbo diesel
Great economy, love it to bits
About two years ago the fan started squeaking at low speed.
Two weeks ago it stopped, but seems to be fine again now.
Replaced the brake discs and pads 3000 miles ago.
Clutch will need doing soon
Routine servicing (every 18,000 miles!!).
My other half says it "hurries up" when you want it to!
Ours is the 120bhp with 8 valve Fiat 1.9 JTD lump. We do good mileage where we are in Cork, and the SAAB (my 2nd and I currently have 2) is bullet proof and well designed for the rural setting we live in.
Eats motorway miles for breakfast.
Being really persnickety, I don't like the radio, but it was bought for my other half to use more than me. Wish this model had cruise control. We have a life time average of 52.5 MPG, so no complaints!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th November, 2012