2002 SAAB 9-5 ARC 2.0 LPT
Good all round
Crankshaft position sensor at 178,000 miles.
Head gasket changed once.
Sludge needed removing twice. But I do not change oil more regularly than once every 12,000 miles.
Coolant valve failed.
Clock has failed completely. Many pixels lost on SID.
Reliability good. Still on the original exhaust and clutch at 178,000 miles/8 years. Original battery lasted 170,000 miles/8 years.
If serviced at experienced authorized dealer at recommended intervals, the car seems to last pretty well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd July, 2010