1999 SAAB 9-3 SE 2.0 Injection from UK and Ireland
Unique, quirky, but own one, and you will fall in love
Engine seized not long after purchased. This was because previous owner never serviced the car.
Right head lamp washer not working.
Radio mast not working
SID lines fading.
Headlamps work, but SID tells me Headlamp failure
Airbag light came one. Bottle under the passenger Seat damaged the sensor in the seat belt clasp. Wires soldered together, all fine.
Bought the car second hand, and did not check the service history. Caveat emptor I suppose. The oil filter on these things are really fine, and the car can suffer from "black death".
However, my mechanic (non Saab dealer, but total Saab fan) sourced a replacement engine for me in the UK. It took him a long time though. Since then, I have put just over 4000 miles on the clock everyone of them has been a total joy so far. I have been on all sorts of roads, and the car is comfy and fast. I never go above 3,500 RPM because I never have to. The acceleration in in top from anything above 90Kph is great. Just press the loud pedal, and the horizon comes in the windscreen at you.
I have driven 6 hour journeys and the seats are completely comfortable.
Father has a 2001 Passat, and he has had more problems with that than I have had with this.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th September, 2007