1999 SAAB 9-3 2.0T from North America
What a GREAT car... even if it does break a lot
The ignition module and the fuel pump have failed. also, the SID (SAAB Information Display) in the dash and the power antenna have gone on the fritz.
They say that "those who test drive a SAAB, usually buy one." I now know why that's true.
The reality is that SAABs are not the most reliable cars on the face of the earth. that's why god made Toyotas (which, BTW, are generally hideously boring).
BUT...at the same time, the 9-3 is an incredibly well-engineered and well-designed car. it's fast, comfortable, practical (gets 30+ mpg and can fit an entire bedroom set), FAST (!!), really safe, and unique. by the way, it's fast, and gets great mileage. it also has (w/ the seats down) the biggest cargo hatch I've ever seen. it's a wonderful car, mechanical foibles notwithstanding.
Put me down as a SAAB apologist; occasionally it lets me down; but when it works, it's wonderful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2006