2000 SAAB 9-3 Convertible 2.0 turbo from North America
Fun to drive and attractive, reliability and service quite poor
Serpentine belt broke at 47,000 miles.
Timing chain replaced at 47,000 miles.
Turbo replaced at 56,000 miles.
DI electronics replaced at 57,000 miles.
Balance chain replaced at 58,000 miles.
Water pump replaced with the balance chain.
Head gasket replaced with the balance chain.
This vehicle is fun to drive, attractive, good fuel mileage.
The build quality was quite poor, given the number of repairs. Dealer service was quite poor as to timeliness, communications, and responsiveness. The actual technician doing the work appeared to be pretty good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th November, 2004