2000 SAAB 9-3 from North America
I bought the 2000 9-3 with 93 thousand miles.
Window fell out of door in an ice storm.
Both front coil springs broke.
Transmission is intermittent for a sensor or something.
Oil and tranny lights come and go.
3 oil leaks, my garage is a mess.
Throttle cable electronic module broke.
Rear speakers blown.
Dash lights are blown out in certain areas.
Left brake caliper sucks, it is digging into rotor even though the pad is new. It still looks good, but how can I get rid of it, my conscience would bother me.
** The Saab has 140 thousand now. My buddy's 1996 Honda Civic is going strong with over 200 thousand miles, no major issues ***
My last Saab story, never again!!!
This purchase of Saab by GM is exactly why GM is going under. Americans want a quality car, with big horsepower. Not that Saab was ever known for its reliability, but this is a total bastardization of the 900 model. I had to buy a AAA membership to cover the towing each year. Unbelievable.
I am looking into a Honda or even a Hyundai. I will give up 20-30 hp for a foreign import that gets me to work and back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th June, 2009
In the interest of fairness, I would suggest that since your Saab had over 90,000 miles on it when you purchased it, some of the issues just might be due to the way it was driven and maintained prior to your purchasing it.
I can state with all honesty, that my experience with Saab has been extremely positive. In fact, I'll go so far to say that my Saab 9-3 has been the best car I've ever owned, and I've owned over 20 vehicles over the past 3 or 4 decades.