2000 SAAB 9-3 from North America
Blown turbo charger.
I purchased a SAAB 2000 9.3 Convertible, drove it mainly on the weekends, the car has 66K on it. While on the highway, it lost power and died. Took it to the mechanic, only to find out that the engine was blown and the turbo shot. He’s now trying to find an engine for me.
I called SAAB wanting to why an engine would blow up at 66K, and to my dismay, no help. This is my second SAAB. The first was a 900 Turbo - great car, ran like a bear!!!
After checking the Internet I’m finding that I’m not the only one with this problem. I’m fed up with the runaround that the SAAB dealers and corporate have given me, and ready to file suit, so if anyone wants to do a class action suit, I’m all for it.
This is crazy… I don’t understand why SAAB doesn’t just cop to the problem and fix it, as people like myself (just an average Joe) can’t afford to purchase the car then with a few months or miles dump another 5K,6K or, 9K into it due to a design problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th August, 2006
15th Nov 2007, 19:45
Thanks for sharing your experience with Saab Inc. I thought I was interested in the 9.3 until I read your review Thanks.
23rd Dec 2008, 04:30
I love my Saab 9 3,2000 convertible.
It has over 147000 miles and the engine still sounds good.
But, I do understand your feelings. I am so sorry..
I must repair my car too, and it is not cheap to repair, so every time when my car was in trouble, I used to get fear attack.
LA has many shops for Saab, but Saab is not such a cheap car when it comes to repairs, but I think it is worth it, especially if you can drive over 150.000-200.000 miles easily.
And the model-design is really not bad as the car gets old. So, your choice to decide... after reading all of review here, I think I am going to keep my car little bit longer and trying to repair them for now, because I feel like it is worth it!!! It is really matter of finding an honest, good mechanic.