2001 SAAB 9-3 2.0 turbo from North America
The car is junk
My turbocharger went bad at 68,000 thousand miles. GM refused to pick up the cost of repair; it was 1,900 dollars.
Bad customer service from General Motors. I will never buy another SAAB again. One of the worst cars I could ever own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th May, 2008
What was the warranty on the turbo-charger?
If it was out of warranty WHY should the manufacturer pick up the bill for it?
I'm constantly amazed at how many reviewers seem to expect a lifetime warranty on their vehicles.
Cars are machines - they do break now & again.
No, I do not work in the automobile industry, not for a dealer, manufacturer or anything else related to automobiles, however I am fairly knowledgable when it come to cars, and in my opinion Saab makes some very fine automobiles.
I see people on this site calling Lexuses junk, Toyotas lemons, complaining about Saabs, and many other fine automobiles.
People often complain that their engines failed due to sludge. Some engines do suffer from design flaws, however I really wonder how many people are changing their oil as often as they should given today's high performance engines, especially turbo-charged engines.
I really think that people need to take better care of their vehicles, and if they choose not to, they should stop blaming the manufacturer when they break.
Again, I'm not saying that vehicles are perfect, they are machines and they can break, some break far too often. But I am saying that vehicles are not nearly as bad as some reviewers would have you believe.
In my opinion, as well as from my personal experience as a Saab owner - Saab builds fine automobiles.
I've owned well over 20 vehicles in my driving lifetime, most have been superb, and NONE have been as anywhere near as bad as many of these reviews would lead you to believe.