2003 SAAB 9-3 Linear 2.0t from North America
A fast and sexy piece of junk
Handbrake failed twice.
Sunroof serviced 3 times still works intermittently (doesn't always close).
Excess paint chipping on hood.
Odometer and speedometer stopped working while driving.
Break failure, pedal sank to floor.
Steering column locked while driving and turning across oncoming traffic. Restarting car cleared the problem (?)
Low Oil pressure warning.
10-20 various warning messages.
Door handle color fade.
SID (on-screen display) failure had to be replaced.
On-star was flaky and intermittent.
Seat belt safety recall.
6th CD slot doesn't work on really cold days.
Exceptional performance/luxury for money.
Most unreliable car I've ever owned. Has a total of 60+ days in service in just over 1.5 years of ownership.
It appeared that service struggled with this car due to having to work on a new make/model that was unfamiliar to them.
If a part was required, had to wait up to 7 days for it to arrive from Sweden.
Tried to get it declared a lemon and a decent trade-in from manufacturer. Denied, told the car was still under warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th September, 2005