2003 SAAB 9-3 Arc 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Good car, but a lot of teething problems
Handbrake locked in up position.
Condensation in front fogs.
Door locking mechanism failure x2.
Immobilizer failure x2.
Comfort windows have minds of their own.
Software conflicts between the phone and stereo system.
Very good level of comfort and cabin space.
Plenty of power when required.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st February, 2004
26th May 2004, 14:42
I absolutely agree with this review. I have a 9-3 2.0, with less than 9,000 miles on it. I have had to call roadside assistance THREE times in the last year, twice for a jump start because of an unexplained battery drain (the first time the car had not been driven for 6 days -- it was only 7 months old, and the second time the car had not been driven for 36 hours -- it was 9 months old), and once because the key simply would not turn in the ignition at all, and the car had to be towed. I have also experienced brake slipping when hitting a pothole or a metal plate on the road. There was a stalling issue, which has now been fixed by the recall and software upgrade. But it is literally 6 days since the last time it was in the shop for the ignition problem, and now the check engine light is on. I would say this car has SIGNIFICANT teething problems!