2004 SAAB 9-3 Linear 2.0 turbo from North America
Reliable, economical, safe transportation
Hood emblems faded.
Dashboard wears easily.
Blows headlight bulbs frequently.
I bought this car for $9500 in 2008 with 49500 miles on it.
Since then, I have replaced a battery, installed Michelin Primacy tires, and performed my own oil and air filter changes. The only service item I did not do was a brake fluid flush for $72.00.
The car now has over 90,000 miles on it, and it still runs great. It was ridiculously cheap to purchase, gets tremendous gas mileage (45 + mpg on highway), is very safe (8 airbags), and has distinctive styling.
Toyota's and Honda's would offer no better reliability than this, and would have cost a lot more to purchase.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2010