2004 SAAB 9-3 Linear 2.0 turbo from United Arab Emirates
HVAC blower fan died at 115,000km.
CD player died at 80,000.
Suspension starting to knock over large bumps/ speed humps.
This car has been the most reliable I have ever owned.
The temperature here in Dubai is about 46c for 3 months of the year, sometimes reaching 50c on the freeways. I have never seen the temperature needle move, and the A/C has never been above number 3.
It feels like the engine and transmission will last for years to come. The paint still shines, and all of the electrics work. I feel blessed.
I have the car serviced every 10,000km at the only Saab dealer in town; this is where my problems lie. Customer service is minimal, but the work seems to be well done.
I can highly recommend this car for its sheer indestructibility, and its stability and refinement at 160km/h.
If only the seats were more comfortable for the long journeys and the cabin plastics were of a higher grade, then I would keep this car until it finally dies.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2011