2004 SAAB 9-3 Arc Convertible from North America
Nice looking car, comfortable, fun, but not worth the headaches. There are much more reliable optns
Both heated seats.
Headlight aimed to low (dealer says this is normal alignment).
Loud noise from shocks over bumps.
Rear main seal engine oil leak.
Steering rack issue.
I bought this car used from a local Saab dealer. Within the first day, I parked it in the garage, and came home the next day to find a big puddle of oil under it.
Other issues included: both heated seats did not work, headlights aimed low, noisy shocks over bumps.
The dealer has been helpful, and replaced the rear main seal, heated seats, shocks. They offered to replace the clutch while the transmission was out at cost ($665.00), so I accepted.
The very day that I picked up the car from this service, I noticed a loud knocking noise coming from the steering rack when turning the steering wheel.
I bought the car 2 weeks ago, and it has been at the dealer being serviced the whole time I have owned it.
It has been nice that the dealer has been helpful with these issues, however I have been making trips and phone calls over and over to the dealership. What an inconvenience for someone who works a lot. They are getting tired of seeing me, as I am with them also.
If I could go back I would have never purchased this car. I wish I would have read comments on this page first. I made a mistake with this purchase, but I will not let it happen again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th February, 2010
22nd Feb 2010, 15:41
In all fairness to Saab, you did buy this car used with relatively high miles: 93,000 on the odometer.
You really can't judge Saab by one car, especially if you don't know the entire history of that vehicle.
I own a 2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible, and my wife owns a 2006 9-7x. They both have been great vehicles thus far.