2006 SAAB 9-3 2.0 turbo gas from North America
Great little car
Front sway bar links.
Rear control arms.
Bought the car used, of course, and mainly because of the color, of all things. My wife wanted a brightly colored car, and I like Saabs, so that's how we ended up with our nice, red 9-3.
All-in-all a great little car. We drove it to Florida several times with no incidents. It's a great highway car. The 2.0 turbo motor has a nice push when you get into it, but still gets great mileage. On one flat stretch of road we got as high as 36 MPG running at 70 - 75 mph.
The main reliability issue we had with it was the fuel pump. We had an intermittent issue with it that left my wife stranded a couple of times. Once identified and replaced, it was fine.
The suspension parts were worn when I bought it and made some rattling noise. Once replaced, there was no issue.
The fiber optic stereo system is a bit of a pain if you wish to modify it. Basically, it can't be done easily.
In spite of these issues, we really loved the car, and are only rid of it due to being totaled as a result of a deer hit. I'm considering another, but I'm exploring other vehicles with lower insurance costs.
It should be noted that I do all my own repairs. Repairs at a garage would likely make the car unaffordable.
Good bye, little friend.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th December, 2014