Pixels on SID (System Information Display), top one pixels on ac control unit. I did fix the top unit myself; just google how to fix sid pixel display saab 95.
An engine breather pipe on rear of engine that attaches to the cam shaft cover at the front left (when looking at engine standing in front of grille). A new one costs A$68.00, but I just used some coolant pipe at a cost of A$10.00.
The most major problem we have had was not long after picking up the vehicle from the second hand dealer.
1. The cam shaft balance chain was rattling and making excessive noise... SAAB recommended replacing the chain.
2. The rear passenger (RH rear) door lock was not responding with electronic locking means.
Because the car was less than 10 years old and had less than 150,000kms on the clock, the State of Victoria has a statutory 3 month warranty, and as such both items were fixed free of charge; the latter of the two was simply replaced with a second hand unit whilst the first was sent to SAAB in South Melbourne, where the balance chain was replaced; normally a A$2500.00 job that involves the removal of major components etc.
Have not had a problem since the work was done. The only thing wrong with the car now is a dented rim from a pot hole, and I'm still waiting for the insurance to get a new one for me; SAAB are getting one from shipped in from overseas.
Extremely comfortable for long drives.
Dual climate and heated seats are great features.
Not the fastest car, but it's a pleasure to drive hard if you know how to handle a front wheel drive vehicle.
Economical on those long trips, returning around 7.5 to 7.8 litres per 100kms (about 29 to 33 MPG, I think that's imperial MPG though, someone check for me LOL).
Interior is crammed full of storage, and the leather seats are great with the kids; just wipe up the mess, and I use leather cleaner and nourishing spray at least once a month.
Love the car, and just have to wonder about the level of service you guys get in the US from SAAB. Is GM the same with their cars, remembering that GM own 100% of SAAB?
To not buy a SAAB 95 based on the feedback here is probably a little rash in my book; I would like to know how many of these lemons are one pre-owner vehicles that had a full service history with Saab prior to having these problems; I guess it wouldn't be many?
I bought mine because of its' service history and the fact it was a one owner vehicle.
And if you buying or thinking of buying a 9-5, do the research; check the service history etc etc, and if anything is amiss, then move to the next vehicle or even better buy certified SAAB cars only.
Cheers guys and enjoy your drive/ride.