1999 SAAB 9-5 turbo from North America
When I bought my Saab 1999 9/5 wagon, I really loved it.
But soon, I had to fix the brakes and rotors.
Then I had to fix the motor on the front windows.
Then the power steering rack cost me ($800.00).
After that, the radiator went bad, and I had to replace it.
And finally the engine ceased, and will cost ($2,900.00) to replace it.
My Saab is parked at home now.
The car was running very good, and I loved it.
However the engine ceased and needs to be replaced.
The car was great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th December, 2011
15th Feb 2012, 23:51
My 1999 95 SE wagon has 130km with full Saab history.
I have had 5 Lexus's, and thought cars just worked and are nowadays reliable! Although I was wrong, driving cars like Lexus gives you a false sense of reliability. None of my cars ever had a problem even after 400,000km. Obviously I had to spend money on maintenance, in fact a lot of money on maintenance including a recent service of $3500. However, it never broke down.
I have had my Saab for 1 day, and it has broken down 3 times, and the water pump broke along with the air-con compressor, and as a result overheated. There is also a problem with a sensor now. This all happened within 24 hours of owning it, and it was serviced before I purchased.
Why I ever strayed from Lexus is beyond me. The only thing I can say about a Lexus is it is totally boring, maybe because it always goes and never stops!! The Lexus's I had were GS300, LX470, 2 LS400's and a LS430.