1999 SAAB 9-5 2.3t from North America
What has not gone wrong with the car. It's one thing after another with this car.
Had to have oil pan cleaned out or the engine would blow up.
Wiper motor failing do not work on intermittent.
Speedometer burned out again.
Clutch is slipping at 130k.
Pulley seized and broke the serpentine belt.
Gas smell inside the cabin of the car.
Check engine light has been on for a year.
Burn way too much gas, and burns some oil too.
Thermostat not always working properly.
Brakes are horrible, and they are fairly new.
This is a very solid car and looks great, but is so problematic, it's a money pit. I am disappointed with it. I thought it was better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th November, 2009
12th Nov 2009, 13:40
Aren't many cars "money pits" when they get old and pass 100,000 miles?
(Before people jump all over me - I said "many" cars, not "all" cars)
21st Feb 2013, 21:06
Any 10+ year old car is going to be requiring attention. Some (European) will require you to a) know how to fix your own car or b) have a fat wallet so you can pay someone else who knows how to fix your own car.
This much is absolutely true... there is NO safer car on the road than a 9-5. None. If this is important to you, then the quirks of a Saab are like spots on a dalmatian. They're just there.
I own 2 Saab 900's, and I'm looking for a good 9-5 as well. Will never own any other manufacturer if I can help it (come back, Saab!)