1999 SAAB 9-5 SE V6 turbo from North America
Don't buy it just cause it has a sunroof and leather seats
I bought the car 4 months ago off of craigslist. It was my first car, I'm 16. It took me a year to save 3500.00 for my first car. I was so happy I bought this car.
Then the first week I had it the fill coolant light came on, so we filled it up and then 2 days later it happened again. My dad looked under the hood and I had a major radiator leak. I had to replace that for 600.00.
While the car was there, my mechanic told me my pistons were going bad and I would probably have to eventually get a new engine. Then about 3 weeks later, one cold morning my car wouldn't start. Fuel pump 400.00.
Then about a month later, it was starting weird and my check engine light was on. Spark plugs 60.00.
Then just two days ago, I was driving to work and I was coming to a light, and I went to stop and a strange noise came from my car, then it was really hard to use the brakes. My emergency warning lights came on and I turned off the car, worried I would ruin the engine. I have it towed to the shop to find out the engine blew. They quoted me 5,000 for a new engine.
I'm just a 16 year old girl with horrible luck?
Or I just picked the wrong car?
My older sister has a '95 Saab 9000 with 200,000 miles on it and it's ran to this day with no problems.
Don't BUY A 99 SAAB 95!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th March, 2009
15th Mar 2009, 11:21
Don't blame Saab. You shouldn't buy a car with 130,000 miles on it without having it checked out first.
15th Mar 2009, 16:23
I think your title should be, Don't buy a car from craigslist. Seriously, did you not take it to a mechanic before you bought it??? A 99' 9-5 bought privately for $3,500 must have a lot a lot of miles on it to begin with. Next time, do more research on the vehicle before you buy it, and not just because it has leather, a sunroof, and a sister with an older model. The 99' model is even better than the '95.