1999 SAAB 9-5 Station Wagon 2.0T from Saudi Arabia
Does not live to Saab's reputation
1st year: Electronic control unit had to be changed.
1st year: Battery dies suddenly.
2nd year: Battery dies.
2nd year: Exhaust rusts.
3rd year: Fuel tank breaks at the neck.
3rd year: Excess soot collects in the fuel system. Car hesitates. Black fumes come out of the exhaust. Fuel system needs cleaning every three weeks
Fuel consumption: 16.5 L/100km.
3rd year: Key-less entry transmitter failed. (changed)
3rd year: Electronic display loses pixels. (changed)
The car is very comfortable, but its electronic system is bad.
The SAAB agency in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia is bad. They do not believe the customer; they treat the symptom and not the cause of the problem until the problem gets out of hand.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th August, 2003