2001 SAAB 9-5 from North America
Love the car 364 days a year
The turbo went at 48,000 just before the warranty expired.
There have been several problems with SID display, but there is a repair that you can find/buy on eBay that really works.
At 106k miles the transmission started leaking, and we had several gaskets replaced - $800.
For various reasons that car would not start, and each time it went to the dealer for a several 100 dollar repair.
Now the dealer tells me that the head gaskets are going and (can this be true?) that is a $2000 repair.
We have thoroughly enjoyed this car most of the time.
Handling and performance is wonderful, and the car is a joy to drive.
At 9 years old, it still handles and performs great.
The reliability and cost to repair is getting tiresome.
I describe it as we love it 364 days a year, then the other day it's on a flatbed going to the dealer for an expensive repair.
We are on the fence about keeping it or not, and these other posts have me leaning toward replacing it.
That's sad because I would think that we could go 200k on this car, but that would be too expensive?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th February, 2010