It is the best of times, the worst of times
Valve in A/C unit.
Air bag sensor failure.
SID - have had repaired 4 times.
Idler pulley - took out idler arm and serpentine belt in the process.
Rain sensor (wipers)
Electric window on drivers side.
Fan contacts coroded (for heating A/C)
Alarm batteries (have to replace entire alarm)
Faile motor mount (took out oil pan).
Of all the cars I've owned over the years, and there have been many, NOTHING has given me as much pleasure as my Saab 9-5 Aero. First Saab I've ever owned. Fun to drive, most comfortable seats ever, still greatlooking after 6 years (strangers stop and look at it in parking lots). Good fuel economy (avg 30 on Hwy).
The downside is that it has encountered more problems than any car I have owned - by far. One issue after the other. But, I am told, you keep it fixed and it will run nearly forever. Generates huge amounts of brake dust, I replaced the factory pads with ceramic pads and it went away.
To my surprise, I keep putting $ in it. Tried to trade it off a couple of times, each time I drive the next "great thing" from all the competitors and each time my wife and I look at each other and say: "I like the Saab better". We both have a passion for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th June, 2008