2002 SAAB 9-5 Linear 2.3 turbo from North America
The transmission failed, twice.
The ignition system failed.
The trip computer failed.
The brake rotors have failed.
This is the worst car I have owned since my 1982 Renault LeCar.
The dealer is inept.
The car leaves us stranded, regularly.
The manufacturer's customer service is non-existent.
Repeated letter to the President of Saab Cars USA have gone unanswered.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th August, 2003
Somehow I think that you are exaggerating quite a bit because cars just don't have so many problems and leave you stranded constantly. I'll bet the vehicle is not taken care of properly.
I really doubt the owner is exaggerating. My 9-5 is every bit as poorly built and problematic- and I follow all recommended service intervals. The car appears to be hit or miss, but what really might make the difference is the quality of the dealer. As I said in my review, our Dealer doesn't know "BEANS" about Saabs, in fact they only recently acquired the franchise and had it combined with Hyundai at the time of our purchase.
Saabs are cars that have always and will probably continue to polarise opinions.
Get a good one and it is amazing. Get a bad one and...
You can say that of any make of car, but the issue with Saabs is that there seem to be more misses than hits where quality is concerned.
I have friends who swear by theirs, but at the same time a larger number who swear AT theirs.
The fact that a high proportion of Saab owners come back for another means nothing when you see just how many Saabs are sold annually - the total sales are a mere rounding error by any other maker's standards.
My 02 Linear was the worst car I have ever owned. It spent so much time at the dealership during warranty period! I loved to drive Mazda and Saaburu (9-2X) loaners for hundreds of miles at the time! All electronics was replaced, most of sensors failed in the first 2 years. As soon as warranty ran out small electronical problems and failed AC forced me trade it in for something more reliable. What a piece of Swedish sh#t!