Well built Swedish Speed Sled
I bought this car at 39,000 miles, and have replaced the following things:
Direct ignition cassette with 4 new spark plugs.
Things I need to replace:
Climate control actuator clicks three times upon start up.
What I like:
This car is VERY fast. This is a true sleeper.
This body style still looks like a SAAB.
The acceleration from about 10-60 is mind-blowing.
The 5 speed automatic transmission shifts well.
The seats are comfortable, and this car is very good looking with the black Aero body kit, Xenon headlights, etc.
The vented seats are kind of a neat thing too.
It is VERY quiet on the road.
The center info center with all of the lights is very cool, and feels like a SAAB.
The turbo gauge is fun.
Good Harmon Kardon stereo.
Well built, solid car. The sound of the doors as you close it is a nice solid "THUD!"
What I don't like:
The cabin air filter is a pain to change.
The cup holder is awful.
Off the line performance is just average. However, once the turbo kicks in after about 2 seconds, it throws you in your seat.
Some mechanics are reluctant to work on it. They think this is an exotic, when it is just a SAAB.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2011