1989 SAAB 900 S normally aspirated from North America
A car made for the working class man!
Broken engine mount.
Bad ground wire.
Broken shifter linkage.
Replacement of CV joints.
New wires, plugs, distributer cap.
Interior lights doesn't work.
No second gear.
Master cylinder rebuilt.
It would seem from all of the statements above that I would not like my car. However, I actually love it. I bought the car when I was sixteen and have since then run the guts out of it for the past seven years. This car has seen unpaved mountain roads. I have raced this car over snow and mud. I believe this car is a true survivor.
I have done little to maintain the car aside from regularly changing the oil. So why do I really like the car? Well, even though nothing works on it, I can get on the highway and go 90 miles an hour no problem. The car feels sturdy and safe. Theres no rattling, the steering wheel doesn't shake, and there is little road noise.
I believe that the inherent quality of the vehicle is retained even as the years pay their toll on the Saab. I bought the car for 3,200 dollars, and in seven years I have barely put a grand into it.
This car isn't luxurious or sexy, but it is essentially reliable. Little things go wrong from time to time, but the engine has ALWAYS run smooth and strong. I recommend this car to anyone on a tight budget.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2004