OK, but not great - avoid the automatic 4D sedans!
I've owned the car for two years.
Cracked head gasket.
Air conditioning fan and switch.
Right now, other common Saab-quirky things - auto door locks work intermittently, headliner is starting to bubble, passenger window doesn't always open, or opens very slowly.
Compared to other Saabs I've owned (900, 9000, 9-3) this one is sort of a clunker. The automatic transmission is quite sluggish compared to a manual. No discernible passing gear. Runs very smooth once you get up to freeway speed, just takes a bit of time getting there.
Very stable on fast turns and curvy roads.
The windshield is really low! I'm 5'6" and have to hunker down to see traffic lights. That is annoying. The five-door Saabs I had weren't like this (this is a 4D sedan.)
Comfortable seats, but minimal leg room in back.
Considering the size of the car, not stellar mileage, low 20s.
Very abruptly curved windshield, which makes it hard to get wipers to clean all the glass. (The headlight wipers are cute, and useful too, though.)
The good stuff:
It's a Saab. :)
Excellent fit and finish everywhere. Glossy paint, nothing falling off inside, stitching all intact, shows little wear for the age.
Very solid and safe.
Great winter car, (I'm in Michigan.) Plows through snow and deep slush like a little four wheeler. Plus, if you hit something, it's a tank! A queen sized mattress flew off a truck on the highway in front of me last winter. I went right over the top of it, was able to avoid hitting the guardrail (on the freeway in snow) and wound up in the ditch. The bumper skin was hanging off, but I was able to get it reattached myself, so no real worries.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th October, 2005