Power, different style, luxury and reliability- Saab 900 turbo convertible
The 4th gear of the manual transmission popped out so the Saab dealer fixed it for $600. The convertible top is a little old and has moisture/ humidity black spots on it. I will eventually change it when my budget recovers from the $600 spent on the transmission!
I bought the car from a wholesale dealer with 58000 miles last January. It needed minor work on the transmission, since 4th gear popped out, I repaired it for 600 dollars at a Saab dealership. (Expensive isn't it?). After that the car hasn't given me any mechanical problems. The power convertible top has a few holes and some humidity black spots because the previous owners didn't have a garage, this made me a little suspicious about rust possibly appearing eventually. Anyway, the car runs great, the turbo power is impressive, specially on those 2 lane highways passing the trailers. It is really a powerful acceleration that kicks in on 2nd and 3rd gears. The car wants to fly. The only thing I don't like about the car is the transmission. When I am at a stoplight and shift to the first gear, sometimes it shifts to 3rd. Not a good thing to do on rush hour at a traffic jam. To sum it up, the car is great. Not for everyone, since the style is really different. But you will definitely get attention!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2004