1994 SAAB 900 SE from North America
An amazing, reliable car, but can turn into a money pit
Brakes need to be replaced.
Shocks need to be replaced.
All the sensors in the car sometimes misread (eg. The car will tell me my brake lights are out when it is not so)
High beams often don't work in cold weather.
Air conditioner doesn't work.
It seems like I have a lot of current repairs on the car, but the sunroof is inconsequential. I have sealed it, so technically it is fixed, but not in a sense that it works properly.
The sensors are just a minor annoyance. Each time I check to make sure the brake or head lights are working.
The high beams are an issue in the winter, but most places I drive have lit roads, so it's not necessary to use them.
The first few gears are slow, but once I shift into 3rd, this car flies.
I love the weight of the car. It makes me feel very safe while driving.
I have been driving this car for 3 years and I love it. Even when there are problems, this car is reliable. I've gotten compliments on it very often, with people who cannot believe that it is a '94! The body style looks much newer.
The ONLY drawback with this Saab or any Saab is the cost to fix it. That is why so many of the problems have not been fixed yet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd October, 2009
7th Nov 2009, 18:45
Sounds a lot like a Chevy.
8th Nov 2009, 11:41
Saabs are not like Chevys.
I'll take a Saab, thank you.
19th Jun 2010, 02:46
Heya, I was wondering if you could tell me roughly what all those repairs cost for your 94, and whether you've had a hard time finding parts?
19th Jun 2010, 07:34
Lucky it was a sunroof and not the power top on my '97. Saab quickly became a Slaab.
19th Mar 2012, 15:21
You can find a lot of pieces on the Internet, and there are a non official Saab specialists that can save you a lot of money.