1995 SAAB 900 SE 2.0L V6 turbo from North America
Piece of junk
The traction control system does not function properly. The estimate to fix it was approximately $500.00. I did not get it fixed.
The transmission malfunctioned. I have no reverse. It is not drivable currently. Cost to fix is $1,700. Cost to replace the transmission is $2,500 with a refurbished transmission. Saab USA, Inc. cannot guarantee that other gears will not malfunction before 2005. This does not give me much confidence in the car.
I would never buy a Saab car. My Saab car is only 6 years old and the transmission malfunctioned. Saab customer service would not assist me in any way. Would you buy a car expecting the transmission to malfunction after only 6 years? No one in their right mind would buy a $45,000 vehicle with those expectations. However, I feel that Saab gave the message that they do not expect their vehicles' transmissions to last longer than 6 years. When I spoke to them, they insisted that the car was 6 years old and things can go wrong with it.
I have owned a Nissan Stanza for 10 years, and I believe the transmission will last at least another 10 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th August, 2001
31st Mar 2004, 01:53
Unlucky with the gearbox.
I've heard that the engine and gearbox are normally said to be good for over 250,000 miles.
Mine has currently done 110,000 and is still as smooth as ever.
Maybe after market parts would be a better option than the dealer - cheaper too.
28th Mar 2008, 00:11
Once again another person getting screwed by GM. I wouldn't purchase a SAAB after 1993 (1994 Convert.) for any amount of $$$$$. There should be a list somewhere of what auto manufacturers that use to producing good products and what years to avoid. Mercedes aren't what they use to be either.
6th Dec 2008, 12:11
I would be very ticked off and disappointed too if my luxury car with only 67k miles started having transmission problems that cost that much to fix. Thank God I've never had transmission problems with any of my cars in the past.
26th May 2009, 21:52
2005 wasn't their best year, you should have gone older or newer. My 1995 has well over 130000 and runs beautifully, never had any transmission problems even after doing 70mph backwards, that was nearly 3 months ago, and it still runs really great.
I previously had a Jimmy, and it was a newer model than my car, but it was the biggest piece of junk I have ever had. So many problems that the dealer wouldn't even fix them. I also had a Chevy Cavalier convertible Z24 1989; Absolutely amazing car till I was rear ended, which in the end bought my Saab. Which I wouldn't change for anything.