1997 SAAB 900 SE 2.0 turbo from North America
Serpentine belt pulley let go, sending coolant & power steering fluid all over the engine.
Brakes (normal wear).
Temperature sensor in car broke ($25 used part fixed the problem).
Great car, after 10+ years on the road it still runs great with lots of turbo power when cruising down the highway.
I want a new car, but I can't justify selling this Saab. It (still) looks good, has an amazing sound system, and handles well.
The key with this vehicle is to buy one with the 2.0L Saab engine. Do not buy one with the GM built V6.
I don't recommend ANY new Saabs (newer than 2003). After GM bought Saab, they slowly destroyed the independence of the company. Today Saabs are often nothing more than crappy GM cars with fancy interiors and a Saab name badge.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th November, 2007
28th Nov 2007, 20:03
I hate to tell you this, but GM has owned Saab since the early-mid 90's so your car is actually a GM built machine.
Glad to hear you still enjoy it :D.
16th Jan 2008, 07:53
Yeah I know when GM bought Saab. As I said they "slowly" took over the internals. The 900 NG and the 9-3 can be "mostly Saab" if you pick a Saab engine/trans.
6th Apr 2009, 23:01
Could you tell me how much it was for the serpentine belt letting go and making a mess of fluids on the engine? Same thing just happened to me and I would like to know about how much it costs.
21st Sep 2010, 17:11
I think the NG 9-5 is a great Saab though.