1990 SAAB 9000 S 2.3L from North America
A die -hard car, a little love and money go a long way
I would have to say that with the high mileage taken into consideration, I've had relatively few problems with this car...
The first part that needed replacing was the water pump.
Then the rear axle went, followed by the front axle.
The motorized driver side seat malfunctioned, which left it unadjustable and uncomfortable. I pulled it out, bought a racing seat and had brackets fabricated to fit the chassis.
Now there is an electrical problem with the horn, which fails to work.
Also, there is a small rust hole in the catalytic converter which I'm holding off on fixing for the time being...I'd like to have RAM-air installed which would require a new exhaust, so why fix it now?
Since the purchase of the car I've only put 93 octane gas in it, and change the oil every 2,500 miles. I spend a few hundred a year on repairs, but with the money saved on insuring a 90' SAAB with 200,000+ miles on it, the repair costs seem insignificant. Off the line it has decent acceleration, rides smooth on the highways, and conquers steep inclines like a pro.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th December, 2004