1991 SAAB 9000 i 2.0i 16v from UK and Ireland
A comfortable, reliable slug
The exhaust blew out (to be expected).
Front brake pads (to be expected).
Carpet by the pedals is badly worn - holed in parts (but then it's done 160k).
The windscreen wash runs out through the wipers on the lights. Irritating, but fixed with a peg, of all things.
Couple of electrical niggles - the indicators are a little hooky, the lights sometimes turn themselves on, but nothing overly serious. Just annoying.
The car is comfortable and very smooth. My other half loves it - it just glides along the road minding its own business and not making much noise. Even after >160k, there's no real squeaks or creaks from the cabin.
However. I don't love it. There's nothing wrong with it, but the 2.0i non-turb-ocharged engine feels seriously sluggish compared to my previous car (which I still have).
There's no feedback through the steering, and the clutch and accelerator need hard work.
The seats are comfortable, but tend to numb my lower legs after a while - too much support for the thighs, it seems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th July, 2002