1992 SAAB 9000 S 2.3 from North America
A comfortable, unreliable lemon
E-brake came broken.
Heated seats never worked.
Muffler was loud.
Fuel pump went.
Door lock broke.
Electrical non-starting issue.
This car was very nice, leather interior, great climate control system, never got stuck in the snow. However, none of that makes up for breaking down about once a month.
Repairs were incredibly expensive, and some shops refused to touch the car. I was quoted 850 dollars to repair the e-brake, so I lived without it.
It had a phenomenal amount of cargo space. When I folded the rear seats down, it felt like it could equal a small pickup truck...
Today I somewhat regretfully had it towed away to a scrapyard, but I pulled one of the excellent, stylish front seats for my apartment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th March, 2010
6th Mar 2010, 14:50
How on earth can you possibly label a 17 year old vehicle with nearly 350,000kms a lemon?
Were you expecting a LIFETIME warranty?
Saabs are fine automobiles, it is a shame that you had unrealistic expectations for a car that obviously served other owners quite well.
6th Mar 2010, 21:25
I am wondering how much you have paid on a 17 y.o. car with 350000Km. Cannot think of that much in N.A.
However, who knows what has been done to such a car by the previous owners, and how can you judge a product based on your experience?
11th Mar 2010, 21:37
Original reviewer here... you have a point there about the high mileage. Maybe my expectations were too high. I'm still disgusted with the way things broke continuously. My other cars are BMW's, and are far more reliable.
8th Mar 2012, 17:18
I had a Saab 9000 Turbo 1992; the best car ever made, period. Safest too.
Most durable 2.3 liter high output turbo motor.
I regret ever selling it.