1992 SAAB 9000 4 Cylinders, 2.6L turbo from North America
Superb car through and through, but very expensive to fix!
Exhaust pipe leading from engine fell clean off at 144,000 miles.
Radiator has hair crack in it... causes major antifreeze leakage/overheating when idling.
The overheating has caused gaskets to burn away, which causes stalling when idling, oil leakage, and low oil pressure.
ABS dash light always on--there is nothing wrong with the ABS.
Radio shorts out sporadically.
A/C was broken when I bought the car.
Many lights on dash/controls no longer work.
I have noticed a small leak in the roof during heavy rain.
My car has amazing pickup, and handles very well considering that it weighs 3,300 pounds.
SAAB thinks of everything for comfort and convenience in their cars, even in older models like mine.. everything from heated leather seats to 3 driver memory function to the little wipers on the headlights.
The low, boxy body and long front end of this car is unique and stylish... it looks like a fast car, and it is.
The leather seats are just now starting to show wear after 14 years.
I'm not a fan of the analog clock.
I love the climate control console--all I have to do is set the temperature and it does everything else.
A heavier oil viscosity is a must for this car.
All in all, I love this car, even with all of its recent problems. I wish I didn't, but that's the way it goes. It is very expensive to fix, but if you're willing to pay, the car will reward you with hundreds of thousands of miles of style, comfort, and convenience.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2005