1996 SAAB 9000 Aero 2.3 turbo from North America
Engine mounts - common problem - easily replaced.
A/C compressor making noise - disabled using a shorter belt.
Rear brake pads.
This car was well taken care of by previous owners and has proved to be a great, reliable daily driver. I've taken on several long trips - Erie to Chicago, etc. with no issues.
Averages 28 MPG on my daily drive of mixed driving, which usually includes several incursions into the upper RPM range. The car is fun to drive. The biggest complaint I have with the car is the weak transmission - it prevents fully exercising that great engine / turbo combination. The trans in my car is in great shape, but I rarely horse it.
It is a great car, but am considering updating to something newer - however I may regret that choice if I make it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th April, 2013