1997 SAAB 9000 Aero 2.3 petrol turbo from UK and Ireland
Rapid, reliable, comfortable and good value
Front passenger wheel bearing wearing out at 111K (replaced under warranty).
Synchro worn on reverse gear.
Brake disks required replacing at 112K.
The car is a performance bargain, quick (0-60 in 6.5s) but still returns up to 35 mpg and is cheaper to insure than equivalent performance German cars (eg BMW 328i or 540i or AMG C43).
Cars are long lived - mine has done 114K and feels as good as new. I have seen some Aeros with >200K miles and still going strong.
Very comfortable - the heated leather Aero seats wrap around you and provides great support on long journeys.
The Air-con is not the best I've come across, but does keep you relatively cool in the summer (no mean feat in a black car with black leather seats).
Huge boot too under that hatchback.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th January, 2006