1972 SAAB 96 1.5 from UK and Ireland
Overall an elegant, fun and bulletproof practical classic
The radiator was clogged when I first got it, so I have replaced it with a new one.
There was a small leak in the fuel pipe.
The headlight washers don't work!
Before I got this car it had been sitting for over a year outside.
It passed it's MOT first time, and apart from a couple of things directly related to it sitting for so long (the radiator in particular), it has been faultless.
It's narrow carriage and column gearshift encourages a 'relaxed' driving style, but the V4 engine has good pull away from low revs.
The top speed isn't great, with 70 really being the most comfortable cruising speed, but even motorway driving is comfortable and relaxed.
The interior is functional and comfortable, with quirky touches that are interesting rather than annoying.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th August, 2004