I purchased this car from my uncle thinking it was a steal. For the first couple months it was amazing. Drove around and felt the cars power and started getting to know it. Since owning it I have replaced the following: turbo, crank position sensor, the coil pack (3 times) and a few other smaller parts. As I write this the car also has an oil leak and the power steering is going out. It is also having trouble shifting and is lagging in power. I know cars take time and money to keep running, but this one has been taking more money than I'll be able to get out of it. I would not recommend this as a 1st car or even a 2nd, that is if you are the one paying for everything done to it.
Got a great deal on it used. It was fun at first, the turbo was a blast. Ventilated seats, neat dash controls, but it started falling apart. Car alarm would go off randomly in the night when temperatures dropped. It burned oil. Was expensive to fix and never was able to fix it. Oil bled into the brake lines. Blue smoke everytime I started it. Finally had to pawn it off to a dealer as a trade-in. LEMON. I loved the features of the car and still miss certain things about it, but it was unreliable and just downright embarrassing with the clouds of blue smoke I left in parking lots.
This is my first Saab, I am it's 3rd owner and I bought it with 126k on it. Has a brand new turbo, drivers side heated seat does NOT work, I love it don't get me wrong so far so good, fingers crossed I don't rack up some hefty repair bills!
The interior space is GREAT! Very comfortable ride.
Loved the look and driving feel of car. So glad I had a warranty since it was in the shop every month. At least the dealership gave me a nice loaner car. Couldn't wait to buy a Toyota. Repairs done: new turbo, struts, starter. Repairs needed: ABS module ($3000), Transmission ($2500) and another turbo ($3000). DO NOT BUY THIS BRAND.
Drives nice when it runs.
Just junk the brand and start over with Honda engines.
I bought this car used about 2 years ago with 88,000 miles on it. (My dad purchased a 2000 9-5 aero a few months earlier and I loved his so much I wanted one). It's a fun car to drive, love the sports drive option, and has good overall handling (except in the snow!) Mechanically...I always feel like I'm replacing something! The turbo has gone once already, air filters, struts, brakes, and the oil needs to be changed constantly or the check engine light comes on. The pixels in the dash computer keep going as well and it always reads 'tail light out' even though it's not. My dad has had similar issues with the dash computer and it is expensive to fix. This is a car I hate to love!
A quick car with great pick up. A smooth ride and great handling. The rear heated seat is a good option.
The black plastic paneling on the doors and bumpers fade and become spotty. AND MORE CUP HOLDERS! The one flimsy one just doesn't cut it if you have other passengers in the car!