1999 Saab 9-5 Consumer Review: Sobbing over my SAAB

1999 Saab 9-5 - Consumer Review

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2.3t Sedan (2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Sobbing over my SAAB
By roland11 on


1999 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan


Thought I did enough research before purchasing, I was wrong. The car is wonderful when everything is working properly. Which was about 2 weeks! Have done more repairs than I can list here. Parts are often hard to come by and expensive! Unfortunately, Saab quit employing Aircraft engineers decades ago. I'm an aircraft mechanic and I have no doubt their early models held up best because of their aviation background. I'm convinced their partnership with GM was their ultimate downfall. If you already bought a 9-5, Four words: CHANGE THE OIL OFTEN! Change the ATF or manual GB oil often as well! Do maintenance yourself if possible. Mechanics hear "SAAB" and they see $$$$

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