Current problem: headlights go out randomly, sometimes they stay on and other times they both go out at the same time. The wagon back is lifted from the departed Olds Bravada, with different blackout plastic for a similar pleasing effect. He also said I had an actual Saab engine and it should last me about 300,000 miles. I refuse to get rid of it. I just started a new job this week after being out of work of over two years.
I will probably lose it if I can't get this car fixed. Next morning back on and then out a day later. And most recently the car alarm will go off while I'm driving down the road!!! Inside, the 9-7X wears handsome dark leather with contrasting stitching, wood dash inserts, and the sideways, flippy-outy Saab cupholder. I can clearly tell the most of you are Americans. This is a step off the authenticity trail, not a step forward.
Do not buy a Saab. I have 2 small children and I spent 3 months in fear that I would come back to find someone hiding in it. Most of the complaints are about 2003 or newer 9-3s or 2005 or newer 9-5s. . I don't look forward to the day when they die of old age and I have to buy a non-Saab product since they no longer exist.
Because no one could figure out or access the right program to fix it. I called Fox Chevy where I bought it, no answer. My 9-3 now has over 110,000 miles on it after I bought it with about 70,000 miles. I took it in and apparently the throttle position sensor needs to be replaced. Saab these days is in an authentic funk.
I'd prefer a manual option, but would want at least a 6-spd. Replaced fuse 37 and wipers starts working but none of the washers. It gets good gas mileage and has been low maintenance overall. A lot has to do with your dealer and their knowledge of Saabs. So they gave Saab boring cars to work with, and they was just suppose to make small changes on them. And my key fab has fallen apart. The ragtops hold their value the best.
I am experiencing, for the third time, ignition issues and now I will have to worry how to pay for items that I had hoped would be covered. Its frontal crash-test ratings leave something to be desired, too. I was expecting around 300000 miles before any serious engine failure from this vehicle. They just said it was too bad for me that no one would answer the phone and I should have known to call them. I took it in and was told the crank shaft position sensor needed to be replaced.
And while it may sell, it too visibly sells out—something Saab really cannot afford at all. The parts and computer programs are difficult to find or not accessible. It's dependable and it gets great mileage too. Just passed 250,000 miles and the pattern continues. They also told me the dealers that they will not be able to repair my car after this year, because they are currently out of simple parts like an ignition key. Although I don't like that it's black.
Harleys are authentic Americana—and so are the accountants and caterers that ride them to Sturgis and Daytona. Yet, I researched further and found that it could be caused by a crankshaft position sensor. After the wipers stopped in the middle of the windshield, I was forced to get off the freeway and toy the car in a shop. The head gasket is leaking in a new area. Whoever has a Saab please take it back or trade the car.