Any reason not to buy a Saab ?
Bought mine with 106k on it, have done almost 40k in the last 13 months, needed a clutch / DMF which is fair enough for the miles, been spot on really, interior plastic is a bit cheap and creaky, but it was a whole load less cash than the equivalent Passat.
1.9 Diesel is the same engine as in Vectras etc, seems a good lump to mePosted 3 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Due to the demise of Saab, their used cars are temptingly cheap.
Saab parts was a separate business to the car manufacture bit and was very profitable. I can’t see locating parts being a problem.
If you like it, get it. They’re nice cars. Comfortable seats. Can’t comment on the 1.9 diesel lump as all my Saabs were petrol. I think the 1.9 is the Fiat sourced engine but I may be wrong.
Currently mrs coolhandluke is in a 210 BHP Aero convertible. In the past we’ve had an old shape 9-3 150 BHP LPT 3 door and a 150 bho 9-5.
Lovely cars, not built as nice as Beemers but nice all the same.Posted 3 years agoWoodySubscriber
I like mine – 9-5 petrol estate 170 bhp.
Ver comfy, reasonable turn of speed, 27-37 mpg. Huge space for the dogs.
Turbo went at 96k and recon unit was only £110 which was fine as the car cost next to nothing to buy. Service history is important and main problems seem to be sludge in sump from people putting in wrong oil. I would definitely have another one,Posted 3 years agobikebobMember
I had 93 diesel estate as a company car new for three years, 55 plate. The seats were very comfortable which is of great importance to me. Sorry to say beyond that it was a disaster, serious repair bills in the last year. Catalyst, cam belt, radio a very expensive year for the lease co. The radio may seem unimportant but because of Saabs unique wiring loop it took out all the electrics. I honestly thought the garage were joking £900 for a radio as it was the sole cause of major electrics failure. IMO. Avoid.Posted 3 years ago
On the opposite side, another guy had one and no problems at all. It’s like most things in life, two sides and always more bad because that’s what people want to rant about. A little bit like me one paragraph earlier.
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