5 out of 5 stars
SAFE, Great Fuel Economy, LASTS FOREVER
on Thu Apr 03 2014
Extremely well made vehicle, well designed and thought out in every detail. LARGE CAR INSIDE, but not a large car outside. So much space, but with the economy of a smaller car. Outstandingly comfortable seats, even on long trips. Rock solid, secure ride. Feels like a TANK on the road, but handles very nicely too. ALWAYS starts. Has never stranded us. Parts are only expensive if you go to the dealer. WISE UP-- SAAB parts are sold all over the Internet and in big retail chain stores for about a third of the prices the dealers. Cheap car to own because they last forever. Over 200,000 miles and it's just fine.
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5 out of 5 stars
9000 Aero is the best car Saab has ever made
from Charlottesville, VA
on Tue Feb 22 2011
Very reliable and can easily last 300,000-500,000 miles. Engine is bulletproof - change the oil every 3,000 miles (regular oil) or 6,000 miles (synthetic) and the base is good for at least 300k.
General repairs and upkeep are reasonable, as long as you find a good independent specialist and stay away from the dealership.
Even the body steel is heavier on this car than other Saabs.
If only it had a cupholder ...
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3 out of 5 stars
nice looking , when it runs
on Thu May 18 2006
dont buy one of these unless you have a lot of time and money to spend fixing it .
Look out for - bad motor mounts
- climate control ACC and related
- head gasket leaks
- stretched/failing timing chain - its an interference engine so if it goes expect serious damage
The differential literally exploded on mine but i dont know if thats typical
Did i mention parts are crazy expensive ? even from the yard .
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4 out of 5 stars
from Olympia, WA
on Sat Nov 22 2008
This car has all the bells and whistles,it's nice to drive,gets good gas mileage for it's size and I was able to buy it at a bargin price compared to other cars.
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