I tested the car for 3 days. It was delivered by Saab with 100miles and 3 faults malfuctioning satanav, water leaking throught he rear light, the electric tailgate release not working . The last car I had with that level of quality was a Rover 10 years ago. The engine was very noisy compared to other diesels in this catagory - simlar to pre common rail diesels. The handbrake trapped my finger virtually every time it was released. I did like the mode to switch off the all the instrument cluster lighting other than the speedometer. Overall they need to do a lot better.
As per my review below Dated 10/9/2008. I can confirm that due to the poor level of customer service from SAAB I will no longer be owning this car. I have done a deal with another manufacture's dealership who are taking me out of the SAAB Brand and I should be in a new car very soon (as soon as it arrives).
I think that this is a great shame having owned SAABs previously and this being my 3rd. Once SAAB became aware that I had agreed to do a deal for a new car with another brand, they then agreed to look at the car which was all a bit to late IMHO.
The car still has a number of outstanding warranty issues that have not been sorted out. I am surprised at just how the level of customer service has change compared to previous ownership experiences with the brand. I don't know how they can continue to call themselves a premium brand anymore. I Know that GM like many car makers are having tight times, but it is not in their long term interest to treat customers like this.
I know that I will take a hit getting out of a new car this early but IMHO it will be worth it.
Almost brilliant this - and I do quite love this car when its running well, handles - and has good power.
My model (Vector Sport 150 TiD) has been dogged with faults however, and I've begun to regard it as a less then premium product. For an owner I'd say stick with it - its quirky but OK, inbetween garage visits.
New owners - stay well clear and go for the main brands - the Mondeo, Skodas and VWs are (sadly) excellent, in the same bracket performance-wise, and much better value for money....
I had a Saab 9-3 sport wagon for a year as a company car, it is one of the most comfortable cars i have driven and was very smooth and quiet on a run. The steering and handling was a bit dull but the same can be said for many modern cars. I had no problems whatsoever the only thing that dissapointed me was the fuel economy which never got above 42mpg. Much worse than a previous Passat TDi which averaged 48mpg and got mid 50's on a run.
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