Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 22:58:45 +0100
From: "Dave Murray" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9000 electrical reliability...?

Sorry to hear your catalogue of woe. Although I have had a few problems with my 9000i 1988 (F reg) 135,000miles, the only major fault was fuel pump failure late at night on the M1. I have had the car 6 years and the only reason I would not have another 9000 is the dealers prices for spares which is nothing short of highway robbery (278.00 for that fuel pump) You are often left with little choice but to pay as these cars are rare in scrapyards. regards,,, Dave. Dave Matthews <> wrote in message > Hi folks, > > About six years ago I bought a 1987 Saab 9000, fully expecting it to > give many years of relatively trouble-free motoring. WRONG!! The car > (which had done just 60,000 miles, came with a full Saab service history > and was indeed sold as an "Approved Used Saab") suffered myriad > electrical problems (dashboard bulbs constantly failing or illuminating > when they shouldn't have done, sunroof, horn, alternator, heated seats > and cruise control being the ones I remember but there were lots of > other things too). In the fourteen months I had it, the car was back at > the dealers once a month on average. In the end I *had* to sell it > because the dealer couldn't get the horn to work and here in the UK that > means MOT Test failure. To be candid the Saab 9000 was by far the most > unreliable car I have ever owned (I've tended to buy Fords.) > > > .... Anyway, despite all this, I loved the car! And I got to thinking > the other day that I might like another. So what I would like to know is > are these cars any better these days? I would be looking to buy a 1993 > or 1994 model. I'm also curious as to whether I was simply incredibly > unlucky or were all 9000's built during the 1980s as bad as mine? > > Many thanks in advance! > > -- > > Cheers, > > > Dave Matthews > > 'New Avengers' and 'Professionals' sites at:

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