Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 22:58:45 +0100 From: "Dave Murray" <Davenopsam99.freeserve.co.uk> 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 <matthewsnopsamfort.u-net.com> wrote in message news:381493AE.5ED5D24Anopsamfort.u-net.com... > 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: http://www.mark-1.co.uk