Its all relative. Going from a corolla to a turbo like this is a very big jump. Saabs are unique cars, not anything like a toyota in the least bit. They are fun cars, and very reliable. However, they are not cheap. THey are not crazy expensive, but not cheap.Hi,
I'm in the process of buying a used 2005 9-3 and I'm looking for advice. i really love the car and from what I heard it seems like a reliable car but I'm just worried about the repair costs. I heard a bunch of rumors about astronomical Saab repair cost on other car forums but thought it might be a better idea to get feedback from actual owners. I own a Toyota corolla at the moment so I'm sure prepare that it will cost more but just don't want to ruined myself in repair cost. Is it that bad?
Most Saab drivers are "enthusiasts", a unique following that truly love their vehicle. Im not speaking for you, but most people that go for civic or camry or even corolla own the car for one reason, to get from point a to point b. Saab drivers usually are willing to pay a bit extra for the repair costs, because we love what we drive. Its a hobby, or even a passion.
I really dont know what the costs on toyota are, but what repairs did you want pricing for. Every dealer/mechanic is different. Your best bet is to contact a euro car mechanic, and ask them some questions. Get pricing from different places, and assess it from there.
Welcome to the Saab world. :cheesy: