I find myself in a rather difficult position, as I imagine other owners of brand new Saabs will do. In August 2012, my 9-3 will be a year old, which means that as well as the manufactures 3 year warranty no longer being honoured, the 12 month dealer warranty expires too.
I happen to be lucky enough to live near an extremely established and passionate Saab dealership, who from recent conversations will continue to sell, service and look after the hundreds, if not thousands of cherished Saabs in our area. However, with no warranty, I could face large and unexpected bills over the coming years, so it’s all in the hands of the Saab Reliability Gods, or maybe not.
Here in the UK at least, It seems the newly formed and rather visionary Saab Automobile Parts UK Limited could save the day, they’ve launched Saab Secure; a warranty that replaces the original manufactures one.
The Good I’ll be able to keep my new 9-3 away from third party parts and non Saab mechanics for the foreseeable future.
The Bad After spending over twenty five thousand pounds on a new car, I’ll have to dig a little deeper and pay for a replacement warranty, when what I would have liked to see was some kind of honourable gesture from Saab or my dealership.
Saab Secure _ Because my Saab is worth it.