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#1042 of 1081 Stone deflector for 2006 any suggestions??
Apr 12, 2007 (10:48 am)
My 2006 combi already is sporting a dime size ding that chipped the paint just right of the grill on the lower part of the hood. I was wondering if anyone out there has had success with stone deflectors / bras?? They are pretty tough to find for Saab's. Thanks
#1044 of 1081 Re: Stone deflector for 2006 any suggestions?? [bcool]
Apr 18, 2007 (1:37 am)
Thanks bcool for the link. They only list up to 2005 for 9-5's. I did email them about my options for a 2006 9-5 combi. We shall see.
#1045 of 1081 rattle behind instrument panel fixed on 06 sportcombi
May 12, 2007 (6:58 pm)
Hey, I finally got my wagon serviced for that obnoxious rattle/crackling sound around the instrument panel. Tech tore it apart and added "insulation" where some plastic was rubbing on metal (or so they say). All I know is rattle is gone, finally! We'll see if passenger side speaker cover and new coinsholder stays in place. This wagon has far more rattles and squeaks and odd noises than my 02 wagon, but it does drive ever so nicely. : )
#1046 of 1081 SAAB 9-5 Wagon, 2001 or 2003?
Jun 01, 2007 (2:14 pm)
I got the info from MSN,they said the reliability for 9-5 wagon made in 2003 is better than 2002 and 2001.But, I still got the info from JD Power, they said the reliability for 9-5 wagon made in 2001 is better than 2002 and 2003. It really confused me. Anyone can help me? I'm gonna buy it soon. Thanks.
#1047 of 1081 Re: SAAB 9-5 Wagon, 2001 or 2003? [xiaodonger]
Jun 02, 2007 (8:46 am)
And if you mix in Consumer Reports you'll likely get a third opinion to further confuse you!lol!My suggestion is this: go from the general to the specific....and by that I mean put more weight on future reliability for either of these individual specific cars by checking their service and warranty histories.I am presuming you are buying from a Saab dealer and if so this info should be readily available .I strongly advise you go this route rather than a private party transaction.Also the '03 could still be available for Saab Certified used car warranty coverage providing it has less than 60k.miles.If that is the case buy it as a certified car and the choice is clear.
#1048 of 1081 Exhaust system 2001 95 SE
Jun 14, 2007 (4:18 pm)
Is the factory exhaust my only option on my 2001 95 SE Wagon with the V6 3 Litre engine? Do any of the muffler chains carry a muffler for this vehicle? If not, how much should I expect to pay for a replacement factory unit?
#1049 of 1081 update on rattle, speaker cover
Aug 30, 2007 (9:35 pm)
This 06 sportcombi of mine is plagued with these silly little problems. They fixed the rattle behind the dash a few months ago, and it held -- for a while. Now I notice it's back if I'm on really bumpy asphalt, but only then. I'm sure it will get worse with time. And the speaker cover? After 4 times in 10 months, they can't get the darn thing to stay flush with the dash -- even with the new improved clip! The dash foam underneath has all these gouges so I don't know what they're supposed to clip the cover to. It's purely cosmetic, but a sign of just sloppy workmanship. The car drives like a dream and looks great on the outside and it's paid for so I'll live for now. I reported it to my dealership, and they just say to bring it back and they'll try again. Sigh......I miss my 02 Arc wagon -- didn't drive as smooth, but way better interior build quality. Thanks GM!
#1050 of 1081 Re: update on rattle, speaker cover [nelsoncm]
Sep 20, 2007 (5:35 pm)
We too had the same issue with the speaker cover on our 06 Sportcombi/9-5 Wagon, however after several attempts to fix the problem our dealer resorted to glue to hold it down. That was the least of it - We had a knocking sound from the engine when the car was cold and in drive. Turns out they had to replace the short block because of engine slap -- one of the cylinders was build too big for the piston. Now the transmission has issues. It's a beautiful, fun car to drive but we decided to pursue our rights under the Lemon Law and won! The is the 4th Saab in our family and we know they’re not all like this. Perhaps there's hope for the 08s.
#1051 of 1081 2007 9-5 2.3T One year report
Dec 03, 2007 (7:51 pm)
Since nobody is contributing much here lately I guess I will give a recap of my first year with my '07 9-5 2.3T SC. For the most part, overall it was a good year but far from perfect.
The good: still love the styling, the power, the brakes and the room. Very comfortable highway car if the pavement is smooth and the seats are comfortable for the long haul. Clean and clear stereo. It's no sports car, but plenty of fun on back roads with no traffic. Far less turbo lag and far more torque than in my 9-3.
The bad: Too much road noise on the interstate, can feel a bit ponderous at low speeds (very heavy feeling nose compared to my previous '04 9-3 2.0T), ride suffers more than it should on poor pavement, transmission can be confused when lifting off heavy throttle, cheap feeling shifter and a few other miscellaneous interior bits, occasional torque steer. Poor remote key range. Don't care for the paddle shifters compared to the 9-3's floor shifter for the automatic transmission. Stereo sounds good but isn't all that loud.
The ugly: delivered with defective turbo valve and remote key, remote sensor needed replacing at 1 month and driver's door once somehow became locked and would not come unlocked while the door was open so that the door could not close. Had to pry it open or would have been stranded.
In summary, I still like the car a lot and I still feel it's a decent value compared to the competition but the level of refinement and reliability for a car at this price point and where it is in its life cycle (they should have more of the bugs worked out by now!) is a bit disappointing.