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Saab 9-5, Wagon
#1062 of 1081 Re: 2007 9-5 2.3T One year report [sidv]
Mar 12, 2009 (6:43 pm)
Wow, nothing like talking to yourself in a forum. I just wanted to say that in the sixteen and a half months (and a mere 10 posts overall in this forum) that I posted my one year review that my 9-5 has been absolutely flawless save for a very occasional rattle near the sunroof. The short term lease is about up and I will miss it quite a bit, it's been a really good car that has grown on me throughout its stay. Shopping 2009 BMWs, Mercedes and Volvos for a replacement did not particularly impress me despite the Saab being overdue for replacement.
Sad to see Saab in such a condition as it is now, getting an all new 9-5 by now should be an option but unfortunately is not. I hope the new model sees the light of day.
#1063 of 1081 Speaker Cover on 2007 SportCombi
Mar 26, 2009 (5:45 pm)
Ours pops out too. My 2003 Aero sedan is fine however.
Saw pics of the 2010 9-5 today on www.globalmotors.com It's awesome!
#1064 of 1081 Re: random starting problem [geojoe]
Apr 11, 2009 (7:41 pm)
I suggest we get a lot of us 2000 9.5 SAAB owners to start a class action law suit against SAAB USA to make them make the corrections to the defective electronic system and the gasket heads they have on the engines. They delivered a flawed product to us and we deserve to have them correct what was obviously a mechanical flaw in the manufacturing of the 2000 SAAB 9.5. Lets start this now. All who are or have expierenced problems with the 2000 SAAB 9.5 please write to me at dslaponyshowroom.com and lets get a good law firm to represent us in a class action lawsuit against SAAB USA. A frustrated consumer.
#1065 of 1081 2002 9-5 wagon...good idea or not?
Apr 15, 2009 (9:53 pm)
I am in the market for a new car, I have test drove a couple of these cars....and love them! I am coming off of a BMW 528 wagon, which I will miss dearly, but it is not in my budget right now to buy another. I know that Saabs can be pricey to repair, but over all, what are some of the major issues with that year? Also, are those things that a handy family mechanic can fix? Also what about a 2003 9-5 wagon?
Any advise will help!
#1066 of 1081 Re: 2002 9-5 wagon...good idea or not? [dbl782]
Apr 24, 2009 (10:28 am)
For 2002, I would think the biggest thing to look out for is sludge. Big problem if it was not serviced correctly or PCV upgrade not done. I would check out saabnet.com forums for input over there. Lots of knowledgeable wagon owners - who likely have a list of things handy to tell you. They will likely recommend 2004 or newer. These cars are a steal right now.
#1067 of 1081 Is this possible?
Jun 05, 2009 (2:31 pm)
I've been looking at a 2006 Wagon which has no Aero badging or lowered suspension or wheels but has the aluminum dash as opposed to the wood dash. Was there ever a stock aluminum dash on a non -Aero model?
#1068 of 1081 Re: Is this possible? [ipcguy]
Oct 04, 2009 (2:11 pm)
In 2006,Saab discontinued the "Aero" badge and had just the one model,. However, they had a Sports package option that had the aluminum dash. I researched this as I just bought a 2006 9-5 with that very package.
#1069 of 1081 2004 ARC Wagon
Mar 20, 2010 (12:19 pm)
I looking to buy a 2004 ARC wagon with 95,000 miles. Does anyone have any helpful comments with regards to the engine and expected maintenance I should expect. I appreciate any experiences current or past owners would like to share.
#1070 of 1081 Re: 2004 ARC Wagon [ahalks]
Mar 20, 2010 (9:18 pm)
SAAB is a great car, or was a great car. I have owned six of them since 1991. That many miles could be a problem as lots of issues may present themselves.
#1071 of 1081 Re: 2004 ARC Wagon [puppetboy]
Mar 21, 2010 (4:37 am)
Can you give me an idea as to what types of repair or items I should watch for. Someone told me this model has a timing chain not a timing belt, which may not need replacing for a while. Also, the exhaust is stainless steel which should also last longer.