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#1065 of 1081 2002 9-5 wagon...good idea or not?
Apr 15, 2009 (10:53 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 (11:28 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 (3:31 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 (3:11 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 (1:19 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 (10:18 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 (5:37 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.
#1072 of 1081 2006 Sportcombi Aero
Dec 28, 2010 (4:24 pm)
#1073 of 1081 Re: Saab's financial health [kcram]
Jan 12, 2011 (2:37 pm)
Working my way thru these Saab threads. When I saw u say this, i thought I wonder if u feel the same now, almost 6 years later?
#1074 of 1081 Re: Saab's financial health [gimmestdtranny]
Jan 29, 2011 (4:59 pm)
I see you are still a host here. Any chance you missed this question? Thanks