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#685 of 1081 do the headrests take getting used to????
Oct 06, 2002 (9:04 pm)
Just brought home my new 2002 9-5 Arc wagon. Have any other saab owners had to get used to the funky headrests? My last car offered no real neck support at all, and the saab felt fine on the 2 test drives I took, but now that I have it, I'm getting a little ache in my neck and upper back. I'm telling myself I just need to get used to having good head/neck support. Am I right (please, please, please)? Thanks.
#686 of 1081 RE: Headrests
Oct 07, 2002 (10:10 am)
I posted a response to your question at Sedans 9-5.
#687 of 1081 feeling the road a little too much for my taste
Oct 12, 2002 (9:49 pm)
I know the 9-5 has a "sport" suspension, but I feel an awful lot of road vibration, to the point of discomfort, coming up through the steering column on my new Arc (v6) wagon. Can that be tweaked at the dealer or is this just the way Saabs drive?
Oct 15, 2002 (9:42 am)
You should have road feel through the steering wheel, but not road discomfort. My new Linear is firm but there isn't any vibration or any other unwelcome feelings. Have the dealer check it.
#689 of 1081 RE: Nelson/ Road feel
Oct 24, 2002 (3:50 pm)
The vibration your describing doesn't sound right. A suspension or balance adjustment may be in order.
If you think there is a problem, tell your dealer that you would like to compare yours with another similar model on the lot. If there is a problem with yours, you will feel a difference between the two cars.
#690 of 1081 Saab -- Lease Buyback -- Help!!
Oct 28, 2002 (2:06 pm)
I have a 9-3 5-door that is halfway through a 4-year lease and want to upgrade to a 9-5 wagon. Has anyone done this and gotten a decent deal?
#691 of 1081 9-5 wagon Pricing...............
Nov 21, 2002 (7:19 am)
What are some of the best negotiated prices on wagons lately? Anybody have any stories? Also, isn't something that the 2.3 4cyl has quite a bit more HP than the 3.0 6cyl! I guess the 6 isn't turbocharged. Also, It seems more people are leasing as opposed to buying. I also heard that they will negotiate the lease end buyout figure because they really don't want the car back. Any thoughts? Lease then buy might be a strategy if you get a good one.
#692 of 1081 waqon pricing
Nov 21, 2002 (10:36 pm)
I can only relay pricing on the Linear wagon. They appaerntly have tons of dealer cash. You might be able to get a Linear with prem pkg (almost 40k sticker) for under 34k.
FyI: Just in case you're comparing: Volvo xc 2003 can be bought for under 32K during a special discount on the already cheap overseas program.
I just went through this entire process and found great prices on both.
#693 of 1081 RE: Beer47
Nov 24, 2002 (5:24 pm)
The 6 does have more hp and it is Turbo charged as well. Both have the LPT... Light Pressure Turbo's. The Aero version has a High Pressure Turbo and the highest hp for an Aero.
You probably read the hp number for the Aero which is a 4 cylinder as well.
Nov 26, 2002 (8:02 am)
I've always liked the Saab's looks and individuality, and was considering getting a wagon. A used one though. The new Saab prices here are way out of line (I live in Toronto). At least I think they are, close to and higher than some bimmers.
I had also had reliability reservations. A firend is a Saab mechaninc and said that one of thier design flaws is the coil for each plug. It is efficient in it's job, but they all break down and are very expensive to fix. Has anyone had this problem? Are these cars the maintenance headaches I always hear about, in spite of Cr and others saying it's the best they've ever built? That's fine, but if their best is still behind the others it's not much of a leap. My wife says the Saab is the only car she's ever looked at and liked. So I'm trying to decide if the appeal of the car is just overshadowing the reality of what a bad experience actually owning one could be.