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Saab 9-5, Wagon
#747 of 1081 RE:Miller/sulfur
Apr 09, 2003 (1:38 pm)
I too own a 2001 SE Wagon. Just bought it, while parking in the garage, I smelled the sulfur also. Went to the dealer, they checked it out, said the cataylytic converter needed to be replaced. Only has 22k miles on the car.
Hmmm...I'm not getting that warm fuzzy Saab feeling people are writing about. I want to feel good about this purchase,
but needing to replace a large ticket item has me rather unnerved.
It's under warranty, but I did not buy this car to become better acquainted with my dealer.
Apr 09, 2003 (5:28 pm)
To petersjf- Congratulations on your new 2003 Linear Wagon, and thanks for sharing your first impressions. We look forward to hearing more.... Thanks for your participation!
To kklv- Welcome to this discussion, and sorry to hear about your Se wagon problem. Hopefully things will go smoothly from here on out. Good luck, and please keep us posted on your ownership experience.
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#749 of 1081 RE: kklv
Apr 10, 2003 (5:27 pm)
Relax. The sulfur issue is VERY common with ALL makes. I read a ton about cars and I hear it all the time.
The warm fuzzy should come to you knowing that your Dealer offered to replace without an arguement. I've dealt with lots of manufactures and Makes and many of them will argue that everything is just fine until you get very aggressive and argue and complain for a long time. It could be argued the Cataylytic converter when bad because of a bad fuel issue or sever driving etc. Applaud your dealer for NOT being contentious with you and taking care of it. Keep the faith. On our third Saab now because they take much better care of us than other dealers have.
#750 of 1081 New to me 2002 Linear Wagon
Apr 18, 2003 (5:20 am)
I bought a 2002 Linear Wagon with 12,000 miles about a month ago, after shopping for a Passat wagon for months. I have no regrets - I love everything about my Saab except for the mileage; I'm only getting 19 mpg city driving, and I'm a pretty gentle driver.
Favorites: The leather is beautiful - I haven't let my dogs in the car yet. Automatic climate control is great. Heated seats are so necessary. The Sport mode and the Winter mode work great!
I am a Saab convert, after the following ownership history: Honda Civic, Toyota Camry wagon, and Passat wagon.
#751 of 1081 Booguion
Apr 18, 2003 (5:36 am)
I love the hazelnut, but the green is even better.
#752 of 1081 RE: Mileage
Apr 18, 2003 (10:51 am)
19 mpg for city driving doesn't sound bad to me. I don't recall what the City Rating is but if your getting 19 that sould mean you'll get mid to upper 20's on the highway. Pretty good for this class really.
#753 of 1081 Questions
Apr 18, 2003 (12:40 pm)
I was hoping it would stay in the 20s, but I guess 19 isn't so bad.
Does anyone know if the sport button affects mpg significantly? In other words, should I feel guilty about using it? I would like to do my part to reduce our reliance on foreign oil.
Also, any recommendations re. reducing brake dust?
Finally, my stereo supposedly will go up in volume as my speed increases, but I haven't noticed that working. Any thoughts? I went through the process to turn this function on, but no changes.
#754 of 1081 RE: Questions
Apr 18, 2003 (7:43 pm)
Well.. your looking at City Mileage.. 19 is good for city I think.
You mentioned that your driving conservatively.. so.. using the Sport Mode is of no use really. Yes, it will effect mileage. In sport mode your holding a gear longer for higher RPM's and down shifting sooner.. again.. higher RPM's. I'd say only use it when you want to drive more aggressively and aren't concerned with mileage as much.
The Automatic Volume is a feature you can turn on and off. I haven't looked at ours lately so I can't tell you without looking it up on how to turn it on or off. I will say this... even when it's in use.. you don't really notice the adjustments.. that's kinda the point. It's supposed to adjust higher so you can still hear the music. More of a seamless thing you don't notice.. you should just notice that you can still hear the sound without having to manually turn up the volume everytime you get on the freeway.
I'm not sure this feature is all that great or not. I don't notice it.. Probably because it's working just as it should... who knows?
One feature you do want turned on is the "Loud" setting. Sorry but you'll have to look in the book for this too. Again I don't have it committed to memory. This feature effects the Sub for a richer sound. In the off setting the system is not nearly as good.
The sound system is decent but I think Dissapointing in the way you have to open the book everytime you want to change settings like these. I'm not sure why they can't just put a simple on/off switch for this one... Ugh.
Hope your enjoying your Saab.
#755 of 1081 saab vs. Volvo suv
Apr 19, 2003 (2:17 pm)
After reading this site and others for 2+ years I finally committed and placed a deposit today for a 9.5 aero wagon. I loved the Volvo suv but the poor gas mileage, underpowered performance and less than optimal service at my Volvo dealer made the final decision easy. I hope my "new swede" will be as stellar and go 190K+ on the original clutch (german vehicles other than for the W8 were never seriously in the running). What is the feeling and experience in regard to synthetic oil? After one month, after the break in, Castrol vs. Saab (Mobil one)? thanks.
#756 of 1081 RE: Oil
Apr 20, 2003 (1:20 pm)
New Saabs come witha Semi-Synthetic. They recommend continued use of this. IMO a Synthetic is not needed for most of us in a car like the Saab. But.. you do have the Aero... if your planning lots of aggressive driving, I suppose it couldn't hurt.