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Saab 9-5, Wagon
#797 of 1081 V70 T5 or Saab Aero Wagon??
Jun 27, 2003 (6:19 am)
Saab Aero vs. Volvo V70 T5 (or 2.5T). I have been looking for a couple of months now. Tough decision, especially since Volvo has gone to scheduled maintenance at no charge for 2004. I am leaning towards the Saab but the Volvo seems like the rear cargo area is larger since the wheel wells dont intrude into the rear cargo compartment. Performance seems to be similar between the T5 and Aero. It is probably going to come down to price. Another plus with the Saab is that it doesnt carry as much of a "soccer mom" image.
Anyone else who has compared the two, I would be interested in your feedback.
#799 of 1081 Response for fauxpaws
Jul 03, 2003 (1:33 pm)
You said "Totally agree on the cupholder scandal. Where are the kids going to put their super-duper-sized electric pink strawberry "shakes?" All over the carpet so the dog can slurp up the goo! My Sheltie misses his own cup holder. Really. Now I have to lift the center console to let him sip"
You're mocking me, aren't you??????
Hey, don't get me wrong, I appreciate the pluses of my car, really. But my last car was a Sable wagon, and while it lacked in build quality, it had storage galore, I didn't feel quite so cramped and it was much smoother sailing.
Now I have a well-built car (Arc v6 wagon) but I feel a tad cramped cramped, espcially on family trips.
What's a girl to do? On the list of major life comaplaints, I grant you it's minor. But our lovely host asked us for our feedback and I gave it.
#800 of 1081 response to explorerx4 re: vibration
Jul 03, 2003 (1:38 pm)
Yeah, I had the steering wheel vibration thing checked out, and they checked the wheel weights -- all was ok. It's simply a matter of what I'm used to, which previously was a big ol' Sable wagon, and two Japanese sedans before that. Plus, I've had carpal tunnel syndrome off and on for years, so my wrists are extra sensitive. I did purchase a nice leather steering wheel cover and it adds padding and thickness and is an enormous help. I highly recommmend it, should come in especially handy on cold days.
Jul 03, 2003 (1:42 pm)
I'm a posting maniac today! I own the Arc v6 wagon. I've driven the 4 cyl sedan. I woudn't own it. Much noisier and rougher. And I don't care about cost of repairs until my warranty runs out, which won't be for another 40,000 miles.
I'd go for the v6.
Jul 05, 2003 (5:03 am)
Has anyone heard of any changes to the 2004 9-5 Sportwagon? I was at a dealer the other day and he said they should be getting 2004's in about 60-90 days. Of course he wouldnt detail any (if any) changes since he knows I am in the market. The rebate is $5k now since the 2004's are right around the corner.
#803 of 1081 Cupholders Redux & New Lineup for '04
Jul 10, 2003 (7:45 pm)
Sorry I haven't replied. Board has shown no new messages. Then I noticed 30 on the S v V thread. Plus all the new ones, including yours here. Weird.
Oh, no, there was no ad hominem attack intended, implicit or explicit. You drive an Arc wagon. That makes you A-OK in my book (as if you could care). You could have bought some honking SUV. No doubt you considered other Swedish cars. Aero drivers scoff at us Arc folks. We know we're the sensible sort. Low profile tires on the NJ Tpk/Goethals Bridge? I don't think so. 200 turbo'd horses get me into triple digits quickly enough. I need 250? Not according to my insurance agent.
No, it *is* annoying to make my daughter hold her latte while mine rests in a space age holder. And yes, my little Sheltie used to have his own cup, right next to mine, up front in the Caravan (company car). Now, when I come back to the car after picking up the newspaper at the Quickie Mart, half my latte's "missing."
My kids are grown. I've been through the melted crayons on the carpet stuff. I..."identify." Now it's nice to keep things nice and simple, all Swedish modern-like. Time to give an extra coat of wax. I miss the kids. But how 'bout that center channel on the Harmon Kardon sound system?
BTW, word *is* out on the changes to the Saab lineup for '04. Linear only in wagon form. V6 will be dropped in the Arc, to be replaced with a 2.3L 220hp t, and down the road with the "GM Global 6," an aluminum number they're going to use in Cadillacs, Saabs, et. al..
PS: To view the normal inhabitants of my car: http://www.pbase.com/fauxpaws/nikon_880
Jul 11, 2003 (3:53 am)
You have a beutiful dog. Looks almost exactly like our sheltie.
Jul 11, 2003 (5:36 am)
Ask and ye shall receive - the changes for 2004 9-5's:
Most notably, the Arc will be dropping the V-6 and switching to the same 2.3t 4-cylinder engine used by the other two designs. However, it produces 220hp, which is apparently the "Goldilocks" amount of turbo charging between the Linear and the Aero.
Jul 11, 2003 (6:59 am)
Has anyone seen any pics of the 04 9-5 Aero? If so, could you post a link?