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#923 of 1081 Saab 9-5 seat memory settings
Jul 15, 2005 (12:06 pm)
Perhaps I am totally unique to this opinion, but since my husband purchased his 9-5 in 2004, the memory settings on the mirrors have not worked properly. After no less than 4 visits to our dealership, we got the passenger's side mirror to recognize the 2nd setting. Still no movement in the driver's side mirror when changing from driver 1 setting to driver 2. Finally, the service rep conferred with a mechanic with puzzled looks and the owner's manual out, and told me, "Eureka! your problem is solved!" Seems the driver's door must be open (not a crack but quite open) to make the mirror move to the 2nd setting. I asked the service manager, "Is it me or does this sound counter-intuitive?". On the occasion that I get to drive my spouse's car, I would like to sit down, press 2 and have my seats and mirrors conduct themselves to my personal settings. I WOULD NOT LIKE to have to keep my door ajar while this takes place. I WOULD LIKE to see the mirror setting itself so I can see if it is correctly placed. He explained to me that the logic for having the door open is that after one driver's is finished using the vehicle, he/she would have the courtesy to change the seat settings as a courtesy for the next driver as he EXITS the car, i.e. with the door open!
Please, someone enlighten me.
#924 of 1081 Re: 9-5 fuel economy [fmarti]
Jul 16, 2005 (10:44 pm)
I have an '04 Aero wagon automatic and get 21.0 avg. Lots of stop and go on the LA Fwys. Road trips average about 24.0 - maybe more.
#925 of 1081 9-5 Wagon Trim Level?
Jul 20, 2005 (7:56 am)
Thinking of buying a new wagon, and wondering if I could get some feedback on Trim level...is the Aero worth the extra money? Any other options that that you wish you didn't get or wish you did get? Any and all feedback on the decision is appreciated.
#926 of 1081 Arc v6 wagon mileage, tires, etc.
Jul 22, 2005 (10:43 pm)
My '02 arc v6 gets about 17.5 city and up to 29 freeway on the road out to Palm Springs. Very respectable. FYI, I just changed out my original Michelin Energy tires for some new Kelly Platnium tires. What a difference in ride quality! Granted, my old tires were darn near bare, but the Kellys really add some nice cushion to the ride. I've always been annoyed by how much I feel and hear the road in my Saab (from the day I bought it) and these new tires are really nice and quiet.
#927 of 1081 Re: Saab 9-5 seat memory settings [saabspouse]
Jul 23, 2005 (2:06 pm)
we had an '01 9-5, but turned it in in march of '04.
my 'memory' might be kind of fuzzy, but aren't the memory seat controls actually on the seat?
what i would do, is after someone drives your car, press your memory button before you get in(with the door open). if they reset it for you, you are all set. otherwise the it will adjust for you. does this help?
#928 of 1081 should i use the premium gas?
Aug 01, 2005 (1:35 am)
I just bought a SAAB 95 sport wagon AERO. Is this necessary to use the premium gas?
#929 of 1081 premium gas
Aug 24, 2005 (8:15 pm)
Yes, it hurts but your gas mileage will be better with the premium gas, so the extra cost is often a wash. Also with the Aero, I would give that engine the premium fuel to keep your chance of any pinging to a minimum. I Have a Toyota Avalon also, same deal, Honda S2000, again same deal.
#930 of 1081 Re: should i use the premium gas? [aero]
Sep 24, 2005 (8:19 pm)
as an engineer I would think the use of higher than 87 octane would be a complete waste of money...unless a) you have to drive up gigantic hills everyday or b) drive like you are in a race constantly...I believe the aero has a slightly higher pressure turbo than the linear so the fuel may tend to ignite "earlier", this is the knock referred to as a ping...this can be corrected in 99% of all engines requiring premium by simply accelerating softer...also fyi nearly every computer controlled ignition system sold on the market today has a knock or "ping" sensor mounted on the engine block, when preignition is detected the DI module retards the spark to prevent early ignition...what all this means is you have to try really hard to get your car to knock...the difference in power & hence mpg of 93 over 87 is at best 2 to 3%...I run 87 in my linear and have never had a problem
#931 of 1081 Re: should i use the premium gas? [tondog1]
Sep 26, 2005 (10:28 am)
As a SAAB sales representative I find it helpful to try and keep a reference library
addressing many of the questions that my customers raise.As to the effect on performance of regular vs. premium fuel on the 9-5 Aero,the effect is significantly greater than you propose.An article in Car and Driver in 2001 dyno tested the Aero using premium and regular fuels.The Trionic engine management system dialed down the power by 9.8%,almost 25 H.P.on an '05 model,performance at the track(acceleration tests) was down 10.1%. Your Linear does not require premium to deliver peak performance,any Aero will run fine but at a noticeably reduced level of performance.
#932 of 1081 6 cyl coming back, in 9-5?
Oct 12, 2005 (5:53 pm)
Saab is coming back with another six, at least I know its coming in the 9-3 combi wagon. Not the same engine as the 9-5 SE/ARC V6. Not sure if its going to be in the 06 9-5 which looks great before the major overhaul of the model. Saabs always go with a model for 8-10 years, I don't know why people bitch about this.
I had a new 99 9-5 SE V6, best car ever, less problems than the 04 Avalon I replaced it with. Yes, Saab had less problems than an Avalon. Better gas mileage also.
Now I am buying my 4th Saab (Aero Wagon) to replace a Suburban. I don't know why everyone freaks with a 4 banger with Saab. They are bullet proof engine's and if you didn't lift the hood, you would think you had a 6 or small 8. Whats wrong with 30mpg on the highway with a car as large as a 9-5? Perfect high gas car IMO. People who complain about Saabs 4 cyl, don't know Saabs or have driven them. Look on ebay, look at the 4 cyl Saabs with over 100K miles, pretty good. Saab is not BMW or Mercedes, but hey, we didn't pay that price. For a low 30K car, its a good safe, "different from the crowd" car.