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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#1212 of 2237 Response to several messages
Oct 28, 2002 (12:55 pm)
Have a 2001 with 35K, 4 Dr. 9.5 SE.
Yes, Saab has certified plan, same as BMW with 6 yr. and 75 (or 100) from in service date. Changed it effective 2002 models to match BMW, Audi and Merc., V-6 engine is very reliable, have not heard of any problems except noisy power steering gear. Re: 1999 vs. 2000 V6, unchanged, some changes in 2002 Model.
Have driven both 170 and 185 HP (believe those are correct but could be off) smaller turbos and newer (2001) version much sweeter engine.
#1213 of 2237 Replacement Tires - 2000 95
Nov 06, 2002 (6:39 pm)
I need to replace 2 of my Michelin MXV4's. I only have 7 months to the end
of my lease and I would appreciate more economical alternatives to mix with
the 2 almost new remaining MXV4's. Any ideas would be appreciated.
#1214 of 2237 what are you paying for your 9-5
Nov 07, 2002 (10:36 am)
I am interested to learn what people are paying for 03 9-5 Aeros (wagon or sedan) with touring package. I have a 2000 9-5 SE and considering the Aero among other cars.
#1215 of 2237 Condensation in Xenon Lamps on '02 Aero
Nov 07, 2002 (9:29 pm)
Just went out to admire my brand new Aero in freezing temps and noticed condensation in both headlights. Any reason for concern?
Nov 08, 2002 (11:10 pm)
Ya may want to read the contract or call SFSC just to make sure they won't balk when the car is returned with mismatching tires. Some leasing companies don't like that.
A number of 9-5 owners have had good luck with the Yokohama Avid V4 as they're good quality and affordable.
#1217 of 2237 Canadian Saabs
Nov 10, 2002 (4:53 pm)
In reading "
#1194 of 1203 How's the reliability in '99 9-5 SE V6s? by bszeto", where in Canada, or the USA, does one find a clean used 9-5? I'm looking for the V6 Turbo and there seems to be few of them as mentioned in the message shown above. I'm looking west of the Rockies on either side of the border.
#1218 of 2237 What to do about TSB's and potential 99 9-5 SE purchase
Nov 11, 2002 (9:31 am)
There is an independant local dealer with 2 1999 9-5's. One is an SE with 35k miles and the other is the base with the 2.3T with 28k miles and both are listed on the internet for $18k. I drove by after hours and the SE is nice, nice, nice. I have been trying to educate myself here and at saabnet. Is a TSB a recall in which the Saab dealer is required to fix. I looked at the TSB guide here on Edmunds and am wondering what these mean. I have heard about the ECU TSB, but i don't understand how and what I should do regarding it.
#1219 of 2237 Replacement tires
Nov 11, 2002 (1:08 pm)
You mentioned that 2 of the tires are in almost new condition. If this is the case, just purchase 2 mxv4's. If all 4 tires are a brand and model match, you shouldnt have any problems returning to the lease company.
You could also look into replacing all 4 with something like Bridgstone 950's. I did that with my last 9-5 and loved the tires. I'm not sure if 4 950's would be cheaper than 2 mxv4's but worth a look I'd say.
Nov 11, 2002 (1:41 pm)
does the 99 9-5 model come with a limited slip differential?
Nov 11, 2002 (2:21 pm)
Anyone out there, besides me, wondering if its worth the extra cash to move "up" to 9-5 vs 9-3? Space, options, etc. seem very similar; at least when other two 9-3 models arrive in '03.
I haven't made final car decision to replace my current one but this lack of contrast seems apparent to me.