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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#1315 of 2237 Re: decision time
Jan 13, 2003 (6:33 am)
As far as snow tires on a 9-5, you will need them only if you go with the Aero, which comes with high-performance 'dry pavement' tires. The Linear and Arc come with all-season tires which will handle the snow better.
Regarding long-term reliability, probably NO other car will beat the Lexus. On the other hand, Saab has become one of the most reliable of all the European cars. Most of the consumer groups (J.D. Power, Kiplinger, Consumer Union) give the recent years' 9-5 exceptional marks for overall reliability. Model year 1999 had quite a few electrical recalls but the marque has improved significantly since then.
We're approaching the one-year mark on our 2002 9-5 - have had no significant problems and have truly enjoyed driving this fine vehicle.
Jan 13, 2003 (8:32 am)
"There are 1297 post before yours, do a search"....just what a person wants to do is spend a couple of days pooring through 1297 of Saab owners arguing.
I can scan thru a 20-post block in about 10 seconds. That's 120 post per minute or about 11 minutes of searching. No need to read every single post to find what you're interested in.
This webstring needs to be split up into useful information.
I agree that the search capability of WebX could be better. But it is what it is. This ain't your local library where you can just ask someone if they have books on a certain subject. People need to do their own research and just posting a question and sitting back waiting for answers is not research.
Jan 13, 2003 (12:07 pm)
The Advanced Search is really a very easy way to find posts within a discussion. Have you tried it bretfraz? It's relatively new.
If you have other questions of this nature tricitysam, drop me an email.
Jan 13, 2003 (8:36 pm)
Does anyone have an idea of how much the cost will be for the 30,000 mile and 50,000 servicing?
#1319 of 2237 Red Aero in Mass.
Jan 14, 2003 (7:07 am)
I actually live in Eastern Mass., not far from Boston on the North Shore. Although I got fair prices in person from 128 Saab in Wakefield and a reasonable phone quote from Village Saab in Acton, I ended up buying from Saab Nashua North. They have an extensive inventory and move a fair number of vehicles. Check out their web site for info (www.saabnashuanorth.com); they still have a few 02s left, but not many. (my 2002 model was still up on the site last week). If you decide to go there please let me know first and I'll put your name on a referral form they give all buyers. If you buy I get a small bonus.
By the way, I like the red a lot now that I've driven her 500 miles. Good luck.
Jan 16, 2003 (10:13 pm)
In reading web site lit on the Saab 9-5 Aero, does it have an "outside temp" display anywhere??
#1321 of 2237 Feature Answer
Jan 17, 2003 (4:48 am)
Re: Outside Temp Reading - YES - displayed on the SID (Saab Info Display) just above the radio. The SID lets you scroll thru different info, (trip mileage, avg speed, avg mpg, distance to empty, more ...) Usually ours is left at the date/time/temp display.
Jan 17, 2003 (7:08 am)
Thanks for the response, glad that you are happy with your new Saab, no doubt you will enjoy it for many years to come. I had my last Saab for 11 years ('95 900S) and my son-in-law (now my ex son in law) drove it for another 4, guess you might conclude Sabbs are more durable than son in laws.
I am about 6 to 8 weeks away from a purchase, 02's will no doubt be gone by then, so I will be looking at the 03's.
I have bookmarked your response and if I go to NH,
I will contact you first.
Thanks for the information and good luck with the Aero.
Jan 17, 2003 (10:21 am)
"Saabs are more durable than son in laws"
Jan 17, 2003 (6:12 pm)
My last Saab was an '85 900S...non turbo but I enjoyed every mile...