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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#1319 of 2237 Red Aero in Mass.
Jan 14, 2003 (6:07 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 (9:13 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 (3:48 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 (6:08 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 (9:21 am)
"Saabs are more durable than son in laws"
Jan 17, 2003 (5:12 pm)
My last Saab was an '85 900S...non turbo but I enjoyed every mile...
Jan 18, 2003 (11:23 am)
I was looking at a '02 Aero with 5,000 miles, priced at just under $30K, this sites TMV says FMV is in the $28K range from a private party. Car appears perfect. $30K too much?
#1326 of 2237 $30K is about right
Jan 20, 2003 (7:37 am)
Its a starting point but seems to be pretty close to what they're going for. Without knowing all the details you might want to shoot for $29K. That way everyone goes home happy.
Jan 20, 2003 (10:37 am)
Its loaded, and you can't tell it from a zero miles car. I did some research, and there were 5 low mileage aeros that went through dealer auctions in the 4th quarter, and averaged $30,500...so I'm thinking I'm gonna pull the trigger.
#1328 of 2237 $30K not bad
Jan 21, 2003 (4:16 am)
I'd say you're in a good price range for an '02 Aero. The only concern is that those cars are former loaners (they call them "executive cars", which makes it sound like some Saab VP drove them). You never know what you'll see long term until you start to drive it. That said, you'll get the balance of the warranty so everything during that time will be covered. My last car was a leased '00 9-5 SE loaner that had 8.8K miles. I drove it 50K more in less than 3 yrs, and never had a problem other than the common '00 issues - all of which were covered. Last month, with it out of warranty and over on miles (and deals so good) I decided to turn it in early to buy a new '02 Aero (see my earlier posts). So you should be ok. Remember: it's a well-proven, high-performance $40-42K car for nearly one-third off. Gotta like that
BTW - what color?