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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#1433 of 2237 SAAB RELIABILITY
May 14, 2003 (4:44 am)
I own a 1996 9000CS with 130,000 miles and a new 9-5 Aero with less than 1,000 miles. I have had the 9000 for about three years. If it was problematic, I would not have stayed with SAAB's I love the way the 9000 drives, handles, its storage capacity, and the excellent gas mileage. My Aero is three times better than the 9000. I just took a road trip and got 400 miles on a tank of gas. The Aero is a dream. Having owned a Mercedes 190 & 300, a BMW 740IL, and a Jag X-type I am some what familiar with luxury cars. The Aero is by far the most performance vehicle you can purchase within a reasonable price range. In normal drive mode the car is nice, but in Sports Mode its awesome, to say the least. It flys like a rocket! Its a four door porsche in sheeps clothing. EDMUNDS.COM has a site where you can compare the Aero vs BMW 530I. The Aero wins hands down in the comparison. Its roomier, has more standard features, and costs thousands less. For the gentleman considering a used 9-5. Consider the 2002 as SAAB claims to have made over 1,000 improvements to the car that year. Good Luck!
PS- CAN'T WAIT TO GO TO THE AERO ACADEMY IN GEORGIA.
May 14, 2003 (7:44 am)
guga - I don't have any personal experience with Saabs (though I may soon) but CR rates them considerably above BMW and way above Audi on reliability. Personally, I don't consider a mechanics opinion to be much more valuable than personal anecdotes. They have experience with a relatively small number of cars and could be motivated to unfair interpretation of their "data".
That said, I'm kind of in the same position you are. I was very impressed by my short test drive in a 9-5 Aero but am still a little nervous about giving up the flawless reliability I have experienced with my Japanese cars.
#1435 of 2237 How Much for an Aero Wagon??
May 15, 2003 (9:40 am)
I am another newbie to the forum and after driving Audi, BMW and MBE320 wagons, I have decided to purchase a 9-5 Aero Wagon. I have not made the deal yet and I am trying to find out what others have paid for Aero Wagons recently. I know they currently have $4,000 cash back for purchase, but has anyone been able to do any better than that? Option include Touring Package, Metalic Paint, Auto and maybe Ventilated Seats. Any info is appreciated.
#1436 of 2237 Re: How Much . . .
May 15, 2003 (10:18 am)
Take another $500 off for Saab Loyalty if you currently have a Saab.
Also, negotiate the cash back discount off of the invoice, not MSRP.
May 15, 2003 (11:30 am)
trapper - Where do you see a $4000 cash back offer? It's not on Edmunds, the Saab site or the GM site.
#1438 of 2237 $4000 Cash Back + 0% Financing
May 15, 2003 (1:59 pm)
Can you combine the $4000 Cash back with the 0% or is it one or the other?
May 15, 2003 (2:45 pm)
I haven't found anything talking about $4000 cash back, only 0% financing. A few months ago there was a $3000 cash back OR 0% financing deal but the cash back appears to have gone away.
#1440 of 2237 Cash is there
May 15, 2003 (4:22 pm)
I've checked the various GM incentive pages on a regular basis over the last year or so and for some reason the Aero and Arc incentives are NEVER posted although they are available.
Dealers I've spoken with confirm there are incentives. Every Sunday the Chicago Tribune also lists the $4,000 Aero and Arc incentive right there with the Linear.
They DO exist.
May 15, 2003 (5:44 pm)
where are the GM Incentives posted?
#1442 of 2237 go to your library
May 15, 2003 (6:05 pm)
Look for a magazine called Automotive News. Its the automaker's industry primary publication. In the back they list all incentives on all cars nationwide. That's where the Trib gets their info.
Do a net search for GMfamilysavings.com or something like that.