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Saab 9-5, Sedan
Aug 07, 2003 (11:21 am)
I drove both the 4 and 6 and I preffered the 6 (auto trans). 6 is a much smoother engine....the 4 cyl was a bit buzzy and the torque of the 6 (vs the 4) meant that there was less downshifting. I leased my Arc 3.0t so I don't care about resale value in 2006...Saab's problem.
There are some killer deals right now on 2003s..OMG....$6K to $7K off MSRP on window stickers...who knows what you'll get if you negotiate. I would have waited until Aug to buy mine but the 3.0t Wagon was the last one they had so I bit the bullet (still had $5K off sticker). I really don't think I would have bought the 4cyl at all.
My intel says that the 2004 arcs get a 225hp version of the 4 cyl; so they will have more power than the linear to help justify their price.
I drove a 325 wagon and prefered the Saab. Feels much roomier overall and $3K less.
#1510 of 2237 Front end noise, 2003 Linear
Aug 07, 2003 (12:52 pm)
Thanks Robb...it may be the same clunk in steering column. I am back to dealer for drive with tech tomorrow.
As a Subaru owner I automatically go to Edmunds, I forgot about the other Saab cite.
Aug 08, 2003 (5:32 am)
Funny, I have a Subaru, too. I'm a regular at both Edmunds' Subaru topics and the 'other Saab site'
#1512 of 2237 TIRE WEAR----60,000 MILES PLUS
Aug 09, 2003 (1:20 pm)
i got 61,000 miles out of my original michelins 17 inch tires on my aero and still had another 2/32 of wear left or about 5 to 8,ooo miles.
i do a lot of hiway tires at 80 mph plus and still got this wear.
heat is what kills these tires ,and low pressure ,below 41 does them no good.
now,when these tires/aero cars first got here a lot of consumers complained about the harshness of the ride,so, saab brought the tire pressure down.........this is what kills these tires.
i think the trick is that i run them at 41 psi and rotate them once a year only.
read the owners manual and you will note that they do recommend higher press. for heavy loads and hi speeds............ but if you read the tire sidewall for press. info . you will note that you can go to 41 plus......
and,by the way ,you will not get the "overinflation " abnormal tire wear at these pressures.the tires ,low profile ,are made for higher press. than normal.
#1513 of 2237 RE: ffb
Aug 09, 2003 (1:42 pm)
Well.. if you say you got over 60K on your 17" Tires... I'll believe you.
I can maybe agree that increasing pressure on these will increase life.
But.. the once a year tire rotation is not a correct statement to make. Time has nothing to do with increasing the life of your tires... It is the MILES.
How many miles are you putting on these tires before you rotate them at the end of a years time?
#1514 of 2237 Fuel Spill Problem
Aug 12, 2003 (11:03 am)
I have a 9-5 V6 Wagon. A couple of weeks ago the 'check engine' light came on. I brought it to the dealer who replaced some valve somewhere and sent me on my way. The next day, the light was back on as I drove out my driveway on a long trip. Over the course of the next week, while filling the tank, gas started to drip from the fuel pipe leading to the fuel tank. The drip turned into a gush.
It's back at the dealer's now getting fixed.
Has anyone else heard of a serious fuel leak like this?
#1515 of 2237 Fuel Leak
Aug 13, 2003 (6:33 am)
Ouch! Never heard that one yet. Glad you caught it before it became a real problem. That situation can be dangerous.
There are literlally hundreds of things that can cause the Check Engine lights to come on in all modern cars. The most common and simplest is from not tightening your Gas Cap. Yours is probably the most dangerous. Shame the dealer didn't catch that.
#1516 of 2237 Has anyone replaced the LED diplay?
Aug 13, 2003 (8:04 am)
My car is still under warranty. A couple of columns on the LED (for radio/temp controls/etc) are out. It's not a big deal, but has anyone had it replaced under warranty for this simple reason?
#1517 of 2237 LED Display
Aug 13, 2003 (9:28 am)
The LED display (commonly known as the SID, or Saab Information Display) is known to lose pixels due to the failure of adhesive on an internal contact strip.
If yours is still under warranty, go for a replacement at the dealer. It should be covered.
For those of you out of warranty and are competent DIY'ers you can remove the SID and repair the defect without having to spring for a new one. Check the following link: http://www.users.waitrose.com/~randmwilliams/
#1518 of 2237 RE: LED Display
Aug 13, 2003 (10:52 am)
Thanks, Rob. I will get it fixed when I send it in for other work. Nice job on the work-around though. Thanks for posting it.