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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#1892 of 2237 new (well, almost new) '01 V6!!
May 15, 2005 (7:43 pm)
just sold my 1995 900s with original clutch (with 295kms, that's right, 184Kmiles!) and bought a 2001 95 V6 with 30000miles; black on tan .. gorgeous!! It's very close to a dream car!!! The interior and exterior is flawless. What a step up..
I recently spent over 6000$cdn (4000$US) on my old 900 just keeping it on the road.. so happy to be rid of it.
Any tips out there on some of the things I should do with my new 01?... ie. PREVENTATIVE maintenance (such as changing the spark plugs often to save the IDM?)? What else should I be watching for? What about rust-proofing.. my old 900 was getting unbearable.. the bottom of all the doors were rusting... did Saab do any changes to slow the oxidation process of the metals?
thanks in advance...
#1893 of 2237 Re: DI Cassette failure [duhey2]
May 16, 2005 (4:55 pm)
This has happened to me 3 times on my Saab 95 (1999)----Dec 2003, May 2004 and today....just stalls...once onthe highway luckily was heavy traffic so no one hit me....no warning...engine lite comes on and stops....should we write into NHTSA's Office of Defects to complain not sure how the process works with them..
#1894 of 2237 di cassette
May 17, 2005 (2:02 pm)
because of this web site i learned many years ago of potential problems with the di cassette.
as a result ,and just in case , i purchased a di from the internet ,for $210.
and ,i carry it in my trunk . i use the car for long trips and do not want to be at the mercy of a dealer $ 600. for the di is a rip-off because it takes less than 20 minutes ,if , to change this item.
mine is a 2000 aero
#1895 of 2237 SAAB ENGINE FAILURES
May 23, 2005 (10:16 am)
just got a letter from saab saying that they now guarantee my engine ,a 2003 aero 4 for 8 years unlimited mileage provide that i have done all services ,which i have ,above and beyond.
changed my oil/filter every 2500 to 3000 miles and transmission fluid every 5 or 6,000 miles.
but when the warranty expired i threw out all the oil purchase receipts
i did my own work most od the time ,but the dealer did a good portion so maybe i am ok. just have to get all receipts from the dealer.
car is now 6 years old and 80,000 miles .
thought that saab built good cars.........major disappointment.
#1896 of 2237 9-5 - 2.3 Crankcase Vent Bulletin Denouncement....
May 31, 2005 (4:18 pm)
Now Saab Says not to Upgrade Crank Vent! Bulletin.htm<NEW (12/2004)
NEW 9-5 Crankcase Vent / Oil Leak si210-2417.pdf <NEW (10/2003)
9-5 Crankcase Ventilation / Oil Leak fix .pdf <OLD (2002)
I had this service preformed by SAAB Dealer in Feb 2005 - $409.00
DO-NOT-DO bulletin issued by SAAB in 12/2004
Do you think Dealer should refund my money since they SHOULD have
had knowledge this was to be immediately stopped by order of SAAB
and any previously done procedure reversed if demanded by customer.?
What Say ye? - Accsell
#1897 of 2237 An eye on 2003 9-5...
Jun 06, 2005 (5:12 am)
I'm considering a 2003 9-5 (4 cyl, 71K miles) as a potential candidate in my search for a newer (and a bit nicer) vehicle. My primary goal is to drive whatever car I select another 100+K miles and enjoy it. I've seen many of the criticisms around the repair history of the European cars, but I'm really taken with the styling. And I like the bit of luxury they offer, too.
So...beyond the normal maitenance just what do I need to be aware of when looking at this car? (Or is the "normal" maitenenace enough to be scared away?...) And what should I be expecting at 71K miles and beyond?
I have no history with Saab at all, so anything you can offer would certainly be appreciated.
Jun 09, 2005 (5:51 pm)
all i can say is based on my experience is to stay away from saab after 50,000 miles.
i am going on 85,000 miles no major problems but with this new engine oil deal --read above --and what i have heard ,i suggest that you think before you buy
#1899 of 2237 SPYSHOT 2006 9.5
Jun 15, 2005 (7:44 am)
Spyshot of 2006 update to 9-5. Real or photoshop?
Jun 15, 2005 (7:49 am)
Pic of my Aero
#1901 of 2237 Re: What about it then? [cwmozart]
Jun 16, 2005 (5:14 pm)
I'm about to turn 100k on on a 01 95 Aero that I bought as a certified used with 33k in 03. I get great service from Just Saab in Fairfield, OH, the car has been almost faultless, and where else can you ge that performance and 30+ mpg on the interstate?