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#1960 of 2237 Aero Tire Problems
Aug 30, 2005 (6:14 pm)
I've got a 2001 9-5 Aero. I've had three sets of tires on it and each one set has cupped noticeably on the inside edge. The car was bought Certified Used from a dealer and had Kumho Ecsta tires on it. Once they got badly cupped,and wanting some all season capability, a tire dealer recommended Toyo Proxses. They were badly cupped after 20,000k. I then put on Avons and they are cupping after 12,000 miles. The cars has had alignments with each new set of tires, and once in between. They are rotated every 5,000 miles and rebalanced every 10,000. Shocks and other suspension components have been checked, and are all OK.
At one point the dealer told me that tires with large outside tread blocks seemed to have this problem on the rear of the Areo. The Kumhos and teh Toyos were like this, so I tried the Avons. Now they say the only tires they recommend that they know work are Michilins. I've never had great luck with Michilins as far as traction, and they seem very pricey. (about $800 for 4). I seems pecular to me that Saab designed a car that can only use one brand of tire.
Has anybody else experienced this problem or have any advice.
#1962 of 2237 2006 9-5 Question
Sep 05, 2005 (8:12 am)
does anyone know if the 06 9-5 freshening will include side curtain airbags front and rear?
#1963 of 2237 Re: Aero Tire Problems [mickk]
Sep 06, 2005 (5:56 pm)
The Michelin cost exageration diminishes the force of your argument: four Michelins from the Tire Rack or some other mail order company in no way approaches $800. Maybe $630 but not $800. Check out the ads in Road & Track and Car & Driver and enjoy tax free purchasing.
#1964 of 2237 Interior shot of new 2006 9-5
Sep 09, 2005 (5:59 pm)
#1965 of 2237 Another pic of new 2006 9-5
Sep 09, 2005 (6:04 pm)
Sep 10, 2005 (7:42 am)
Questions about my 2000 SAAB 95 2.3T: I have about 91K on the car right now. I bought the car at 85k. Soon after I bought the car the engine light and the TCS light came on. I replaced the DI and also had a tune up. Lights are still on. It seems like the car is idling rough to me at times and sometimes hard to start. I love this car and don't want to give it up.. The car rides just fine once it starts going... Also, the cars seems to drink alot of antifreeze.... Any feedback on the problems I may have before I take it to the dealer???????
#1967 of 2237 Re: Another pic of new 2006 9-5 [aeronaut]
Sep 19, 2005 (4:08 pm)
HERES A LINK WITH 14 PICS OF NEW 9-5 Aero:
What a shame they couldnt of just done the tunning. The new rear end looks like an Avalon that matted with a Deville! Could they of made the rear park assist look any more like it came off an Escalade? It was so nice when it was hidden in the black trim piece.
#1968 of 2237 Re: Hello and... [L8_Apex]
Sep 20, 2005 (5:29 pm)
2001 Saab 9-5 randomly won't start. Has a mind of it's own. The dealer has replaced everything including the security system that might have to do with the car not starting.
Typical scenario: turn key--nothing happens--call Saab Roadside for a tow--car starts as soon as it arrives at the dealer. After all kinds of testing---no clue---
Problem might happen once a month---not weather related--it's hot in Texas !!
#1969 of 2237 Gas Mileage on 9-5
Sep 21, 2005 (6:34 am)
I am in the market for a wagon. I am looking at the 9-5 arc and aero.
I drive mostly highway miles, can anyone tell me a real-world expectation of the 9-5's under these circumstances...