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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#1995 of 2237 Re: March 2006 recall for 2000-2002 9-3 and 9-5 saabs [ijg]
Nov 11, 2005 (6:48 am)
I have a 2001 9-3 and last December my car died downtown Boston at a red light. Mechanic replaced the igntition cassette. I'm getting out of this car. SInce I've bought it, the alarm mysteriously kept going on and off all day long, the ignition cassette had to be repalced, the alternator went about 6 months after the ignition cassette and a month after that the AC compressor blew. This is excluding the dented rims and brake discs/pads.
All of this on a new car with less than 35k on it. Of course it all went bad after I bought it at the time the lease was up and with no miles on it, I didn't opt for the extended warranty. Live and learn. I'll never get into a Saab again.
I'm going to call them. I have the bill for the ignition cassette-has to be related to the IDM?
#1996 of 2237 Re: March 2006 recall for 2000-2002 9-3 and 9-5 saabs [ijg]
Nov 16, 2005 (7:58 pm)
#1997 of 2237 Re: March 2006 recall for 2000-2002 9-3 and 9-5 saabs [ijg]
Nov 16, 2005 (8:04 pm)
I had both computers go out on my car with in a month. I had a fire both times that destroyed my catalytic converter also. The second time it also melted some of the wire harness on the bottom of my car. It cost me $3,000 to fix the car. I have 2001 95 with a 6 cylinder engine.
Like you I am still scared the car will catch on fire and i will be stranded somewhere.
#1998 of 2237 Re: March 2006 recall for 2000-2002 9-3 and 9-5 saabs [shannon35]
Nov 23, 2005 (8:03 am)
I had similar problems with my 2001 Saab 9-5, which we
bought 1 yr old, 6yr/100K certified. Since then ~every
2-3 months something's broken down:
-radio display x 2
-front wheel bearing
-ignition cassette : coincidentally also left me stranded
in Boston, this time on busy I-93 in rush hour
-paint peeled on front hood, fought w/ Saab for them
to repaint whole hood
-emissions components x 2
-most recently transmission problems...
we finally got sick of the car, and traded it in at a big
loss (only got 7K for it, KBB 12K, but no one would want
to buy such a lemon) --> got a new Toyota Sienna which
should provide yrs of trouble free driving. Never a
#1999 of 2237 Value of a 2000 Saab 9-5
Nov 24, 2005 (1:09 pm)
Hello, i am trying to sell a car for my Boss and i was wondering if someone could give me an idea of what i can get for it. The car is a 2000 saab 9-5. Manual trans. 21,000 miles. Mint condition. All highway miles. Garaged. Blue. CD player, sunroof, leather interior. My Boss says he only wants 14k, but he said he got it for around 65,000. Is this right? The highest Kelly blue book i can find is about 13K Is the car really not worth that much or is there soemthing else he has forgot to tell me that would make it worth more? Any assistance and or advice about selling would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#2000 of 2237 Re: Value of a 2000 Saab 9-5 [matteson]
Nov 24, 2005 (2:12 pm)
Have you checked the Edmunds Used Car Appraiser? If not that's worth a look and you might also try asking Terry (rroyce10) in our Real-World Trade-In Values discussion. Be sure to include all the necessary information that is listed above the post box.
#2001 of 2237 used prices
Nov 26, 2005 (4:30 am)
due to the engine sludge problem look at around 9.or less
even my dealer told me to forget about resale value .
it is that bad.
and the 65 figure new , b.s.
they are and have been discounted heavily since day 1
my aero 2000 listed for 44.5 and got ti for 39 dec,1999.
#2002 of 2237 Re: DI Cassette failure [avg1982]
Nov 28, 2005 (1:08 pm)
Ditto--has happened to us several times and is in the shop again. Just to add a bit more description of what happenbs to compare if this is identical situation, our car doesn't just seem to stall, but just stops--all the lights flash on and steering wheel, ignition and the gear shift lock up. We couldn't even move it into nuetral to tow it (had to get a tow truck with hydraulic lift.) When the car stalled/stopped, we could barely coast over to the side of the road to get to a safe spot. Like you, we were on a busy road and could have been rear-ended if the car behind us wasn't at a safe distance.
The first time we took it in, Saab said it was a loose battery cable. I am really pushing them this time to get to the real problem because this is incredibly dangerous.
What did you end up doing to fix?
#2003 of 2237 Lets keep some perspective....
Nov 29, 2005 (7:40 am)
We all are incredibly dependent on our cars in this high paced,go,go,go,society...so when our car lets us down we feel betrayed by the manufacturer.It seems that the majority of the posts on this(and most manufacturers)forum
are negative I'd like to point out that the Edmunds consumer rating of the '05 9-5 model is an avg.of 9.2.Acura TL,Audi A-6,and BMW 3 Series are all at the same 9.2 average and every critics poster-child for reliablilty and quality the Lexus ES-33O comes in at 9.1. Just looking to add some perspective on the big picture vs the snap-shot.
#2004 of 2237 Re: Lets keep some perspective.... [saablcp]
Nov 30, 2005 (7:06 am)
From when I bought my 2001 Saab 9-5, Consumer Reports
has downgraded engine reliability to well below
avg (see most recent CR used car guide).....consumers
know this and resale value suffers.
Big picture is that the number of negative postings for
Saab's exceeds any positive postings. This is why I
got rid of the Saab. There are plenty of other cars
out there which are more reliable with far better