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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#1998 of 2237 Re: March 2006 recall for 2000-2002 9-3 and 9-5 saabs [shannon35]
Nov 23, 2005 (9:03 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 (2:09 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 (3:12 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 (5:30 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 (2:08 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 (8:40 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 (8:06 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
#2005 of 2237 Re: Lets keep some perspective.... [wthm]
Nov 30, 2005 (11:15 am)
Consumer reports as is their norm gives you a reference but are always short on specifics.Most engine problems are with the light pressure turbo 3.0 liter V-6.something you should be aware of if used car shopping.As to new models,Saab dropped the 3.0 V-6 and only offers the 2.3 turbo I-4 in 220H.P or 250H.P. versions for '05 and a single 260H.P. version for the upcoming '06. The 2.3 liter block is an absolute war-horse for Saab,in use since the late 80's and virtually bullet-proof.
#2006 of 2237 Good price on a Aero Wagon?
Dec 01, 2005 (12:49 pm)
I have a final price of $32,025 for 2005 Parchment silver Aero Wagon. It has approximately 5500 miles (a demo-but still new car financing) and has Executive package and Sentronic auto. Is this a good price on a Aero wagon? Tax will be another $2000 or so OTD price would be $34,285 here in Texas. Even though it's a 2005, 2006 remodels will arrive at the dealership soon. Dealership is giving me over $12,000 in discounts, but I think I could pull even better price if I could wait just a bit longer...Also, is Parchment silver a popular color? I could live with the color, but I am concerned in a long run if I ever have to trade this car.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#2007 of 2237 Good Price? Hell Yes!!!
Dec 07, 2005 (12:28 pm)
Not only a good price but the fact is there are probably not even 20 '05 Aero wagons left in the country at this point.Based on the fact that Saab has a very minimal number of '05 9-5's to move it is HIGHLY unlikely that they will offer any additional subsidies on these models.If you hold off wating for that to happen it's more likely that someone will step up to the plate,buy the car and you'll lose out.The '06 has some nice design and styling changes but the best case pricing scenario would have you at $6-7K. above the '05.