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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#2050 of 2237 Just bought a CPO 9.5 Arc
Mar 06, 2006 (1:57 pm)
10 days ago I purchased a Midnight Blue 2002 CPO ARC for $17,900 with Metallic paint, Touring Package (Xenon, Park Assist and Rain Sensitive Wipers), 3 new Michelins (4th one has very little wear on it)
That year they improved safety, suspension, steering, brakes and other components. It has 42,000 on clock and 28 months left on warrenty. Pulled to L a little, they did an alighment, no charge.
With nice seats (ventilated), great sterio (did the suggested modificaions to get all the power, what a difference!) and stability control, this is a nice car for the $. I really like the Xenon lights and seats.
My other Saab, 2001 SE was a very reliable car at 80,000 miles with few problems and I expect the same with the '02.
I highly recommend the '02 and '03's over the earlier model, handles much, much better.
Jim Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
#2051 of 2237 GM supplier discount
Mar 08, 2006 (6:16 pm)
I am considering purchasing a 2006 9-5. I am entitled to GM supplier discount. What would my purchase price be if the MSRP were 38.5K?
#2052 of 2237 Re: Repair [bc92]
Mar 09, 2006 (7:52 pm)
I have the same issue. 1999, 0-5.
Replaced fuel sensor, still no good.
Drive all day, in and out.
Once in awhile it will not start, strong batt, turns over - just does not kick in.
#2053 of 2237 9-5 Inventory?
Mar 27, 2006 (7:47 am)
I am interested in looking at the 9-5, but between 3 dealers in my area, (Denver) they have a total of 7 cars between them. Does anybody know if deliveries of the '06 models are slow, or are they just selling them as fast as they get them? Thanks for any input.
Mar 29, 2006 (11:09 am)
Plenty of sedans here in Maine but not a great selection of wagons, re: 9.5's, '06's Guess wagons have caught on.
#2055 of 2237 Same Old Saab
Apr 28, 2006 (2:07 pm)
Got rid of my '99 9-5 two years ago. During its first 2 years I was back at the dealer for service 12 times in addition to the scheduled SAAB maintenance. Bought a Toyota Camry. In 2 years of driving (same number of miles in 2 years) I have only been back for scheduled maintenance, NO REPAIRS. Looking at this board after 2 years I see that Saab quality is just as bad as it always has been. These are over designed cars that are poorly built.
#2056 of 2237 To buy or not to buy
Apr 29, 2006 (5:26 pm)
Lease is up very soon on my 2 door and I am looking to get into a four door car that is fun ot drive. So far I have test driven 03 BMW 530 manuals, and 06 330 manuals. The 530 just didn't do it and while I really liked the 06 330, 40K is a hard pill ot swallow.
I have located several 03 aeros with zennons/loaded with 30-45K miles all certified for approx 19500-21500.
Really liked the auto version of this car better than the stick. With the turbo, the sport mode auto had more pep than I could coax out of it with a stick.
02-03 aero owners, what had been your reliability experience?
Thanks for your help.
May 02, 2006 (1:39 pm)
I would agree that a Toyota, just about any Toyota, will be better than any Saab, reliability wise. My friend has a '99 9.5 and she has had to replace the turbo, ignition cassette and deal with a warped head, all prior to hitting 50K in mileage. Consumer reports gives the '99 a poor reliability rating, so that is a suspect vintage. However, my '01 was great, 60K miles and only minor things the dealer took car of, except the front R wheel bearing went at 80K, but it make a racket for two weeks before I brought it in. Just bought a used '02, will see how that holds up. Anyway, as someone said, folks either love or hate Saabs. But if you want to moan, go buy an A-6, like I did, not once, but twice. Lovely vehicles but what a pain in the butt, electical issues up the yazoo.
#2058 of 2237 Re: Reliable Saab's? [pearson244]
May 02, 2006 (2:16 pm)
I am sure the Toyota is more reliable than any European brand including Saab. The trade off here is to drive something a bit more interesting than Camry or Accord or even Acura. If you are just looking for reliable transportation with good resale - then stick with the Hondas and Toyotas.
Maybe they are better now, but every time I look at new cars (sedans) I take the latest (affordable) Honda/Toyota/Nissan/Acura for a spin and they are just not for me.
#2059 of 2237 Re: Reliable Saab's? [pearson244]
May 10, 2006 (3:20 am)
Well I have been trolling this board because my 2005 six-month-old Toyota 4runner has been dead and flatbedded to the dealer since last Friday.
So despite Toyota's rep, I have had a 100% failure rate with Toyota products.
And it's a boring vehicle to drive.