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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#2114 of 2237 Re: 2003 9-5 - considering purchasing at end of lease [markian]
Dec 05, 2006 (6:44 am)
I bought my 01 9-5 at the end of its 3 yr lease. I did not get any additional warranty (still had 1 yr left on original warranty). Sold it about a year and half later with 92,000 km (off warranty at that time) - no problems with the car post warranty and no serious problem while under warranty. When I bought mine, the dealers used prices were typically a few thousand higher than my residual price.
The only advice I have is to watch the depreciation - depending on where in Canada you live. If you plan to buy and keep the car long term then it is likely a good decision - you know the history and what comparable car are you going to get for $19K with such low mileage - none I bet?
As I miss my Saab, I have been on the lookout for another 9.5 wagon (preferaby aero, but not new) and have seen a couple 2002 linear wagons for under $20k (one with 50,000 kn, one with 80,000). But used prices vary widely across the country.
BTW, I sold my 01 linear sedan in spring of 05 for $16,000 with 92,000 km (no tax). A fair price compared to the market.
#2115 of 2237 Is this a good deal?
Jan 16, 2007 (8:26 pm)
I am interested in purchasing my first SAAB due to it's safety record. Can you tell me if you think this is a good deal. 2003 9-5 with 41,000 miles $15,900.
From my untrained eye it appears to be in Excellent Condition.
Available at a dealership and is Certifiable for an additional $1,000. However, this will only give me an additional 22 months on the warranty.
#2116 of 2237 ABS Control Module - New, Used, or Refurbished
Jan 20, 2007 (5:57 pm)
I have a 2000 Saab 9-5 that is possibly in need of a ABS Control Module. The dealership quoted me a price of $2,500.00. It seems that I can get a used, or possibly refurbished one for between $200-$300.
Labor cost for installation is $300.
It seems worth trying a used or refurbished part.
Does anyone have any recommendations? I'd greatly appreciate some advice.
#2117 of 2237 Re: Is this a good deal? [3rddeg]
Jan 23, 2007 (8:01 am)
What model is it? If it is the ARC or and Aero, I would consider it a good deal, although I would go with the warrenty. A Linear, well, IMO, not quite as nice. Let me know what you decided. Both ARC and Aero's that year came with ventilated seats, nice feature. Look for Touring package too, with Xenon lights, back-up sensors and auto window wipers. My experience is dealers don't seem to charge any more for the Touring Option, and it is nice.
#2118 of 2237 Re: ABS Control Module - New, Used, or Refurbished [jscottk]
Feb 05, 2007 (8:06 pm)
I can't speak for Saab's but I had a similar problem on my GMC Sierra. The ABS control module went out and the dealer wanted $700.00 for a new one and $700 to put it in. I decided to try and fix it myself.
1. The car ran fine without it.
2. I didn't have to deal with any brake lines. It was an electric only module so it was easy to remove.
3. I fixed it myself. One of the FET's inside of the control module went bad. I ordered a sample from the vendor and put it in. (The part was probably $2.50 but it was not available.) I put it back together and tested it out. Works great and the ABS light went out. Bottom line is your average TV repair man could have fixed it. I would go with the refurb. Mine has been working since 2002.
#2119 of 2237 Saab 95 trunk lid lights
Feb 11, 2007 (3:28 pm)
The break lights and turn signal lights work, they are not mounted on the trunk lid. The reverse lights and second set of brake lights on the trunk lid do not work. I replaced the bulbs. The only thing I have recently done is remove the fuse for the security system. This system was not working properly, alarm going off by itself. Any ideas on why the 4 bulbs on the trunk lid would not work?
#2120 of 2237 Re: Saab 95 trunk lid lights [tourney9000]
Feb 11, 2007 (6:05 pm)
Thanks Wendel - I'm going to follow your suggestion and have someone look at the module for shorts, as opposed to replacing the whole unit.
#2121 of 2237 I think my car has it out for me!
Mar 01, 2007 (8:16 pm)
I have recently took my car to get an oil change and the battery tested.. had that done, got the new battery/.put gas in it after two weeks( have been gone) and as soon as I started the car up .. the check ingine light started to blink and the car started to putter! what is wrong with this car>????taking it to the shop AGAIN.. for the six time in six months! I had a loose wire for the wipes, the crank ensor replaced, a box thingy, new tires, new brakes, and now this! will it ever end???
#2122 of 2237 Re: I think my car has it out for me! [kararowbury]
Mar 01, 2007 (10:48 pm)
As for the check engine light after a fill-up. A loose gas cap can cause this, oddly enough.
#2123 of 2237 Re: 2006 9-5 Spyshots [blckislandguy]
Mar 03, 2007 (5:17 pm)
Incidentally, while in ME we saw lots of older SAABs but the Official Maine State Car, the one that replaced the SAAB, is clearly the Suburu.
My observation, too. The Saabs tend to be pre-GM takeover and the appeal of the Subie are the full-time AWD, durability and availability. My brother in law, who owns a farm up there, once used a Subie as a field bomb to haul veggies from his fields to his roadside stand. He removed the rear of the roof with a saw. Lasted for years. But the State Car O' Maine is still the ancient American pickup with at least one fender a different color than the rest of the vehicle. In the seat are a couple of gents who will inexplicably stop in the road to peer at something in the distance.