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Saab 9-5 Sedan

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  • TO KHURLEY, I ALSO LOOKED AT THE AUDI-A6 AND WAS GREATLY DISPLEASED WITH #1 THE STEERING WHEEL FELT EXTREMELY LOOSE AND UNRESPONSIVE, DISAPPOINTING TO SAY THE LEAST. #2 WHEN DRIVING WITH THE WINDOWS CLOSED AND THE MOON ROOF OPEN THE WIND TURBULENCE WAS RIDICULOUS. I FOUND THIS CAR QUITE UNSATISFYING, NICE LOOKS BUT LITTLE ELSE. IT MAY LOOK GRAND IN YOUR DRIVEWAY, BUT ON THE HIGHWAY I WOULD RATHER HAVE THE SAAB. THE SAAB IS CLEARLY NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT IF YOU ARE A PERSON WHO LIKES BEING DIFFERENT FROM THE CROWD, ENJOYS A GOOD RIDING AUTOMOBILE, WITH ENOUGH POWER TO TAKE YOU TO THE MOON IN A QUAINT YET FASHIONABLE MANNER THEN YOU SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE SAAB. REMEMBER PEOPLE WHO TEST DRIVE A SAAB USUALLY BUY A SAAB.
  • eitan1eitan1 Posts: 4
    Does anyone konw when Saab plans to revise the current 9-5 body style?
  • bretfrazbretfraz Posts: 2,021
    Kinda up in the air right now with Saab's financial difficulties.

    The current body style is going on only its fourth year so I'd expect it to be around for awhile. You'll see variants of the new 9-3 before an all-new 9-5 hits showrooms.
  • jerrys2jerrys2 Posts: 188
    Been lookig for that bright red Saab in Western Mass since Jan 2...haven't spotted it yet!

    It appears that there are some good deals on the 02 9-5 in your part of the state, could you tell me where you made your purchase?

    Thanks

    Jerry
  • bbf65, Pat and Teechee thanks for the feedback! I went and drove the 9-5 Aero again today and I'm sold. Now it just a matter of getting the price I would like...Thanks Again!
  • bbf65bbf65 Posts: 29
    you're welcome!
    i'm glad you're sold on the aero.
    (i know i enjoy mine!)
    hope you find the price that you like
    so you could start getting behind the wheel
    of such a fine automobile.

    good luck!
  • "There are 1297 post before yours, do a search"....just what a person wants to do is spend a couple of days pooring through 1297 of Saab owners arguing. This webstring needs to be split up into useful information.
  • jcalajcala Posts: 1
    While I am new to posting in the town hall, I read these message boards Frequently. I am in the market for a new car. My final 4 so to speak are the ES300, the 9-5, the I35 and the V6 Accord. I believe that Infiniti will be discontinuing the I35 after this year. They want to be known for rear drive Sport Sedans. While the I35 is a real nice car and a great value, I don't want to buy a car that will no longer exist. The Accord is real nice and a great value also, but I'm not sure I want to see myself coming every third car. I really like the 9-5. I've looked at the linear and will be test driving it soon. I am a bit apprehensive about the Long Term reliability of the SAAB as compared to the Lexus. I realize that SAAB has gotten much better recently however I plan on keeping the car for 8 - 10 years. I drove the Lexus and it was just what I expected. Very quiet and refined. However, my feeling is that I can get a Linear for 5K less. (Given the current incentives) I live in the Syracuse area and also need a Car that is good in the Winter. I've heard the 9-5 needs snow tires. Any info from SAAB 9-5 owners would be appreciated. I realize the SAAB and Lexus are different types of cars. SAAB more of a drivers car. I like the fact that I don't see many SAAB 9-5s on the road then again I don't see many ES 300s either.
  • rob999rob999 Posts: 233
    As far as snow tires on a 9-5, you will need them only if you go with the Aero, which comes with high-performance 'dry pavement' tires. The Linear and Arc come with all-season tires which will handle the snow better.

    Regarding long-term reliability, probably NO other car will beat the Lexus. On the other hand, Saab has become one of the most reliable of all the European cars. Most of the consumer groups (J.D. Power, Kiplinger, Consumer Union) give the recent years' 9-5 exceptional marks for overall reliability. Model year 1999 had quite a few electrical recalls but the marque has improved significantly since then.

    We're approaching the one-year mark on our 2002 9-5 - have had no significant problems and have truly enjoyed driving this fine vehicle.
  • bretfrazbretfraz Posts: 2,021
    "There are 1297 post before yours, do a search"....just what a person wants to do is spend a couple of days pooring through 1297 of Saab owners arguing.

    I can scan thru a 20-post block in about 10 seconds. That's 120 post per minute or about 11 minutes of searching. No need to read every single post to find what you're interested in.

    This webstring needs to be split up into useful information.

    I agree that the search capability of WebX could be better. But it is what it is. This ain't your local library where you can just ask someone if they have books on a certain subject. People need to do their own research and just posting a question and sitting back waiting for answers is not research.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    The Advanced Search is really a very easy way to find posts within a discussion. Have you tried it bretfraz? It's relatively new.

    If you have other questions of this nature tricitysam, drop me an email.

    :-)
  • Does anyone have an idea of how much the cost will be for the 30,000 mile and 50,000 servicing?
  • ejh00ejh00 Posts: 6
    Jerry:

    I actually live in Eastern Mass., not far from Boston on the North Shore. Although I got fair prices in person from 128 Saab in Wakefield and a reasonable phone quote from Village Saab in Acton, I ended up buying from Saab Nashua North. They have an extensive inventory and move a fair number of vehicles. Check out their web site for info (www.saabnashuanorth.com); they still have a few 02s left, but not many. (my 2002 model was still up on the site last week). If you decide to go there please let me know first and I'll put your name on a referral form they give all buyers. If you buy I get a small bonus.

    By the way, I like the red a lot now that I've driven her 500 miles. Good luck.
  • In reading web site lit on the Saab 9-5 Aero, does it have an "outside temp" display anywhere??
  • rob999rob999 Posts: 233
    Re: Outside Temp Reading - YES - displayed on the SID (Saab Info Display) just above the radio. The SID lets you scroll thru different info, (trip mileage, avg speed, avg mpg, distance to empty, more ...) Usually ours is left at the date/time/temp display.
  • jerrys2jerrys2 Posts: 188
    Thanks for the response, glad that you are happy with your new Saab, no doubt you will enjoy it for many years to come. I had my last Saab for 11 years ('95 900S) and my son-in-law (now my ex son in law) drove it for another 4, guess you might conclude Sabbs are more durable than son in laws.

    I am about 6 to 8 weeks away from a purchase, 02's will no doubt be gone by then, so I will be looking at the 03's.

    I have bookmarked your response and if I go to NH,
    I will contact you first.

    Thanks for the information and good luck with the Aero.

    Jerry
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    "Saabs are more durable than son in laws"

    LOL!!
  • jerrys2jerrys2 Posts: 188
    My last Saab was an '85 900S...non turbo but I enjoyed every mile...
  • I was looking at a '02 Aero with 5,000 miles, priced at just under $30K, this sites TMV says FMV is in the $28K range from a private party. Car appears perfect. $30K too much?
  • bretfrazbretfraz Posts: 2,021
    Its a starting point but seems to be pretty close to what they're going for. Without knowing all the details you might want to shoot for $29K. That way everyone goes home happy.
  • Its loaded, and you can't tell it from a zero miles car. I did some research, and there were 5 low mileage aeros that went through dealer auctions in the 4th quarter, and averaged $30,500...so I'm thinking I'm gonna pull the trigger.
  • ejh00ejh00 Posts: 6
    I'd say you're in a good price range for an '02 Aero. The only concern is that those cars are former loaners (they call them "executive cars", which makes it sound like some Saab VP drove them). You never know what you'll see long term until you start to drive it. That said, you'll get the balance of the warranty so everything during that time will be covered. My last car was a leased '00 9-5 SE loaner that had 8.8K miles. I drove it 50K more in less than 3 yrs, and never had a problem other than the common '00 issues - all of which were covered. Last month, with it out of warranty and over on miles (and deals so good) I decided to turn it in early to buy a new '02 Aero (see my earlier posts). So you should be ok. Remember: it's a well-proven, high-performance $40-42K car for nearly one-third off. Gotta like that :-)

    BTW - what color?
  • Hi - Does anyone have info on the latest SAAB dealer incentives (Jan 2003)? It seems like there is conflicting information on the various web sites (if at all). I am considering an 03 AERO with 0% financing or a leftover 02 9-3 convertible with 4.X% financing.
  • Red like yours. I didn't have much luck finding low mileage or zero '02's around, so I did the deal. May have been able to work another $500, maybe not. I could have waited another 4 or 5 mos before making a move, but who knows when the incentives go away. I think its a fair price.
  • I know there was quite a bit of discussion on Saabnet, but no concensus, regarding brake dust.

    Have any of you used EBC pads and found them to greatly reduce dust?
  • rob999rob999 Posts: 233
    I switched to EBC brake pads after owning the car for 4 months and they significantly reduced the amount of brake dust. Have had them on for about 6 months. They've worked out really well and I have no side issues with them at all. Changed them myself, too.
  • jerrys2jerrys2 Posts: 188
    I am considering '03 Linear w/Prem pkg. (MSRP about $38.6k) Saab City in Framingham MA is advertising for $29991.

    Is low $30's a reasonable expectation with current dealer incentives?

    Jerry
  • rob999rob999 Posts: 233
    If the advertised price of $29,991 also includes an auto trans that's a pretty decent price.

    AFAIK - current incentives for Linear sedan = $5K, Wagon = $4K
  • jerrys2jerrys2 Posts: 188
    Rob

    It does include auto.

    I knew I could count on fellow Subaru owners to help me out on this...currently have '02 Forester and '00 Outback Ltd. Outback has 59k miles and plan to transfer to my daughter.

    I have had three Subarus great cars.

    What is AFAIK?

    Also it seems that many Saab owners also have Subarus (or vice versa, this will be my second Saab)

    Thanks

    Jerry
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    As Far As I Know

    :-)
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