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Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 01:06:25 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: My First Saab + Lovin Every Minute-1999 9-5 v6

Congratulations on your first Saab. I am sure you will grow to love the car even more. I started in 1985 with an 8 valve Classic and bought a 1990 900S this year. adl6009 wrote: > Today was the first full day with the car. Got up early, did > some running around town, found out what the S button was for > and loved it even more. What a nice car. > If anyone wants to read it, I'll tell ya the long story. It was > the summer of 2001 and I needed a car for a short trip. I wound > up renting a 2001 9-5 v6 from enteprise rent a car on Long > Island. I thought the car was very comfortable, well mannered > on the hiway and, the best part, when I wanted to pass someone, > so long, see you later. Liked that. > Well lets skip ahead to November 2001. I need a car. The old > one was way past its prime. The wife and I decided on a 99 > maxima, wait, keep reading. After the maxima dealer tried the > old move the sucker into the finance managers cubical and rip > him off act, I went running into the parking lot, hoping my > wallet was still in my back pocket! > Just across the street was Smithtown Saab, and I just happened > to pull in there. Took a look around, and found a 1999 9-5 v6 > scarabe green with 23000 miles. That was friday 12-14-01. On > tuesday we owned the car. > The car is in very good condition. They did their 100 point > check, certified it, and now I have a warrnty until june 2004, > with 40000 mile to go. I gotta admit, if they did rip me off I > didn't see it happen, and I am even smiling about it right now. > Oh, are you wondering about the price? $21000. I told a friend > I got the car at 50% off. Edmunds valued the car at more than > $23000. I feel I paid top dollar, and I think I got a car > thats in very good shape, I really enjoyed driving it around > today. > What a nice car. Handles beautifully. Love coming round the > entrance ramp slowly and leaving the car that was on the hiway > behind. Now don't get me wrong, I am not a wreckless speed > demon. I have been driving some 30 years now, my last accident > was 28 years ago, I can't remember my last ticket (knock on > wood). I take pride in my driving and try to do it well. > Are you still with me? I gotta say it again, I like this car. > I was looking around for information about the car when I came > across this group. I will look around a bit. Already found a > few good web sites to check out. I would like to learn what I > can about the car, what mechanical information there might be, > what service or repair problems might be in store for me. I'll > be checking back, if you can help out a saab newbie that would > be nice. Where can I get the tech manuals that the mechanics > use, who publishes good do it yourself books. I used to do mu > own work on the cars I had, that was a few years ago though, I > may have lost touch with some of the new technology. Like whats > this pointless distributor I keep reading about? > Anyway, thanks for putting up with me, writing about something > you guys have known about for years. > Just call me adl6009. >

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