Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 12:24:47 +1100
From: Peter Wilkins <wilkinspnopsamail.com.au>
Subject: Re: 9-5 Audio System Error Codes


On 25 Nov 2002 20:16:38 GMT, Gary Fritz <fritzxxxnopsamrii.com> wrote : >Peter Wilkins <wilkinspnopsamail.com.au> wrote: >> Sounds as if my experience is not atypical. >> Any out there who haven't had many problems? > >I've only had my 2002 Aero for 5 months, but so far no problems at all... > >JD Power (www.jdpower.com) rated the 2001 9-5 as "Best Mid Luxury Car" for >initial quality. I just pulled up a comparison of the 1999-2002 9-5's on >the JD Power site, and it looks as though the 2002 model year has fallen >down quite a bit from the 2001. But the 1999 -- which I assume you have >since you said you'd had it 4 years -- is actually rated higher than any >other year in Initial Ratings, other than 2001 beating it in "Mechanical >Quality." It is a bit lower than 2001 for Midterm Ratings, though. > >Sounds like you got a real lemon! Hi Garry, actually it's a 1998 model - the first 9-5SE model to arrive in Oz. Perhaps the Quality Assurance program wasn't quite right and more bugs slipped through initially. I had hoped that with time most of the reliability problems would have been fixed, but things keep happening! -- Regards, Peter Wilkins

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