Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 11:16:12 GMT
From: (Peter Wilkins)
Subject: Re: 9-5 Undercoating - Does it exits?

On Mon, 26 Jul 1999 16:10:51 GMT, (Scott A. Stratmoen) wrote : >In article <01bed5bc$d80f4580$d12b00c3nopsamult>, >says... > >I looked back at the manual and SAAB does mention that a polyurethane >coating is used for protection. I would guess that this is what they are >referring to. I just traded a 85 900 Turbo in for the 9-5. While many >people would suggest that the tar can trap water and cause rust the only >places which showed rust is the welds. > >In the US the rust warranty is only 6 years, not 10. I wonder if this >says something about the amount of salt we use on our roads..... > The 9-5 rust warranty is only 6 years in Australia too, and we don't use salt on our roads, just dust. Also, the car has to be inspected (free) every year and any defects in the under-body coating repaired (not free) for the warranty to remain in force. The dealer also talked me into an additional Ming under-body coating to reduce noise and rust, but I don't think it is worth it. Doesn't seem to reduce noise on rough roads at all - the car is still quite noisy on gravel. -- Regards, Peter Wilkins (

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