Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 02:29:13 +0100
From: "Simon Watkins" <siwatkinsnopsamorg>
Subject: Re: Looking at 9-5, should I go 2.0 or 2.3?

Sounds like you have a lemon. I'm on my third 9-5 now, and have had 2 very minor faults. Alarm kept going off on current model, and the rear passenger door locked and stayed locked on the first. That's it, on 3 brand new cars. Your experience is not typical - several of my colleagues bought 9-5s at the same time as me (we were getting Diplomatic discounts). None had problems of any significance whatsoever. Simon VG <> wrote in message news:uKlT4.4131$ > We leased a '99 9-5 2.3 last july. We liked the performance of the 2.3 over > the 2 (although the 2.0 is very peppy) with its quick starts and great power > at highway speeds. Unfortunately, the10 months we've had the car, its been > in the shop about 7 times, mostly for minor problems but some not so minor. > Here is partial a list: > > Indicator lights went out (2 visits to fix) > Headrest cover stitching coming undone > Rear passenger vents blew hot air with A/C on (was a production problem) > Fan belt pulley faulty - they fixed it once but sounds like its going bad > again > Main computer chip had to be replaced > Doors wouldn't unlock if it was too cold (in the 30's) > ETC. > > Although all the repairs were covered under warranty, its quite frustrating > for a high end car like this to be in the shop all the time - not to mention > the wasted time. Needless to say, I will never get a Saab again. I have 2 > other friends who have had major and minor problems with their new Saabs > including complete electrical failure. I would stay as far away from the > new Saabs as possible (perhaps give them a few years to work out all the > bugs in the new models). Consider another car in the same class such as a > Lexus or Volvo S80. Good luck. > > > DC <> wrote in message > > | Opinions wanted, please. I am looking to get a 9-5, either a new > | one on lease or a 1-2yr old model (finance is unclear as yet). > | > | What I can't decide on is the engine. I have read that the 2.0 > | is a smoother unit than the 2.3, and performance wise there is > | not much in it. However, the spec fiend in me can't help feeling > | a 2.3 would be a better bet. > | > | I've yet to test drive yet, though I had a 2.0lpt 9-3 about six > | months ago and thought it was great - lighter vehicle, though, I > | would have thought. > | > | Anybody got any thoughts? > | > | David. > | > | * Sent from RemarQ The Internet's Discussion Network > * > | The fastest and easiest way to search and participate in Usenet - Free! > | > > >

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