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Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 23:41:14 GMT
From: "VG" <>
Subject: Re: Looking at 9-5, should I go 2.0 or 2.3?

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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