Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 10:13:59 +1100
From: Peter Wilkins <>
Subject: Re: Ok 9-5 owners, time for a review of your experience

On Thu, 07 Feb 2002 13:50:53 GMT, "RonM" <rnopsamt> wrote : >I find the seats on my 2000 9-5 wagon to be the best fitting and most >comfortable of any car I've ever owned or driven in. At 6'3", most seats >just don't fit. Overall I love the car and would consider getting another. >Only real complaints are the clunky key and remote, strange door locking >system in general, and wearing out front pads and rotors at 20,000 miles. > I think my 99 seats were even more comfortable, but the 9-5 seats are better than the 900, although the up-down-tilt range with the motorised seat i find just a bit limited in range. Back and forward range is OK. You can get a new normal sized key (from the 2002 model) cut for your older 9-5 to replace the monstrosity. I've just had to do it for my wife who wanted to put her key on her keyring but still have all the remote control. It's good, but a bit pricey: in addition to paying $160 for the key, I had to pay $50 to a locksmith to cut the key on a computer system. That's a lot for a bloody key. Others have complained about the discs and pads wearing out quickly, so there must be a quality control problem somewhere - they shouldn't wear out that quickly unless you are lead footed or race the car! Mine are both still OK after 55,000Km in my 1998 9-5SE. -- Regards, Peter Wilkins

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