Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 00:35:28 GMT
From: "Mack Worrell" <markdeletethiscrowellnopsamnet>
Subject: Re: 9-5 Audio System Error Codes

Note that according to Consumer Reports latest reliability assessment, in the category "Upscale Cars," the SAAB 9-5 was rated 3rd most reliable out of the 14 cars listed in this category. The SAAB 9-5 scored below the Lexus IS300 and Acura 3.2TL, but higher than the Lexus ES300 and Volvo S60, and much higher than the BMW 3-series, Audi A4, and Mercedes Benz C-class. --mark "Gary Fritz" <> wrote in message news:Xns92D186BDDF336fritzfriicomnopsam17.128.4... > Peter Wilkins <> 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 ( 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! > Gary

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