Date: 19 Feb 2003 15:22:15 GMT
Subject: Re: Looking for info on 1999 9-5

Someone who looks an awful lot like Bernie Brown <> wrote: > I'm looking at a 1999 9-5 wagon with a 6 cylinder and automatic > transmission. It has 126,000 km on it and appears to be in great shape. What > should I be wary of with this vehicle? Pay very close attention to when the timing belts have been changed. On the V6, they are a critical service item. I think the interval is 30,000 miles - if the owner can't provide paperwork showing that it's been done, be very wary and get it changed right away. > I have never had a Saab and am not > sure what to look for in the vehicle. I have always had Toyotas and Hondas > and really not sure of going to another make - the unknown area where I > don't know much about the cars, their drivetrains, and, maybe more > importantly, I'm not sure what service will be like in my area (Halifax, > Nova Scotia). I've got a '99 9-5 sedan with the 4-cyl, and am extremely happy with it. If you're into performance enhancements, the 4 is a better starting point than the 6. Lots of room, handles extremely well, and especially if you get the premium sound system, it's awesome. Drive it, see if you like it, and see if the service records are well-kept. The 9-5 is a lot of fun to drive, and handles the Wisconsin winters no problem; NS should be fairly similar, I would think. Hope this helps, Dave Hinz

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