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Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 14:40:33 -0000
From: "Mac Duncan" <>
Subject: Re: Buying a used 9-5

Oops I meant to send that message to the group. here it is again Wouldn't bother with the V6 its not a proper Saab engine. Torque from the turbos is what you need. I've got a 9000 CSE 2.0 lpt had it for nearly 5 years and have only had one exhaust and a new battery in 77K mls. The dump valve on the turbo started to stick at about 66K and Saab dealer wanted 800 to change the turbo. I took it to my local garage and he freed it with WD40 and compressed air for 20 ! "David Cohen" <> wrote in message > I am looking to replace my 2.4 SE S80 in a few months with a used 9-5. > > The 9-5 makes sense to me here in the UK as depreciation is quite > sharp - I can hopefully pick up a 3-4 year old model for much less > than an equivalent BMW 5-series or Merc E-Class. It must have an auto > box, and preferably leather. > > But which should I buy? I will have a budget of around 10k, which > seems to eliminate an approved used one. Should I look to auction, or > a independent dealer? > > I have read a couple of scare stories about LPT failure at 70K miles - > is this realistic? > > A 3.0 V6 or Griffin would be a lovely spec, but would it be too pricey > to run? > > Anybody got any comments?

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