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Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 17:57:36 -0000
From: "**-**" <ifuknowmenopsamlknow.it>
Subject: Re: Buying a used 9-5


"David Cohen" <david.cohennopsamncom.com> wrote in message news:7fcf8d4b.0303190904.5581a646nopsaming.google.com... > 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? By LPT failiure if you mean the turbo failing, its possible if it has been driven hard then shut off immediatly after stopping. Its always a good idea to let the car idle for a minimum of 10 secs and idealy 30secs after stopping to allow the turbo to 'simmer' down. Matt

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