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Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 13:28 +0100 (BST)
From: (Richard Collings)
Subject: Re: Opinions on new 9-5s (in the UK)?

In article <>, (Andrew Stephenson) wrote: > In article <3ecea0f7$0$31516$> > "Paul" writes: > > > I've done just over 80,000 kilometres in the 4 years i've had > > mine (since new) and whilst it did have some issues early on, > > they were all fixed during the warranty period. > > That's encouraging. Everyone keeps telling me the fixit-bods who > work on Saabs are inclined to be fanatical about details; but one > hears other tales too. > > > The only thing that has failed in the last 12 months has been > > the SID (saab info display) which had disappearing pixels. This > > was replaced under the extended warranty with no charge (other > > than buying the extra 2-year warranty 12 months ago). > > ISTR a lot of people reporting problems with that display. One > of my hopes, in buying so far into the 9-5 model's life, is that > major bugs will have been zapped (not simply scared into hiding). > Has that one gone away, do you know? My 99 9-5 Aero Estate is just starting to show the same problem - just out of warranty - but have taken out the extended warranty so hopefully will get that fixed FOC > > > Wear and tear items replaced : > > [slightly scary list snipped] > > So many items? Do you suppose any of that relates to the mileage > you do (20,000 Km/year / 12,500 miles/year approx) and/or typical > temperatures in *.au? Or the amounts of dust you get? (Eg, disk > rotors, brake pads, batteries.) > The only problem I have had is the ashtray one and problems with the tyres - which I put down to the appalling roads in the part of London that I live in. I now watch very carefully for potholes. But generally I have been very pleased with the reliability. This is on a relatively slow mileage (c 26k) so YMMV. Richard

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