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Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 01:52:10 +0000 (UTC)
From: amesnopsamrak.demon.co.uk (Andrew Stephenson)
Subject: Re: Opinions on new 9-5s (in the UK)?


In article <3ecea0f7$0$31516$5a62ac22nopsamnews.iinet.net.au> norsoftnopsamt.net.au "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? > 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.) Thanks for the detailed run-through. > I'm not in the U.K We'll let you off with a warning -- this time. :-) -- Andrew Stephenson

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