Date: 21 Mar 2006 17:43:17 -0800
From: "SmaartAasSaabr" <>
Subject: Re: V6 9-5 - is it worth the risk?

Well the V6 was 200 hp and the 2,3 turbo was 185... Maintenance isn't that difficult having looked under the hood... *Lower* resale value? And the V6 has none of the turbocharger and oil sludge problems that plague the four-banger models. Personally, I like the 4-banger better - usually better economy and it comes with a stickshift, and it feels more "Saaby". But honestly, the V6 does not deserve to be dragged in the mud continuously when in *reality* the V6 is a much cheaper and safer option in a used 9-5 of questionable history. If you know the 9-5 you want to buy has always had the oil changed with Mobil 1 or somesuch at 3000 miles on the dot, then you aren't really in a bad spot. But if you don't know, a lot of bad things can be lurking under the hood of a 4-cylinder 9-5.

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