Site News - 11/22 Member of the Year Voting
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 19:31:01 +0200
From: "Renaat Mattheus" <>
Subject: Re: Sad day

To be honest again, I had quite some problems with my previous 9-5 (which was a 2.2 TiD). At some point I almost gave it up and went looking for another brand ( don't shoot me : BMW or Lexus). But I guess old love does not fade away that easily and I stayed with my Swedish one. As I change car every 4 years, I hope to avoid all those problems. And I am already looking forward to the all new 9-5 in 2008? 2009? 2010? "th" <> schreef in bericht news:3uvVg.19201$ > Renaat Mattheus wrote: >> All the people around (family and friends, who are no Saab freaks :- ) ) >> me react very positive to the 'new nose' of the 9-5, whereas there were a >> lot of doubts about it in the local 'saab community'. I never got that >> much reaction on my previous 9-5, altought the one before that was a VW >> Passat. I think the Saab designers managed to do a good design upgrade on >> an old model, after all : I really liked that 'old' model. Altough this >> is not the reason why one buys a car, but many heads still turn around >> when I pass buy with the new 'chrome' 9-5. And to be honest: I like this >> :-) >> >> I drive the 1.9 Tid and I had the Hirsch Update implemented (175 HP, >> 370NM) which is a very big difference with the standard power of this >> diesel engine. The new 9-5 drives smoother than my 2002 one and there is >> less disturbing noise inside. The interior also 'grows on you', altough >> it has the reputaion of being 'not typical Saab'. I have the Infotainment >> Plus package with GPS and Harman Kardon sound system, which really >> 'rocks' ! >> > In the beginning yes, but when the car gets 5-6 years old you cannot > listen to music any more because you need to keep your ears open for new > sounds indicating the next thing that is going to break: chains, turbo, > gear box, headlight wipers, rear suspension etc. > > Now I'm a bit exaggerating but this is the feeling I, and several Saab > owners I know, have had with our 4 - 6 year old 9^5s. > > -- > th >

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