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Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 18:13:28 -0800
From: "Richard Sauer" <chongkilnospamast.net>
Subject: Re: My 90,000 mile service


"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:455A6AFE.F9881DAAnospamail.com... > > > Richard Sauer wrote: > >> The 2000 9-5 SE I recently purchased was 5000 miles from the 90000 mile >> mark, so I decided to have the service done. Basically I wanted to see if >> the Saab dealership could find anything wrong. To my surprise ..nothing >> was >> wrong. Correction: One of the keys is worn, so SAAB will have to cut a >> new >> one and the dealership will mail it to me- cost 32 dollars. Also I >> wanted >> to make sure that SAAB approved fluids were in the car..so out with the >> old >> and in with the new. When I purchased the car, it came with the >> leather-case >> and original owner's manual. (Though I had opened the glove compartment >> immediately after I purchased the car I didn't realize how deep the >> compartment was and thus missed the case) All the maintenance records >> were >> there, and I was able to locate and talk to the previous owner who did an >> outstanding job of keeping up on the maintenance. There are a lot of >> SAABs >> and Volvos in the Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia area and it's fairly easy to >> find >> a used one. >> Note: >> When I dropped the car off for servicing they gave me a Buick Lacrosse. >> After a month of Saab driving, I really hated the handling of the Buick. >> On >> Interstate 5 , after it warmed up, and I was cruising at 65..the Buick >> was >> ok, but otherwise it was dull and unresponsive. Couldn't wait to get >> back >> to the Saab. Interesting, that some of the most pleasurable driving I >> get >> on the 9-5 is from in-town driving! My main gripe with the 9-5 SE is >> noise, but some of that is due to the Toyo tires. Anyway Saab has won >> me >> over. >> >> I have the original price sticker for this car. New it sold for 38, 835. >> Engine built in England. Transmission from Japan. Just over 20 % of the >> hardware is Swedish.... > > A V-6 ? > > Graham Yep. Rich >

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