Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 01:18:55 +0000
From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: My 90,000 mile service


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

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