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How long do I stay in the game? Compressor is now out
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Posted by 9-5er [Email] (more from 9-5er) on Thu, 21 May 2009 22:57:42 Share Post by Email
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99 9-5 V6, 123,000 - I had the 120K major service completed in FEB but did not change timing belt and tensioner since they were changed when they failed at 80K. That was when SAAB did not change the tensioner pulley at 60K. I think that was a $4000 hit. Those will need to be changed again in 20K miles.
My air conditioner is now out - the COMPRESSOR is shot. The quote is $1800 for full replacement. Turbo is orginal. Water pump was apparently making a little noise when they were inspecting AC today. Pixels have continued to fade but I've adjusted to that Saab feature.
I spent $1100 at 120k in Feb. Now looking at $1800 for sure with apparently more on the horizon. I'd like to keep the car for another 5 years - I do about 11K per year. Is it dumb to keep dumping money into this car? What would you do?
This board has been so helpful to me over the years. Thanks in advance for your feedback.


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