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Re: Looking at a few 2001 9-5's (2.3t) would like some help
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Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Fri, 31 May 2013 06:36:58 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: Looking at a few 2001 9-5's (2.3t) would like some help, WA, Thu, 30 May 2013 22:00:47
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If a good saab indy has gone over the car already and it is in generally good shape with pcv #6, then if the price is reasonable, I wouldn't be too concerned about the older years. 2001 was the last of the original design and received a bunch of bug fixes/improvements. Later vin numbers will have more of those. Imho the original 9-5 design is the best aesthetically and it predates the GM decontenting... however, there are extra niggly things that may come up vs 04+ like the SID etc... but I wouldn't worry too much... check it over for rust, especially the door sills and just in front of the rear fenders. check ride height and tire wear patterns (beware of inside edge tire wear)... these things are common to all 9-5's.

Linear was 185hp LPT. Aeros have more power (high pressure turbo) which you may or may not need, but they also have the TD04 turbo which is more robust than the Garret... the garret can be replaced with a TD04 when it fails, but that alone won't make it perform like an Aero..

low miles on these cars is generally not what one should be looking for as it may suggest many short trips, which is hard on a turbo engine... but if they are indeed sludge free and were previously good, then I wouldn't be too concerned - it's just a statistical thing.

good luck!

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