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If the 9-5 you're lookikng at checks out--like plenty of oil changes and the PCV 6 mod done, it could be a good car. Some of the older 9-5s were pretty nice--if cared for.
A couple of thots:
We have 2003 9-5 wagon (wife's DD) and a '99 and '00 9-3 --our daughter's cars.
My DD is a '96 9000.
They are all reliable cars and have needed some cash infusions due to age (average mileage on the fleet is 214K). The 9-5 is probably the best of the bunch, only slightly ahead of the 9K, but I prefer the 9K --nothing feels like a 9K. The two 9-3s run OK, but are just cars to me. They have Saab durability, but nothing great. They are not bad to work on, but they kinda leave me cold, partly because they aren't great to drive. One has a aftermarket rear sway bar which helps it handle okay, so it drives better, but it sure isn't a 9K or a 9-5.
I'd buy another 9-5 (or a 9K) but when the 9-3s go on to another owner I won't be looking back.
1999 9-3 SE auto (daily driver)
1996 9000 CSE 5 speed (soon to leave)
2003 9-5 Linear SportWagon (wife's)
1984 C900 4 door Base model (RIP)
1995 9000 CS (sold)
1996 9000 CS (RIP)
2000 9-3 SE (RIP)
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- 9-5 durability vs. similar vintage 9-3?, Devin , Mon, 5 Feb 2018 13:50:29
- I had that car, DE , Wed, 7 Feb 2018 05:49:18
- Re: 9-5 durability vs. similar vintage 9-3?, Itsasaab , Tue, 6 Feb 2018 17:05:26
- Have both...., Noel , Tue, 6 Feb 2018 10:35:38 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: 9-5 durability vs. similar vintage 9-3?, fdw201 , Tue, 6 Feb 2018 07:56:35
- Re: 9-5 durability vs. similar vintage 9-3?, saabsince 93b , Mon, 5 Feb 2018 19:48:20
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