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9-5's are susceptible to rust in the doglegs. NE and midwest cars are vulnerable to that.
later model 9-5s in the Southeast and Southwest were subject to GM cost cutting and from what I can tell one of those cost cutting measures was a thinner/cheaper paint/clear coat. My 2008 lived it's entire life in NC and is 100% rust free. But the clear coat is peeling on the horizontal surfaces. I keep it in the garage but the 10 years before I owned it probably had a lot of sun exposure and it took a toll.
the early model 9-5s have much more robust paint in my experience, but of course they are (were) prone to sludge more than the later model cars.
so ... I guess you can pick your poison :-)
that said, there are rust free cars from the rust belt (careful owners), and non-peeling 9-5 from the south (careful owners) and non sludged cars from the early years (careful owners). So maybe the most important criteria when buying a 9-5 is to scrutinize it's past owners.
'08 9⁵ 2.3T SportCombi, Polar White
'01 9⁵ Aero Midnight Blue (benched)
'00 9⁵ Aero Midnight Blue (rescued)
'99 9⁵ Base model, Cosmic blue
'00 9⁵ Aero Silver (RIP - transmission )
Posts in this Thread:
- upper midwest winters, amicusterrae, Thu, 3 Sep 2020 11:30:14
- Re: upper midwest winters, Mike Johnson, Fri, 4 Sep 2020 10:35:231
- Re: upper midwest winters, Paul from Palmyra, PA, Fri, 4 Sep 2020 07:59:09
- Re: upper midwest winters, bobc , Fri, 4 Sep 2020 07:53:12 <-- Viewing This Message
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