A few months owning the NG9-5....thoughts - Saab NG9-5 Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com


[General | Members | C900 | 9000 | NG900 & OG93 | 93 | 95 | NG95 | 99 | Sonett | Vintage Models | Performance | Detail | Clubs & SOC | Other Cars | FAQs | Gifts | Member Photo Galleries | Member Directory | Classifieds | Service/Mechs | Manuals | *Buddy Registry | *Mileage Registry | Polls | What's New | Raffle | Photo of the Month | Sponsors]

NG95 Bulletin Board
2010-2011 [Subscribe to Daily Digest]
(Search Author's Posts: e.g. Keyword:username)*Members Only


[Main NG95 Bulletin Board | Post Followup | BBFAQ ] [ Prev by Date ] [ Next by Date ] Member Login / Signup [Latest Member Gallery Photos]
A few months owning the NG9-5....thoughts
1 Saabers Like This Post!
Like This Post:
Posted by tarheel [Email] (more from tarheel) on Tue, 14 Jan 2020 04:49:47 Share Post by Email
Alert me when someone posts in this thread:

This is our 7th or 8th Saab. Last one was a 2006 9-5 Aero and Viggen convertible.

This car is different in so many ways. We have the 4 cyl Premium version without XWD and 76k mileage with all service records. Very large vehicle with tons of interior space. Love the dash and green lighting. Stereo is basic version, but sounds great. The non-navigation window is much better looking in person than pics.

Keyless entry and button start are great features as is the remote start for those cold mornings. Fuel mileage with 4 cyl is not great, but enough. Huge sunroof and power sliding cover are nice.

Ride is smooth and folks ask what type of car it is...it turns heads. The front seats are comfy and feel like leather while the rear seats are so vinyl and only look the part.

Cons:
LED lights are faulty from factory. I had to install an LED taillight kit from ebay. Also, had to pull rear shelf to install new LED 3rd brake light bar. Plus, the long horizontal bar across the trunk is out..very common and there is a retro kit for it, but i have not done it.

The last mechanic added the wrong tranny fluid doing a pan leak fix and the car shifted hard at some points. This last week I siphoned 2 qts and replaced with 'Saab/GM' brand fluid and the roughness is almost gone. Will do this again to remove completely.

The 2.0 leaves tons of room under the hood to work. All hoses and wires are well routed and tied off. There is zero turbo lag.

Overall, for what we paid, i've super impressed and glad to have a larger Saab at home. My daughter took ownership this week so i feel comfortable with her driving a Saab and may get another one. If you are reading this far in...i'd avoid the V6 with XWD. I did a ton or research and those seem to have issues beyond the LEDs. I like the simple Saabs.

posted by 136.40.22...
Posts in this Thread:
Alert me when someone posts in this thread:

Post a Followup

No Site Registration is Required to Post - Site Membership is optional (Member Features List), but helps to keep the site online
for all Saabers. If the site helps you, please consider helping the site by becoming a member.

Name: Member Login / Signup [Latest Member Gallery Photos]
E-Mail: (Optional)
Re-Enter E-Mail: (Confidential & Secure - Not revealed to other users!)
Note: Please check your spam folder for BB responses.

Subject:

Posting rules are simple - No for sale/wanted ads may be posted here - use the site classifieds.
You may not cross-post your message to multiple BBs.
Not permitted: political/religious topics and being disrespectful (personal attacks, insults, etc...).
Site Members do not see any red text, inline ad links, bottom of page anchor ads, box ads, or anti-spam check.

Message: (please no for sale/wanted classifieds - post those in the Saabnet.com Classifieds)
Links are now automatically made active, no need for any special code (or use the Option Link field below) - don't put links in () or end with a '.'
To add inline images to your post, use [img]http://www.domain.com/img.jpg[endimg] (or use the Optional Image Link field below).


Links are now automatically made active, no need for any special code (or use the Option Link field below) - don't put links in () or end with a '.'
To add inline images to your post above, use [img]http://www.domain.com/img.jpg[endimg] (or use the Optional Image Link field below).

Optional Link: (e.g. http://www.saabnet.com/)
Link Title: (Optional)
Optional Photo/Image Link: (e.g. http://www.saabnet.com/img.jpg)
Photo/Image to Upload: [Member Only Feature] - Sign Up





The content on this site may not be republished without permission. Copyright © 1988-2020 - The Saab Network - saabnet.com.
For usage guidelines, see the Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page.
[Contact | Site Map | Saabnet.com on Facebook | Saabnet.com on Twitter | Shop Amazon via TSN | Site Donations]

This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right. Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY. Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages. This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are not anonymous. Site Contact | Site Donations | Other Sites by SP - Poverty2Prosperity.org
Your address is: 3.238.190.82 - Using CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/) - Logged.


Site Members do not see red text instructions, bottom of the page anchor ads, or box ads.
Click here to see all the Site Membership Benefits!