But, unless someone does more than 20. Both vehicles belong to the luxury car segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Experts suggest this may be due to the catalytic converter being mounted below the sump, cooking the oil at high temperature. In the convertibles, it's common to have some issues with the tonneau cover mechanism. The drive is comfortable and the performance is good. Timing Belt Replacement every 60,000 miles or 100.
Engine: Some of the engines are prone to sludge build-up. As with many things, there isn't really a year of the 9-5 which you should avoid or buy. Well I did get it, but not when expected. There are companies who can repair these displays for not too much money. The only things that have gone wrong are electronic problems including bad speaker amplifier, bad passenger seat belt sensor, and the driver door lock isn't automatic anymore.
For all differences and updates through the years, see this thread with more information: Equipment levels: Linear: Base model with limited equipment. Car should never have been advertised until these faults had been rectified. Price on a pre-owned model with factory warranty is amazing. I did get a great deal with a large rebate. I used a high quality German performance synthetic and never had any issues. It's not necessarily difficult to but the cost of the turbo is higher than other models.
All of these are more of an inconvenience than anything. Good car to buy under a certified program. Owned my saab for a year now. Saab says the V-6 hooked up to a standard six-speed manual will go from 0 to 62 mph in 6. We break each vehicle review down into five categories preformance, running cost, comfort, reliability and space practicality making it very easy to understand, giving you feedback directly form the vehicle owner.
I really like the look of the 2006+. Not engine nor trans nor turbo problems but every fucking thing else has been a pain in the ass. If they took care of it. Lots of issues associated with that year. Parts are still easily available, and inexpensive, you will have to find an independent shop for service. Materials are decent, but not quite as nice as my 2005 wagon.
Full-synthetic oil was specified for the 2000-2003 Aero so those models are usually a safer buy when it comes to the sludge issue. It will either display a 0 or a combination of a single-digit and double-digit. Even more if its long runs. Some drivers like the traditional Saab shove in the back when sudden acceleration is needed, while others aren't fans of the on-and-off turbo dance, but this new model the body remains unchanged has a more gradual power flow. Welcome to the Saab 9 5 review page. I liked the car so much that I ended up buying a second Saab for myself.
The economy around town is poor but can average 34mpg on a motorway drive at cruise control 70mph. This can be a very expensive engine repair so make sure it is replaced when needed. I particularly like the downshifting transmission - on down grades, if you light brake for a few moments, the tranny kicks down one gear automatically. Timing chain The timing chain is reliable and often doesn't need attention for 150-200K miles. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be 9-5, averaging around 8. Try for a 2005-2006 or newer, but watch for the 2. It's the electrics that have caused me issues.
Otherwise such sludge issues were not a problem, because by us the people were changing the oil each 10000 at that period. Performance is mind blowing above 40mph but sluggish below this speed. Very very great contribution this guide and great idea too! I drive a lot and this car gets great mileage, very comfortable and my carpool loves the heated rear seats. Both can be very expensive to fix and many avoid the 9-5 with 3. So I will run it as long as it is possible and not too expensive to maintain. This is an interference engine which means if the timing belt fails, pistons may hit the valves stuck in the open position.
I bought a used 1987 9000T 5-door that our Saab dealer was using as a service loaner. Not much guessing needed to work out that I still do use their oil. As they told me I was getting top dollar. The sump had not one gram of sludge in it. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.