Either Loved or Disliked Saab's Uniqueness is Best
By SaabJockey55 on Friday, June 20, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,500
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "A True European Luxury Sport Sedan"
Cons: "Never appreciated by General Motor's."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Coming from a family that purchased its 1st Saab in 1979 as a 3-door hatchback 900T, we have had as many as 7-Saab's amongst my parent's & siblings all at one time. My parent's had a Saab 3-dr 900 that was dad's, mom a 900 sedan and we had a volvo 240 DL wagon my senior year in high school. My father gave me the '79 900T as my college completion gesture and replaced it with a 1986 900S sedan, and my brother received our mom's '87 900 as his college completion gesture, and mom got a 1992 9000 CSE 5-door hatch.
Fast forward to 2009, I purchased this 9-5 Aero as a dealer demo with 700-mi on it and added a 7/70k extended warr. to protect any harshness damage from demo use by dealer staff, as history taught use Saabs did need to be broken in over their 1st 2000 miles, with minimal high rpm use during this segment of miles/time. I have 2-2009 9-5 Aero sedan's as its the end of their body style life as well as the companies end is months away, 24-mo or less. I have a few special model that I have acquired over the yrs., and this 2009 9-5 Aero has under 15Kmi, while the other '09 Aero was never titled and has just under 300-mi on it. I have 3-900T SPG's years 85,87 & 89, and 2-1989 900T sedan's as it was the final year of the 900T sedan in that body style. We also have 2-1993 900T special edition 3-door hatch backs. I am a Saab enthusiast, and will always enjoy their uniqueness, for people either loved them or hated them. We now drive Volvo's as our primary SUV, a XC90 with the 6-cyl & a XC90 with the 8-cyl that we tow a boat with. Both are awd, one being oyster grey & the other willow green. Still seeking a 2011 Saab 9-4x that was not titled but are having some difficulty finding with under 300mi.
**The Saab 9-5 that took the place of the 9000, is a great sedan that was targeted at driver's 50 & up, but with the Aero Trim, a whole different market was attracted. Still will always cherish the original Saab 96 which became the 900 in 1979, and the 1980's 9000 Turbo's, and the 2006-2009 9-5's. If you find or come across a 2009 9-5 with under 60k
miles, grab it, its just getting broken in. They run 3-500K miles with regular maintenance. Plus prior to their demise, if your Saab reached 1,000,000 you got a brand new one free of charge along with a great article published about your story. You had to be the original owner and bought it new. There have been 2-3 in the North East who have benefitted from this level of accomplishment."
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