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Old 30th January 2007
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Default Considering trading in my 04 Aero for an 07 9-5 Aero

Hi everyone,

I'm considering selling/trading in my 04 Aero and buying an 07. I really don't have anything bad to say about the 04. It was thankfully reliable as clock!....although the suspension was way too soft. Even with Pirelli P-Zero Rossos and upgrading to Koni sports didn't help the Yaw/squirm. Would like to hear opinions of anyone with an 06 or 07 Aero in terms of the car's performance, handling and fuel economy. When I drive my 04 conservatively--60ish mph on a hi-way, I can get 32.6 mpg calculated. The display shows even better.

Also looking to compare the manual transmission gearing ratios. I think (not sure) Saab has lowered (numerically higher) the gearing ratios from 04 to 07 Can anyone help here?

Robert
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Hi,

I picked up a 2006 95 in November, basically the 06 and 07 are all Aero versions, 235R engines w/HOT. As far as options if you go with the sport package as I did, the suspension is lowered 10mm. It is tighter than the regular suspension, I tested both, I suggest you try them also.

I haven't really compared the gear ratios yet, I'm still at just over 3K km.
Fuel consuption is averaging 15 L/100km city, and 10 L/100km highway.
Just about broken-in, so fuel consumption should start getting better.

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I'm looking at the specifications of the '07 9-5 manual transmission, and it looks like the gear ratios are identical to pre-2007 9-5's:



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I'm looking at the specifications of the '07 9-5 manual transmission, and it looks like the gear ratios are identical to pre-2007 9-5's:



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Thanks for the specs on the 07! I did some basic calculations...It appears Saab did change the gearing ratios ... Damn!

Can anyone supply specs for the 04 with a manual trannie?. Believe it or not I can't find it in my manual. All I can find is a general spec of 27-29 mph @ 1000 rpms in 5th gear.
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? They did? The manual tranny's look identical to me... I believe the gear ratios are the same as the 2000's:

http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/models/2000/ts95.html
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? They did? The manual tranny's look identical to me... I believe the gear ratios are the same as the 2000's:

http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/models/2000/ts95.html
Well...it looks like I'm wrong about this. I read the specs from the link you provided and they are the same as the 2007. Looking at the specs in the Haynes Service/Repair manual (1997-2004), it shows the gearing ratio as follows:

Haynes
1st............3.38:1
2nd...........1.76:1
3rd............1.12:1
4th............0.89:1
5th............0.70:1
Reverse......3.17:1
Final Drive...3.61:1


It shows 3rd, 5th and Final drive to have different ratios. I realize the manual is geared...no pun intended...around the English and right side steering Euro-spec car but I assumed the tranny was the same....I guess not!!?

Well thanks for the research. I appreciate you looking into this for me! Guess I'm gonna have to take the car out for an extensive test drive and check the tach/speedo!

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Robert

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Hi,

I haven't really compared the gear ratios yet, I'm still at just over 3K km.
Fuel consuption is averaging 15 L/100km city, and 10 L/100km highway.
Just about broken-in, so fuel consumption should start getting better.

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Thanks for the specs! Are you running an auto or manual trans?
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Thanks for the specs! Are you running an auto or manual trans?
Hi,
It's a manual tranny.
As with other Aero spec Saabs, I'm guessing the tranny is matched, or spec'd for the higher power.
On my old 9000 cse, dropping in an aero tranny made quite a difference on the power delivered to the wheels, but of course if you push it will drink.

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