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Old 23rd March 2007
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Having read all the pages on the new 95 that are available. Two questions are still in my mind. When is this car actually due out( is it 08 or 09) and how soon after that will the Aero model be released?

Does anyone have any hard facts.

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Nobody has any "hard facts". From everything we've read it appears the next-gen 9-5 will come out in late 2008 as a MY2009 vehicle. I don't see why (judging from SAAB's past) they wouldn't have the Aero model introduction coinciding with the base model. I know sometimes the 'vert comes out later, but I think the Aero has always been out at the same time as the base model.

I don't think SAAB wants to show their hand in advance and hurt '07 and '08 sales. A lot of people might pass on buying an '07 or '08 model if they knew they could hold-out for the '09.
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Hi Gripen

Many thanks for the reply. I am holding out for the new model to replace my current Aero estate. Apart from it is running like a bomb ( it is 4 years old) I dont like the Mad Max styling they have done on the facelifted 95.

I did original read that Saab werent going to make an estate in the new model but i believe that is untrue.

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I am holding out for the new model to replace my current Aero estate.
I think that's kind of what SAAB is afraid of: people "holding out" for the new model!

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Apart from it is running like a bomb ( it is 4 years old)
Just being four years old shouldn't mean it doesn't run well. That's still in a SAAB's "break-in" period!

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I dont like the Mad Max styling they have done on the facelifted 95.
I don't either. I like to refer to it as the Darth Vader look. I think it was a Michael Mauer-designed front end before he left for Porsche. Though I don't care for it, many people do as they think it looks more "aggressive". I'd rather see an ugly SAAB than a boring one, so it's okay by me!

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I did original read that Saab werent going to make an estate in the new model but i believe that is untrue.
I haven't read that, but I would be surprised if it were true. The Sport Combi is the one I would buy if I were to buy a 9-5. I just love that utility SAABs used to have that the wagon still has.
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I think Dame Edna had a role in the facelift





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I don't either. I like to refer to it as the Darth Vader look. I think it was a Michael Mauer-designed front end before he left for Porsche. Though I don't care for it, many people do as they think it looks more "aggressive". I'd rather see an ugly SAAB than a boring one, so it's okay by me!
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Hi Gripen
Excuse my ignorance on this one but what is a Sports Combi? It is also my opinion that if Saab dont make an Estate version of the New 95 then they will be committing commercial suicide.

Mike

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SportCombi is the estate/wagon in Saab-speak.

See:

http://www.saab.com/main/GLOBAL/en/index_flash.shtml

UK site still shows saloon & estate.
http://www.saab.co.uk/main/GB/en/index.html


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Excuse my ignorance on this one but what is a Sports Combi? It is also my opinion that if Saab dont make an Estate version of the New 95 then they will be committing commercial suicide.

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Hi
As long as they make the damn thing I am happy to call it whatever they like.

If they could also include on my wish list.

4 wheel drive
300 BHP
Active suspension
Heads up display
A traction control that actually works.
And the capability to run on Ethanol

I will be a happy bunny

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I think Dame Edna had a role in the facelift
So THAT's who Dame Edna is!
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well, the 9-5 does look pretty hot in black.. especially compared to that other hideous creature
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The straight-on shot of the 9-5 doesn't look half bad. I still don't like the chrome accents around the headlights though.

It seems like European cars look so much better with European plates. The AUDI front ends look absolutely wrong with North American plates due to the fact that the shape of the grille was broken-up to fit the European plate.

I noticed in Mexico you can get a North American shape rear plate and a European front one. I wish California would offer that.
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I noticed in Mexico you can get a North American shape rear plate and a European front one. I wish California would offer that.
Just move to Arizona or something where they don't even have a front plate at all (well apparently in AZ on occasion they give you 2 plates, but nobody cares at all)
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I noticed in Mexico you can get a North American shape rear plate and a European front one. I wish California would offer that.
Well, you could always bend back the license plate on the top and bottom to mimic a euro plate, ive seen people do that before
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So THAT's who Dame Edna is!
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Anyways.... Back to the discussion about the 9-5
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I hate those chrome "spectacles" around the headlights on the 9-5. Not only are they hideous and tacky, but they also draw your eye away from the parts of the car that look good (at least for me).
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Horrible... just horrible

The older one 95 maybe the best looking Saab.

If i had the money i would buy one and sell my 900.
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I never liked how the facelifted 9-5 looked at all until I saw it in person. I saw it drive by me on the highway going the opposite direction and I thought "hmm, maybe it isn't ugly after all?" Then, while I was waiting at the SAAB dealer for my spare key today, I spent a good long time looking around the black one in the show room and I now find it rather good looking.
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