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Hi i am new here and thinking of buying my first saab i would welcome any

advice about a saab 95 2.0lpt se 1998 132000 miles on clock fsh one
previous owner as i am test driving later today, any problems to look out for would be agreat help.



 

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Make sure engine is cold prior to start up, listen for a high pitched whine that goes with the engine warming up. Walk away if you hear whine the engine is a victim of sludge. Press AUTO and OFF at the same time on the ACC (air con) panel, you should just get an 0 on the left indicating no faults. A 1 or 2 indicates faults on the system that could be costly to repair. Pull the plastic cover off around the oil filler cap and squeeze the pipe directly above the 1st A in SAAB, if mushy this pipe will need replacing ASAP, its part of the engine breather system. If manual makes sure all gears are easily engaged going up and down the box, if auto make sure all gears changed smoothly with no lurching. Look for any blue smoke from the rear when you blip the throttle, this indicates blown turbo seals.
 

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Thanks for the advice i took the test drive today, checked everything you warned me about, the car checked out ok, the car drove and handled beautifully i checked the history everything spot on, brand new turbo was fitted only twelve months ago, the dealer is an independent saab specialist very helpfull and strait down the line so i am now the owner of a saab 9-5 thanks for the great advice. :D
 

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i will pick up the car from the dealer on wednesday i will post pics asap the car is black with cream leather interior with all usual extras plus heated seats they offered to install cruise control for extra £50 is this a good deal ? :D
 

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robbri said:
i will pick up the car from the dealer on wednesday i will post pics asap the car is black with cream leather interior with all usual extras plus heated seats they offered to install cruise control for extra £50 is this a good deal ? :D
Only if you think you'll use it. Me, I never do - Guess I don't like giving up control:cheesy: .

Can't wait to see the pics!
 

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hi, welcome. i had this added to mine. for £50 thats a bargain. with all the speed cameras it could save you money in the long term. you got to look out for the sneaky cops on motorway bridges, out of sight until too late.great to cruise without using your legs.:lol:
 

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They UK Saabs don't come with cruise standard? That seems lame since, being a throttle by wire car, all the cruise basically is is a switch for the computer.
 

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i think the early 9-5s did not come with cruise control, but in the later models "not sure what year" came as standard, my saab 1998 early model but in top condition would be interesting to find out why the early models were not fitted with this ?
 

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I was under the impression SE spec cars and above got cruise as standard, my MY99 has it. But then again they added leather to the spec of the SE a little later...i've got velour seats. :cry:
 

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Kermit, Finn, they are turning on us :eek:
 

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Chris 9-5 said:
Kermit, Finn, they are turning on us :eek:
So let's recap here - Kermit has velour seats with automatic, Finn Drives a wagon and Chris has a "weedy 2.0" with automatic..... What ARE these guys doing as the moderators :nono; !!.

(Bracing for Backlash ...... Just kidding guys - you know we love ya :D )
 

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Very cool :cool:

 
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