I picked up an Aero parts car!....FOR FREE (minus tow cost lol).
Several months ago, I saw a 2003 9-5 Aero on FB marketplace, it was $3000. But it didn't have keys, no title, flooded to the floor at one point, and it has been sitting for about 4 years. I obviously didn't agree with the price, but I still reached out to see if he would sell me the seats and a few other parts. He wanted to see if he can sell whole first, so I sadly gave up.
Fast forward to last week, the guy messaged me and asked if I wanted it for $1000, still I didn't think it was the right price so I politely declined. After a few minutes of discussion, he asked me if I would take it for free (after 4 years, the family wanted it out of her backyard ASAP). At that point, I had no choice but to take it! Picked up a uhaul, drove 1.5 hours and picked it up! Here she is.
Surprise! It came with keys, although it is not an original. The previous owner bought the key and matching TWICE but he coudln't find anyone with a tech II to get it started. Appearently it cranks.
It also came with more maintenance history than my own car hahaha. Looks like it was well taken care of before it sat for 4 years!
Those of you with eagle eyes, feast your eyes on these Aero goodies! As an Arc owner, this is an absolute gold mine
The first thing I switched over are the door cards. The Arc ones are all gray and bland. The Aero ones have black inserts, I love the contrast.
Next, I took out the seats, they were absolutely MINT! This was the highlight of the pull
Perfect time to clean out the french fries
Also permanently fixed the very common sagging seat side covers. Hopefully it will never break again
Then I replaced the steering column cover. The one from my car (2004) is beat to hell, but somehow the one from 2003 is near perfect.