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You know you drive a 9-5 when . . .
-the top of each back tire is trying to touch the other.
-the steering column has scratch marks on it from other people trying to put the key in the wrong place.
-you revel in your ability to be faster from 40mph to 70mph than almost any car on the road while still getting 30+ mpg.
-people ask why your BMW looks so weird and you just smile.
-many of the parts for your simple repairs come from a hardware store.

Share your experiences owning a 9-5!;ol;
 

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-many of the parts for your simple repairs come from a hardware store.
Your post is win! LMAO! I don't really have anything to share, but that was really funny.
 

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You know you drive a 9-5 when . . .
- your passenger can roll up all four windows without compromising comfort.
- you are the only person who can still read your SID.
- you are looking for a replacement wheel and all you find are star-trek references.
 

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Wait I thought of some:

-When you get in the car and your passengers ask what you're reaching for
-When nobody knows how to roll the windows down but you
-If people find it hard to not ask "What is it?"
-When you tell someone what you drive and the reply "Oh a SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB!!!!"

That's all for now.
 

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You know you drive a 9-5 when . . .
Every mechanic gives you a funny look and asks why when you tell them what you drive
When it snows you're tempted to drive to show that you won't get stuck when others will
You become your own mechanic, because no one else wants to work on your car :cheesy:
Your rear seat passengers can have a nice toasty butt as well as yourself
Your car attracts owls when you let off the gas
 

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You know you drive a 9-5 when someone else who doesn't own a saab gets into your car and says "it smells like crayons in here."
 

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-You squeeze a six pack into your glove compartment (soda of course!) and your passengers have no idea what you're doing.
-After meeting up with a large group of friends who drive nice cars, you realize that no other car there was built in the same country as yours, and nobody else there can make that claim.
-You've realized that the forums and information available for your car are extremely helpful, to the point that you've learned things that even the 25 year technician at your dealer doesn't know.
-Everybody tries to whistle like your lock/unlock sound.
-Having seen a picture of your car hit by a train, you feel pretty safe.
 

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- When you get in the drivers seat of another car and look for the ignition and window buttons in the center console.
 

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-You're the only one who finds the Night Panel useful.
-You see a Porsche 911 and laugh.
-Everyone asks you if it's an all wheel drive car.
-You hear the reassuring thud of you door close knowing it's built like a tank.
 

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- When you replace the whole suspension but it still doesn't feel right
- When you've replaced the green window rollers at least twice
- When you've replaced the hood/trunk emblem badges at least twice
 

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-You drive around with engine electric parts in the trunk.
-You actually know what a "Scandinavian Flick" is.
-You can out-perform SUV's in snow.
-You aren't afraid to work on a European car.
-You told the person selling the car more about it than they knew
-People always pronounce your cars name wrong
 

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-When you don't have to try and prove you car is fast by driving like d0ucher, because in your head you know it's faster than the VW that just cut you off.

-When someone asks what size v8 in under the hood

-When wash and wax your car more than clean yourself

-When you take your buddy for a ride... go to dunkin donuts.. and he says.. wtf where are the cup holders..

-When you get dirty looks from people who think you're a rich brat.. when your car is really 10 years old with 250,000 miles but looks new

-When you are on this forum more often than your old lady is on facebook :nono;
 

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You know you drive a 9-5 when . . .
- you are planning to or already have painted a swedish flag on your engine cover.
- you build a bike rack for your roof bars with parts from the home depot because you are too cheap to buy real one.
- you fix your car with a bolt stuck in a random hose on the evap system.
- you have roof bars and mudflaps to compliment your lip spoiler and low profile tires
- you completely remove a fuse from your fuse-panel in order to turn off you lights.
- you check saabcentral while video-chatting your girlfriend
 

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You know you're in a 9-5 when:
-Noone notices your turbo's sound but you
-Your car is only as good as you personally make it
-You have an extra 6in of crumple space between you and the door all of a sudden
.....aaaaand
-You LIKE to drive in the snow. But you can't convince anyone else why you do.
 

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You know you're in a 9-5 when:

You can't help but turn around and look at your car before you go in the house.
^^ this i do it all the time XD

you know you drive a 95 when you have a saab key chain a saab t-shirt and have deemed the shirt your favorite
you have to buy your spark plugs from the dealership or a website.
and when 93% of local indie's your friends and your loved ones advise you to get rid of that car because its expensive to fix.
you laugh at said people knowing that 50% of your repairs have cost you 20$ or less and you get funny looks
 

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You know you're in a 9-5 when:

You can't help but turn around and look at your car before you go in the house.
Thats not a specific 9-5 thing............ :lol:
 

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You know you drive a 9-5 when someone else who doesn't own a saab gets into your car and says "it smells like crayons in here."
This is so true. So many people have made this comment, even more-so in the 9-5's vs the OG 9-3's and earlier cars. It cracks me up, because, it DOES smell like crayons.
 
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