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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.
Thats funny...... my first two 9-5's didnt have this sensory quality, but the third did..........odd :confused:
 

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You know you drive a 9-5 when....

-you fear a flat tire just because you know what color your spare is.
-you have to fold down your rear seat to open your trunk at some point.
-You get REALLY excited when you see another one.
-Your phone is filled with nothing but pictures of you car, motor, reference pictures for other people on forums
-The first picture you took with your new SLR was of your car.
 

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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.
The profile is really timeless, one of the most stylish sedan profiles around IMO
 

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-You get odd looks because your bass is louder than the pimped Buick next to you.....and yours is stock.
-You have at least two sets of wheels
-You have sworn off having drinks in your car just because you can't.
-You have at least 6 receipts in your glovebox.
-It takes half an hour to take the wheels off, and an hour to put them back on.
-You've told people your wheels are painted gunmetal but they are really just covered in brake dust.
-One of your biggest decisions is which style replacement emblem sticker to buy.
-Your email address includes the word turbo.
-You're the only one pumping premium at the gas station.
 

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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.
Thats more of a VW Jetta mk4 thing IMO

VW used a type of wax protectant on the interior of the car that had very similar chemical make up as the modern crayon formula
 

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You know you drive a 9-5 when...
-Everyone asks you what brand your car is.
-Everyone then asks you "Why a Saab?"
-Every mechanic you know tells you your car is unreliable and/or expensive to repair and tries to convince you to buy something else :roll:
-You drive another car and miss all the small thoughtful details of yours...
-You spot another 9-5 and immediately know the MY, engine size, trim level, color code, etc.
-Your keyfob is larger than your cell phone.
-You see '08' written somewhere and immediately think of the blend door repair.
-You laugh when you see the word 'turbo' on everything from vacuums to Internet connections. :lol:
-You find yourself tuning to the Weather Band when it's 80 degrees and sunny just because you can.
-People around smile when you use your windshield washers. ;)
-Your car doesn't have an ashtray. :cheesy:
-You store drinks in your glovebox.
-You find yourself cheering for Sweden at sporting events.
-You actually like wagons more than SUVs. :eek:
 

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You know you drive a 9-5 when...

-You see '08' written somewhere and immediately think of the blend door repair.

Ohh that's good :p
 

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-Nobody believes you when you tell them what you paid for it
-You find it hard to not overtake EVERY car on the road.
-You can't help but occasionally yell "TURBO!!!!" when you accelerate even if you are the only person in the car. (Okay maybe that's just me :p)
-You're never not having fun while driving.
-You begin to not lie driving other cars.
-You criticize the seats in all other cars because yours are much more comfy.
-People have never heard of some of the features on your car.
-You've gotten the middle finger because you tried to wave at another Saab driver and they didn't get it.
 

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....when your Dad, who owns an auto repair shop and has 35+ years of auto repair experience and has worked on everything, says "You know, I really don't want to help you fix this thing when it breaks".

I've only needed his help once and that was when I did the timing belt. 4 cams, 3 hand-set tensioners, and no cam holder tools.... I needed extra hands to hold the cams, lol. Next time I'm buying cam holders!


-always turning to look at her before I go in the house
-friends playing with the cupholder
-pretty much everything in this post I agree with

I've had Freja since February and driven her 16k miles in that time (would have been over 22k but I have motorcycles too). I haven't once gotten sick of my car. I want more power, yes, but I still love her. :cheesy:
 

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I haven't once gotten sick of my car. I want more power, yes, but I still love her. :cheesy:
Time for Nordic Stage 2 I s'pose. :cheesy:

And my grandpa, who has been working on cars since he was 15, said the same thing when I got mine. :lol:
 

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You know you drive a 9-5 when . . .
- your father remarks that you are just weird enough to own a SAAB
- every extra inch of your spare tire well is packed with tools and parts just so your trunk looks empty and clean when you open it.
- you and your friend compare the sound that your trunks make when they shut and his Altima sounds remarkably like it is made of paper.
- you consider adding an electric exhaust cutout in order to make more noise when passing people on the road and then continue listening to music.
- cops literally ignore you when they see your car in the daylight.
- people freak when they find out your "cheap" car has real wood on the dash.
- you back into parking spaces because you can.
 

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-Mechanics describe your car as "just backwards"
-Your Intake consists of a filter and 3 inches of aluminum pipe
-Multiple people can not figure out how to get your car into reverse
-Any styling accessory you make yourself since it doesn't exist otherwise
 

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Both my Saloon and Estate both smelled like crayons. Which was odd, as the Saloon had a Fabric Interior. The Estate doesn't now as I leather clean it once a Fortnight.
 
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