There are other sources for this information but most is scattered in the forums or very long threads with bits of info here and there. The Arc also picks up lower body cladding and is eligible for a 17-inch sport wheel package. Bi-xenon headlights are now offered as a stand-alone option on Arc and Aero models. The first generation 9-5 was available with and. I'm just saying if you buy one be prepared to spend money and enjoy the ride 1 of 1 people found this review helpful Keeping mine till they start making them again! Arc models drop their 200-horsepower V6 and standard automatic transmission in favor of a 220-hp, four-cylinder turbo and a five-speed manual; an automatic remains optional. The vehicle had its North American debut in October 2009 at the in. Anybody considering an Aero needs to keep in mind that you will rub the front nose on all parking curbs due to the lower suspension, and need to get in the habit of stopping sooner.
In the United States, the 9-5 was introduced in the spring of 1998, for the 1999 model year. Other countries also had an optional turbodiesel I4 engine. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. It's just like your technology at home, when it goes it goes and there is no way to detect when it will go bad. But what about a personal choice and opinion? This model should not be confused with the , produced from 1959 to 1978. Factory-fitted phone kits were similarly optional. Ventilated front seats, previously standard on the Arc, are now optional.
Not to be confused with. In the United States was available, and provided as standard equipment in selected 9-5's from 2001 onward. I have had great luck with Nokian tires and with Firestone. Investigate further if anything other than a 0 is showing. Saabin on em' by Charles Baptiste on Dec 28, 2017 Vehicle: 2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2. With the announcement of the sale of Saab to Spyker on January 26, 2010, the new generation Saab 9-5 was taken into production at the Saab plant in Trollhättan. Adding to the post on experience with 2007: I have owned an '01 9-3, an '02 9-5 Aero, and now the '07 9-5 Aero, which I like a lot better.
Several prototype pilots and a number of production SportCombis were manufactured, the official variant did not enter serial production prior to Saab's bankruptcy in December 2011, and the vehicles never reached dealerships. Or a 2006+ with all the updates and features but with better quality materials. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your 9-3 is located and how to add coolant. One of the most frequently asked questions is about purchasing a used Saab 9-5 and what to look out for. Additionally, Aero models get a more aggressive lower body kit.
I had it checked and got the ok from my Saab mechanic. Petrol engine Model Years Engine Displ. The consensus is material quality has been going downhill over the years. At the time, the car represented a significant development for the manufacturer. It will either display a 0 or a combination of a single-digit and double-digit. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly.
I'm definitely a fan and plan on modifying it to perform a little bit better while still carrying the kids to school. Beware of any computerized module by Chance on Jan 27, 2018 Vehicle: 2004 Saab 9-5 Linear 2. Six-speed manual transmission was not offered in first-generation 9-5s. Diesel engines Typical problems for the 3. Let's bundle our efforts so please add to this thread with any helpful information for a prospective Saab owner.
The first generation 9-5 was introduced in 1997, for the 1998 , as the replacement to the. They have been proven to be extremelly unreliable. The total production 483,593 units, was narrowly beaten by its predecessor, the 9000, of which 503,000 were built. Cons: not particularly sporty, still lacks the brand appeal of its German rivals. A five-speed is fitted as standard to the base models and the Aero. Ventilated front seats, previously standard on the Arc, are now optional.
This feature won technology and safety awards in Australia, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Check the engine for any stickers mentioning the last replacement or check the maintenance records. Production equipment for the first-generation 9-5 was sold by General Motors to of China in 2009. This can be a very expensive engine repair so make sure it is replaced when needed. This flagship model had a long list of standard features, a sport tuned suspension, and body side moldings. Initially badged as a 230ps engine, Saab later conceded that the 230 hp power figure was quite conservative, with the manual versions rated 250 hp and having more torque than stated.