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Old 08-02-2018, 02:34 PM   #101
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Like others have already said...

Rubber mats are cheap, and yes they changed in 08, very subtly, but enough that the earlier mats won't stay put in an 08 or 09.

I like the centric premium stuff with e coat and pads are all preference on if you're ok with some dust, or want no dust, and how much bite you want. The 300 mm rear upgrade is a good one if you can find or are will to buy a set of calipers.
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:29 PM   #102
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I'm selling the 300mm kit. Still for sale and open to offers
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:15 AM   #103
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A quick update:

1. Car is running well. I had one time where I was accelerating hard and lost power with a flashing CEL. It's never done it again and it didn't seem to store any codes. I can't duplicate the problem

2. Frustrations with this car overall:

- HVAC system is terribly annoying because it starts in AUTO mode only. Every time you start the car the fan is going crazy. Constantly shaking my fist at GM/Saab engineers. I did some research and it doesn't seem you can change this on 06-09 like you could on the earlier 9-5s

- Trunk button: is there a way to disable the drivers door trunk button? Why do I have to go to the driver's door, hit a button, and then go back to the trunk to open it. Again, WTF engineers? I recall having this button on other cars (my prior 9-5, 9-3, 900 and two VW jettas) and it was somewhat of a dummy button because you could open the trunk without pressing it as long as the car was unlocked. Not so on this 9-5

- Auto Wipers. GD these things. The up position is auto, which is annoying because it is constantly changing speeds and is never at the right speed. The down position is a fast wipe, which is the only manual option. The "intermittent adjuster" doesn't do anything. Again, WTF engineers, why can't I choose my wiper speed like on a normal car?

Outside of the gripes, the car drives well and I enjoy it. I have a few issues that I need to address:

- MPG is low: I am getting around 22 mixed. My '03 Aero got mid/high 20's and low/mid 30s on the highway. However, this was after a tune. I have the 3" DP on now and no tune, so I think that may mess up the O2 reading

- Shifter is very sloppy. 9-5s have pretty sloppy shifters on a good day but mine seems especially bad

- I am tempted to put some bulbs in the inner headlight housings and find some way to wire them to a button. The xenon's are OK but I do a lot of back road driving and am a little disappointed with the light output. I had done the "Relay 666" mod on my 03 and that was really nice but the 06-09 has no bulb and no wiring for the inner headlight opening. May not be worth the effort...

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Old 09-16-2018, 05:09 AM   #104
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I agree with you on many points on the newer 9-5. The HVAC defaulting to Auto is annoying. The trunk button is annoying, and mine seems to require 2-3 pushes before it actually unlocks. My auto wipers are finally acting a bit better after replacing the wipers (08+ uses a special arm, only one wiper option available). I haven't been able to achieve better than 27ish mpg mixed (but mine is an auto). The ride home right when I bought it (100% highway) showed exactly 30 mpg. Car now has a 3" DP and BSR, needs a tune. I'm happy with the xenons, although the pass side is now starting to flicker and occasionally drop, so time for new bulbs.

I see why people rave that the 04/05 is the best year to get.
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I think I tend to agree with that assessment after owning an '03. All are great cars but the '04/'05 does seem to have the best of both worlds
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:59 AM   #106
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I am going to put the car up for sale soon. Please let me know if you are interested. Great car, just not big enough for our family. I'm not a collector and I won't be able to use it that much now that we have a van.

Not sure what a fair price is. I paid high-sixes (I can't actually remember the final number) and put more than $1k in parts and the exhaust.

I'd like something that starts with a seven if possible. Car is a unicorn. 93k manual.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:38 PM   #107
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Daaaaaaaaaaamn... why you gotta do this to me right now?

Oh I forgot, no roof rails I'm out, haha
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