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Old 06-19-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Considering this 2006 9 5

considering buying this 2006 9 5 sportcombi, auto drives nice and tight, tires seem to be around 8/32, no service records, 92K miles asking 7500, will take 6500.00, anything i should be looking at, what about dropping the oil pan?
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Seems on the surface to be a great deal.

Maybe too good? Is it private sale or a dealer?

You should have it inspected by a SAAB ace.

2006 would have needed extreme maintenance neglect for sludge to be a factor.

For the 4 hours of labor over the life of the car... why not?

Where are you located?
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:33 AM   #3
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i'm in Peterborough, NH and the car is in Sommerville (sp) MA right outside Boston. It is a dealer, any suggestions on Saab Mechanics near Boston?
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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Wow. That's cheap.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:15 PM   #5
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hmmmmm... i have been seeing them around that price, maybe a few dollars more, but if its a great price as you say, maybe i do need to get it checked out
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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I say do it!

But yeah, have the oil pan dropped by the dealer or whatever just to get a good look.

Mine has been a dream for the past 2.5 years. I have 87k miles and have done very little to it. Green window rollers and a DI cassete.
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ABJ in Somerville

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They might be able to do the inspection, but you really need to have the pan dropped.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #8
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I've had my 07 about as long as tweek. And I'm at 80k.
All I've done maintenance wise is the green rollers.

I keep an idler pulley and belt in the trunk. I've been meaning to pick up a DIC as well.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:21 AM   #9
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Wait, also replaced MAF with a few used ones. and I plan on doing the tensioner, idler and belt this summer.

So did you get it?

Dame Edna wagons with the auto are all over down here for around 7-8ish.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:01 AM   #10
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Did not buy this yet, going to get it checked out first, wondering why it has not sold yet guy has had it for about 60 days, also looking down around Philly (Family) may get down to VA as new england cars are always rusty, this one seems clean, but have not had it in the air
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #11
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2008 Saab 9-5 2.3T Wagon

This is the one by me.
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They might be able to do the inspection, but you really need to have the pan dropped.
Ya think? on a 07? ANy evidnece of sludging in later model cars to worry about?
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #13
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I did not do it with my wagon since I bought it with just a tick under 50k. But I think it is a good idea for a higher milage car. Worse case you throw a few hundred bucks to see it's clean. Beats putting in a T7 motor.

I also think alot less people have the dame edna cars, so if there are issues, we hear about it less.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #14
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Well this thing checks out alright, and its still there weeks after my original post, would need some newer tires soon so thats a chunk of change and would want to change all the fluids but i think i'm going to get this thing on friday. Anything else i would want to do except drive it man this thing pull's, thats me coming from an 06 prius but all 260 horses seem to be kicking
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Good for you, you hopefully got a good deal since its been there a bit. Pep boys has tires 400 all in ( just looking at a set for mine)

Oh yeah these cars pull, get a tune ans put a bigger smile on your face
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I've wondered if there is anything left to get out of the stock tune on the 06+ 9-5's seeing as they already have the king cobra and 260 HP.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:18 PM   #17
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picked it up for 6500.00, and they replaced the front rotors and pads (prob chinese junk), new fuel guage sending unit, four wheel alignment and a 30 day warranty i feel like i got an ok deal. love this radio, one of the better sounding stock radio's i have heard seems to have a big speaker in the hatch area.
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That's a really good deal on that car.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:31 PM   #19
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as per the carfax it seems to have been fairly well maintained, Ny, NY car until 10,100 miles, than new owner and norwood saab took over maintenance, very regular oil changes (seems about every 4K), and a new water pump, and some other small stuff i forget but i hope this is a good one, drives great. Already looking at upgrades, such as the leather steering wheel, also can i get away with 16" snow tires and smaller stock 9 5 rims or do i have to stay 17"
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:25 PM   #20
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Nice grab! Pics?

Yes 16" wheels will work and some 215/55r16 snow tires.

Now go change that oil, air filter, cabin filter, belt and idler pulley!
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