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Dare you ta a Saab?

Saab led an extremely long and painful death, so when it finally was over, reacted to the world not with anything other than a light shrug.

the Bankruptcy was inherently brugtpriserne to plummet. And this is good news, if you are on the hunt for a great family car at a good price – and don't let you bother of, is that the brand no longer exists.

But before you even begin to look at an older Saab, you will probably want to have insurance, that you also in the future will be able to get spare parts for the car. Here you can according to the now former Saab importer to be completely calm. The spare parts come from Saab autoparts, which is owned by the aircraft manufacturer Saab and not of the bankrupt Saab automobile. Therefore the supply of spare parts is not affected.

Dame Edna
With that in mind, we can take the next step and look at a Saab as brugtkøb, and we have specifically chosen us a 9-5, which is big and spacious and a classic Saab in good and evil.

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the 9-5 was in production from 1998 until July 2009, but we have chosen to concentrate on the facelifted version from 2005, it was both quality and dynamic a significantly better car than the previous vintages.

The cheapest copies we could find, was of a 2,0 t Linear SportCombi aut. with 150 hp, to 130,000 kr. with 170,000 km on the counter. It is a high mileage, and do you prefer to be in the vicinity of 100,000 km, you can find a good copy for about 200,000 kr. It is significantly cheaper than a used Volvo V70.

rock-solid and secure
9-5 2.0 t (150 hp is the best-selling 9-5, but you must be aware that many of them are running with the Hirsch tuning (it cost 15.000 kr.), that lifted effect to 175 hp or 210 hp. Often it is recommended to stay far away from used, tuned cars, but not here, as Hirsch-tuning was sold by Saab itself, so that you retain your vehicle's warranty.

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Common to all versions of the 9-5 is that it is well-run cars with good comfort, a well-planned and well-functioning, albeit slightly old-fashioned interiors, good space, a huge trunk – and then there was the 9-5 one of the safest cars at all, and scored five stars in Euroncap crash tests.

Quality, is there also not much to stay on a 9-5 from 2006 to 2009 – only a little trifles that should not scare you away from the otherwise solid swede.

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Engine/transmission

On the first cohorts from 1998 onwards, there was a lot of problems with the oil pressure, but it was later sorted with another krumtapudluftsningsventil. It is not a problem that is currently on the vintages 2006 and forward. There have been noted problems with the to get the five-speed manual gearbox in the reverse gear.

Undercarriage

Here you should be especially aware of the sounds from the baghjulsophænget or uneven tire wear, since the shock absorbers may be worn out already after 50,000 km and the bushes after 110.000 km.

At the mini in 2005, got the 9-5 a better chassis with wider track and a more direct steering, which made it markedly more well-run.

Interior

the Dashboard is logically arranged and a pleasure to use, but even if the Saab improved the quality and finish of 2005, it is not at the level of the German competitors, or even a Volvo. Squeaks from the interior is not unusual.

Check out all the electronic functions, such as kørecomputeren, where the display may be defective.

Bodywork

Saab is among the cars that are best protected against rust, and 94 percent of a 9-5 is galvanized. There is a good wear layer under the bottom, effective hulrumsbehandling and inderskærme and rear. Only weak point is the joints on the doors.

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