9-5 Aero Estate, 140k miles, busted rear off side spring, when I sat on the tailgate! Maybe its telling me something about a diet I ought to be on. Malvern Tyres, in Cheltenham, replaced both rear springs for a shade under £200, very good service.
I had a 51 plate 2.0t estate that was just over 200,000 when it slide into a bridge last year. i got at 145,000 and apart from the usual tyres exhaust some bushes, oil and a brake line it was all original as far as i was aware. it was running well still at the same fuel consumption as when i got it fantastic car.
My 2002 9-5 Aero has 164k on the clock and is in amazing condition (the interior looks better than most 70k cars I've seen over the years) and looking over the MOT and service history it hasn't needed much work each year to keep it going either (and long may that continue )
My 9-5 2.3t MY02 hit 107k before the balance chain guides gave up and the chain was running against the tensioner its self! So lucky it didn't fail completely.
Will be fixed soon ready for another 100k
My 2006 95 1.9Tid Sport has done over 112k and is great! I took a risk when buying and as it had no service history but have always been told to buy a can on condition and how it feels/drives than history.
I replaced the brakes and gave it a service as soon as i got it. Next is to get it booked in to get the water pump replaced just in case it hasnt been done.
Took it for a 600 mile journey and was a pleasure to drive!
It says I'm a Saab "Newbie." I love that Newbie is broad enough to include one whose '78 99, bought new, ran for over 275,000 miles; the '90 900 16V base model, bought new, ran for over 325,000 miles; the '00 9-5 2.3T, purchased with 9,000 miles in 2003, clocked in at 105,000 when you gave it to a destitute friend who is still driving it two years later; and the latest, a '09 9-5 Aero sedan purchased with 80K miles, has just turned over the 100k mark last week. Then there is the '71 96 parked next to my 9-5. It says it has only 39,000 miles, but I "suspect" that its 5-digit odometer may have turned over a time or two, or three...oh, and I'm forgetting the '73 96, the '70 95, the '69 96, and the '74 Sonett which all helped make the past 40 years more enjoyable.
I'm looking forward to the next step in rank...is it Saab "Fan," not new, and with some degree of Saab experience.
Looking at servicing MY00 in the next few weeks and have surpass that 100k mark (peanut mileage for its age), I usually use to throw 0w-40 Fully Synth down its gullet but was wondering if a mix like 5-30w FS would be more suited now. Reading the cars manual it states 10w-30 or 10w-40 and also 5w-30FS.
How die no , yep my little money pit has just turned the 100,000 moles , good healthy engine ,
Pulls like anything .
And as you ask madnutter , I use DEXOS 2 .5W-30 , every 3 months ,
Seems to do the trick .
2001 93 petrol
275000 kays, had it for 2 years dous'nt use any oil between changes, goes like a rocket of cause, from what I know origional turbo and timing chains, no signs of sludge in the sump, looking forward to putting another 50,000 kays on it
2004 9-5 Arc estate. Bought it with 115,000 discarded at the back of a car lot. A couple of 4mm breather lines, an inline filter on the throttle body and a crank shaft sensor its now got 128,000 and drives superbly!