i love this car to death but i have better things to do with my money.
so my plan is to get a 99/00 9-5 and convert it into a 04 Aero
i took some snapshots of a couple 04's today and some older models and realized that all you have to do to complete this task is
- change front bumper cover
- change headlamps to projector style
- chage rear tail lights
- add body colored rear decor panel
- add clear sidemarkers
- remove badges and put on new ones
and you've got yourself an '04!
the only giveaway are the side mirrors, on the new models they are apart of the door but not even Mike Mauer would notice.
i would of course upgrade performance , as seen here
my reason for getting the 'new style' headlamps is to add a HID light system. a reliable brand of course, that has some type of insurance.
and then on the inside HIRSCH
and probably add that hirsch exhaust , wheels and spoiler
all together including adding a NAVI/ENT. system i'll spend about 10k. and another 10k for the car. sounds alot better than 40k. the only thing that i lose are the A/C seats and i would've lost those anyway by upgrading to the Hirsch seats.
i doubt it if SAAB USA okays Hirsch anytime soon so it seems as though i'm gonna have to pick up some stuff at Reading Saab when i take my vacA to London next summer