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 Post subject: Hi from David in Devon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:36 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:21 pm
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero Estate

I have always liked Saabs, but never owned one. Various reasons, but mainly was put off by scare stories of enormous parts prices. I have always been on limited budget, always buying old cars nearing end of life but that would be reliable. Having had to retire my trusty old X reg (2000) 2L auto Mondeo Estate Mk2 (7 years mainly trouble free motoring for £600) and struggling to find another Mondeo petrol, auto estate I widend my search and found a bargain priced 9-5 Anniversary Edition on Facebook marketplace. I thought it's now or never if I want one.

There was not a lot detail, just a quite high mileage (176k) and an ABS sensor fault above 70, which resets when restarted.

I did not bank on it being such an utter gem of a car! £1050 in the end. With a full service history mainly from main dealers, done bang on time, near immaculate condition, a sweet running, clean smoke and rattle free engine. All the vast array of toys working. And performance, oh my god.

I have only had it 6 days and am already in love with it. The cabin is such a nice place to be, it's so relaxing and comfortable and I have to remember to suppress a smirk that lurking under the bonnet is a beast that could, if I was so inclined, leave most boy racers peering at my rapidly disappearing tail-lights with their jaws in their laps!

I wish I had owned one sooner.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:06 pm 
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Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:51 pm
Posts: 11899
Location: 'Ull
Car Model: 95 Aero Auto Est Stg 1 Noobed
Welcome to UKS :wink:

Min bil läcker inte,

den bara markerar sitt territorium

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:11 pm 
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Car Model: 99GL, Fiat 500 & Volvo V70
Welcome to UKS :D

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Self righteousness is for the narrow-minded.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:46 am
Posts: 4663
Location: suffolk
Car Model: 1993 9000 2.0 cse
so in a sea of carp you found a gem gotta love lazy sellers who dont tell the whole world all the good stuff
i got me mum a bmw 328i estate i normally get low mile cars but this was over 100k
again not told by seller but it was an ex doctors car and had about 9k of bmw invoices every added extra possible ten years of happy trouble free motoring for 750 quid

hope the saab does ten years matey

never underestimate the predictability of stupidity

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