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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero Estate
Been exiled in the former colony across the other side of the pond for a little over 20 years, now I'm baack and about to be happy Saabing once again.

While in the US I had a 92 9000 Turbo, followed by a 2000 Viggen (Monte Carlo Yellow), a 2001 9-5 Aero Wagon (correct terminology over there) and finally a 2003 9-5 Aero Sedan (ahem).

So after 2 months and one day back home (although I've kept an Audi A3 here for many years), on Tuesday night I was strangely bored and my attention was fatefully drawn to eBay - and you know what happened next.....

Suddenly coming across the car, and with only 29 minutes left in the auction, I saw a largely rust-free and non-running 2005 9-5 Aero Estate with manual, and looking a wee bit sad. 125,000 miles and some apparent throttle body issues it had sat since January. After a little hasty research on MOT etc, and noticing that the location was half an hour away from Abbott Racing's workshops, followed by a huge leap of faith - after 30 minutes the car was mine.

Abbott were accomodating and picked up the car today for analysis.

So standby folks, there's a 9-5 restomod project about to start as I return this car to daily driving service - along with as many Abbott upgrades as I can sneak under the radar of She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Good to be BAACK :park: :idea:


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:51 pm
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Location: 'Ull
Car Model: 95 Aero Auto Est Stg 1 Noobed
Welcome to UKS :wink:

And welcome back to reality. Good luck with the Wagon :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:31 pm
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Location: Glasgow
Car Model: NG 9-5 Aero TTid 2011
Welcome to UK Saabs and i'm sure you'll enjoy the resto and the car. all the best with it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:53 am 
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Location: Aberdeen Stavanger Offshore ou Le Giraudet
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Welcome to UKSaabs! 8)

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:56 am 
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Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:12 pm
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Location: Portsmouth
Car Model: 96 V4 & 9-3 Turbo-X
Welcome to UK Saabs.

Just for your information, there are many people on here who can do remapping on Saabs for a lot less than Abbott. Their hardware still has a good rep though.

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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
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Welcome to UKS :D

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