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 Post subject: NG 9-5, am I nuts?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:20 pm 
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Car Model: NG 9-5 2.0T
I did write a massive emotional post about my return to Saab ownership but it wouldn’t post so this abstract rhetorical version will have to do. Forget the question mark in the title, short of it spontaneously combusting before I get there, it’s happening.

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 Post subject: Re: NG 9-5, am I nuts?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:07 am 
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Location: Hertfordshire
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I think they're a stunning car; photos when you collect it please.
I looked at a couple before settling on another BMW (I know, I know) and the peeling buttons was more prevalent than not. There isn't much variation in specification, but the rare sports seats are worth it. Not sure about the merits of nav or HUD, or indeed which engine is best (good & bad in both petrol & diesel). I'll be following this thread...

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 Post subject: Re: NG 9-5, am I nuts?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:10 am 
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Welcome back.

Paddy2bsure wrote:
photos when you collect it please.
I'll be following this thread...


Moving this to ''Your Cars'' The place for your car diaries (blogs), letting everyone know about your new cars, mini projects and minor upgrades etc...

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 Post subject: Re: NG 9-5, am I nuts?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:00 pm 
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Thanks, I was wondering where it had gone. :D

It's on the drive, petrol 2.0T. I'm supposed to be working from home but I'm posting this instead!


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 Post subject: Re: NG 9-5, am I nuts?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:47 pm 
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When your working from home almost anything qualifies as working, as long as you touch the computer that's working :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: NG 9-5, am I nuts?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:18 pm 
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Loving it so far but need to have a look through the combined 350 pages worth of infotainment system and owners manuals! I've only ever had one previous car that wasn't designed in the 90s (and that was fairly base spec) so the complexity of the toys is something new to me.

What can I do to it? Are there any simple hacks to improve it, I'm thinking along the lines of my last 9-5 (MY04) whereby simply changing the indicator stalk would give you cruise control. Rear view cameras, rear seat screens etc. I'm also toying with the idea of a gentle remap to 260, any options local to the NE for this? What are the options for updating the sat nav, I'm more interested in the maps (v 20.09.03) themselves than the software (E409) as we live in a new build that was a rugby pitch up until 4 years ago.

Sorry for the stream of consciousness wish list, I will start having a look myself (especially for the sat nav as there appears to be info on a few options out there), I just wondered if any of you good people had some answers or ideas that I hadn't thought of.

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