SAAB enthusiasts will appreciate this rare car. This is a 2 owner vehicle of which I am the second owner. I Purchased this vehicle in August of 2013 from a dealer who received it in on trade from the first owner and have operated it since as a 2nd/3rd car for my family. I am a SAAB enthusiast - this is the 5th and final SAAB that i have owned since the early 2000's. I had 3 Viggens and 2 Aero's and I have closely maintained all of them over the years. Selling this last one because I'm just must moving onto different vehicles. I do very much love this car and it is in great condition driveable anywhere anytime.
This Silver SAAB has the sports package the deep high performance bolstered black leather seats and brushed silver interior trim. The black seats are heated and have the light grey accents - many of the 9-5's from this year have the white seats with grey accents and they stain over time and look pretty bad. These black seats look great - barely any signs of wear are noticeable. It also has the roof rails to mount cross bars to - looks great with my silver Thule pod on top and makes for a great road trip setup. It has a sunroof and rear cargo cover. Another nice feature is the cargo rails in the hatch floor to die down cargo with movable hooks. The windows are tinted all around for privacy and protection from the sun. It has the Harmon Kardon sound system (Non-Nav) with an AV plug on the face to allow plugging your phone/ipod device to stream music. It also has the stock 6 CD changer in the trunk which is fully functional and all steering wheel controls work. Sound system works great and sounds great. There are no broken switches or trim pieces inside. Car also has the HID headlights with the washer jets that spray when the windshield washer sprayers spray. A molded rear cargo mat is also included.
Whatever has needed repair or replacement has been done with OE, OE Equivalent, or high performance aftermarket premium parts. Oil changes with mobil 1 synthetic every 3-5k miles. I have a lifetime wheel alignment with my shop and at every oil change, a tire rotation and alignment is done. I installed rear lower adjustable control arms which provide camber adjustment that the stock ones do not. This allows the rear wheels to always be aligned properly and ensure even tire wear. I have maintenance records all the way back to the day I purchased this car. I do not have documentation of service history beforehand, but was able to contact the previous owner and discussed its care in detail as well. Just did rear brakes, tire rotation, oil change, alignment. I've changed the tranny fluid twice since I've owned it.
This car is tight and drives great. Exterior is 9/10 - shows some marks and nicks here and there from normal usage of a 12 year old car, but Id say way better than average condition as i have taken extremely good care of the car and it was used gently mostly by my wife. The Engine runs and idles smoothly with no smoke or ticking noises. Turbo boosts up to full boost smoothly and the car pulls great. Car tracks straight and breaks straight with no knocks, rattles, creaks, etc.. Matching BFG Comp 2 Sport AS all around with the upgraded wider 225/45/17 size tires and the 17" Alloy wheels are in great shape. Tranny shifts smoothly. The car is very tight, solid and handles great - it's very maneuverable and is a joy to drive on the highway. The deep bolstered seats hold you firmly in place yet are still very comfortable on long trips. These cars are performance oriented and for people who enjoy driving a sporty performance car.
What I like about this car:
Functionally, one of the main things that differentiates this car from some other euro wagons is that it is front wheel drive. Many european wagons in this size are either all wheel drive or rear wheel drive. With front wheel drive you get fuel efficiency and great all weather performance. Another thing I always loved about this car and my other SAABs was that they're very uncommon, you just don't see them - they're not generic fleet cars.
Selling to the continental USA only.
I am a private individual and not a dealer so there is no warranty included - the car is sold as is.
Interested parties are encouraged to view the car beforehand or have the car inspected by a mechanic. I can have the car brought to a mechanic shop of your choice within a reasonable/convenient distance.
If you fly in from out of town, I am not far from RDU airport.
If you were to arrange truck transport I can provide a convenient location for the truck to come pick up and load the vehicle.
Payment in cash or certified check from Bank of America only.
Title in Hand
I reserve the right to end the auction at anytime if the vehicle is sold through alternate listings
Please contact me with any questions
Additional pictures and maintenance records available upon request
Thank you for considering my car