UPDATE: Great warranty news! (For Swedes only)


Red afterburner on my 9-5 Aero

Once again SaabsUnited is the first media to spread good Saab News.
I spoke this morning with Peter Hallberg of the Swedish Dealer Organization.
There is great news for past and future Saab owners in Sweden.

The so called Nybilsgarantin (New car warranty) will be back just as it has been.

The cars can be set in two categories, 1. Cars sold before the bankruptcy. 2. Cars sold after.
Technically the underlaying agreements are somewhat different but for the owners it is the same simple ownership as always.
This is great news for buyers, dealers and service.

I guess now is the time to go to Your dealer and pick up Your dream Saab!

Peter, Sweden
Member
4 years 8 months ago
This is great news! I am currently trying to make sense of what to have: a (more expensive) Aero with XWD, manual, adaptive chassi with eLSD, or a much cheaper Vector with the same specs. In the Vector I could have both the 260hp upgrade and the quad exhaust from Hirsch and still have money left… Is there something else that makes a big difference between the Aero and the Vector? The leather? Interior? The Vector is also a Biopower and from 2011… is the interior nicer in the 2011 than in the 2010? You seem to have great knowledge… Read more »
rune
Member
4 years 8 months ago

The fog light surrounds and the styling of the rear exhaust pipes are the tell-tale sign of an Aero.

The signature headlights are optional on the Vector I think.

Some nice features you should consider:
– Aero styling as mentioned above
– HUD
– satnav (I would not bother with this had it not been for the nice HUD integration…)
– SmartBeam with signature lights
– If you, for some reason, do not have lane departure warning, I believe it is possible to get automatic high-beam operation (included with SmartBeam?)

Best of luck.

Peter, Sweden
Member
4 years 8 months ago
Thanks Rune! Yeah, the fog lights surroundings are really nice on the Aero, but the exhaust pipes I can get by Hirsch anyway πŸ™‚ Maybe even the fog light surrounds…? The Vector I’ve been looking on also has the satnav and smartbeam (which includes signature lights, right?). The Aero is a 2010 with 6000 (swedish) miles for around 230’000SEK, whereas the Vector is a 2011 with 3000 miles for around 260’000SEK. In other words I can get some nice Hirsch-goodies and still have like 40’000 left. I doubt the HUD and fig lights surrounds are worth that much to me… Read more »
Red J
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Peter,
the pedals from Hirsch look much better. πŸ˜‰
On the rear, you can even mount the Hirsch rear diffuser on a vector, so if you Hirsch things up, you only will have different front fog light surroundings.
Another difference between Aero and Vector is that the Vector is the only one with full tan interior, the Aero has always black interior even with tan seats. And the seats are different.

rune
Member
4 years 8 months ago

But… There is no hole in the bumper cover on the vector for the exhaust pipes..?

Red J
Member
4 years 8 months ago

You have to make the wholes by yourself. You get a drawing to do it right, but it is best if you also take the diffuser. πŸ˜‰

rune
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Yeah, that rear diffuser is something I’d want for my own 9-5. Sounds like a much better idea than carving up the original bumper cover.

Baracuda
Member
4 years 8 months ago

The Aero has much better seats than the standard Vector seats. Except the car you are looking at has the vector trim with premium leather, than you will have the same nice good seats. πŸ˜‰

rune
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Peter, what is the insurance like? Tompa keeps telling me that Aero is more expensive to insure.

The price you quoted for the Vector is 30K more than the Aero..?

Peter, Sweden
Member
4 years 8 months ago

It’s cheaper to insure than my 9-3 Aero V6… don’t think there’s any difference between the Vector and the Aero though, as long as the engine is the same.

And ooops, the price for the Aero is supposed to be 330’000SEK.

rune
Member
4 years 8 months ago

In that case, the vector sounds like the better deal as you say.

If you are lucky, the front piece with the foglight cutout might be available somewhere. That, combined with the nice rear diffusor from Hirsch should help make your 9-5 even more unique.

I just passed 40000 km in mine. Hardly any distance at all!

Peter, Sweden
Member
4 years 8 months ago

You don’t think I would miss the finer leather and the tiny but yet nice extra details of the Aero, then?

Red J
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Rune,
you have to change the whole front bumper if you want to have a Aero front.

But you get the whole Hirsch Aero package with an Aero Bumper for only 19.900 SEK !!!
It will still need prime and painting, but it looks like a cheap way of getting a fake Aero. πŸ˜‰

Daniel B
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Great news!

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 8 months ago

would be nice if SCNA announced the same for North American cars…

Chris Carrier
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Yes, I feel a tad bitter that I buy a swedish car where I have no warranty on my 2010 9-5 but the swedes do…

DUTCH900C
Member
4 years 8 months ago

This is fantastic news for the owners of a new SAAB in Sweden!

Eric
Member
4 years 8 months ago

This is great news for everyone actually, with Sweden taking action, USA and other places can’t be far behind. Wonder how they treat cars sold before and after bankruptcy, since the people who bought cars after were told “no warranty” from the get go.

Chris Carrier
Member
4 years 8 months ago
I bought a 9-4x on Saturday and got the impression that I would not have the factory warranty reinstated in any situation because I bought the car with no warranty included (and saved money as a result). I know some dealers are implying that warranties would become active in the case that things changed but it might depend on how the vehicle was purchased and the laws in that state. Still, one would think that if Saab got a new owner, they would make a reinstated warranty very, very affordable to bring such car owners back in the fold.
Eric
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I bought my 2011 93 SportCombi in November, about a month before the bankruptcy. I just hope that they treat the people who bought new Saabs pre-bankruptcy to a better coverage plan or something extra compared to those who bought them on fire sale clerance deals. If I waited I could have purchased a 93X for less than my 93, makes me very upset and full of regret for when I bought it.

It is a beautiful car and I love it, no complaints besides how the customers are getting shafted πŸ˜‰

TonymacUK
Member
4 years 8 months ago

+1

Cerulean
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I might be wrong but I believe the Concept garages have all closed down, hence the lack of information.

Olav
Member
4 years 8 months ago
Great news, indeed! I hope though this will be the first sign of several things getting somewhat back on track. When I asked my dealer to change the front wipers on my 9-5 he said he couldn’t because they were unavailable both in Norway and Sweden. Oh well, I can live a while with the one I have before I go for the older versions or unoriginal after market, but when it is so difficult to get hold of such basic spare parts I am reluctant to go for a new SAAB. I followed a thread in one of the… Read more »
Martin T16s
Member
4 years 8 months ago

No Cerulean you are not wrong. I lost my job with Concept with only one hour notice the day before Christmas Eve. Not really possible to have contacted customers with barely even enough time to gather your belongings!

TonymacUK
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Really sorry to hear that Martin. Perhaps you should consider an Employment Tribunal as I`m sure that Concept`s action is illegal.

Rolf HΓ€gg
Guest
4 years 8 months ago

Thanks for making my heart skip a beat only to come crashing down 1 second later after reading your parenthesis. Killing me…

conkers
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Peter,
NG95
If you have a choice of MY2010 (A400xxxx -chassis nr) or MY2011 (B400xxxx -chassis nr.) then I suggest the MY2011. They have most of the bugs ironed out and there are more updates for software available. Especially the Body Control Module…

So check the last 8 digits of the VIN. If the last 8 (short VIN) starts with “B” then go for it. If it’s an “A” I would walk away.

Stefan
Member
4 years 8 months ago

95Ng its a really great car. But Gm in Russia made a huge price on it. Saab 95 began cost as mb e300….

rune
Member
4 years 8 months ago

Are you sure about that? Usually the MBs do not come nearly as well-equipped as the same-size Saabs.

Stefan
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I agree with you, but price on 95NG liner 1.6 started since 39k euro, it was more expensive than volvo s80 2.5T (31k euro) and price on top 95 aero xwd v6 was 72k euro!!!! It is a bit more expensive than e350 4matic, or e300 4matik with accessories. After this price, i started hate GM.

rune
Member
4 years 8 months ago
Well, the 9-5 is a luxurious beast. That is the price of admission. When I bought mine I ran some comparisons with Audi and BMW, and they were much more expensive here in Sweden. Note that the 9-3 is a very capable car, nice looking, safe and versatile. And cheaper. Just make sure you compare all the variables. As I keep telling people, I drove a Volvo V50 for 1000 km a year ago, and I was surprised how bad it was on the road. It was absolutely no match for my 9000 CSE from 1997. That is an apple… Read more »
Stefan
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I know about 93 πŸ™‚ I have bought 93 2.0T in 2008 πŸ™‚

V50\S40\C30 its a ford focus 2, they are like a ship on the road πŸ™‚

rune
Member
4 years 8 months ago

I had a 2008 9-3 SC 1.8t myself. Loved that car. Drove a lot in the winter and it never skipped a beat. (sold it when I moved to Sweden)

Well, until someone kicks production in gear again, it is all water under the bridge.

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