Today I picked up my NG 9-5 after having the engine management sytem upgraded by Hirsch. It may not sound that much different – 260 hp versus 220 hp, but I just say:
Oh my god
The engine now revs like an eager maniac and both torque and accelerator response feels much improved. The upgrade is worth every penny (or Swedish krona).
Last week I purchased a beautiful 9-5 Vector MY 2011 with only 17000 km on the clock. Fjord blue with parchment leather interior. I’m so very impressed with this car so far. It is is extremely fun to drive and very comfortable. I also own a couple of Jaguars that I like a lot, but I absolutely love my new SAAB
Next week the 220 hp 2,0 l…[Read more]
Well, I’m at 41,000 miles and the car is starting to misbehave. I had to replace both key batteries – following the recommended sequence found in the owners manual. Now I get an error message saying “2 keys programmed”. Sometimes the car starts – sometimes it won’t. And I got a (one time) code of Pump failure or control pump (basically…[Read more]
I took the car to the shop today and it turns out the car needed a new car battery. So if you start getting wild codes and the car is not turning over (as it should), *think* battery replacement.
That is a pity to read that you are getting issues.
I have now more than 120.000 KM, or 75.000 miles, on my 2010 9-5 and have only had some electrocic issues which were immediately repaired by my dealer.
I really cannot miss this fine car which still drives as if she was just brand new.
Just added a few images of my carbon fibre dash in the media section of this group.
2011 NG 95 @ 40000 miles
I am the new caretaker of a 2011 95 Turbo 4 with 6 speed manual.
Bought the car from the original owner in early June and have now logged 6000 miles on it. Just rolled over 40000 yesterday.
Thus far the vehicle is everything I expected and more.
I have at least 500,000 miles in the drivers seat of previous Saabs…[Read more]
Just went to drive my aero and seen the front windscreen cracked about 10inches from bottom up the centre!. Anyone in the UK managed to replace a cracked windscreen type 3 HUD?. Anyone had any joy with sealing a crack? autoscreen do a service like this I think?.
Just so everyone is aware, VTuner located in Vermont now has a Engine tune for the Turbo6 (NG 9-5 & 9-4X), 335HP, 400 Ft lbs (vs. Hirsch’s 330HP & 317 Ft lbs). The best part is the price, $699! The tune is done via a hand held unit so no professional installation is required. Now that Hirsch’s warranty with Saab is obsolete, the VTuner tune…[Read more]
Curious about this. Vtuner did my old 9-3 to 320hp I believe. You’re saying it’s 335 now?
I see now. Confusing because he has two sites and the old one is not updated but still exists. Hard to find the link to the new one: http://www.vtunerperformance.com
Anyone up for a dash that looks similar to the ones in the 2012 Showcars?
I´m currently discussion with a company i Sweden who are specialized in Water Transfer. (I guess there are companys like this all around the globe)
I will post images if/ when the dash has been done. The main thing is that I want to find something similar to the fascia in…[Read more]
I am very interested in this.
Will the dash be for cars with HUD as well?
Keep me at least informed.
I´m currently waiting for a quote on the work and som samples of the avaliable textures. (From a Swedish Company called Designchrome.
The tricky part is that the panels has to be removed in order to do this, but on the other hand. That might just de worth it:)
Keep us informed about this.
Will Do. Still waiting for the quote from the company who does these sort of things.
So finally I have recieved a quote for 3 panels with the 2012 lookalike carbonfibre/ mesh metallic water transferred dash fascia.
The cost is approximately 390 euros. It will take the company 5 days to do it, which means that you have to let the car rest for 5 days plus minus the time for taking it apart and reassembly.
It will be cheaper if we…[Read more]
I will wait for the pictures.
I also am in contact with Lafrentz in Kiel, Germany, while they now offer an alternative for the Hirsch Dash.
I have contact to the manufacturer of the original decor 2012 called ”meshed metallic”. This week first sample parts have been made. If you are interestedkeep in contact with me. If we have enough interested people it might be possible to organize a small serial production.
I´m for one is definately interested!
Would it be a completely new manufacturing with completely new parts or would they re-use the panels that is in our cars ?
In the first step we try to produce completely new parts. It depends to the avaiabilty of raw parts. Otherwise we try to reuse existing parts.
Interested too, but in the states. Not sure how that affects things.
I had no Turbo power one morning and went to see my dealer.
Conclusion; a marter had eaten a piece out of one of the tubes.
So no real probblem with the car but more with these protected animals who first did kill my chicken and now start to demolish my car
Just completed 2nd service on my 2.0 ttid aero at 18500 miles, sourced vauxhall insignia oil filter, went for insignia EBC green brake pads, found out that I could only buy the shims as a complete brake kit from SAAB, so cleaned up the old and re used, had to file the EBS a little to remove paint so they would work with shims, also discovered the…[Read more]
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