Thursday, December 28, 2017

Freshly Derailed: 2000 Saab 9-5 Wagon

The GM era Saabs might have lost some of that unique funkiness that made a Saab a Saab..but they gained something in reliability and serviceability....right?  I've never owned a modern Saab, but have to admit that some of the styling is attractive for the owner who likes something out of the ordinary and prices have a narcotizing waft of accessibility that has landed many a novice in hot water .  Find this 2000 Saab 9-5 Wagon offered for $2995 near Worcester, MA via craigslist.  Tip from Art C.

From the seller:
148K.runs like new.Super clean inside and out, needs nothing. All major services performed and up to date. Just replaced oil change,front and rear brakes,four tires,new clutch.Has A/C,CD player,power windows,cruise control.148K services complete just being done.Guaranteed to pass inspection. Delivered freshly detailed. Come take a look and a test drive, you will not be disapointed. Priced right !

Call SAM

See a better way to wagon?


  1. Always thought the wagon was better looking than the sedan, it's a good looking euro wagon. It could easily go another 50k miles, buy it for $3k drive it until it needs something major than sell it for $1500.

  2. I'm a broken record with these things but non-new englanders take note: our definition of "super clean" is veeeerrrrry different from most of the rest of the country's.

    Case in point: the rust holes on both sides of the car just fore of the rear wheel wells where they meet the door and rockers. This is known as the dogleg and all of these 9-5s rust there at the bottom in states where road salt is used heavily. I've seen worse... but this isn't going to get any better on its own.

    This would fail Maine state inspection for sure, and is a good indicator of what lies beneath.
    For $3k, caveat emptor.

  3. Good point RyanM, as a non-salt state resident I missed that in my quick scan of the pictures. Thanks for the translation of "super clean"!

  4. Love the BBS Bugatti style wheels

  5. As a resident of a heavily salted state that does not perform inspections or emissions tests I say run'er hard til the wheels fall off!

  6. Consider me adequately narcotized indeed. For reasons that remain murky and incompletely understood, these damn Trolls eminate a siren’s song so subversive as to drive this man mildly mad. I swear one day I will have no resistance left in me and I’ll punch the Buy It Now ticket on one after a second snifter of Clyde May at 1:30 in the morning has gotten my gumption up to where I don’t WANT a Saab...I by God NEED a Saab.

    Today is not that day. But still.


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