Thursday, November 15, 2018

Arrest Me Red: 2004 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon

Nobody has a Saab wagon on their car owning bucket list...because those bucket lists are mostly filled with ridiculous crap like Lamborghinis and Alfa Romeos, but you should consider putting a vintage 9-5 Aero Wagon on your list because you might be able to tick that box for a few grand and learn a few things about simple driving fun in the meantime. Find this 2004 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon offered for $4,500 in Hershey, PA via craigslist. Tip from Aaron K.

From the seller:
2004 saab 9-5 aero 
VIN: YS3EH55G843014985 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: fwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 174498 
paint color: red 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: wagon 
Listed for sale is an exceptionally rare and diligently maintained 2004 Saab 9-5 Aero wagon, with rare 5-speed transmission, xenon headlamps, black/aluminum sport interior, 5-spoke Aero wheels, and laser red paint. This is one of only 11 5-speed laser red Aero Wagons produced! This car has been babied by car enthusiasts since new. It has been taken to Saab and European specialist shops for every repair and I have paperwork for everything! Receipts from my ownership easily exceeds 10k and I have another 10-15k in receipts from the past owner as well. Not a penny has been spared. 

Recent maintenance includes:

New oil pump (2018)

New clutch within the last 10k miles (2018... $2500)

New DI Direct Injection box/module (2018 OEM)

Refinished wheels (2018)

4 New Tires (2018)

AC Compressor (2018)

Valve cover gasket (2018)

In short, the car is in terrific shape and is in need of a new and loving home.

See a better way to drive a wagon?


  1. Nice ride, but is it a good thing to share that the past two owners have allegedly spent in excess of $20k in maintenance costs? If you're a Saab enthusiast and you just have to have it, I guess it could be.

  2. One of the few designs where the wagon was better looking than the sedan.

  3. You have to wonder if either of the two previous owners was/is remotely mechanically inclined, to spend that kind of money on the upkeep on this car? I would dig owning this, without a doubt. It's sharp, and nothing you are going to find at the mall parking lot, at work or at the local cars-n-coffee gathering. The price is certainly right. Damn! Oh, having an empty wallet for car things sucks.


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