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Being lent a Saab 9-5 Here, BONUS LADA RIVA/Headlamp wipers x2

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#31 OFFLINE   jonathan_dyane

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:42 PM

A good XM is bloody hard to beat.

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#32 OFFLINE   stripped fred

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:52 AM

I didn’t gel with my dame edna 1.9 diesel estate. I found it too long and low after my Sharan. It didn’t seem to have the character I was expecting and I found the key placement annoying.

The main reason I got rid was because I found the seat uncomfortable and it caused me backache. Also, the DPF was missing and I was worried about the new MOT rules coming in. Shame as I was hoping for long term ownership.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:53 AM

That’s because it was a diesel Saab. Something fundamentally wrong with that imo.
Like someone said to me about no alcohol lager . “ it tastes the same but it’s just not right , much like licking your sisters fanny “
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Brilliant... late in for lunch I fired up an off-brand pot noodle and while carrying it to the lounge successfully spilled it all over myself, burned the piss out of my hand, soaked my phone with the juice, soaked a load of expense receipts I was also carrying and it hit the hall floor and just fucking exploded....it was literally dripping from the ceiling in my newly decorated hallway. The obvious and considered reaction was to throw an immediate, massive paddy and boot the fucker down the hall while screaming, which has made the whole scenario about 18 times worse.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:26 AM

And get yourself registered on www.uksaabs.co.uk on which the variuos subforums are goldmines of information. 


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:09 AM

That’s because it was a diesel Saab. Something fundamentally wrong with that imo.
Like someone said to me about no alcohol lager . “ it tastes the same but it’s just not right , much like licking your sisters fanny “


Maybe but it was the seat that made me change really, not the engine.

Not done the fanny thing you’ll be glad to hear so can’t comment on that!
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:12 AM

Like someone said to me about no alcohol lager . “ it tastes the same but it’s just not right , much like licking your sisters fanny “

 

Isn't that normal down there? :D


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:38 AM

I don’t have a sister btw

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:06 PM

Odd one today. EML was on when I COLLECTED from a service by the local Saab specialist. Said it was an issue with the MAF or some such crap.

Took it to a different Saab place today to get it checked on their Tech 2 code reader. They were too busy to even check it, so booked it in for a later date
Started it up on their forecourt-no EML!

Only things I have done since the service was to fuel it with Super Unleaded and have it washed (both within a mile of today's Saab visit, and within 20 minutes of the EML going out)

The idiosincracies of Saab.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:23 PM

Might be the DIC, that EML. I had the same issue.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:20 PM

Odd one today. EML was on when I COLLECTED from a service by the local Saab specialist. Said it was an issue with the MAF or some such crap.

Took it to a different Saab place today to get it checked on their Tech 2 code reader. They were too busy to even check it, so booked it in for a later date
Started it up on their forecourt-no EML!

Only things I have done since the service was to fuel it with Super Unleaded and have it washed (both within a mile of today's Saab visit, and within 20 minutes of the EML going out)

The idiosincracies of Saab.

 

I think some faults don't record a permanent fault so the EML goes off again. There will still be a code stored when it's read though.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:04 PM

EML had been on since 12th September until today. It's not done many miles in that time, maybe 100 or so. Glad it is off now.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:07 AM

I didn’t gel with my dame edna 1.9 diesel estate. I found it too long and low after my Sharan. It didn’t seem to have the character I was expecting and I found the key placement annoying.

The main reason I got rid was because I found the seat uncomfortable and it caused me backache. Also, the DPF was missing and I was worried about the new MOT rules coming in. Shame as I was hoping for long term ownership.

 

That was my finding too, that and I had to crouch to see out of the windscreen of what is actually quite a tall car. I think the last traces of Saab were eradicated for the Edna versions, it just felt like an unpleasant modern car to sit in. Nice stereo though.



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Posted 19 November 2018 - 06:20 PM

Thanks for the feedback fellow sdhiters, good old SWMBO got the date massively wrong when we get the car on loan, it is around the 1st of December to early March. Women eh?


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:24 AM

I think some faults don't record a permanent fault so the EML goes off again. There will still be a code stored when it's read though.


This, my 9-3 Aero would occasionally pop up an eml and then be fine. Reading the codes it was a knock warning for fuelling from the odd time I’d put £10 of normal not super in it if caught short.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:54 PM

We have it, it's actually newer than I thought, W reg 2.0SE Turbot, leather, that sexual cup holder CD and tape deck, but NO bum warmers, and lots of dashboard blanks, it's driver seat is tatty, but has 170K on the clock, badermatic box has a sensitive kickdown, and it seems to go well, boot much smaller than I expected, Mondongo was deffo bigger, saloon flavour with tow bar, photos tomorrow, overall, not bad for a free loaner


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:58 PM

On the seat TADIS. I think it's because they're quite low, you tend to fall into them and then drag yourself out. Anyhow, when you're sat in it you can't see the wear.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:28 PM

I kept playing with the cup holder! TA SEKZ. Bizarre that the boot and fuel flap buttons are on the drivers door. So typically Saab, rear suspension does look a bit saggy, I suspect it has towed a big caravan some time in it's life as it has a meaty tow bar, and FOOK ME it doesn't arf get a shift on when it's overly sensitive kickdown kicks in. Gallons to the mile economy, which will please Herr Otto Von Junkman. I honestly cannot get over the generosity though, we've only known the owner a few months, and yeah the car is worth little, but it is the gesture, it means much more freedom for us, no more relyinbg on others or unreliable public transport for a while


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:39 PM

Here is Sven, note bonus Lada Riva estate. Wobbler would be all wobbly with the headlamp wipers on both

 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:49 PM

Pretty sure that Riva is one I've tried to buy three or four times over the years...

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:19 PM

Good Saab


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:19 PM

It does display a Lada Owners Club stucker


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:00 PM

First impressions, VAUXHALL, it;'s that bloody gear selector straight out of the GM parts bin, and the auto box does get a bit confused at times, I think the seats are quite firm, and the boot isn't that big either. I know it is a free car, but so far it is 'meh'. Will see how it is tomorrow, I'd love to get behind the helm, but the DVLA says NO


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:16 PM

Discovered the double sunvisors, how very Saab. The interior smells very leathery, shame the driver seat is gubbed. I have dubbed him Sven!


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