Funky Enough? 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero

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. But while GM forced some shared platform stuff on the funky Scandanavian sub-brand, they did allow Saab to continue placing the ignition switch where a cup-holder should be and keeping the driver-centric “cockpit” experience through the 2009 model year. Find this 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero offered for $3750 in Mill Valley, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2000 saab 9-5 aero
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 203189
paint color: silver
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
For sale/trade: 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero w/ 5 speed manual transmission. This car is the first generation Saab 9-5 with the highest trim level (Aero) which means it has the turbocharged 2.3l B235R Engine producing 250HP, leather seats and all available options. This is a rare configuration!

Pros:
5 Speed Manual Transmission
New engine head by previous owner at Saab Replay Berkeley.
Rebuilt wheel bearings at Saab Replay Berkeley.
New (installed ~3 years ago) DIC OEM Cassette
New NGK plugs
New front tires and alignment
All options work
New full size spare wheel & tire
All manuals, window sticker and original docs available
Passes smog
Car cover included

Cons:
Needs new gauge cluster bulbs (FIXED AS OF 11/24/2021)
Needs AC recharge every 1.5 years
Higher mileage (over 200k)
The usual California small paint imperfections

This car has every option offered on this model. Standout options on this car include heated front and rear seats, cooled/ventilated front seats (Saab invented this), electric front seats, electric mirrors, auto dimming rear mirror and an electric sunroof.

Contact me through the Craigslist email. I check my emails regularly and I will give you my number if you are a serious buyer.

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