The One Car of Power: 1999 Saab 9-5 Wagon

I tend to own multiple cars at any given period of time that fill multiple roles in my car need book. One car needs to have classic styling, another car to haul the family around, another car for twisty roads, and yet another car to go snowboarding in the mountains, but what if you wanted one car that could do all of these things? One car to find them. One car to rule them all and in the darkness bind them…whoa, wait, what are we talking about? Sorry. Got a bit lost there. Anyway, if you needed one car to fill most of your car needs, I think this thing would be great…apart from probably being a bit of a maintenance hog, but you should have a few orcs on staff to take care of that stuff on the weekends. Find this 1999 Saab 9-5 Wagon offered for $2,300 in Ocean Grove, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1999 Saab 9-5 Wagon
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 148000
paint color: silver
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
1999 Saab 95 2.3 Turbo Wagon in excellent running and driving condition.
When I purchased this vehicle last year it was with much anticipation and excitement. I finally had 1 car that could meet all the demands I had for it. It was fast, handled well and was a 5 speed stick shift. It could ride comfortably on the highway
and could easily carry my surfboards. When I purchased the vehicle I immediately set out to get the car running as well and safely as I could. I changed the plugs, wires and oil and took care some of the quirky little things that Saabs tend to do.


I drove out to PA to see Mike at MPS tuning and got a Stage 1 tune. What a difference!!! The car definitely moves quite nicely for a luxury wagon. The car runs extremely well and starts and goes every time I turn the key. It is showing no
codes and has zero needs attended to for its new owner. All the power options work. The heat and ac work also.
However, the blower comes on every time the car is started. The radio works and has a new subwoofer in the trunk but I forgot the code and the radio needs to be reset. The car comes with a complete set of extra rims and I have extra parts I got from a similiar car that was being parted out locally. I have a new set of front brake pads that can be installed but
that is not an immediate concern. There is still 7k of pad left on the current brakes. The clutch catches well and should
last for many more miles. The car currently has 148k miles. The body looks good and has minimal rust.
The interior is in decent condition but does have a missing seam in the drivers seat that needs to be resewn and some paint or other discoloring on the drivers seat that needs to be removed. (I never tried)
I absolutely love this car and believe the new owner will also. So you might ask yourself “if this is such an awesome
car why are you selling it”? Well, I got tired of strapping my surfboards to the roof or driving with them in the passenger compartment so I bought a minivan. Once I had the minivan I no longer needed a luxury/sports wagon but I still needed to go fast so I bought a Corvette. I actually needed 2 vehicles to replace the Saab!!!
Overall, this is a fast fun sporty vehicle which is one of my favorite cars of all time. More reliable than a BMW or an Audi and just as much fun! I have about $3500 into the car. Somewhat Firm at $2300 obo. You are not going to find a more satisfying vehicle at this price! It is a great reliable car.

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