The Saab 9-5 is considered one of the most beautiful sedans on the market. His design is Scandinavian, timeless, typical of Saab. Many fans are considering buying a luxury Trollhättan sedan. We had repeatedly written about the qualities of the 9-5 II, safety, ergonomics, appearance. Since the 19. December, there are some questions about service and spare parts, especially for the 9-5, which we want to answer.
The spare parts supply for the new 9-5 was never really critical. Resourceful, dedicated dealers grabbed in an emergency times briefly on the GM shelf. Meanwhile, the situation in Nyköping has stabilized, so that the situation has eased from week to week. A problem that has been published and discussed in several forums is programming and diagnostics for the Saab 9-5. The big Swede belongs to a generation of vehicles where both are only possible online.
The server systems and the helpdesk for this are in Trollhättan. Saab Parts AB has taken over staff and infrastructure, which did not move systems to Nyköping. An indication that Saab continues to internally plan with the site Trollhättan. Programming and diagnostics are easily possible at the Saab Partner, and it will remain so in the future.
Saab lost its OEM status to GM through December's bankruptcy filing. It is unlikely that a buyer will receive licenses from Detroit again. The spare parts production licenses can be transferred to Saab Parts AB, and body parts manufacturing tools are used to produce spare parts.
The missing factory warranty is covered by Grantieversicherungen, which is individually designed according to the Saab partner. Saab itself is working on a warranty solution for the German market. Hirsch Performance continues to offer solutions for enhancing performance and customizing the interior. That too will stay that way.
The Saab 9-5 was, as we all know, only produced in small quantities. The numbers speak of less than 12.000 9-5 of the second series. Nevertheless, the 9-5 is an unusually reliable, solid car. For some dealers, the first 9-5 reaches mileage at the 100.000 kilometers. Except for the scheduled inspections, the cars do not see a workshop. From the manufacturer there were only two insignificant service campaigns for the 9-5.
We certainly will not see any new big Saab run off the tapes in the next 36 months. If there is a buyer for Saab, then the small series have priority. The prices for new or almost new Saab 9-5 are favorable. Apart from some panic sales, the market is stable. The offer is manageable and will remain so. This makes the 9-5 a stable value proposition. Relatively many interested parties meet with few available cars.
The Saab 9-5 is a decision where meanwhile heart and mind are in harmony. The supply from Sweden is on a regular level, the server systems continue in the long term. If you find a suitable Saab 9-5, you should buy it. The offer will not be richer, prices will not go down.
Individuality, safety and design at a manageable price. Now is the chance.