Archive for The Motor Forum "We are mature men in the highest cadres of our careers"
 


       The Motor Forum Forum Index -> Classified Information
gonnabuildabuggy

Cheap shed

Given it's got a ticket until Jan 17, then this weeks PH shed of the week looks an excellent choice for the cash.

http://www.pistonheads.com/regula...d-of-the-week-saab-9-5-aero/33901
Martin

Brilliant cars. My Dad had a metallic blue X Reg manual (company car) from new, which passed to my mum at 3 years old, then onto my sister a couple of years later. It was sold to a guy from London and about 6 months later I started seeing it every day in MK.
Blarno

If I could afford to put fuel in an Aero, I'd have one in estate flavour without a second's hesitation. I'm very fond of big powerful sheds with huge luggage space.
Roadrunner

Someone at work has got one which has been chipped as well. There is barely anything that can keep up with it.
Blarno

My Brother currently has an 04 plate 93 Aero that I'm hoping to end up with. That thing is a whooshy rocketship.
gooner

What are you lot on about? I had one as a courtesy car for the Insignias first service and it was bloody awful. Saab deserved to go out of business for keeping such a collie a bag of shite in production for so long. Comparing it to a shed is frankly insulting to wooden garden outbuildings.
Blarno

Was it an Aero? At one point, the Aero was quicker from 50-70 than any supercar.
PhilD

gooner wrote:
What are you lot on about? I had one as a courtesy car for the Insignias first service and it was bloody awful. Saab deserved to go out of business for keeping such a collie a bag of shite in production for so long. Comparing it to a shed is frankly insulting to wooden garden outbuildings.


You had a 2000 9-5 Aero HOT as a courtesy car recently??
TreVoR

9-3 was a piece of shit.  9-5 was a decent motor.
gooner

PhilD wrote:
gooner wrote:
What are you lot on about? I had one as a courtesy car for the Insignias first service and it was bloody awful. Saab deserved to go out of business for keeping such a collie a bag of shite in production for so long. Comparing it to a shed is frankly insulting to wooden garden outbuildings.


You had a 2000 9-5 Aero HOT as a courtesy car recently??


It was just a turbo model and this was back in 2014. The first Vauxhall dealer I used was an ex-Saab dealer that now just did servicing. I struggle to see how a quicker engine would have made the car better. It was a truly awful experience compounded by the alarm going off constantly when parked. I just left it unlocked. No one would have nicked the damn thing.
Chip Butty

I assume these are only popular because they are cheap as dog dirt ?

Papa Chips had one of the last 9-5 estates - a brand new 2.3 HOT purchased for peanuts just before Saab went tits up.

It looked crap, it wasn't particularly nice to drive and the interior was horrible (ugly and made from, what appeared to be, melted down barbie dolls and margerine tubs).

If you want a bargin, torque steery Swede - the only answer is Volvo T5.
PhilD

gooner wrote:
PhilD wrote:
gooner wrote:
What are you lot on about? I had one as a courtesy car for the Insignias first service and it was bloody awful. Saab deserved to go out of business for keeping such a collie a bag of shite in production for so long. Comparing it to a shed is frankly insulting to wooden garden outbuildings.


You had a 2000 9-5 Aero HOT as a courtesy car recently??


It was just a turbo model and this was back in 2014. The first Vauxhall dealer I used was an ex-Saab dealer that now just did servicing. I struggle to see how a quicker engine would have made the car better. It was a truly awful experience compounded by the alarm going off constantly when parked. I just left it unlocked. No one would have nicked the damn thing.


I didn't say a quicker engine would, the point is the 9-5 may have been shit in in 2014, but back in the day it was good enough and different enough to appeal to some. Oh and this one is 500!
Blarno

As if by magic, my Brother wants rid of his Aero quickly. He doesn't want to punt it into auction, so he's offered it to me if i make hime an offer and pay him whenever.


I may well own a 93 Aero in the very near future.
PhilD

Blarno wrote:


I may well own a 93 Aero in the very near future.


Probably the wrong person to ask because you will be able to fix it with a hammer and a roll of gaffer tape, but how does it work for parts etc with Saab now no longer?
Blarno

Simple. Most of it is generic GM stuff underneath, plus there are lots of parts on ebay or in scrapyards. Just because the company doesn't exist, doesn't mean the parts don't. MG and Rover bits are plentiful.

A 93 is pretty much a Vectra underneath, so bits are plentiful.
gonnabuildabuggy

Blarno wrote:
Simple. Most of it is generic GM stuff underneath, plus there are lots of parts on ebay or in scrapyards. Just because the company doesn't exist, doesn't mean the parts don't. MG and Rover bits are plentiful.

A 93 is pretty much a Vectra underneath, so bits are plentiful.


Big benefit of MX5 is loads being broken for parts every week.
Roadsterstu

Chip Butty wrote:
If you want a bargin, torque steery Swede - the only answer is Volvo T5.


Naturally
Blarno

I didn't buy the 93 in the end. I couldn't justify the trip to Newton Abbot and the resultant fuel cost getting it back. Plus, it needs a new front splitter.
PhilD

Blarno wrote:
I didn't buy the 93 in the end. I couldn't justify the trip to Newton Abbot and the resultant fuel cost getting it back. Plus, it needs a new front splitter.


Shame, I was looking forward to hearing how you got on with it.
Blarno

Me too, but I can't really justify throwing 500 around willy nilly.

       The Motor Forum Forum Index -> Classified Information
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum