If my writing here seems a little downbeat and depressed between now and November 25, it’s because between now and November 24 we here in Australia will be subjected to the TV and print media in full federal election mode.
Six weeks of hell.
All you Saab 9-5 owners-and-tinkerers should add infocog to your RSS feed.
It’s a fairly new site run by a Saab 9-5 owner who likes to play around with his car a bit and record his fixit experiences.
The stock air filter box on the SAAB 9-5 muffles most of the sound from the turbo. Replacing it with a universal high flow air filter lets loose the sound from the turbo. Any compact “cone” style filter with a 3 inch connector will fit and the difference in sound is dramatic.
Sound interesting? Full instructions with photos are included.
Note: Dmitry’s also bought a 9-5 to replace his SOC-wrecked 9-3 Convertible, so you’ve got two sources to satisfy your 9-5 fixing/modding fetish.
Royal Ford of the Boston Globe is answering a grab-bag of reader questions:
Question: Regarding the review of the new Saab 9-3 all-wheel-drive system, is that the same system that was in the Saab 9-2?
Answer: No. The Saab 9-2 was basically a Subaru WRX in Saab clothing. The new Saabs will feature the latest generation of Haldex all-wheel-drive systems.
I drove the 9-2 up the Mount Washington Auto Road, at full throttle. It was a blast. I drove the new Haldex on test courses in Sweden, and it was far superior.