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    24 Nov 2013
    97 900S 5-sp (ret), 03 9-5 Linear wagon 5-sp, 02 9-5 Linear wagon auto, 03 9-5 Aero wagon 5-sp
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    Linear with Aero features?

    I bought my 2002 linear wagon a year ago and the combination of features it has is puzzling. I asked the seller, but he had no clue. I've looked at the manual, the "9-5 changes through the years" sticky, Googled it every way I can think of, and no luck.

    The title and door sills say Linear. The badge says 2.3t but it has a TD04 and sure feels like 250 HP. It has the Linear's "Premium package": auto-dim center mirror, memory driver's seat and side mirrors, heated rear seats, premium stereo, and ESP. It has the aluminum dash of an Aero, but not the front seats, bi-xenon headlights, tailpipe, steering wheel, or 17" wheels. It handles like a Linear. Last clue: grey w/orange pinstripes !?

    Previous owners didn't seem like mod/performance type. Could this be some odd special edition?

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    Administrator nordwulf's Avatar
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    30 Jul 2010
    NW Michigan, USA
    previous: 2006 9-3, 2001-06 9-5, 2011 9-4X
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    It sounds like a Linear with an upgraded turbo and replaced dash. The GT17 turbo probably went bad in the last 15 years and was replaced with a TD04. And the dash panel replacement is pretty easy to do.

    The VIN will tell you the original trim level and engine of your 9-5: http://saabworld.net/showthread.php?t=27623

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