2003 SAAB 9-5

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97,573 Miles
14,799
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 97573
Color: GRAY
Body Style: Sedan
Doors: 4
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 2.3L I4 16V MPFI DOHC Turbo
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Keene, NH
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Option & Equipment

4-wheel ABS Brakes
ABS and Driveline Traction Control
AM/FM stereo
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio system security
Automatic front air conditioning
Auxilliary engine cooler
Beverage cooler in glovebox
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Cassette player with auto-reverse
Clock: In-dash
Coil front spring
Cruise control
Daytime running lights
Driver and passenger heated-cushion
driver and passenger heated-seatback
Driver Seat Head Restraint Whiplash Protection
Dual front air conditioning zones
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
External temperature display
Flip forward cushion/seatback rear seats
Four-wheel Independ
Front and rear reading lights
Front fog/driving lights
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal.
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Genuine wood center console trim
Genuine wood dash trim
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection with Passenger Seat
Headlight cleaners with washer
Headlights off auto delay
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Integrated Phone
Intercooled Turbo
Interior air filtration
Leather seat upholstery
Leather shift knob trim
Leather steering wheel trim
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 8.7 s
Max cargo capacity: 16 cu.ft.
OnStar
Passenger Airbag
Power glass sunroof
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power remote trunk release
Power steering
Power windows
Privacy glass: Light
Rear bench
Rear fog lights
Rear seats center armrest with pass-thru
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote power door locks
Side airbag
Silver aluminum rims
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Stability control
Strut front suspension
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Total Number of Speakers: 7
Trip computer
Vehicle Emissions: LEV
Wheel Diameter: 16
Wheel Width: 6.5

Recalls & Defects

VIN YS3EB49E833042613 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information


Information about Dealer

I can't begin to tell you what a great experience...

5
laurenwashburn on 01/28/2014

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

I can't begin to tell you what a great experience that I had when I bought my car from Tom (actually the best ever). I had just moved to the area and need to buy a car so I asked around the office and everyon told me to go to Walier Chevrolet where I would get the best price and best treatment. I have also been using there service department and have had another great experience with Tim and Deb.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 143 reviews

Don't Do It

3
Wyatt Ryan on 10/25/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 2

I've had this car for less than a year. Bought it for $4200 and have spent around $3000 on repairs. I absolutely love the car, but the repairs have taken their toll on my wallet. I would say the car has nickel and dimed me, but each repair has cost me $300 to $600 every time. The parts typically have to be shipped in from other states (I'm from Minnesota) since Saab stopped production in 2010. I have been left on multiple occasions without a vehicle for days at a time waiting for the parts to come in. If you're looking for a reliable car that is cheap to fix, please avoid this car. If you have the money and an extra car to drive around while this one spends the time at the autoshop, go ahead and get it. I would love to keep this car, but as I am a college student, I simply cannot afford to keep up with the repair costs. I had the turbo go out on me in March, the PCV Valve needed to be replaced about a week ago. The rear right suspension started leaking hydraulic fluid horribly as soon as I got it after putting it up on a lift to get new tires. The list goes on and on. The heating element in the front driver seat eventually burnt through the seat while I was using it, so I cannot use it anymore unless I want to burn my leg. The front passenger seat's leather ripped open slightly in February, too expensive to fix. Finding replacement windshield wipers for the front and back are impossible to find, as the connectors are vastly different from the normal ones on the market today. The front right headlight flickers a lot due to a faulty connection. The chipped key doesn't always work, so I am not able to lock the car some days, but it typically starts to work about 30 minutes after the ordeal begins. The front instrument panel was burnt out when I got the car, an easy fix, but not worth it at this point. Now onto the good things. It drives great, when it isn't getting fixed in the shop. I get excellent gas mileage (about 28) on the highway. Turbo response is great. Very comfortable to drive in. Heated and cooled seats are super nice to have. A/C and heat work really well. Back seats are also heated. Sunroof is a nice addition. Traction control works phenomenally, as does the ABS. It rides pretty nice, but expect to feel every bump and crack in the road. Overall, I'll miss Susie the Saab. If Saab was still in production today, I would probably keep the car, but the expenses are far too great for me to keep the car. Steer clear of this vehicle.

They Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore!

5
Larry Twitchell on 07/10/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

Get the maintenance records if at all possible before purchasing. If satisfactory to you, buy and prepare to enjoy yourself in a very good car. Operating costs are reasonable. It is a great, safe road car that eats up the miles in comfort. The only better seats would be in a Volvo but these provide great support. Living in New England provides a great variety of road conditions that are easily met by this Saab. It loves snow and can handle it as well as a lot of AWD cars today. Its ability to carry enormous loads is so surprising as many people think of Saab as a small car. After 13 and a half years I still look forward to driving this great car.

Wasaab

4.8
luthermarcus on 02/16/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great over all car! Picked one up for 2,100$ best buy for a car I ever had at this price and even if i bought a more expensive car. Car handles well in the snow has that ump -pick-up-and-go- feel and drive. I got this gem cheap. In 2015 to get 2003 with this reliable didn't think it was possible at the price i bought it. One thing is the radio not married to the car which is a pain i have to go to place with tech equipment to get it working but for 2,100 i can not complain about the radio. Love saab getting a new version in the future.

Better than the best!

4.9
thecarguy112 on 01/16/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one of the best cars out there! I have the automatic transmission, and this car flys down the road!! it is very fast and has excellent handling. On the exterior, there is a very sleek and modern design (Black) that looks fantastic! The interior even though its old looks well done and seems to wear very little. let me talk a little about comfort, THIS CAR IS COMFY! The front seats are very high quality and are very supportive and hug you in. (drove non stop from my town to a town near by, which is a 100 mile round trip, 4 times in a row!) the seats have held up very well! Also, the cargo room is very impressive! (moved into a 2 bedroom with this car only.) So obviously I luv this car!

Good for a passionate car lover.

4.1
matt_beckman on 08/26/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

After driving 3 Saabs, a 2005, 2006 9.3 Turbo, and a 2003 9.5 Aero It is clear that Saabs are cars to be pampered and taken well care of. If you are looking for a reliable car with as little maintenance as possible this is not the car for you. Your better of with a Toyota. You will get what you give with Saab and the car is good for someone who enjoys taking care of cars as a passion and DOES NOT mind putting in an extra dollar to keep their jem running at top quality. For about $4500 the 2003 Areo is about the best sports car you can get for the price and after regular maintenance you can expect quick acceleration, good gas mileage, and an all over all smooth, stylish, and luxurious ride.

Great ride!

4.5
saabinvt on 04/21/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought my Linear with 81,000 miles in '09. It's had some problems, but not outside what you'd expect with a car approaching 100K miles. Yes, repairs can be expensive, but I've done much of them myself, and parts can be found on eBay and junk yards for cheap. This car has a very smooth ride, is very quiet, the stereo is very good, the climate system is great and the controls are well laid out. The dash cupholder is useless, but I just put aftermarket ones on the doors. The acceleration is great, and I installed a high pressure turbo from an Aero, so now it really hauls! While not cheap to maintain, 9-5s can be found used for far less than competitive cars, and they look better too.

Excellent Car

5
joev6 on 10/03/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car from Valley Honda, Naperville a year back for 6500 + 2 year extended warranty... Amazing car, drive, performance, value for money from car. Saab cars are luxury which is affordable when you buy is used... An year has passed and car has only taken minor issues (I maintain it regularly)

Engine Failure

4
SaabingStu on 10/18/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought this car used with about 45K on the clock. Had for 3.5 years and put about 70K miles on it. Always ran synthetic oil, maintained the car very well, and the engine has failed at just 116K miles. Very disappointed, as I really enjoyed this car, and it was my second Aero, and now have a worthless car. I don't think I'll ever buy another one. also, very frustrating is the digital display always goes out on these things.

Electronic Nightmare

3.4
JDN on 09/27/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased this car used and for the first few years it was fine. The last year or two have been a nightmare. Electronic issues and 'Check Engine" lights are a monthly occurrence. For instance the dashboard info display was rebuilt, the ignition switch has to be replaced and the trunk harness which controls the trunk lock and the tail lights was replaced. There is no manual key entry for the trunk. Recently the DI cassette in the engine was replaced ($550) to address the most recent 'Check Engine' light.

Love/Hate Relationship w my Saab

4.6
SAAB??? on 09/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought this car thinking it had great gas mileage which was perfect for the kind of job i have. Come to find out two weeks later my new Saab broke down on me on my way to a mini vacation. I've took it back to the selling dealer and they said "there was no problem". Took it from there dealership that same day on my way home it jerked and left me stranded in the middle of the road again! I hate this thing! It probably broke down on my more than 6-7 times before i took it into mechanics who really know foreign cars! Found out it was the fuel pump. I could not believe the dealerships could not find a problem. I guess I'm more upset with them than i am my car. i guess i love/hate this car

Why do I still Like this car?

4.4
Ted on 08/11/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought the Linear model new but at a deep discount ($30k). Have had the typical failures -- fuel pump, heater valve, ignition cartridge, sunroof, and most recently the brake booster. Repairs are crazy expensive, and I've spent way too much on them. But then I get behind the wheel and realize I really like the driving experience. Fuel economy is great, and the turbo is there when you need some punch. It's a great travel car, and the trunk is spacious. One of my criteria was "4 men and 4 sets of golf clubs". It works.

Tow after Tow after Tow after Tow

3.8
hatesaab03 on 07/07/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I had purchased this vehicle not even 2 weeks and it died on me. I had bought it with about 57K miles, and two weeks later on the way to a mini vacation it leaves me stranded in the middle of the freeway. I took it back to the selling dealer and also their Saab dealer and they slapped the machine on it and "Nothing is wrong with it, it drives like a champ." Again it had just died as i was accelerating through town, and then my speed gauge gradually goes down once again! On my way back from work on the freeway it died again! DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL. By the way i failed to mention i had to waste my money towing this vehicle every single time it died on me. STAY AWAY!

Big Surprise, Small Price

4.1
Alfabet on 06/21/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this used in August of 06 since I had a "price point" in mind as children were in college and cost was important. The terrible depreciation is the used car buyer's gain and I bought three years from new for about 45% of list. The car turned out to be a big surprise after 4 years and about 40K miles I have driven. Few mechanical problems, although they were either covered by the remaining factory warranty or the extended one I bought. I am very impressed with the highway cruising ability but it is not my prior 911 or 540 (nor did I expect it to be). It is generally an all around good car with lots of room and decent driving fun. Go find one with low mileage!

You have to own a Saab to understand

4.4
chdavis on 04/05/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We absolutely love this car. Saabs don't necessarily impress immediately, but live with the car for a good amount of time and you'll see what gems they are. The highway passing power is laugh inducing, the comfort is unsurpassed by even cars costing 9x as much. The seats are to die for. Ours has only had small issues, which can be taken care of for very little at our local independent Saab specialist. This has been one of the most reliable cars we have owned, it's just extremely important to perform preventative maintenance and not to "let things go". But that really goes for any car, especially European. The build quality is very high and materials extremely good quality.

Huge disappointment

2.5
Andrea29 on 09/10/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought the car with 44,000 miles on it, thinking SAAB was a quality brand and would last for years. Unfortunately, I had not heard that repairs on a SAAB are extremely expensive. The car was initially fun, lots of bells and whistles. After 2 months, things started going wrong. The computer that controlled the temperature panel went out. The module controlling the high beams failed. The plastic panel under the driver's seat broke. Power locks did not work correctly. Other small items broke or stopped working. The final straw was at 96,000 miles when the throttle assembly went out. After a repair cost of over $1000, I traded in the car. I will not buy another SAAB.

My Feeling Are HURT

4
Rivets on 06/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I once loved this car. I traded my 1999 9-5 Linear with 110k mi for this AERO. The Linear was much better. The only leg up this car has is the acceleration and body cladding. In one year, I have replaced the engine, replaced the head gasket for the replacement engine, fuel pump, injectors, turbo, DI cassette, SID display, tabs that keep the windows from rattling, an electrical junction box, and I paid for emission hose updates (not covered by warranty), and yesterday a pully broke leaving me stranded. The car has only 71k miles, and I've owned it for only a year. This is my 3rd and worst SAAB. This car was built for the service bay and not the road. My love affair with SAABs is over.

Brilliant

5
Andy on 06/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am in Australia and I have the Arc. May I first say before I start that I owned a BMW 3 series and was after something more. I wanted another BMW (5 series) but I saw this beautiful thing across the car yard. I took it for a test drive and immediately fell in love with it. Quick off the line, the mid range clout was like nothing I have felt before. If you are thinking of buying a BMW, forget it, get a SAAB 95 Arc. More luxury and more power!!

GM's poor Engine Quality

3
eb on 04/21/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

We bought this car pre-owned, had it inspected from a certified SAAB dealership and owning it for less than 2 years, we have spent over $3,000 on repairs. The quality of this car is lousy. Bought the car with 45,000 miles on it, and abruptly the warranty expires at 50,000 miles. Since I am a previous owner of an Infiniti, I was used to the warranty expiration at 60k. Immediately after warranty expires, our fuel pump fails, our alternator fails, engine coolant leak, and now we have a constant engine oil leak (header) which will cost more to repair than what the car is now worth. And due to the fact that Saab is an import, all parts are imported and marked up.

No Resale Value

3.4
TheRonTonDon on 02/20/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

DO NOT buy this car on the used market. Bought mine CPO in 2006 for $19k. Owned it for 2.5 years, still owe $11k on this. Heard from dealer that they are going for $4k at auction. So I'm in the hole $7k. Car is not worth it. Yeah it's quick, gets good gas mileage, and is fun to drive, but that's about it. Reliability is crap. Eats through tires and is in the shop at least 2 times a year. Go with a BMW, you'll be much happier.

Unreliable Car

3.1
Sad Saab on 08/25/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought a new 95 Linear on 05/03 with 23 miles. At 3k miles the back passenger door latch jammed. AT 7k the sunroof jammed. AT 14k noise on the front wheel with bearing replaced. AT 35k the trunk would not open. One recall to replace the clamp on the fuel system. AT 41K engine lights on with O2 sensor replaced. At 44K there is a front axle leak and broken belt protector. At 56K heater valve leak. At 58K again O2 sensor was replaced and also the fuel pump. Car just died on the middle of the road. Now at 61K stranded again. Car just choked, jerk and not getting into gear. Very dissatisfied. Maintenance schedule has been followed.

Not worth the money

3.5
shellEy on 11/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

For a car that costs as much as this did, I expected much higher quality. The engineers did a poor job of ergonomic design, parts break (and when they do, it's *very* expensive to fix), and there are known bugs which Saab doesn't seem to care about fixing. (Repairs on my car in 100,000 miles: fuel pump, brakes (twice!), rear-hatch-closed sensor, engine-temp gauge...) My pet peeve is if you set the interior temperature, I expect the car to maintain that temp. Instead, it'll either be too hot or too cold.

Best in class.

4.4
M.A.D.MikE on 10/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Used to own a 1994 VW Passat VR6, and didn't want anything slower. Narrowed my search to A4 or Passat with the same 1.8T engine, BMW E39 or 46, C Classe and Mazda RX-8. Didn't even consider Saab at that time. But after sitting in different cars at used car lot, felt in love with 2000 Arc model and went straight home to do some research. Found a black 2003 Aero and bought it the same day. It's 440 pounds heavier than my old car but the acceleration is just stunning! The only major problem with this car is $3000 I had to pay on my 90k servicing :( Nevertheless I would buy it again if I had the chance and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a compromise between sport and luxury.

Saab 9-5 Aero

3.8
John C. on 08/28/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Have had my 9-5 about 7 months. Although there have been a few things that needed attention, I love the car. It has a dual personality: practical family hauler (I have 3 kids and do the school drop-off in the mornings... backpacks, musical instruments, computers, sports equipment, it all goes in the trunk), gets close to 35 mpg on the highway, but at the same time is a highly entertaining performance sedan. Great seats, great stereo, but interior ergonomics are not great. I think it's one of the best looking 4 door cars on the road. Try to find one that has some factory warranty left on it.

Second-hand Saab

4.1
famvanman on 03/10/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently bought this car with 56,000 miles. Although it is the Linear base model, it is a very nice machine overall; 4 cylinder economy with the turbo to add power when needed. Very solid feel on the road and good handling without harsh feedback from the pavement. Generous interior space and full size trunk. Many nice features, very good stereo and overall a unique feel to the car.

Saab makes great cars

4.9
baco99 on 03/09/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our 2003 Saab 9-5 Arc wagon is a superb car to own and drive. Yes, there are a few Saab quirks to get over, but the pleasure of driving it far outweighs any minor nuisances. Ours is equipped with the Sentronic automatic transmission and performs very well. In "Sport" mode the transmission responds very quickly, especially out of 1st gear and is like IRL's "push to pass" button. The interior is quiet and comfortable. The wagon has great cargo room and our 2 dogs love it back there. With a baby on the way, it's a very sensible and responsible purchase, with much better gas mileage than our neighbors' SUVs. This is our 4th Saab, and we'll be back to the well again in a few years.

Very good

4.8
Frank on 03/09/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything is excellent, only the fuel economy is not so good, but you can't have it all.

Solid Car

4.6
bah on 03/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Very nice car, frustrating issue with in dash display module indications that appears to be a factory issue. Excellent handling in ice and snow/rain. Very solid fit and finish. Gets a little expensive out of warranty.

One Sweet Swede

5
NineFiveAero on 01/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You would have to be pretty hard pressed to find a better sport sedan for what these cars bring used. Saab has tuned the Aero with usable power. Tons of torque and very responsive. Goes to show you that you don't need a big, heavy, gas guzzling V8 to have power. These cars are true "sleepers". A timeless design and high quality interior materials, especially the beautifully sculpted sport seats wrapped in high quality leather. The performance, equipment, and styling are impossible to beat at this price point, plus, Saabs are still relatively exclusive. It will definitely stand out in the packs of 5-series BMWs. These cars deserve much more credit than they get.

2003 Aero

4.9
Trebla on 01/03/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I've owned (of 12 in 42 years of driving). Fast, fun, comfy but not floating, gets 26-31 mpg and easily does 110 mph on highway. Astonishing acceleration 40 to100, which is where most of us actually use it.

Think Twice

3.8
KC on 12/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

This is a nice car but I would think twice about buying one used. I have found myself back at the dealer getting minor repairs countless times. And the minor problems always seem to stop the car from running i.e., I need a tow. If you're looking for a reliable used luxury car, this probably isn't the one.

2003 Saab 9-5 ARC 3.0 Turbo Review

4.6
tommie mac on 11/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this "demo" from dealer with about 8k on it. Car performs very well, handles very nicely. Powerful. Full of creature comforts such as heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats. Seats are supportive yet comfortable. Air and heat are powerful and quick to get the cabin cool or warm. Brakes are awesome! Use only premium, get around 18 mpg mostly around town. Don't know why they stopped making this engine, it's superb! Still look forward to driving it after owning it for 3+ years.

Swedish quality - Worth every penny

5
carb1776 on 10/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Saab, bought it new. Looked at Lexus, Infiniti and Acura, liked the Saab the best. At 65 mph this sports car get 26-28 mpg, 22 in city. Quick acceleration for passing. Car really holds the road in bad rain and snowy weather. Would buy again! Interior is clean and sporty! Large trunk.

Super car

5
Don on 10/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

hHandles beautifully. Amazing cornering and wonderful headlights.

Taking flight

5
Bruce on 08/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car has completely lived up to my expectations and the few small bugs I dealt with in my 2000 base model 9-5 were completely absent in this model. The engine is very strong and the handling is very good and often suprisingly so. The bonus set of skills gained at the Aero Academy really pointed out the remarkable breaking and handling capabilities of this car. Kudos all around for the remarkable comfort. The ventilated seats are an additional treat here in Southern California summers.

2003 Saab 9-5 Aero

4.5
Mr. B on 08/22/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

It took a long time for me to decide to purchase my Aero. I always loved the styling and didn't ever really hear anything horrible about them. Now that I've put about 6,000 miles on the car including some spirited road runs, stop and go Milwaukee driving, a 345 mile jaunt to the U.P of Michigan, and the late night trek to the grocery store, I've found the car to be responsive, sure-footed, very smooth, comfortable, and suprisingly reliable. I take care of my autos and this one really seems to have a lot going for it. My only hang up with the car is the cost of parts and labor, when you need it. I haven't run into any issues with my Aero yet, but I anticipate that when and if I do, it's not gonna be pretty. Thank God for warranty work.

Fun four door

5
CSA900 on 06/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle around town, lots of FUN in sport mode. This car has amazing torque, feels even faster than it is. Great stereo, excellent air conditioner. 32 mpg on the highway, but only 19 around town in sport mode with your foot in it!

saabaerowner

4.6
Mike Stack on 05/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great car!!! Have had it for 2 years, works great, very sturdy great horsepower, all around an amazing car

fun and comfortable, rock steady build

5
Joseph on 01/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven this car for over 60,000 miles now, and still love it. I am a Saab fan from way back, but this one is the best. I did have some minor throttle part problem that was a back- ordered part, but was covered under warranty. Even then, the vehicle was drivable on "limp" mode, so it has never stranded me. I did not like the original tires, but replaced them with Turanzas at 40,000 miles and am very pleased with the added quiet and drive.

What a gem of a car.

5
Wallerich on 10/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had over 14 Saab's in the past 20 years, but this Aero takes the cake. Put some Goodyear F1 tires on it, and there's no car on the road that can surpass the ride, cornering, and mileage for less money. No other car is more fun to put through it's paces as the Aero. This car has been flawless and 100% reliable. Perhaps the stereo could be a touch better, but at 130mph, I'm not focusing on the music. 2 yrs ago a guy blew a light at 65 mph and creamed me. I was going 40. I walked away. Thanks to GM for not screwing up a classic, and keeping the price reasonable. Yahoo.

Asphalt-eating, value-minded, rocket

4.9
Aero Slaab on 09/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Exceptional value in the used market. Great punch 2000-5000 rpms where the turbo really shines. The sport mode on the auto works very well. Seats are extermely comfortable, even on long drives > 12 hrs. I really appreciate gas mileage near 26 MPG around town, near 30 on highway fully loaded with family and vacation gear; but premium gas req'd for the Aero is a bit to bite on. Exterior is a bit dated, but very clean lines are aging well. Just a terrific overall car that is vastly under-appreciated in the used market. Good examples will be easier to get as 3 yr leases on these expire. Saab's CPO program yields an excellent warranty to boot.

Fun to drive & Cool to look at

4.6
david3d on 09/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saab Aero is a very fun car to drive, the turbo kicks in effortlessly pushing you back in your leather seat. The car sticks to the road, and in "sport" mode you can move in and out of traffic with no hesitation. The car's styling is aggresive let refined, with the classic Saab clam shell hood.

Entry-level luxury, real sport & utility

4.1
Aerocraft67 on 08/13/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I upgraded from a Chevy Cavalier, so I am very happy with this vehicle. Imperfections are legitimate trade-offs. It feels large for the engine size. From a stop, the transmission and turbo feel confused unless you throttle very gently or heavily. Acceleration improves at high speeds (passing), and overall high-speed performance is excellent. This is a great highway car, but less nimble in dense traffic and tight spots. Otherwise handles well and feels safe, especially with stability control. The seats are very comfortable, and the controls are nice. Storage areas are inefficient. Underappreciated feature: towing capacity. Excellent value. Refined, safe, comfortable, practical, and economical

9-5 Aero

4.6
95Aerodriver on 08/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The car is amazing, it performs very well, however I have had multiple problems with it, including headlamp failures, wiper failures, as well as several problems with the rear suspension among other small problems. Despite having difficulties with the vehicle, I continue to enjoy it.

Bullet proof Saab 9-5

5
Ozzie on 07/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just a great car. Never a problem and looks great (even when dirty)

Who Thought A Wagon Could Be Such Fun

4.8
Partha Mohanram on 05/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We were looking for a Wagon in 2003. Our initial choices were the Audi A6 and Volvo XC 70. Didn't think of Saab as we wanted AWD. However, with all its safety features, electronic stability protection, Traction control etc, we don't miss not having AWD. We chose the Saab, and I think we made a great choice. This car is great fun to drive, reliable, spacious and comfortable. Fuel Economy is terrific, we get close to 25 mpg for city/highway combo driving. The seats are very comfortable, and the console display reminds you of a cockpit. Love the "cooled" seats - no need to sweat with leather seats in summer.

Gotta Love the 9-5

5
Domer90 on 05/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd Saab and I love each new one better than the last. The interior is very large and the styling is simple yet functional. You can sit in the car and in under a minute know where everything is, and how to use it. The turbo is great especially with a 4- cyl. It handles great in and out of traffic and takes an on/off-ramp at 70 (not that anyone would do that) like it is stuck to the road. Winter mode makes snow travel easy and safe. the trunk is gigantic, especially with split fold down rear seat. As you can see I love this car.

AWSOME...AND THEY ONLY GET BETTER

5
SEAN on 01/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third Saab and I will never buy anything else. The interior is near perfect and styling and handling second to none. If run of the mill is your desire, then look to a Benz or Bimmer. If style fits you then look no further. Even with the 4-cyl it has power to spare and is a kick to drive. Winter mode is fantastic and it cuts thru the snow like a champ. For a second drink holder look to the web. This car turns heads and corners better than my jag at a fraction of the cost and repairs. Tons of room inside compared to the 3-series or C-class. Don't underestimate the Swedes, this car is first class. Drive it, buy it, and love it.

I'll buy another one!

4.8
VSN on 08/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Saab nearly 2 years now and have no major problems, other than routine maintenance. It has been a blast to drive. My Aero model has the manual shifters on the steering wheel so I can be performance driven when I need it most! The steering, braking, comfort, interior are awesome and so much better than my previous luxury vehicle (which will go unnamed!) My only minor complaint is lack of interior storage areas for CDs and misc items. But the cup holder is the best in the business! I'll keep buying Saabs until the dealership turns me away. My best car ever!

Outstanding car

5
chalkpie on 08/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got an *outrageous* deal on an '03 9-5 Aero with the touring package. It was a leftover and I bought it directly from the dealer (they held the title) with 100 miles on the odometer and plastic still on the seats. This car has met and exceeded all of my expectations significantly. This car is a perfect cross between a luxury sedan and a European sports sedan. It is very unique all the way down to the pop-out cupholder. I could not ask for more power in a car - this machine always has *plenty* on reserve thanks to the fantastic turbo. This car is also *comfortable* and very roomy. The auto transmission is very smooth and works like a charm.

turbo power

4.4
aniszaman on 04/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Power,when you need it most i,e, at passing is there with the turbo.An excellent value with all the features.

Beats SUV Hands Down

4.9
goblue on 03/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Having come from Arizona to Michigan, I've been driving SUVs for winter roads since I got here 10 years ago. I decided it was time for a change and researched the market. The Saab wagon was the best looking, most fun to drive, safest and still offered enough interior room to displace the SUV. To my surprise, it also went through the winter weather with ease. I wasn't surprised when I learned the Aspen police all drive Saabs.

Under Rated!!!

5
MUWOLV on 03/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am amazed by the J.D. Power and Editors reviews. I've owned my 9-5 Aero for about 10 months and have 11,500 miles on it. I have not had one problem. The car is fun to drive, tight, and different. You don't see a lot of Saabs in the Detroit area. I drove the BMWs, Audis, VWs, Lexuses, Infinitis, etc. and none of them were the complete car that the Aero was. Furthermore, the Aero was actually cheaper when you added the eqivilant options to the other brands. I would recommend a 9-5 Aero to anyone. I enjoy it more every day that I drive it.

Fun & Functional

4.8
MHM on 03/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a near optimal blend of functionality (I recently fit in 4 large suitcases, 4 smaller bags, 4 adults, and a snowboard on top) and performance (0 to 60 mph in under 7 sec.) It is not as flamboyant as some of the competitors, yet dollar for dollar, it is a better car than any other one I can think of. I stand by every penny I paid for it!

This SAAB 9-5 is a pleasure to drive

5
SaabStory on 03/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never owned a SAAB before, but I certainly am impressed with this vehicle. It handles very nicely. I found myself taking drives for fun on Sunday mornings at sunrise just to buzz around for enjoyment. On nice weekends, I would drive to a new place just for an excuse to hammer around some curves and blast tunes with the sunroof open. Now I know this sounds like B.S. but it's true. This car may not be a true thoroughbred, but for the money it's probably the best that I'll be driving with a family of four for my "other" times behind the wheel.

Typically good Saab

4.5
sgylfe on 01/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my third Saab, and I have found them to be dead on in terms of ride comfort, lots of convenient features, great trunk space and passenger room, and has great turbo. Gas mileage isn't as great, but that's with city driving.

Drive one...you'll buy one

5
cookees on 01/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looked at just about every concievable car: Accord, Acura, Avalon, Infinity, Lexus, LeSabre, and narrowed it down to the Volvo S-80. Was all set to buy the Volvo when we test-drove the Saab on a whim. The deciding factor was the "drive" and the final pricing. The S-80 is a very nice car and you will like the ride quality. However the Saab lets you feel like you are piloting the car instead of merely going along for the ride. Add to that the comfortable,almost chiropractic seats, coupled with phenomenal gas mileage on regular gas, and the choice is easy.

nigh on perfect

5
M Hesseling on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lot's of fun to drive: My 2.3 mile commute was fun in my previous car (2000 9-4 Convertible SE HOT), but this is even better. The occasional drive to Chicago is a thrill since there are lots of chances to surprise the odd sportscar driver. Thought I'd use the sentronic paddle shifting more but the sport transmission probably does a better job at shifting than me (and this is my first automatic ever). Absolutely love this car.

Arc: the best buy

4.9
ZZ on 12/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never thought I would own a SAAB until I test-drove the Arc the very same day I drove Acura TL/Infiniti G35/Volve V70. I was impressed most for the Arc due to the superbo response and handling. It is the best combination of performace and safety with the best standard equipments and features for the class although a touring package is a big plus. It is an outstanding car!

Good!

4.8
Alexxx on 11/30/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My other choices were the Audi A6, the new E60 BMW 5-series, E220cdi and Volvo v70. However, I just fell in love with this vehicle. I tried it in May, but I decided to keep my old car. Now that I saw it as a 2004 model I decided to go for it.

Dream car!

5
blackadder on 11/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the car! Black with sand-beige seats - just BEAUTIFULl!! Had a 2001 9-5SE before this....the HOT Turbo makes all the difference in the world delivering phenom acceleration. Whatever you do, test drive on the highway in 'sport' mode (watch out for the cops and speed traps!!).

An awesome car for the money

5
Saabdude on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I liked the 9-5 Aero when I first drove it, but was going to go with something a bit more "mainstream" like a G35 or 04 Acura TL. But I have to say that after one month I am loving my Aero. The car handles well, accelerates great, and is very comfortable. I like the styling, both interior and exterior. You really feel like you're in a luxury car, whereas others in this price range feel more like pricier versions of regular sedans. Do yourself a favor and test drive this car before you buy something in this price range - realizing that if you do your homework and wait for the right incentives, this car can be purchased for $7K or more below MSRP.

High Performance Tank

4.9
Kuzzy on 11/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saab 95 Linear we have has an automatic transmission and just begs to be driven. We have had very good luck with the car during the first 9 months. The only real problems have been with the On-Star system which was not important in our buying decision. The automatic adjusting rear view mirror with the compass did not work properly at first but was immidiately replaced and that was our only problem to date. I would highly recommend this car to anyone looking for a combination of luxury, performance, safety and price.

That Saab is So Fine

4.9
adamthestar94 on 11/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think that saabs are very comfortable they are very good looking on the outside and the inside. When I was in a saab, I felt like I was in a different planet. When I was in the back seat,it was kind of small though. Well,thats about it.

Love The Saab

5
baddi on 10/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is a dream to drive ask for power the turbo kicks and it is there in an instant. Ours is the Auto with Sport Mode, awesome and manual shift on the wheel, screams give me more. trhe car corners like a cat on carpet, no body roll, and torque steer is almost non-existant, quite a trick in a front whell drive. Sitting on a 3 hour drive is no problem, the seats cradle you like baby. The instruments and controls are easy to reach, and driver friendly.

Fun meets function

5
MOMAMIA on 10/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car impresses you from the test drive. We looked at BMW's and the like and they were lacking compared to the Saab. You must smile when you drive this car - it's impossible not to. You have a superhuman feeling of control. It's sharp in every way. We love this car. Test drive and fall in love. The 9-5 is the only way to go. Best in class.

I love my ARC

4.9
Potamus on 09/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! It's so much fun to drive - handles like a dream! So much fun that the stability control has already kicked in once (oops!). Edmunds said it didn't have enough power - they are very WRONG - it has more than enough - especially with the sport feature. The zenon lights are very cool, I like the dimming mirrors too. Once I got used to it, I liked the back-up sensor. I feel very safe and it is a quiet ride. Overall though it rates a 9.9 out of 10!

Rented a Linear, bought an Aero

5
cutter on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never thought I would like Saabs. Until renting a Linear to go to San Diego. and couldn't have loved it more. As soon as I had gotten to the point to purchase a car in these price ranges..I bought the silver Aero right off the lot. It's a car that;s in the same class as the 5 seies, or A6 models, yet hovers in the price range of a 3, or A4. Smooth as silk all the way to 140 mph. Ergonomics are excellent in the 'ol cockpit, heated seats all the way around, beautiful harmon/kardon stereo, and people love staring at the mystical glow of on of the best xenon lighting systems I'v seen.

solid and very fast

4.8
piod on 09/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Strong acceleration without feel of turbo delay, very roomy cargo area, very fuel officient on highway, not so good in the city. Very solid and luxurious interior, unique ventilated seats. Excellent sound system. A little bit odd outside, but all together I am very glad to owe one.

Oh So Fast!

5
CBLaw on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I add my voice to the chorus of cheers! Although I was told the car was fast, I didn't really know until I drove it. Select the Sport mode and you are in a race car. It is a rocket! Had to buy a radar detector, I'm always over 80! Hugs the curves and makes my commute a fast one. Its impressive appearance is also appreciated.

Everything but a cupholder

4.3
strech on 09/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Really a fun car to drive and own. Have found the engine and ride to be exactly what I was looking for. Capacity is un-matched - holds lots of stuff with the rear seats down = 4 kegs for a family reunion. Wish it had better and more drink holders though.

Saab AERO price point is tops

4.8
jimmy22 on 08/28/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've driven this car for the summer ow and am still in "like". I couldn't affortd the BMW 5 wagon and the 3 series was too small and cost the same. I truly have to agree that this car much like the Audi A6 is more a high way car rather than a stop light to stop light stormer, but that's where I drive most. If I was living in a major urban center I'd take a taxi .

All Arounder

4.9
Digerati on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All around excellent driver's car for a wide range of purposes. Great value, too, with various incentives. Feels more expensive than it was due in part to the many, many features, some of which, like Sport Mode and a large back seat, are now a requirements for me.

Rattle here, buzz there, but...

4.6
jgoebel on 08/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an excellent car; bigger than the allroad and less expensive, and less better performing than the Volvo XC. My only problems have been rattles and buzzes from the stickshift and door. Both where taken car of by the dealer. On a whole, it's great.

Give it its due

4.6
scalpel1000 on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saab 9-5 Linear wagon is the best car that I have owned. Its performance in and around the city along with its entrance ramp power make it fun to drive. The 185hp is not excessive and provides a good medium between ultimate performance and gas consumption. Buying this car has made me a Saab fan and I would purchase one again.

Saab 95 Aero Wagon

4.8
Ownerh on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been so impressed with our ownership of this first Saab that we bought a used Saab for our son's first car. The dealership's customer care and service has truely been outstanding. I have owned several vehicles through the years and the most I have ordered I can only state so far this has been the best.

2003 9.5

4.6
mcdill on 08/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Saab! I was interested in the new, at the time, 9.3, but chose the 9.5. It was roomier, had more delivered options and was about the same price, with incentives, as the 9.3.

Saab 95 Aero

5
Mark Rutenberg on 08/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned several performance cars, but this is clearly the most satisfying to drive regardless of price. I believe tha this is due to a combination of unique feedback to the driver and a sensation from the turbo that I can only describe as "surfing on a wave of torque." A truly excellent car. An additional virtue is its volumnous room, particularly for the back seat passengers. I don't use the back seat often, but when I do it is usually for someone important enough to want to seat confortably.

Third time is the charm

5
santasaab on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third Saab and definitely the best. My other two, a '78 EMS and '84 900s both had their strengths but the 9-5 wagon has it all. This car offers an incredibly smooth ride. More low-end power than our '98 Maxima and features that are usually found only in cars at least $10,000 more than we paid. We also love the sporty styling and handling. My wife originally wanted and SUV but fell in love with the Saab during a test drive and has been happy ever since.

Amazing car that's overlooked

5
****** on 07/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove many cars in the same category; BMW, Acura, Audi, etc.. I had no determination that a SSAB was what I wanted, until I drove the 9-5 AERO. Here's a car that is capable of reaching speeds up to 155 mph, but can still get around 32 mpg under normal highway speeds. It is rated one of the safest cars in the world. If you test drive this car, take it on all types of roads, but make sure you get it out on the open highway, you will find what little effort it takes on the pedal to watch your speedometer increase rapidly...

Saab - highly underrated balance

4.8
RSDonahoe on 07/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

this is an outstanding car with the perfect combination of safety and performance. While we all want performance, few are willing to give up safety....this is perfect balance.

saab

5
brinckerhoff on 07/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

wne to buy an Audi or BMW but drove the Saab once and bought it instead.

Best car i've owned

5
hanley on 07/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, this car is a great driving experience. It offers the speed of a high performance car, and the safety associated with Swedish designed cars. Truly love driving this car !

Good could be better

4.3
Leon2 on 07/15/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is extremely comfortable, especially if you have long legs. The engine has plenty of power but sometimes there is a turbo lag and sometimes there is no lag, making it not reliable when accelerating to pass: will it kick right-away???

Still Great after 3,000 miles

4.9
dpbeach on 07/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very pleased with performance and comfort. Only problem has been sluggish starts when engine is cold. Haven't had time to take it back to dealer to check on this problem.

Fun & Fast

4.9
David3d on 07/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saab 9-5 Areo is a very fun car to own and drive. The car is flat out gorgeous to look at (midnight blue w/ tan interor) both inside and out. I still find myself admiring its styling. Driving is a blast, espeacially highway driving. The car has very good acceration on the freeway. The 'sport mode' makes driving in tight rush hour traffic a blast. Quick acceleration to jump into gaps- it make the commute fun. The sound system rocks. But please don't buy one, I like having the only one, keep them rare. What is not to like? In my mind nothing.

Aero 9-5

5
aslan1953 on 06/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

enjoy the comfort and performance - when I think the honeymoon is over, I find myself driving with a smile on my face again -- I may have become a committted Saab family member from here on with this, my first Saab. as a design professional, I am duly impressed with the thinking that went into this high performance-luxury vehicle.

our saab rocks

4.9
dr. j on 06/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We needed a wagon to haul our 2 unruly basset hounds and our stuff. Suv's were not an option as they seem unsafe and a puffed up vestige of 90's consumerism. We test drove subaru, volvo, audi and bmw. As previous saab owners, we weren't going to look at saab due to the lack of an AWD option. The minute we sat in this wagon, and then drove it, the search was over.

Steath superstar Saab

5
another_SAABer on 06/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had a the 900 V6, the 900 turbo and an earlier 9-5 2.3t. The Aero is a remarkable evolution of the car and just about anything I had wished were a bit better in the 2000 9-5 I owned, has been addressed. It's handling is crisp, the powerband stunning (but watch out how silently that speed can build)and the comfort as good as it gets. Also striking is the even better build quality on this one. It feels like it was carved out of a single piece of steel.

It's been in hiding till now

4.9
Tigereye on 06/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Wow, what a car...where's Saab been hiding all my life. Absent the hatchback this car is a real looker. GM has made the difference in this car.

reflections of the 900

4.9
saab9000 on 05/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

while this car looks large, the interior does not match the promise of size one would expect. the exterior styling seems to be reflective of the early 90's 900 and not the last of the 9000's. the car is comfortable to drive and the seats are heaven but interior storage is very limited.

Great car!!

5
dlflyboy on 05/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just picked up my Aero, I've been looking at these for some time now and finally decided to get one (reluctant to go back to a car from my SUV). I have everything but the auto trans and vented seats (too noisy). So, far I'm very pleased with the ride and handling. What a joy to drive and great gas mileage.

2002 SAAB 9-5 Aero - Sneaky Good

4.9
mmabuc85 on 05/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After test driving many competitors (G35, CTS, 330i) I was blowen away by how complete the 9-5 was. The stiffer aluminium suspension makes a big difference in the handling yet the ride is smooth on the road. The HOT I-4 loves to be revved off the line but it really shines on the highway passing, it gets from 60-80 faster then any car I have driven. Also, the 5 speed automatic is better matched to this engine then the stick. When I compared the safety fetures and reputation of SAAB, their willingness to deal on the car and the full option list, it was a winning deal. Fully loaded I got this car for less then a stripped 330i.

DREAM COME TRUE

5
TEACH on 05/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE JUST UNDER A THOUSAND MILES ON MY AERO. BUT HAVE OWNED IT FOR JUST 10 DAYS I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS CAR IS TRULY AWESOME. I HAVE HAD A BMW 740IL (94), MERCEDES 190&300 BUT THE SPEED, HANDLING, AND COMFORT OF THIS CAR IS REMARKABLE. I HAVE NEVER DRIVEN A CAR SO FAST. IN SPORTS MODE THE AERO IS A FOUR DOOR PORSCHE. THE CAR FLYS, QUIETLY AND EFFORTLY.

love my new saab

5
sponz on 05/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving the 9-5 Arc for one week and love it. Great handling with a lot of power. I drove them all and this car doesn't have all the features of some luxury cars but it beats them all with ride and handling.

Go with the AERO!!

4.8
Slugworth on 04/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got the Aero with all options for a great price and the dealer actually made the dreaded experience enjoyable! I chose this over the 325, 525, i300, G35 and CTS. I actually started looking at the 9-3's, but wanted a bit more space and loved the metal trim in the Aero.

The Aero Soars

5
hr_consultant on 04/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my '02 Aero for 6 months and I have not had one problem with it. I've not experienced any turbo lag at any speed, as a matter of fact, there is torque in every gear. Saab has included ESP (electronic Stability Program) that virtually eliminates torque steer. I have to be careful, I'm generally way over the freeway speed by the time I shift into fourth! Unique look and feel, I always get lots of positive feedback when anyone asks about the car. After all that cool technical stuff, one of the things that gets the biggest reaction is when the cupholder opens, go figure.

Feel Safe -- Buy This Car

4.8
1stTimeSaabOwner on 04/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We wanted a crash-worthy vehicle for my wife to drive. The highways around here are packed with treacherous drivers. (Why didn't we get an SUV? Too big for my wife, a relatively inexperienced driver, and inconsistent with our philosophy and fuel economy wishes.) This is a perfect family car for us. It's pricey, but compared with other cars in its price class, it gives us what we need: safety, room, comfort. If you want a real performer, I'm sure you'll be happier with a BMW or Audi. You may read of turbo lag, and I can feel this especially in 2nd & 3rd gear.

Excellent

4.9
Jocelyne Potyka on 04/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a great car!

A real SPORTwagon

4.8
Bromo33333 on 04/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This wagon has generous interior room, and very comfortable seating. The back seats folds flat giving a large useable space to haul a lot of stuff. The seats are very comfortable. This thing can move if you want to, and if you want to overtake at 60mph, you will have more than enough power to do so safely. If you want a car that can haul a lot of stuff, and handle like a dream, go really fast, and large and copious cupholders don't matter to you, the Saab 9-5 Aero Sportwagon will fit the bill nicely.

You just can't beat for the $. Excellent

4.5
Jolie on 04/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Saab after upgrading form an 9-3. There is absolutely no comparison. I am leasing this vehicle for the price that someone would pay for a loaded Accord or a Camry. The car is extremely confortable to drive. Saab offers free maintenance for up to 30,000 miles, and the luxury level is second to none. The car has plenty of pep, especially if driven in sports mode I might buy it after my lease is over. I really doubt that I will be able to find a better buy in another two years.

try it - you'll LOVE it

4.9
pdmclu on 03/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

No longer will I be hung up on driving German cars. This car does it all without the "baggage" of owning a BMW or Mercedes. Build quality is superb and the Aero screams! Active ventilated seats are great if you live in Florida. Dealer was excellent.

i love my car!

4.9
jardin107 on 03/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my saab! It has surprising oomph and handles so much more responsively than my 2 previous SUVs, I cannot imagine ever owning one again. The trunk is roomy, the sound system terrific, and my bottom doesn't stay frozen for long in the mornings! I am not a "car fanatic" but I must say, I have never been so pleased with an automobile in my life. Thank you Saab.

Saab Aerowagon Rocks!

5
Diane Davis on 03/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So pleased with my Aerowagon - Coming from an 8 cylinder Lexus I was concerned about power and pickup - no problem here. Great accelaration, sporty, fun to drive - and practicle! I figure if I'm going to have a stationwagon, I'd like to have one that can move around those teen punks without any effort... And so much better mileage than a SUV. I'm doing my part to reduce dependence on Middle Eastern Oil... Great Car!

BEST car ever

4.9
Saablover on 02/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in september of 02 and Love it. I had a 2001 95 se that was noisy and wasn't traditional. It has 10,500 miles on it and is still fun to drive. After driving a 5 series this wins in power,space and performance. Love the new tranny.

Whose a Snaab

4.6
Intermedx on 02/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

While I generally like my Saab and believe there have been significant improvements in performance and reliability, there stiil seems to be a lack of attention to the uality of the little things. FOr example, headlights routinely burn out. I know this is not just my car as I have seen several other 9-5s with the one-eyed stare. Additionally, the plastic covers for the rear center tail light and the overhead light both broke over the course of three years. The car is extremely confortable and in the Sport mode is a total kick to drive. The key to happy sport driving is to keep the revs up a little to avoid the classic Saab turbo lag.

Finally, a car worth the price.....

4.9
mac750 on 02/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got the Aero with all options. I finally can say this is the most fun car to drive and I feel like a kid again. The attention to detail and European styling are superb. Luxury and fun in the same package...who would have thought!

saab builds good cars

4.8
trollhatten on 02/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the 4th Saab I have owned. Unlike most American and imported cars, built for somebody who is tall. Excellent performance, impeccable reliability, easy to park, good fuel mileage. What more do you want?

Best Value Out There

5
MTG on 01/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent car for the money. Test drove BMW 5 series, Volvo S60 and Audi A-6. Much more refined and a better drive than the Volvo; considerably less money than the Beemer and the Audi (almost 11K less than BMW with similar features - after negotiating price with Saab dealership). Performance is amazing, plenty of horsepower, very good breaking and lighting.

Solid Car

4.9
swinnie on 01/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had concerns when purchasing the vehicle that it may be under powered. i have been pleasantly suprised with the performance and extremely impressed with the gas mileage. I'm averaging 28.5 miles to the gallon with an automatic model

Went from a Sable to a Saab

4.3
nelsoncm on 01/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I spent my first 2 months in major buyers remorse, mainly because the ride is so jittery compared to my Sable wagon. I bought one of those cheesy vinyl steering wheel covers to reduce vibration on the wheel. It helps a lot. But I've gotten fairly used to it. Seats are awesome and I like the rear cargo shelf, which gives you extra room in back. The HK stereo ROCKS! The cupholders, as everyone will agree, suck. Supposed to have decent reliability, but I've already had it in the shop once, so this remains to be seen. Am I a Saab convert? Don't know, but there is something about these cars on a test drive that grabs you.

'03 Saab AERO sedan

4.9
Jon Messer on 01/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ther's nothing quite like it - if you can afford an Aero. For long drives, my back and neck are indebted to Saab for the Aero. The "attitude" most luxury car dealers have is non- existant with Saab. I have the best: Dealer, sales mgr., service mgr and Master Tech in the entire USofA = Garden City Saab on Long Island. PLEASE keep it up !

Great Car

5
Tommy M on 01/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 9-5 has me sold on Saab. Fun to drive, safe and reliable are my imperatives since I am in the car so much. At highway speed, this little turbin can roar. First gear is a little short or I'd give this straight tens.

I love it...

4.9
lumberr on 01/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at both the 530 BMW and the 3.2tl S-Type Acura.....there is NO COMPARISON. I've never owned a SAAB before, but can see why it has a cult following!!!

Outstanding Vehicle

5
wfoote on 12/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2002 model has a much better tuned suspension and is a pleasure to drive in all conditions. The gear shift is much improved over previous years. The HK stereo is also outstanding. We got the wood steering wheel and gear shift added and they look great.

Love my Saab

5
terryswims on 12/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely the best machine I've ever owned and everyone who borrows it to drive agrees.

Best car for the money!

5
Paul Hughes on 12/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Aero wagon could be the most balanced car on the market, if you look at price, performance, comfort, fuel economy and cargo space. The car is has no torque steer like my old Viggen did. The automatic transmission shifts seamlessly, and for a wagon, it corners with minimal body lean. Vented and heated seats are fantastic, and the auto dimming interior and outside mirrors should become the de facto standard on all cars. The Harmon Kardon stereo sounds incredible. This is my second Saab and I still remain a convert to this unique and wonderful car!

ECO Power !

5
buddhabman on 12/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just purchased the 2003 Saab Aero Wagon as my wifes car. We got a great hassle free deal from Saab of Santa Ana. The car is loaded and georgeous. Decided on it versus great deals on new 2002 Audi Allroads or A6 Wagons. The others are beautiful also, but the hinging factors were reliability concerns and gas mileage. The Aero wagon is just like any nice sports sedan. It feels connected, smooth and powerful. For the price and features, it matches well with the other luxury makes. The audi's are a bit nicer inside and have AWD advantage, but you have to shell out alot more cash to beat it perfomance wise.

Wonderful

4.8
Lawrence on 12/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I got the 9/5 Linear for a steal since it was a demo with 600 miles on it (under $30k). I looked at the BMW 525 (almost bougth the Bimmer), for the money this was a great deal. Here in Italy there is no regard for posted speed limits, so I had the oppertunity to open this baby up and cruise at 120 mph on the autostrada for about 10 klicks, it was like riding on a cloud. This car is quick in either sport or normal trans mode. Silky smooth, ultra quite and tight. Swedish Bimmer, mabye 525 killer. Fit and finish is tight, driver comfort and controls exellent, killer sound system. This car is a 10 in my book. The more I drive the 9/5 the more I like it.

stealth-mobile

4.8
nick lawrence on 12/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I actually started out getting a volvo but ended with my saab 9-5--a very safe, very quick, and very high quality and thoughtfully designed car that I anticipate will remain functional and satisfying for years to come. It's a comfy riding luxury car without being a ponderous barge or calling undue attention to oneself as with a BMW or Mercedes. sort of a stealth premium ride.

Used to own 735il

5
Saabsatisfied on 11/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Picked up the car at 7:00 p.m. and the next three days drove 3 executives around So CA racking up 800 miles. The car handled perfectly and aside from missing the extra rear leg room in the 735il, I was perfectly satisfied. No rattles, and the handling was great. I looked at 540, e320, Lexus, etc, etc,... and once I drove the SAAB I was hooked. After owning for 2 weeks, I have no regrets.

I wish I'd chosen something different.

2.8
pythonfan6 on 11/13/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had one problem after another. All build quality issues. Unlubricated steering column, rattles, a door hinge came loose causing a mean whistle in the door, panel lights flickering, other electrical issues. Aside from those, the cupholders are ridiculous. The one in the front armrest is unusable, and the one on the dash is to flimsy to put anything in but a can of coke. Acceleration is fine, but the car has no grip on any surface. The tires squeal at anything more than a soft touch to the peddle. All in all, I feel like I paid 40,000 dollars for a Hyundai.

Mylst car was a BM wthout the W

5
Tooth Dr on 10/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After suffering with a 5 series BMw fo what seemed like a lifetime I can tell you stop and tst drive a 9-5. I leased mine and it has been so much fun I am sick I didn't do this sooner. As far as fun this car flies and shifts smooth as silk. The radio Harmon Kardon sounds incredible. I have the touring package, and I reccomend this for anyone with two eyes who drives at night. ot only does the rear view dim but so dothe side mirrors. Should be standard on all cars. . Imust say though Ihave only jut got the car ths month so ifthings change I will update this review. Ohand the paddle shifters on the triptronic trany is a blast.

Saab 9-5 Arc

4.4
on 10/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

In 2000 miles, I've experienced a car with oustanding highway & city driving capabilities. The seats are exceptionally comfortable (w/ heat and a/c !) Driving through a downpour on the highway provided me a great deal of confidence due to traction & stability control. The Sport mode on the trans. launches the car like it has 50 more hp The stereo (240 watt Harmonn Karden) is awesome. The build quality is very good.

Saab 9-5 Arc

4.4
gtoman on 10/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

In 2000 miles, I've experienced a car with oustanding highway & city driving capabilities. The seats are exceptionally comfortable (w/ heat and a/c !) Driving through a downpour on the highway provided me a great deal of confidence due to traction & stability control. The Sport mode on the trans. launches the car like it has 50 more hp The stereo (240 watt Harmonn Karden) is awesome. The build quality is very good.

Outstanding

5
pattyB on 10/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I find it hard to believe that there is an entire wagon behind me when I drive! It is so much fun and tons of space! I have had NO problems at all in any way with this car...LOVE IT!

Swedish BMW

5
Saab Fan on 10/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent effort; By far significant improvement over the old Saab's, with much refinement, especially in handling and fit/finish. The ride is more BMW than the old Saab, yet keeping the unique "Saab" styling and uniqueness. This Saab is so much fun to drive (especially in "Sport" mode),I have not driven my Porsche Boxter since I have purchased this vehicle!!!

SAAB(MW)

4.8
AJUNA on 10/15/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 3 months of Saab-free interval after selling my '90 Saab 900S, and simply HAD to test drive a 9-5. And this car is simply a Swedish equivalent of a BMW!!! The design inside-out is first rate, and the ride and handling have reached that perfect balance of sure-footedness and comfort. This is a very much improved, much refined in comparison to the older Saabs. In fact, I look forward to drive this car every morning as much as I enjoy my Prosche!!

Amazing Wagon

5
NJ SAAB on 09/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

OK, I fell for the tag line- I test drove a SAAB and bought a SAAB- no prior experience with the brand.After a few weeks my conclusion is it is an amazing automobile. Everything you could ask for and a lot you didn't know you needed! The car is a blast to drive, has more interior room than most car like SUV's (except for cargo height). Best of all you don't see one at every light-Test drive it and judge for yourself!

Lead don't follow!!

4.6
Gun99 on 09/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought the 9-5 Aero automatic. What a joy to drive, smooth as silk on the freeway.Eats traffic signs up.Drove the beemers and wanted to own the infiniti G35 but was smitten by the quality of the interior and feel of the Saab. I live in beemer land but could not pull the trigger after driving the Saab. 0% financing to boot, you kidding me where do I sign. Best keep secret on the road.

More for Less?

5
B.M.F. on 09/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The '03 Aero has proven to be a wonderful car. It's nimble, powerful, comfortable & quiet. The new steering wheel shifting is a nice touch, & the new 5-spd auto always keeps the car in the boost. The Bi- Xenon headlamps are better than all of the Japanese Xenons (better than the Acuras and Lexus GS in particular), & most of the Germans(Mercedes and Audi & BMW)that still use a halogen high beam (Come on guys step up to the plate, you're being left behind!). A world class sedan for not a lot of dough!

Saab 9-5

3.9
TONY TOMPKINS on 09/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Love the car and it's ablility to perform. I am dissapointed with the build quality. I have creaks and shakes in the dash and surrounding areas. I came from a 5 series BMW, and will go back to BMW. I have had the drivers seat fixed 4 times, and it is still loose from the base. My dealership experience has been less than o.k.

Great car and great value

5
PeteSaab on 09/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not a car for everyone but the combination of comfort, performance, and function (great big trunk, saftey features, etc.) made this car a logical choice. Many people talk about this car being quirky. If quirky means slightly different that most models in the pack sure. However, a personality does not, to me, mean quirky. While not a reason to buy a car, it is also fun to drive and not see a ton of the same cars on the road.

big bang for the dollars 95 aero

4.3
matmat on 09/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

having tested many european cars for around 40,000 grants, nothing compares with the over all value that saab offers for that kind of money, as far as reliability...remains to be seen ..truly one of the most beautiful car. as far as pure driving pleasure, no motor car is going to defeat bmw, but for 8 grants less then the slower 530i....hey, ...

Affordable luxury

4.9
JRJ on 09/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been very impressed with my 9-5 Linear with automatic transmission. There is plenty of power and luxury with great gas mileage to boot. I've always owned larger luxury; i.e. Mercedes 300SE, Cadillac Sedan DeVille, Lincoln Town Car, but I am forever out of that class of vehicle since buying by 9-5. THe interior is very roomy and wonderfully engineered. The quiet ride rivals the large luxury sedans I've mentioned.

Excellent car

5
oxford on 08/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased a 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero. This is the most amazing car I have driven. At speeds approaching 90MPH it is as smooth as lower speeds (and I'm sure it could do more). The car handles extremely well and offers a smooth ride. The interior is uncluttered but has all of the features you could want, and a few more you didn't know you needed! This car looks and feels like a true luxury car.

Saab?

4.3
dickie j. on 08/29/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had never thought about a Saab. I'm glad I did. The interior is excellent. The ride is outstanding. Get a 5 speed. It makes it much more fun to drive. I drove a Passat, and it is no match. Try to buy one soon. The incentive program was a big reason I have one in the garage. The Harmon Kardon stereo is great. I usually replace the stereo in all the new cars I buy, but not this one. Get the upgrade package. It's worth the dough. It's a sweet ride.

Best sporty Saab

5
Saab lover on 08/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saab has an excellent warranty and also includes free scheduled maintenance. I love to take my friends for a ride and see their faces when they notice the acceleration on this 250 hp little rocket. Handling and ridde confort are superb.

Saab Linear - Nice for the price

4.8
Mangosteen on 08/26/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We got our 9-5 sedan and drove it to Canada for vacation. Nice and smooth ride. Very stable at high speeds (80+).

What a car

5
Michel Jefferson on 08/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a car, 250 hp, really great torque, a real mile eater but also great fun to race around town with. If your looking for greate wagon for the hole family: Check out the 9-5!

Best Saab Yet!

5
My 3rd Saab on 08/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd Saab, and the best by far. Build quality is superb. Not a single defect. And the body is stiffer and tracks better than my old 900 or my old 9-3. Plenty of power in the base model and it handles beautifully. The only thing I don't like is the dealer where I purchased. But then again, have you ever met a car salesman that you liked? I bought from 128 Saab for the price, I go to Charles River Saab for the service.

9-5 Fun to drive

5
95leaser on 08/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the second 9-5 for me, having bought another (V-6 SE) just 2 years ago. Fun to drive, excellent value (at year-end closeout) including scheduled maintenance, gap insurance and first year of OnStar free. What more could you ask for in a well-engineered car!

Great car, great price

4.5
Michelle on 08/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Saab 9-5 Aero is a great car with style and performance. It produces 250 hp and holds the road like it is on the rails (ESP) is highly recomended. Whe it comes to performance it really kills BMW 530(225 hp), Audi(A6 3.) and MB C320 or even E320. It it more fun to drive then all the cars mentioned above. Interior is not the best when it compared to the rest in the same catagory. Audi A6 is a clear leader but then Audi lacks the sporty stylying of 9-5. My wife drives BMW 530 and I just traded in my A6(2.7T) with Aero and loving it more then the A6. Aero is young and gives a sporty feel. I hope you give a chance to Saab Aero and go for it.

My family wants to like it, but....

3.3
imissmysubie on 08/13/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

2.3 Linear Automatic, NYC We leased the car in late May. In mid- July it started gushing transmission fluid. Roadside assistance took 2 days to pick up the car. Sat on dealer lot for 5 days before someone looked at it. By that time, transmission fluid leaked into ignition system. Took another 2 days to fix. We were supposed to get a Saab as a loaner car; we got a Ford Focus instead. My parents (we share the payments) drove it to Atlanta. They averaged 66 mph and 32 mpg. Thumping noise started coming from Air conditioning. This morning, it began to leak transmission fluid again.



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