2004 SAAB 9-5 ARC

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$1,800
$2,263
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Vehicle Details

Color: WHITE
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 4 Cyl
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: JOPPA, MD
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Option & Equipment

Air Conditioning
Anti-theft
CD / Audio Inputs
Cruise Control
Heated Seats / Mirrors
Keyless Entry
Leather Interior
Power Options

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 107 reviews

wow

5
edwin dunfee on 02/27/2016

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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating:

was a volvo guy

Gotta replace the hatchback

4
allen carlson on 01/25/2016

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: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

Of course, Saabs are no longer made. The power plant durability and the quick initial depreciation made these cars a great buy used. The reliability has gotten better from the first Saabs I owned (1979, 1985, 1986 and 1994), but all those were hatchbacks, and the '85, '86 were turbos. Saab got bland with the styling and that may have led to their downfall. (If they no longer were quirky, why bother?)

I Hope Saab Returns

4.8
mr_monza on 12/24/2011

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

It's really a shame----bordering on despicable----that the failed General Motors Corporation, survivors only due to the U.S. government flooding them with millions of our tax dollars----saw fit to essentially drive Saab out of business. It's a long story, but suffice to say, holding preferred shares of Saab stock, GM blocked the sale of Saab to a Chinese company, forcing them into bankruptcy. As I write this, Saab is hanging by a thread hoping to find a buyer GM will "allow" or finding a different way to stay in business, without the devils at GM lording it over them. Regarding my car----it's a 2004 Saab 9-5 Arc Wagon, with automatic transmission. I bought it new. Reliable, great car.

Stay Away Unless You Won the Lottery!

2.6
danducati on 08/21/2011

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

OMG, what a piece of junk. Bought with 40K miles on it and had the check engine light go on after about 3 months. Cost $2,100 to fix it. Nice. Then the grill flew off as I was driving down the highway. Then it began leaking antifreeze like a sieve. Another $400 fix. I have had enough and will never ever buy a Saab again! Traded that sucka in today for a Lexus and am now super happy.

Bought It New...Hoping Saab Stays In Business!

4.5
mr_monza on 07/29/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

We bought this car in August of 2004 while my wife was pregnant. We needed the utility of a station wagon but wanted something that was fun to drive and had a decent level of luxury appointments. The Saab has not disappointed! This is a medium sized wagon that's comfortable and has plenty of space for a trip to the beach. It gets over 30 MPG on the highway and has a very spirited performance from its 220 HP turbo. It's not our only car, so it has low mileage (around 32 K). It has not had any significant problems at all----a very safe and reliable car. The quality of the materials is excellent. The paint finish remains like new. No complaints at this point---still love driving it.

I bought mine new

5
TD02131 on 08/04/2010

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 not one to keep a car, I usually trade before the warranty runs out. This is the first car I've kept beyond the warranty. I traded a new Toyota Highlander in on it, the Highlander was just boring to drive. The Saab has never disappointed. I have been considering trading it, but I can't find anything better for the money. I may run this one for 300,000 miles. They're right about the tires - go with the michelins. Cup holders are not my priority when deciding on a vehicle. In fact, I hate all the cars with open cup holders that get gunk in them. It's roomy, safe, reliable and fun to drive.

Another great SAAB story

5
Chet on 07/27/2010

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 was my 2nd great SAAB. First was a superb driving, reliable, safe 2003 9-3 sedan (e.g..36 mpg at 80 mph on New Mex I40 at 105 degrees Fahrenheit. This SAAB 9-5 wagon has been problem free for almost all of its 100,000 miles. It has been all over the USA, full of "stuff", and still averages 34 mpg on the highway and 23 in town. Of course, I maintain its recommended maintenance schedule, don't you? Here's hoping the new owners of SAAB don't screw it up.

Great car to by used

4.4
CaliforniaSaab on 07/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

No better value, as depreciation runs high. Got mine with 23,000 miles for $15k at Carmax. What a deal. Spotless reliability so far, now at 45,000 miles. Very comfortable. Great on freeway. Handling could be a little tighter but that's what you get with FWD.

Great driving car

4.5
jsima on 01/20/2009

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

Bought it used with 28000 miles. This is a really great driving and performing car. Have had many problems, but all were fixed by dealer under good factory warranty. Gas mileage is very good and performance is outstanding. I get 28 - 30 mpg highway driving on a regular basis. 5 speed

Great Used Value

4.9
hal9000 on 12/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

I think '04-05 Saab 9-5s are one of the best kept secrets on the used market.The resale value of GM era Saabs stinks. Bad if you want to buy a used one and sell it in two years. Great if you want a terrific content filled bargain you can drive for years. All the early bugs have been worked out. You get a vehicle that ranks tops in safety. Speed if you want it. Fuel efficiency if you want it. Plenty of passenger and cargo room. Very smooth ride(even with my Aero suspension). I also prefer the body style of the '04-05 vs. the '06. Don't be scared of the Saab stories you here from people. Most are probably from 9-3 owners and those are a very different vehicle than the 9-5.

Remarkable Balance

4.9
Slee_Stack on 07/16/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Although I've only owned my Aero for just over two months, I've had some good experience with what this car excels at and what may be trouble spots. With all its gadgetry, I've already had my share of glitches, most notably poor performing rain-sensing wipers, a result of a poor sensor. Various electrical gremlins also pop up on occasion, but are mild irritants at worst. The 9-5 in Aero guise is a great looking and oddly rare car in the sea of Bimmers, Lexii, and Benz that swarm the roads of Atlanta. While in no way a neck-snapper, the Aero has plenty enough zip to best most 'sporty' sedans on the road. Where it truly dazzles is doing this and still returning 30mpg on the highway

Purchasing Overseas & Shipping Delivery

4.9
Dennis S. Williams on 06/23/2008

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

Having purchased this car in Germany just before returning to the US for a new job, I was worried about having it delivered to an unfamiliar dealership. My worries were unfounded as I have continued to have the car (as well as my older '98) serviced and maintained at the dealership and have been very satisfied.

Sold on saab

4.8
dave strasser on 12/07/2007

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

1st experience driving a Saab. Fun to drive, gets up and goes with great handling, comfortable driving, very reliable, Saab design lives up to its crash testing superiority as a safe car. Wife just got in a 50mph head on, everyone ok. I'm buying another without hesitation!!Great car.

Extraordinarily fun car

4.8
jkkf1991 on 12/05/2007

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 too have owned several BMWs and this SAAB needs to offer no apologies for anything by comparison. Truly a fun car to drive. Superb acceleration, handling, sound system, styling, and comfort.

Shame on GM

3.9
Saad_Saab on 09/04/2007

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

My initial love affair with this car has gone cold. I've had this car almost 1 year, bought it as Certified Pre Owned, and it is bordering on qualifying as a lemon. Ten trips to the dealership, mostly for brake related problems (noise, vibration, ABS/TCS lights coming on). My nearest dealership is 100+ miles away, so major inconvenience. Today, check engine light came on, a week after getting it back from the shop. Typical story. In the car's defense, a lot of the trips are due to dealership/mechanic incompetence, but isn't that part of the package? I only recommend a 9-5 if you live near a dealership and they supply loaners, and you get extended warranty.

Great vehicle

5
Saab turbo on 07/27/2007

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

The car has around 45,000 miles on it and there are no creaks from inside. The ride is very quiet. The performance of the Aero is great and it's a lot fun with the turbo. The 9-5 has a lot of neat features like park assist, pockets in the front seats, cooled glove box, etc. It is very AEROdynamic and is still quirky compared to a BMW or MB. It has been very reliable and was much less that the competitor's cars. Has more style and character than any Lexus.

Pleased with Saab 9-5 Aero wagon

4.5
wendieb04 on 05/31/2007

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

The car has been very comfortable and fun to drive. This is the most horse power I have had, felt I had power to maneuver when needed in traffic. Gas economy is good for size of car it is. When I have had passengers with me they have always commented what a nice ride they are having. I agree that back seat is just about as comfortable as the front and plenty of leg room. I think you get a great value for the money. Have had 2 minor recall issues I have had to get fixed. One complaint is that covered maintenance is only at 5k, 15k, 30k and 45k. Oil changes between every 5k are not covered.

Fabulous

5
Casey C. on 04/19/2007

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

I just love this car. It's the most comfortable and responsive car I've owned since my BMW 5 series about 10 years ago. I've owned many cars of many different shapes and sizes and am happy to get in it every morning and every evening. If you're considering an Aero and you can get a good price, grab it. You won't be sorry.

2004 9-5 aero wagon

5
Dan T on 03/09/2007

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

I was put-off by an older 9000 I owned before but was impressed the moment I got behind the wheel. Purchased this instead of a BMW wagon because of better interior space, much better mileage and impressive power.

Awesome Car

4.9
Dave on 02/28/2007

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 have owned a few BMWs and always thought they are the best cars on the road. This Saab compares - it rides just as well and is just as fast with much better gas mileage.

Fabulous Aero

4.9
dcarmstrong on 02/12/2007

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

This 9-5 was our 7th Saab. We upgraded to this and have loved it from day ONE. The ventilated seats for the summer cooling are a great asset and my husband absolutely loves them.

My Aero

5
Peter on 01/26/2007

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

I have owned this Saab 9-5 Aero for three years and it has been working without any troubles. It's a dream around town and on the highway. It is 5 speed.

Fun to drive luxury car !

4.9
Marilyn on 04/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

The car has been an excellent family "sports" sedan. Dashboard layout, comfortable seats, large trunk, xenon headlights and 5-speed auto transmission w/ paddle shifters on the steering wheel are features that make this car very enjoyable. The standard Pirelli tires are not the quietest or best performing but adequate for most driving styles.

Beautiful balance in the Arc sedan

4.8
Lon Sherer on 02/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Performance is extraordinarily balanced in this car. Handling, accelleration, and highway cruising are simply excellent. The icing on the cake--and never seems to be mentioned in professional reviews--is its mileage! Over 30 mpg 70+ I don't know of a viable competitor with that combination of virtues.

what a wagon

4.8
tahcan on 02/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

What a great car for those of us needing to haul stuff and who won't drive a SUV anymore. I came out of a G500 that fell apart every day and this car has been great. Fun to drive (mines the manual) great space to haul dogs, lumber, tools, bikes, etc. really good gas mileage 22 in town 29 on the highway. i drive A LOT of miles and this car has been an excellent mix of everything i need. WHO KNEW?

2004 Arc 2.3T 220 HP 4 cyl. CPO w/ 14K

4.8
rickzull on 01/03/2006

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

Bought with CPO (certified pre-owned) mainly for future issues, but have driven this awesome car for 5 months and have no issues with it. Have owned 5 prev saabs and this GM/Saab is Great. I do wish the seats were more "aero" with more lateral side bolsters, and that it had the upgraded stereo. Torque steer can be quite noticeable though...

Practical and Cool

5
Rob on 11/20/2005

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 have a fast and practical car which looks unlike everything else. It has had no problems and puts a smile on my face when I accelerate.

Very Reliable & Fun & Economical

5
Darren Moon on 11/01/2005

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 purchased this vehicle 6 months ago and have loved it from the first drive. Very responsive for an economical car, good styling and very comfortable interior. I would highly recommend this vehicle.

Great Long Distance Auto

5
Bill on 09/13/2005

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 bought my 04 Arc with 4500 miles a few months ago. Since have driven 6000+ and enjoyed every minute. Have taken (2) 500+ mile trips and am very happy with mileage, power, comfort and style. Both my wife and I think the car is very easy to drive. Great seats, good controls and easy to read gauges. Lots of storage room make this as easy to pack as our station wagon. We like the materials used in the interior and appreciate the room and soft touch of the space. On the road the car feels smaller than it is and the isolation over rough roads is wonderful. Transmission / engine well matched with plenty of go anytime it is needed. We got 28 MPG on our last trip without trying. Great car!

What more could you want?

4.6
Johnny G. on 08/05/2005

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

This car is tough to beat. It is so fun to drive, even with the automatic. The torque just keeps coming, even when doing 70mph or more! Add to this the fact that it has more room, is more practical, and safer than almost anything out there in the price range. I can't say enough great things about this car.

Drive one and you will buy one.

5
pigman on 05/25/2005

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

Great car for size. Average 22.5 mpg on last 8K. Mileage is same as some smaller cars. Really need to use cruise to maximize. The Aero option again is the only way to go on a Saab. Bigger tires and add the spoiler and the car goes from a plain Jane to the girl every bad boy wants. Power is there when you need to pass. My 96 was more sure footed but this model is more agile. The cabin updates for rear passengers was needed. The seats are comfortable but not like the 9000 Aero. As long as Saab is making cars I will be an owner.

Three Time Saab Owner

5
Three Timer on 04/15/2005

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

The combination of fuel economy and performance is unequalled in its competitors. Saab's turbocharged engine deliver smooth performance through the fulll power band. With rising fuel costs, I'm gonna be thankful I have a four-banger!

A Unique, soulful car

4.8
beau on 03/10/2005

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

The last of the current Saab models thatactually has that 'Saab look.' A unique car that you don't see dozens of while driving. Sturdy build, fun to drive,with lots o' space.

It's a blast to drive

4.5
Rob on 02/11/2005

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

This Aero really MOVES! I can't seem to keep it under 100 mph. It's fun to drive. I looked at the Audi A6 and the Volvo S60R, test drove them all extensively, but the fun factor and interior room in the 9-5 sold me. I wanted a winter worthy car and front wheel drive is, for most practical highway purposes, as useful as AWD. Great gas mileage on the 9-5 to boot. Just watch out for tickets!

Saab 9-5 is a great car

4.5
Timothy Moore on 01/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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 have been very pleased with my second Saab purchase. I get a kick out of driving this car and can't keep it away from my brother. It is a great, enjoyable, classy and beautiful car. While quirky in some respects, it is a car that stands out from the rest. I love my 9-5.

My first Saab

5
zheng1798 on 11/05/2004

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

I test drove the Saab 95 five years ago, and finally bought one last week. Compare to the other cars in the same price range (BMW 325, Audi A4, Lexus E330), the Saab is neither the most sporty, nor the most refined, but it offers a unique stylying and lots of utility. The rear seat is spacious, and the trunk is like a cave compare to the BMW. SAAB uses high quality material through out the cabin. I still could not tell whether the door inserts are real leather or not. The seats are very comfortable, as well as the head restraint.

Stay away - horrible piece of junk

1.5
Bill Wolf on 11/05/2004

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

Stay away from this junk. A $40,000 dollars car that has 11,000 miles has been in the shop 13 times for different repairs. The latest one - transmission failed!!!. The dealer will have to install a brand new transmission after only 11,000 miles. I would not come even close to another Saab car.

aero

4.9
deltaomega on 10/16/2004

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 dont know what there talking about the the turbo not kicking in in lower rpm but this car has 258 ftlb torque at 1900 rmp so the turbo kicks in after u already take off with all that torque for continuous acceleration id like to see a bmw do that for this price

Welcome to The State of Independence...

4.9
Michael_LA_CA on 10/02/2004

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 admit it; they had me at 'Welcome.' I was captivated by a marketing campaign aimed at winning buyers from new, diverse demographics. To my own credit, I still did my homework and heavily researched several other vehicles. I read endless consumer guides and reviews, online and in print, that covered everything about these cars from environmental ratings to crash test results to resale values and more. In the end, spreadsheet in-hand, I test drove the Audi A4, the BMW 3 series, the Volvo S60, saving the Saab 9-[3] [my pre test drive pick]. Then, at the showroom, I was again captivated. This time by a sexy, black 9-5 Aero Sedan. For fun, I decided to test it. They had me at 9/10's of a mile.

Aero Go

5
Spencer27 on 09/15/2004

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

The Aero is a "Beast" to say the least, I looked at the BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS and CTS-V, Accura TL, and they did not stack up. Saab Aero is in a class alone when considering value to dollar ROI. Handling is clean and crisp, fuel ecomony is running nearly 24 MPG (highway/city). 17" rims are very nice. Overall impression is, "where has Saab been?" We know Saab is owned by GM, but this group is a sleeper. Don't get it confused, sleep on the Saab and you are likely to get snake bitten!

The forgotten wagon that is fantastic

5
Steven Kafka on 08/16/2004

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

It is like driving a Porsche station wagon.

Great Value

4.8
jsh1120 on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Looking for a non-SUV, sporty, hauler there were three finalists: Saab 9-5, Volvo V70, and 2005 Subaru Legacy. Saab won out on price/value. Close to the Subaru in performance, better mileage than others, classy and comfortable interior. $8500 off msrp sealed the deal. Build quality and fit/finish are excellent. Kick to drive. Enormous cargo capacity, largest of the three. Great driver's car. Excellent passenger accommodations front and rear. All in all, an exellent value that remains distinctive in a world of look- alike SUV's. In-dash cupholder is a joke, and not a good one. Additional cupholder in center console is even worse.

Saab's Best

5
Chagrin on 08/05/2004

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

This is second to none in its class. More roomy cabin than the others and makes bmw look lazy and Audi look cheap. Dash designed like an airplane, drives like one too. We purchased the manual transmission for the wagon and got sports, function and fuel economy just before the gas $ went up. We went to the auto show in NYC looking for a bmw or Audi and came out sure that the Saab 95 Aero was the right vehicle. This is the only car that felt right to my wife when she sat in it. Saab has done a great job marketing this car to women as we can now testify. We also look at used car reliability ratings and this is the only one in its class with a positive rating.

Balance of Comfort and Performance

5
rad on 07/29/2004

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

It's a great car, with the right balance of comfort, performance and economy. Its aethetics are hard to beat, inside and out. It has a comfortable rear seat, adequate for 3 adults, perfect for 2 and my 3 kids. I can get 4 ice hockey bags in the trunk, 2 adults and 2 kids. With the AT in SPORT mode, the car plain out hauls, as it does in MANUAL mode (but MANUAL mode can be awkward.) In DRIVE mode, it performs well, at the rate of 28+ mpg. Needless to say, I highly recommend it.

More fun than should be legal

4.8
Rocklin Ed on 07/20/2004

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

Saab 9.5 Aero: The road handling is superb with the 17" wheels and the Pirelli wide tires. The feeling is total and effortless control, especially on winding Sierra mountain roads. Braking has perfect feel. Ventilated seats are a great plus in Sacramento summer heat. Seats fit like a glove. I test drove BMW 525 and Mercedes C sport coupe and the Saab beats them both. What understeer? Turbo lag is there, but I'm not drag racing, and when you kick it to merge or manuever on the highway it snaps nicely. Before you buy a sport sedan, drive an Aero.

2004 95 Aero

4.1
Kumar on 07/14/2004

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

Very comfi, did not realize what i was missing (I have an Isuzu Trooper). Very snug and well fitting seats. Great pickup and handling (not quite the same as a BMW 325i), but for 36K I got much more car for a little bit in terms of pickup and handling. Saab's paid attention to small things like the two sunshades/visors. Controls are very ergonomic in addition. Cant say much about the reliabilty, i bought it on the 10th of july and have done only about 400miles. Overall fun car. Bought the car for my wife's b'day, she'd happy, but she thinks that this is too complicated for her to handle, something that I am not in a hurry to correct :)

Saab 95 Aero review by HL

4.5
howard l on 07/09/2004

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

Handles well with a very nice acceleration. Fit and finish could be a little more modern and tighter. The interior is sturdy and wears very well. The materials always look new. I had a 2000 model and it was the same. The interior room is adequate, yet the outside is not too big. Trunk space is great. The car could use a nicer stereo and the vanity mirrors have useless lights.

beware

1.6
meleele on 07/06/2004

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

Saab has become very hostile to its customers on warranty issues. The rudeness extends to corporate level. My longtime Saab loyalty is OVER!

I love my SAAB

4.9
Thorsteinn7 on 07/02/2004

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

I love my SAAB. This is my 5th SAAB in 20 years. It is fun to drive, in snow and summer. Steady on the road. Reliable. In the evenings I sometimes just stand by the window watching my SAAB.

Second Saab 95

5
Saab Owner Greg on 06/29/2004

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

Very responsive and fun to drive. Extremely comfortable seating and controls.

perfect saab

5
len on 06/16/2004

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

From the day I bought it, now 34,000 miles nothing has gone wrong. Living in New Hampshire the driving is tough. Snow, mountains, this 9-5 Aero wagon handles it all never gets bogged down in deep snow. My Porsche used to die in the winter and my wife picked me up at the bottom of the steep hill in her Saab

2nd time 9-5 Buyer

5
Kevin Ztrem on 05/28/2004

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 just purchased my second Saab 9-5. This is a great car. I have ordered with the 5 speed manual transmisison. It's fun to drive. I always take the long route. There is more then enough power and the gas mileage is great. The cars are very reliable and Saab is a very customer friendy company. I recomend this car to anyone.

Excellent 2004 Arc

5
samthomas on 05/24/2004

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 own a new 2004 9-5 Arc 2.3T with about 5,500 miles. The only problem was a rattle in one of the doors, fixed under warranty. The overall design is very good, and strikes a good balance between "sport" and "luxury." The car is loaded with thoughtful features, from the high- pressure headlight washers to the huge trunk. The turbocharged motor and 5-speed auto tranny work well together. Instruments are well laid-out and readable. Cabin is spacious and comfortable, but driver- oriented. Car handles well; suspension is forgiving, but tuned more towards comfort than performance. This is not a car you can fling around.

vyl

4.9
vyl on 05/22/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drive alot each year. Bought certified preowned car--affordable comfortable, quality, intended to last a long time and endure incredible mileage. First Saab, love this car. Own a 2000 model 9.5 sedan. Still feels new. Impressed w/preowned program, gas mileage. Ride is wonderful, will move out when needed. Comfort and performance are key features. Love the way we were served at Moore (Richmond, VA) before and after purchase. Because of distance, Charlottesville provides service. Not quite Moore, but adequate. Would buy another Saab in a heartbeat.

'02 Aero wagon is top notch

4.9
dcaero on 05/17/2004

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

This is an overall great car. After a BMW 5-series wagon -- much costlier -- and this is a worthy contender. Don't pass up the 9-5 -- it remains a very competitive platform.

My SAAB in Norway

3.9
Ole Olsen on 05/16/2004

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

I am now a 3-time SAAB owner. This time, I live in Norway. I clicked the Aero box because my Norway-model is closest to the Aero except for the engine. I have the sports-seats, automatic trans, metal dash, leather, and 17-inch wheels, BUT ONLY a 150- horsepower 2.0-turbo! Nonetheless, this power is all one needs here (and I'd say also in the US). The 9-5 is a great car, much peppier than my 1995 9000 US-export, which had a 2.3-turbo. The ride is much smoother than the 9000, and the feeling is more one of soft luxury, even though these SAABs are considered FAMILY CARS here in Norway and Sweden.

great car

4.9
bob greatly on 05/04/2004

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

smooth ride responsive turbo power

new saab 9.5

4.6
new car on 05/01/2004

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

not a great experience with dealer...picked up car on a very stormy day and was handed the keys and said good luck...no delivery at all...also got home and there was a dent in roof...a 10 minute ride home no stops...in the garage to dry and we see this dent...they did repair it...however a huge inconvenience...

Best Wagon I've Owned

5
maustinpdx on 04/21/2004

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 bought this wagon to replace my 9-3 which had almost 200k on it. I was really dissapointed that SAAB stopped making a hatchback, so I looked at the 9-5 wagon. I don't think I've ever liked a car more. It's comfortable, civilized, great ride - smooth without feeling mushy and give you a real sense of security. Considering the size and power a steady 25mpg in mixed driving is great. I've gotten low 30's on road trips.

Single Mom's styling

4.8
Ruby Begonia on 04/10/2004

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 driven Saabs for many years. I love this car however I may have to give it up. My 15 year old is 6'2" and his leg don't fit very well anymore, especially with his sister and all their gear. Please, please don't tell me to get a minivan.

9-5 aero...a joy to drive

5
canemagic on 04/08/2004

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

this is a fine performane vehicle...fun to drive....something different....priced 5-7000 less then compatible bmw

great wagon

5
crbonfiber on 04/02/2004

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

Great wagon. Not the same as all the toher cars on the road

What's with the silly cruse control?

4.6
Jamesa on 03/31/2004

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

My pet peeve is the cruse control that is sooo awkward to use. Fortunately I don't use it too often. Drive the car in sport mode for a real kick in the pants. Forget the standard transmission it's really a waste of time in this car. Save the manual shifting for your 93 convertable.

Fast

4.9
ss5jeter on 03/31/2004

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 have always owned a SAAb and of all the SAAB's i have had this is the best. This car is fast, handles well, and has alot of standard features. If I were ti but another car it would be a SAAB.

Middle Age Fun

4.9
mike souris on 03/25/2004

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

Purchased this car on impulse, and have not had any regrets. I look forward to my next one. It feels good, and is fun to drive.

Better thatn the Reviews

4.9
LMW on 03/24/2004

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

This is a superb car and a wonderful ride. Especially at $32,400 I paid for it. The only comparable car for me is the BWM 525 and that was almost 18 grand more. I needed good room in the back seat for three kids and this had it. The ride is great as is the handling. The turbo lag that has been described in otehr reviews is non- existent. I highly recommend it.

saab 9-5

4.5
john sise on 03/18/2004

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

Good handling, great ride, comfortable seating, adequate luggage space - would be better if they still offered a hatch. Power seems slightly better than my 2000 9-3 SE, which isn't bad, but it should have more to make it superior to others in its class. Also should come with sportier tires and wheels to improve the handling even more.

Love mine!!

5
lalzaga on 03/11/2004

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've had my Aero almost a year now. Has 8500 miles on it. I've had not trouble with it. I've been service dept free. The only time I've had to go in to the service dept is for the 30day inspection that's part of the warranty. I love owning and driving this car. I like to so much, I'm think of buying a 9-3 conv. :)

Saab Dad

4.6
jadam2122 on 03/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Super safe, much fun to drive. Makes it cool to be a dad. Little different than everyone else's car. great mix of large doses of drivability and high-end features with moderate cost especially for lease deals.

Great Saab

4.9
BTB on 03/02/2004

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 enjoyable to drive. Quick pick up in power.

I love it

5
abbydabby2 on 03/02/2004

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

as in clothing i hate seeing myself coming and going...i love that there are very few on the road!!!

Excellent chocie for comfort, fun, price

4.9
PattyK on 02/26/2004

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 are extremely satisfied with our SAAB. Considering trading in our other vehicle to get a second SAAB

9-5 aero

5
dfeldm on 02/22/2004

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

Really enjoy the driving experience. The Aero with the ventilated leather seats are very comfortable

appearance and comfort

3.5
michael spinelli on 02/18/2004

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

overall satisfied with performance and build quality..however it is extremely uncmforable for a tall person to enter and exit the vehicle without rubbing the head on the top of the door jam

dream car

5
loop on 02/17/2004

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

Great car. Handles well, is comfortable, and I feel sage with my family.

Awesome car

5
Mestup247 on 02/14/2004

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

This car is so fun to drive, manual or automatic. It's so fast...and sporty but great for anything. This car has been compared to BMW (and trust me I love BMW's) but really I think they run better if not the same.

love my saab

5
pootzes on 02/13/2004

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

This is a fun and comfortable car to drive, even for long distances. I never feel exhausted after a long trip. I always feel sporty driving it, even though it is a wagon. This is my fourth Saab and although I have enjoyed each of them, this is my favorite because of the comfortable luxury.

Best Kept Secret

5
JaeNoh on 02/04/2004

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

It's great that I get to buy a car like the 9-5 for $35,000 while suckers will pay $50,000 for a BMW 530 and get so much less of everthing else.

Aero Sport Wagon on Top

4.9
kef107 on 01/31/2004

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

Doesn't get much better than this for fun and performance driving. Very powerful, great auto 5sp tranny, and simple Swedish interior styling make it very comfortable. The wagon exterior is the most stylish car on the road IMHO, and it is very functional. I love this Aero and I've had 8 prior Saabs. Pricing is also very aggressive for sale or lease, and it comes with a driving course at Road Atlanta: Aero Academy!!!

texas aero

4.6
texassaab on 01/30/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has personality...not as prolific as the German competition. My mettalic silver Aero feels like it has unlimited power on tap even going 70 mph on the freeway.

Great wagon affordable

5
Wow on 01/29/2004

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

The car will scream from 70 to 120mph on the highway when you need to pass someone. However it is hard to clean the wheels. Took 5 people on a dive trip and carried all gear including tanks and BCs in the car without being cramped.

This is a superb vehicle!

5
BFLdesign1 on 01/24/2004

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

Love this car for comfort, for safety, getting 28 mpg on long trips, typically 22 mpg around town. Lots of space.

SAABA

4.6
FRANK BAKER on 01/24/2004

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

BEST VEHICLE FOR FAMILY. WE BOUGHT FOR WIFE BUT I DRIVE MORE THAN SHE DOES. VERY QUICK AND HANDLES WELL. I'M 6-2" A LITTLE DIFFICULT GETTING IN BUT ONCE IN VERY COMFORTABLE. TURBO REPLACED AT 40,000-WARRANTY COVERED. I USUALLY DRIVE GMC TRUCK 2500HD.

luvsaabin

5
tahcan on 01/21/2004

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

this wagon rocks!! i needed a vehicle which can carry my tools everywhere i go but i did not want to drive a truck anymore. this car gets me every where i want to go, great space, easy for the dogs etc. major happy with the performance and gas mileage.

the best of the best

5
cr92290 on 01/20/2004

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

This feels so fast. It is the best long distance car you can get other than a Bently. very good MPG

Saab 9-5 Linear Sport Wagon

4.4
Rick & Kristi on 01/19/2004

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

Great Car; we own 2 Saab 9-5s

Best Combination of Power-Practicability

4.9
geo_geo_geo on 01/12/2004

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

This is the second Saab Wagon I have owned. The first was a 2000 9-5 SE that I leased and my main complaint about that one was its mushy handling. The Aero wagon corrects that problem admirably. It is very tight on the road and really hits its stride at 50 mph and above speeds. I had looked at the Volvo, BMW 5 series, and Audi 6 series wagons and eliminated the BMW for cost issues, the Audi for repair record and the Volvo for handling. This car is a joy to drive and not so flashy that I worry about parking on big city streets.

Today's SPG

5
Tom Lease on 01/07/2004

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

Great vehicle. Captures the heart of my '90 SPG in a modern, high-tech version of the original 900. SAAB owners will love it. Fun driving a car in the "State of Independence."

perfect

5
cr92290 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

the saab 9-5 aero has got to be the best midsize sedan on the market toady. It has speed (150 mph) agility, and awsome looks. Best car I have ever perchased

sweet thing

5
toyboy12 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

This wagon is without a doubt, the best looking automobile on the road!!!!!!! It looks better than a M-Benz E-320 wagon or a BMW 540i wagon by a mile

Saab 9-5 Wagon

4.3
bruceposner on 12/30/2003

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

This is a comfortable family car for both city and highway driving. In town, it is nimble and easy to park. On highway it is quiet and the turbo gives the 4 cylinder more than enough pep.

Took a long time to buy one

4.5
arline grady on 12/27/2003

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

I am in the market to buy another Saab probably will look at the BMW, Mercedes and a Jag but I know in my heart it will be a another Saab I change every two or 3 years. This will be my 4th. Have had all the others above, but the ride, comfort and dependability in a Saab is the best. I now have a 2001

Fun, Fast, Safe, Practical

5
MarkJump on 12/27/2003

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

Complete confidence in all driving situations using excellent power, brakes, stability or agility. Have owned this 1999 model for five years--deeply satisified. Post-warranty problems: CD player, throttle body, warped disc rotors. Totally satisfied with home dealers (Deel Saab, Miami & Secor Saab, New London, CT) and also others used away from home. Versatile, thoughtfully designed to the smallest detail, wears well. I'll hope to get another when the new model come sout; looking next for an Aero (more of a good thing)!

Who needs an SUV?

5
Indiana driver on 12/21/2003

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

As a three time SUV owner, I never expected to own a wagon, much less to actually like driving one. This car is actually fun to drive! I love the smooth delivery of turbo power, and the solid, stable ride. On snow covered roads, this car is outstanding. This is the best car I have ever owned. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a vehicle with good hauling capacity, with an eye for style and comfort.

Saab 95 Arc wagon

3.9
momn8r on 12/04/2003

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

Fun to drive. Great pick up. As much fun to drive as my old Infinti I30. OnStar is no longer a standard feature as the 2003 model. The audio has that Delco sound.The whistle sounds when the keyless remote functions are acivated are obnoxious. Alarmed when "add coolant" flashed on the SID (Saab Info Display) after only 372 miles and three days after delivery. I was in the desert and there is a dealer about 20 miles from our place. the dealer attributed the warning to a possible air pocket in the line that displaced the coolant level indicator. No other problems after two weeks and 1800 miles.

I'm so happy!

5
Milan on 12/03/2003

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

Pefect!The Saab 9-5 is comfortable, convenient and enjoyable to drive around town and on the open road. Clever ergonomic solutions, like seats with fans, an aircraft-style map light,roomy cargo area with a perfectly flat floor,with its high-output turbocharged engine, puts a lot of power under the pedal for quick throttle response at highway speeds!

Allright tourer

4.6
Colonel on 11/23/2003

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

Not a true sports sedan since it does have a little handling issues, overall and excellant avordable vehicle when compared to the BMW/Audi(volkswagens) of the world

SAAB Wagon

4.9
walker on 11/15/2003

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 traded our Volvo V70 wagon after too many service trips to count for annoying things (windows that wouldn't work, door locks that were stuck, back latch not working properly...etc). After driving the SAAB wagon we wondered why we even considered a Volvo! The handling and pickup is in a league of it's own, the gas milage makes our old Volvo look like a pickup truck!

What's not to like?

5
graynylons on 11/07/2003

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

Having just purchased this auto there isn't much to complain about. The car drives well, handels well, and presents itself well.

underated fun and luxury

4.9
saabfan on 11/05/2003

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

This is my first saab after owning 4 mercedes. What a pleasant suprise!! It's powerful, luxrious, fun to drive and NOT ordinary like the lot of new Mercedes, BMW's, Jaguar's etc.. Not that they are bad in any way....but this is a wonderful treat!

AMAZING

5
case 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

I've had the Audi A4 and BMW 330xi all in the last few years, and they can't even touch this car.

Luxury & Reliability = Awesome

4.6
sizzlinturbo on 10/25/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 9-5 Arc has a 3.0. It doesn't exhibit turbo lag at low speeds. What it lacks in a sport suspension is made up for in superior ride comfort. You no longer have to feel every pot hole. For $38,000 you can't buy a roomier, faster, more functional mid-luxury vehicle. The 9-5Arc comes loaded with standard features that would be pricey options with any other maker. How many under $40,000 sedans do you know that come standard with heated and air conditioned front seats, assymetrical turbo and Harmon Kardon sound system? How many of them hold the world's highest safety ratings? Let me know. Then we can talk about your 6.7 rating.

Saab Aero

5
mikem25693 on 10/24/2003

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

Evaluated the VW Passat W8 and BMW 325xi wagons extensively before finding the Saad 95 Aero Wagon. The Saab just blew the others away in terms of style, interior size, performance, expected reliability, and value. The Aero Academy performance driving school included with purchase is an incredible experience.

Satisfying Ride

4.9
WCF on 10/22/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the Saab the more I drive it. The suspension/engine combination is very responsive and the 5 speed is excellent. It is a great sport wagon.

Lovely

5
tommy2 on 10/06/2003

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 only car I've ever had that I love to just go out driving. Outstanding feature -- road trips -- further the better. Loves to run - settles down about 70 and gets better after that. Great sound system too. Addictive if you are used to Detroit iron.

Fun in 2nd gear

4.1
twowhiteshoes on 09/10/2003

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

ok, this is a family station wagon, not a sports car. But when the turbo kicks in starting around 2500 rpm, usually in 2nd gear, you can have a lot of fun. Also, for all you SUV drivers out there. This has the storage you need but it gets 40 mpg on the highway.

second wagon

4.9
SwedeH on 09/06/2003

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

This is my fourth SAAB and I have loved all of them. My convertible was the best of all but was impractical for carrying loads and extra passengers. This is my second wagon and both are comfortable to drive, carry reasonable loads, and are not in a category with the cumbersome SUV's that guzzle gas, are difficult to squeeze into parking spots, and are hard for older people to climb into. It has all the features of and SUV and is not a monstrosity. I love it.



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