Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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49 reader reviews for Saab 9-5 Estate.
  • 2.3t 5dr

    John Phillips , North Somerset . Date: 27/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a number of Saabs, including the old 900, 93 and now the 95 estate. It's an excellent all-round package and good to drive and own, with good performance right across the range.

    This is possibly the best car I have owned, including previous Audis, VWs and BMWs. I cannot praise it too highly, particularly in estate form. It is both a practical hold-all and an excellent motorway cruiser, covering long distances effortlessly.

    The fuel efficiency is also good for a petrol-engined car of this size and weight, regularly returning an average consumption of 30-35mpg.

  • 2.0t SE 5dr

    Christopher WAKELING Date: 25/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is the fifth Saab I've owned and without a doubt each one has been better than the last, even though at the time I didn't think ther could be any improvement.

    It sits on the road like a limpet, handling is always positive and responsive in all weather conditions. Economy is whatever you want it be. Driven carefully I exceed 31mpg, and driven hard I usually manage 26-27mpg. Loading seems to make economic driving easier.

    An all round excellent vehicle in my book.

  • 2.3t Vector 5dr

    Gabor Palovecz Date: 17/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car for 25 months and covered 90,000 km (55,000 miles) in it.

    It is great for long journeys, it's comfortable and fast. I've had one problem: the cartridge for the direct ignition went kaput, but it was fixed in four hours - and for no extra cost since the car was still covered under warranty.

    The fuel consumption to power ratio is excellent. I had a Swedish performance tuning kit on the car (Maptun) to raise the original 185bhp to 235bhp. As the kilometres went by signs of age began to show.

    If I hadn't sold the car, I would soon had have the shock absorbers replaced. Its plentiful torque and front-wheel drive mean the tyres last only for about 45,000km.

    Its depreciation is horrible.

  • 3.0t V6 SE 5dr

    thomas connor , leicestershire . Date: 01/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A lot of car for the money, the engine responds well,very good cabin,the things i don't like are the poor resale values,the chassis can't take the power even when not using sports mode, it gets a bit unstable, I would recommend these cars & i will buy another.

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