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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

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

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43 reader reviews for Saab 9-5 Saloon.
  • 2.0t SE 4dr

    Peter Dimblad Date: 12/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is an outstanding car in every respect. It's fast, hugely economical (36-39mpg at motorway speeds) well equipped and very refined, not to mention safe, and it has the most comfortable seats of any car.

    It's more practical, comfortable and refined than the BMW and less obvious as well.

    While not as good as the 5 Series in the bends, it is much better than it is given credit for - whatever some TV presenters may think while pushing cars to their limits on dry race tracks.

    Back in reality land, where most of us live, it takes some beating!

  • 2.3 HOT Aero 4dr

    Clifford Green , Northants . Date: 11/06/2005
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Pound for pound the Saab is easily better value for money than its German counterparts.

    The 9-5 Aero is very HOT, literally 'streets ahead' of the Germans. The shape is looking better all the time with still a bit of an 'old man's car' look.

    This look hoodwinks other makes as the turbo accelaerates quicker than the Porsche 911 Carerra Turbo between 40 and 80 mph.Excellent inner space compared to rivals, well designed and good finish, great for loading very long items.

    My car is now nearly four years old and done 66,000 miles, just needed new turbo (but I use it considerably) and new coil pack.

    Gear changes are a bit nobbly, screen wiper speed is annoying just behind steering wheel. Desperately needs more driver space to put odds and ends not to mention CDs for the single player. 250bhp front wheel drive is a small problem in the wet from standing start. Great raw power can be a problem with the dreaded camera culture (particularly in Northants).

    All in all this car has something of everything and usually more than most. An excellent ride as a large exec family car with plenty of stylish room in and out and plenty of poke!

  • 2.3 HOT Aero 4dr

    Martyn Nixon Date: 16/05/2005
    • 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

    I have the Saab 95 Aero and I am very pleased. The car has an excellent level of trim but it is the performance both from the line and on the motorway that never ceases to bring a smile to my face.

    I am also very impressed with the obvious thought that has gone into the car with many small and simple extras that are not costly but are useful. I am of course talking about the reverse-gear lock, the double sun visors, the parking ticket clip and three windscreen washers.

    The drive is pleasurable and stress-free, though I must agree space around the driver for sunglasses etc is somewhat lacking.

    Overall, for the last two years, it has been a reliable and pleasurable car to drive and I eagerly await the next 95.

  • 2.0t SE 4dr

    john mccauley , north lincolnshire . Date: 03/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After changing from a 9000 CDE LPT Eco, this car is a revelation. It is quiet, refined, more economical and has far superior plastics and all for less than £7000. Okay so the mileage is a little high at 97,000 but it drives as though it has only half that. To date the only problem has been a faulty sensor warning which went as quickly as it came and occasional missing digit on the radio display. Overall, brilliant, and I'm glad I changed.

Saab 9-5 Saloon

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