Used Saab 9-5 Estate 1997 - 2011 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Ownership cost

1997 - 2011 review
Saab 9-5 Estate (97 - 11)
  • Saab 9-5 Estate (97 - 11)
  • Saab 9-5 Estate (97 - 11)
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Ownership cost

What used Saab 9-5 estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Saab 9-5 estate?

Just as the 9-5 saloon is one of the cheaper executive cars, the estate is one of the more inexpensive premium wagons. It was less to buy from new than its BMW and Mercedes rivals, and it didn't hold its value as well, so the earliest used examples can be had for next to nothing.

Our favourite engine is among the most frugal in the range of petrol-powered 9-5s - it's only 0.4mpg behind the leanest 2.0-litre. Whichever powerplant you choose, though, your fuel costs will be broadly similar to the equivalent E-Class or 5 Series. The same goes for servicing costs, because all three companies charge similar rates for maintenance work.