by vintravia on Mar 16, 2014 Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo 4dr Sedan
I love this car. It's quick, gets good fuel economy and looks expensive. The mid-range acceleration of this car is amazing and there's no turbo lag. I like how the engine is 2.3 liters instead of 2.0 because it makes it so there's not as much lag and the car doesn't have to rely on the turbo as much so the power band is much more linear. If you get this car make sure you get the Aero. It's the best model. It gives you 230 HP according to Saab (But it's been said to be more like 250) and 258 lbs. ft. of torque. It feels even quicker than that though and it can really handle in the corners as well. The steering quickness and feel is excellent and it provides good road and even engine feedback!
by mwalker16 on Dec 19, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo 4dr Sedan
Ok so this is my first car and holy crap is it fast! My friends love it and i love having the ability to past people on the freeway easily. I can overpower cars with v8 motors and this thing is a rocket!
On the bad..... It does have small issues from now and then. yes the wipers, blower motor and rear window stoped working they were all simple fixes and it was worth it to me.
IF YOU WANT TO NEVER HAVE ISSUES BUT DRIVE A BORING SLOW CAR GET A TOYOTA.
This car will also save ur life in a wreck it is very solid.
This thing is mean and for a car with nearly 150,000 miles it feels brand new. Thank you saab for an amazing first car I will for sure own one for the rest of my life.
by paulw09 on Aug 28, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo 4dr Wagon
By far and away the most useless piece of junk I have ever owned. Bought it used with 140,000. Since then (within two years)
I have replaced:
The radiator, water pump (twice) fuel pump, transmission, countless dash bulbs, brake and headlight bulbs, sub woofer, driver's mirror, driver's sun visor, seat fans, two window motors, hatch struts to hold the hatch open- I use that so often that it is no wonder they broke!.As i write this the oil is leaking, the brake light failure keeps coming on, the hot box no longer works, the sun roof leaks. If anyone should think that this is a good car be forewarned. They are junk. Buy Japanese, buy German even by a Yugo you will appreciate the reliability
Saab debuts the high-performance 9-5 Aero Sedan and Wagon with 230 horsepower. Entry-level sedans and wagons sport new 16-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, and all SE versions offer a turbo V6 and auto-dimming rearview mirror. The 9-5 Wagon Gary Fisher Edition offers a sportier exterior design and a Saab Limited Edition Gary Fisher mountain bike. A sunroof and traction-control system (TCS) have been added to the standard equipment list.