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2000 Saab 9-5

Saab 9-5 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Saab 9-5

  • Not quite as polished as some of the class leaders, but still worthy of a test drive if you're looking for a luxury sport sedan/wagon that won't get lost in the crowd.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Satisfying performance, impressive luxury, reasonable price, wagon availability.

  • Cons

    Quirky Saab design attributes and ergonomics, uninspired exterior styling.

  • What's New for 2000

    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.

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Customer Reviews

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Don't buy this car

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan

Got a great deal on it used. It was fun at first, the turbo was a blast. Ventilated seats, neat dash controls, but it started falling apart. Car alarm would go off randomly in the night when temperatures dropped. It burned oil. Was expensive to fix and never was able to fix it. Oil bled into the brake lines. Blue smoke everytime I started it. Finally had to pawn it off to a dealer as a trade-in. LEMON. I loved the features of the car and still miss certain things about it, but it was unreliable and just downright embarrassing with the clouds of blue smoke I left in parking lots.




First time saab owner

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan

This is my first Saab, I am it's 3rd owner and I bought it with 126k on it. Has a brand new turbo, drivers side heated seat does NOT work, I love it don't get me wrong so far so good, fingers crossed I don't rack up some hefty repair bills!




Nice car, but junk

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan

Loved the look and driving feel of car. So glad I had a warranty since it was in the shop every month. At least the dealership gave me a nice loaner car. Couldn't wait to buy a Toyota. Repairs done: new turbo, struts, starter. Repairs needed: ABS module ($3000), Transmission ($2500) and another turbo ($3000). DO NOT BUY THIS BRAND.




Mixed feelings

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan

I bought this car used about 2 years ago with 88,000 miles on it. (My dad purchased a 2000 9-5 aero a few months earlier and I loved his so much I wanted one). It's a fun car to drive, love the sports drive option, and has good overall handling (except in the snow!) Mechanically...I always feel like I'm replacing something! The turbo has gone once already, air filters, struts, brakes, and the oil needs to be changed constantly or the check engine light comes on. The pixels in the dash computer keep going as well and it always reads 'tail light out' even though it's not. My dad has had similar issues with the dash computer and it is expensive to fix. This is a car I hate to love!




Love hate relationship

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan

I bought a used Saab 9-5 SE with 98000 miles on it. It was the car of my dreams. I've never liked a car so much. Until it started leaking oil. Then the oil gasket blew. And the ABS module blew. And the serpentine belt blew. And 2 months later the entire belt tensioner blew, causing the serpentine belt to snap, causing a melt down. The list goes on. In the course of a year, I spent $3000 in repairs. The shameful thing is that I love driving this car so much, I actually considered getting another one. Had to slap myself out of it, because it really is better as a second car you only take for long highway rides. <Sigh> Guess I'm gonna have to find a 12-step program for Saab drivers.




Don't think the dealer should

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan

This car is a nice cheap option used and comes with a nice warranty. Once the warranty expires GET RID OF THE CAR! Car currently needs $5000 worth of repairs (head gasket, rear main seal and abs module). What a hunk of garbage! DO NOT BUY A SAAB, spend the extra few grand and get a Honda, Toyota or Nissan. The dealer knows, my name, my wife's name and my kids names. Unfortunately I also have a Saab 95 wagon. Can't wait to get rid of that either. GARBAGE CAR!!!! If they are born from Jets, then I am done flying!



Full 2000 Saab 9-5 Review

What's New for 2000

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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