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2000 Saab 9-5

Saab 9-5 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 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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Good and well-balanced car

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 SE V6t 4dr Wagon

The Saab's ride-handling balance is a good compromise (somewhat favoring ride quality), and it has good performance and responsiveness (esp. with the sport mode engaged). It's quiet without being Lexus-like and has a very good sound system. The seats are comfortable (though it can be tricky to find a good seating position), and the interior spacious. Respectable highway fuel economy (~25 mpg). Largely reliable (though when needed, repairs/ maintenance is expensive). Overall, it's a very good car, but the base (2.3L turbo) engine provides nearly equal performance and better fuel economy; I'd also recommend buying a car of 2002 model year or later, when a number of improvements were made.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 SE V6t 4dr Wagon

Bought the 2000 Saab used and I have not had any issues or problems. Great driving in the snow, smooth ride and reliable performance.




Just perfect

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 SE V6t 4dr Wagon

This is a great car for the money. It drives so well my husband has scrapped the idea of getting a vette next year and will be buying a Saab. The wagon has all space you could want and all the comfort. I test drove competitors. Nothing touches the Saab.



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Drive the rest then,,,,,,,

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Vehicle: 2000 Saab 9-5 SE V6t 4dr Wagon

I have an extensive automotive background. Cert. tech, shop foreman, service advisor, with BMW, Roll's , Porsche, Mercedes, etc. I have owned several of the aforementioned vehicles. Ok, my first Saab. What a surprise! This automobile, averaged out, drives, handles, feels, comnpletely unique. Without getting too much into specifics, You don't get this with any other car! Exellent Luxury, Power, feel, handling, and oh yes harmon Kardon Sound, like never heard in a BMW. Ok,, Engine let's you know when it's accelerating. aka growl if you will. If Jag, they would call it the Purrr



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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

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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