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2000 Saab 9-5 - Consumer Reviews

2000 Saab 9-5

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nice options but not dependable
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By gloria
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan


Review

Its time to trade this car. This car has had four major repairs since we owned it. When the car is not having a problem it is enjoyable to drive.


Best Features

I like the interior of this car with all it's many options.


Worst Features

This car needs to have recalls on it's frequent and common repairs. I'm sad to say I will not buy another.


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By Matt Song
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan


Review

I want to correct other users comments. All Saab 9-5s have heated mirrors, they are integrated into the rear window defrost (front defrost works instantly, no waiting for engine to warm). XM radio is offered as a dealer aftermarket accessory that replaces a console cubby hole below the automatic climate control.


Best Features

You can see from the prolific text that despite its issues, I love this car.


Worst Features

Delete On-star. Useless feature that causes as many problems as is solves.


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For a used car there is no equal, but...
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By Love/mild dislike
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan


Review

Reliability is less than stellar. I love my Saab. For the price it is far superior than any other car. Ride is excellent, lots of power, great ergonomics/comfort. I bought a used car w/49K miles, however the turbo blew at 53K (covered under warranty + free towing), the paint is VERY fragile (has gouges in hood from the tow, and keeps getting scratches in parking garage from other drivers resting briefcases on the trunk, top). I am now taking maintenance VERY seriously (there are several other common problems). However, for the safety, performance, and style there is no equal.


Best Features

The drivetrain warranty has been recently extended to 80,000/unlimited miles under approved Saab maintenance (despite this web site's saying otherwise, see saabnet.com) in order to address engine issues. The turbo is amazing. While this car is not 0-60 fast, it has extra power at any speed.


Worst Features

Reliability, reliaiblity, reliability. Electronic displays commonly lose pixels and engine problems. However, this car is all but theft proof (a big comfort since my Subaru Outback was stolen). Also, I'm not a fan of GM's ownership of Saab (esp. since GM mechanics don't service them).


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Well balanced and fun
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By Mike
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan


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The 9-5 continues the SAAB tradition of providing an economical, sporty, cavernous luxury car in one package. It is great.


Best Features

Performance, fuel economy, comfort


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2000 Saab 9-5: A quality ride
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By FloJo
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 4dr Sedan


Review

Since buying my certified pre-owned
2000 Saab 9-5 in July of 2003, I've
been enjoying a smooth, comfortable
ride with little to no quality
problems. I would definitely recommend
this car to other purchasers,
particularly the certified pre-owned
program at Saab. The trunk space is
fantastic, and it drives great in the
harsh winter weather on icy roads (I
live in Michigan). A very safe feeling
car. My only complaint is a little big
of lag in the acceleration, but it's
not so much that it drives me crazy.
Overall a great car at a solid price.


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