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2002 Saab 9-5 linear
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By alex205
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2002 Saab 9-5 Sedan Linear 2.3t 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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They are brilliant cars if you maintain them well!
one of the 2 things that let you down is the Ignition coil which needs to be replace every 7-9 year of normal driving. And the other thing is the water pump that need to be replaced every 10 years or it will break and jam the timing belt and stop your engine.
after 8-10 years you will notice a small oil leakage its okay dont worry its the head gasket thats all but you must fi it as soon as possible cause the oil might catch fire!
Saabs run better in cold weather than middle east countries!


Best Features

Great performance sport button comfort great sound great diferential


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love my saab(s)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By relixwjm
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2002 Saab 9-5 Sedan Aero 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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awesome car...had this aero for years. if you maintain them, they go forever. over 200k on this one and going strong. great design (not for everyone), after all its a saab (saab people get it)...fast car with great gas milegae, too


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turbo


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Good value for used luxury car
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By jethro64
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2002 Saab 9-5 Sedan Linear 2.3t 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought my 02 Linear used, with low miles and it was pampered. An insane bargain! Really am enjoying the smooth and quiet ride, great turbo power from a 4 cylinder, and gets good gas mileage too...26-28 in mixed driving.

If you own one of these, I highly suggest joining an online Saab forum to educate yourself even further....and to save $$. Like any European make, they can be a bit high maintenance. That's why a lot of Saab owners are DIYers or have a well trusted mechanic programmed in their speed dial.

It is mandatory to use synthetic oil in turbo models, and I wouldn't buy any used Saab without interrogating the previous owner about their maintenance schedule until they wept aloud.


Best Features

Incredible sound system. Great compromise of mpg and power. Love the leather seats and interior fit/finish. Attractive design overall and really nice factory wheels!


Worst Features

Doesn't matter...company now dead.


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Piece of junk
2 of 33 people found this review helpful
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By tasnault1
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2002 Saab 9-5 Sedan Arc 3.0t 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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worst car I ever owned, and I have owned pontiacs and chevy's - had performance tires that didn't work in the snow, even an inch of snow! dealer would not let me trade the $250 performance tires for some regular ones...several flats, interior issues and goofy problems throughout the 1+ year of owning this car


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Done with Saabs
12 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By otto
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2002 Saab 9-5 Sedan Arc 3.0t 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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Read just a sample listing of some of the mechanical and electronic issues people have had and that has been my experience and then some. The most recent and the last episode with any Saab product was the turbo. Done. This car was constantly in the garage. No mas.


Best Features

great looks, incredibly responsive, best winter car I ever had ... BUT ...


Worst Features

Totally unreliable, I don't care anymore.


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