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Bought It New...Hoping Saab Stays In Business!
By mr_monza on
Vehicle2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3T 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
ReviewWe bought this car in August of 2004 while my wife was pregnant.
We needed the utility of a station wagon but wanted something that was fun to drive and had a decent level of luxury appointments.
The Saab has not disappointed!
This is a medium sized wagon that's comfortable and has plenty of space for a trip to the beach.
It gets over 30 MPG on the highway and has a very spirited performance from its 220 HP turbo.
It's not our only car, so it has low mileage (around 32 K).
It has not had any significant problems at all----a very safe and reliable car.
The quality of the materials is excellent.
The paint finish remains like new. No complaints at this point---still love driving it.
Best FeaturesCockpit design (feels like a small airplane) Comfortable seats and leather steering wheel Turbo performance with 4 cylinder economy Nice power glass moonroof Great on long trips Remarkable handling for a mid sized wagon Reliable so far Doesn't look like your boring Honda or Toyota Very smooth automatic transmission----one of the best I've experienced.
Worst FeaturesI wish it ran on regular gas instead of premium Cup holders: Not enough, and flimsy Some of the plastic switches feel cheap Saab's future might be shakey---will crush resale value if they go out of business.
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