A likable sedan in numerous ways, but it lags behind the competition when it comes to providing class-leading luxury or performance. In wagon form, however, its seductive style and superior functionality make it a more attractive proposition.
by LASaab on Nov 10, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
2.5 years and 35,000 miles in LA traffic, and no real complaints. A few minor service items, but the car has been very reliable (as was the 2001 that I had before it). Superb highway cruiser. Smooth & quiet, with good acceleration once you get over about 15 MPH. Excellent value for the money. This was engineered to be a BMW 5 series competitor in its day, and the quality level is in that category.
by shelbysaab on Nov 28, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I've owned 4 Saabs, and this is the best one yet. I've never had a car that offers so much performance and economy along with comfort and a reasonable price. Saab should do more to promote the 9-5, it really is alot of car for the money. I'm sure it would be a best seller if it was available in All-Wheel-Drive
by tahcan on Feb 10, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I traded a G500 mercedes (which was a in the shop 41 days in the 8 months I owned it) on this great wagon which continues to amaze me everytime we stuff it full of stuff and still get in the high 20's on the highway. It is a manual which is a hoot to drive, it is excellent (with snow tires) in the fluffy stuff, handles very well, comfortable for 5 plus the dogs in back. I am not sure why there are not many more of these wagons out there. It kicks the volvo in turning radius by some 9 feet which is a major deal in city driving, bigger then the subaru, and i would not have considered another mercedes after the last one.
by joan kent on Jan 24, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
The car is very spacious, nicely appointed and fun to drive. The styling of the car both exterior and interior is very tasteful. The car has some ingenious accessories that can be purchased for storage.
by John T on Dec 15, 2004 Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I bought the Aero after looking at a
BMW 5 series and an Audi A6. Bottom
line, just as nice, great stereo,
handles like a dream, VERY quick and
nimble, lots of torque all across the
rpm range, you know, it's a rocket -
what can I say.
So it having compared favorably, it is
a much better value $$$.
Very sweet car.
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