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Best SAAB i've owned
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By jaydee61
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2006 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan w/Sport Package (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I owned 4 Saab (all 9-3) and must say that the 9-5 is solid and very reliable. City driving is so-so but highway is superb. My wife would not trade this car for anything. She test droves several SUV's and feels safer in the SAAB!


Best Features

Unique looks, seats.


Worst Features

If only they were still made. Truly pee'd off at GM fro stealing the Saab technology and putting them bankrupt!


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First SAAB
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Gerick
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2006 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan w/Sport Package (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I have owned Acura, BMW, and VW. After test driving the above cars plus others, The 9-5 had the perfect balance of sport and luxury, comfort and elegance. Its a driver's car. You feel connected to the road which I enjoy experiencing. Above all, its a unique car which not every one has.


Best Features

Seats, stereo


Worst Features

refine engine management system.


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Beautiful Car
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By nediamnori
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2006 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan w/Sport Package (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Pictures do not do this car justice. I love the fact they dont look the same as most vehicles. So what if they look like a "SAAB". Thats what I want. You can spend the same on a used Pontiac but I gurantee most SAAB's are kept up way better because the owners LOVE them so much. I love cleaning and caring for it. The little quirks u may find "annoying" I love. What cars have a cup holder(s) like a Saab 9-5 ? The trunk is huge. Its a common sense great vehicle. 5 stars


Best Features

Trunk space - wrap around dash, key placement, programmable seats, gorgeous interior,interior light, dimming rear view mirror, size of vehicle, awesome awesome torque ! Beautiful tires and rims. Horizontal split line on hood makes it stronger. Light gray leather seats trimmed in darker gray very nice


Worst Features

door handle screw covers-plastic pieces fall off-only cheap but the plastic must shrink too much in cold temps.change the resin type. console bin vent needs better snap feature. Same problems since the 02 models !!! SOMEONE is not listening at SAAB. Minor issues though.


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A Mixed Bag-Fun, Economical but Fragile
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By Mendelation
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2006 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan w/Sport Package (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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There's a lot to like in this car. Good combination of power and fuel economy. Lots of room in the interior and trunk. Unique car that you don't see everyday. However, the quality leaves much to be desired. The engine at idle send vibrations through the whole car and lots of interior pieces now vibrate. Lots of wind noise. Air bag problems, sun roof rattle problems, loss of coolant on trip, gas gauge failure. I worry about the long term durability of this car.


Best Features

Excellent combination of power and fuel economy.


Worst Features

Make an all new 9-5 and keep selling Saabs in this country.


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Finally Bought One - No Regrets
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By highegt
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2006 Saab 9-5 SportCombi 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Styling like nothing else - gets looks from all sorts of folks - very fast car, especially when selecting sport mode - easily gets to autobahn speeds and slows back down - handles great - gas mileage is in the 30's driving from LI through NYC to NJ and back each day. As long as I drive normal - very comfortable with great sound system sunroof open has no cabin buffet - wagon design very useful with kids. Regarding vibration complaints in other reviews, this is a 4 cyl putting out 260HP - you want an appliance, buy something else. Great used value!


Best Features

Turbo, seats, stereo, powertrain engineering, looks, functionality, fuel economy and trick front cup holder.


Worst Features

Interior plastics need to be reduced, coin holder.


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