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It may be slow of the line, but...
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By ultimate95aero
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2007 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan w/Aero Package (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The pull between 50-120, scary. I had to pass a guy yesterday going around 55mph and had a small time period to do it in. Shifted my automatic into Manual Mode (complete with steering wheel shifters) and put it in "M3" (3rd Gear). I passed him with ease and came up on the car in front of him in no time. Looked down at the speedometer, and I was at 95mph in what seemed like 4 seconds. Once you get the turbo spinning at 100,000 RPM (yes, that's the correct number), the car acceleration is, I've said it before, scary. I have had only 2 problems, compared to my problem-some Buick, the ignition coils (DIY $179) are very sensitive, and the gas cap ($14.99) needs to be replaced every 50,000 miles.


Best Features

The styling in the front of the 9-5 Aero is beautiful. It almost seems like the chrome finish glows in low light. The coolest feature is the Night Panel button. It turns off every speck of light, except the speedometer. If you are running low on gas or another warning icon needs to be displayed, it will show (again, if need be). Perfect for late night driving. The Manual Mode is very fun to play with. If you don't like that, there is a Sport Mode that shifts at higher RPM's. The turbo was a must for this car (Thank You Saab Engineers). Cornering in this car is "Underbart" (Wonderful in Swedish). Sticks to the road and, it will get you out of pretty much anything in the snow.


Worst Features

The coils and the gas cap seem to be the only problems. Well, I guess the tires are really considered a nuisance. Only a few (like 4) manufacturers make tires that fit a 235/45R17 tire base. They are V-rated, so they are track proven. Not really cheap, but not crazily expense either. GM made, so GM serviceable. Take it to your town's garage. Not like a BMW (hint: $550 per oil change). DO let your car (and every car that has a turbo) warm up before moving on because of the turbocharger needing warm oil. 2-3 minutes when starting in the morning and 1-2 minutes when you have drove in the last 3 hours will save you a lot headaches in the long run. Uses 87 rated gasoline (max performance w/ 92)


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I'm a real wannabe Saab guy
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By donaldtrump
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2007 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan w/Aero Package (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I love my Saab. I don't care much about stuff, but my Saab has captured my heart and won't let go. I'm writing this review today because I just crashed my Saab and it's at the body shop being assessed. It's possible my Saab won't make it. Prayers accepted.


Best Features

Air conditioned seats. Safety scores. Rare and beautiful style. Fold down rear seat. Cup holder. Stereo system. Spacious rear seat. And of course the ignition key location. Overall a solid performer that gives you a lot of confidence when driving.


Worst Features

Bigger and more cup holders needed.


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Do Not Buy Unless You're Rich!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By veadp
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2007 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan w/Aero Package (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I have a 2007 Saab 9-5 Aero with Automatic Transmission. It has 93,000km. Do Not Buy This Car Unless Money Grows On Trees For You! If the car is working, it's a joy to drive, extremely comfortable, nice and responsive, with just enough power. However, this car is known for Ignition Coil Issues and Fuel Pump Issues, among other things. Normally, these parts are readily available and relatively inexpensive to replace, however, Saab just had to be like BMW, Benz and Audi and the cost to replace parts are ridiculously Expensive and Only the OEM parts will work! I had to replace the Igntion Coils ($500), the MAF Sensor ($250) and Fuel Pump ($500). And the car still doesn't work properly!


Best Features

- Comfortable Seats - Front and Heated Seats - 87 Octane Gas - 23-25MPG - Smooth on the Highway - Very Spacious Interior and Trunk for this category - Cool Dash layout - Good Interior materials used - Head on front view of the car looks better than anything else in the category


Worst Features

Better Electrical Components Better Mechanical Components Just make a reliable car! It's a 2007 and it has more issues than a 1930's Ford!


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Poor man's luxury sport
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By tbill2
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2007 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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For some reason there are a glut of these 9-5s off-lease and available at reasonable prices. I'm basically happy with mine, it's been reliable, a good and economical performer although mine is plagued with the same as others gripe about; harsh ride at slower speeds and a persistent rattle. The turbo provides abundant acceleration (sport mode is a blast) and the car is a dream to drive in tight x-way traffic. It has the best brakes I've ever experienced, very comfortable seats, excellent sound system, and it looks classy (IMO). My Saab dealer has also been responsive thus far. No real worries.


Best Features

Turbo acceleration, brakes, seats, sound system, auto climate control: set it and forget it (windows never fog). Again, this car's handling in 60+mph traffic is nothing short of superb instilling confidence and makes for a less tiring driving experience. Ride and road noise problems seem to go away at higher speeds. This thing is happiest 80+.


Worst Features

Austere swedes only installed single backup light (the other is used as a single rear fog light). Low speed ride needs to be significantly softened and refined (the Aero must be a real sled). Road noise, wind noise, rattles all present. An idler pulley bearing creating whirring noise that the dealer won't address - says it's normal. Funky qwirky stuff goin on but all-in-all I still like this car!


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2007 Saab 95 Wagon
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By chgoguy11
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2007 Saab 9-5 SportCombi 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Love the 2.3 turbo engine, very brisk especially in Sport mode, but very economical too. Smooth ride, very comfortable seats, could drive this all day long. I had a 2001 95 wagon up to 112,000 miles and was still going strong. Saab made many improvements over the years, while keeping things that work well. Gone are the wanky Info panel and Climate panel with the disappearing numbers. They kept the stalwart 2.3 turbo and updated the styling just enough to make it modern but still look like a Saab. I will keep buying Saabs!


Best Features

Engine that will last forever (if you take care of it!), Smooth comfortable ride, comprehensive standard features, excellent value for the money.


Worst Features

Really don't need the paddle shifters. They are fun the first time you try them, then you will never use them again.


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