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2008 Saab 9-5

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Was nice until Saab went bankrupt
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By labluebabe
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2008 Saab 9-5 Aero 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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40k MSRP new, its lost $27k trade in value in 4 years. Thanks for going bankrupt SAAB, now our car is near worthless and we're upside down on the loan! There are no replacement parts, there are no authorized service dealerships in the USA anymore, and there's nobody who is willing to buy this car off us at a reasonable price (because it's unreasonable to want a car that you won't be able to fix when something breaks). It drove fine, has quite a few features but it's become an antique in just 4 years. All the new cars out now have nice touchscreens and bluetooth and backup cameras.


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We constantly got comments that we had a reverse light out, because SAAB decided to only put a reverse light on the left.. Stupid. The door handles started PEELING, like black plastic coating just started peeling off and looking like CRAP. NO DEALERSHIP for repairs = it didnt get repaired! Hail damage on our car and no place to get a new hood and trunk meant they could only try to do paintless dent repair, which is GARBAGE compared to getting a brand new part which any other car would get with a ton of hail dents. Sell it now before you lose more value!


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An outstanding Swede
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Dan Sim
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2008 Saab 9-5 Aero 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I have had 17 Saabs of all variants since 1966. The Aero is the fastest safest and the most attractive of all. It has all the useful gadgets with out too much trendy clutter. audio is outstanding. The 235x17 tires, P6, are a bit noisy is a compromise for great performance. I am happy to get the final version of the 9000-95 evolution.I have had 2 of each. The orig. 86 9000T, a 91 9000T, a 01 95t Arc and now the 98 Aero. The 2.3 turbo remains a great motor, better than most 50% above its size. The Aero joins my 07 93, 74 Sonnett,73 96 v-4 and 68 96 v-4 in the driveway.


Favorite Features

Power, seats, audio, handling, great attention driver access to controls,vented seats are cool.Black paint looks great in this style w/ the chrome.The appearance is stunning enough That 2 BMWs and the newest Jag owners asked if it was the NEW Saab in one afternoon.


Suggested Improvements

The interior metallic look door trim strip is easily marred. A poor choice ate a trendy look. Some one could make $s with an aftermkt. overlay.Everything is familiar purposeful and well made. A truly outstanding car


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Excellent car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By smb
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2008 Saab 9-5 Aero SportCombi 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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This is a great car I got one with 5 spd manual and it is a blast to drive. Aero package is awesome while twisting and turning at speeds. Turbo is great, turbo lug almost non-existent. It is the best value for a station wagon under 40K.


Favorite Features

station wagon with 5 spd manual under 40k. seats are the best in business, aero package is a must the car is glued to the road. Don't believe reviews that claim the car has a body roll, it does not. Night panel (Saab only feature) is great


Suggested Improvements

Better interior materials.


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Great performer but lots of noises
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By steve G
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2008 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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This is my 5th Saab. Very comfortable, fun to drive. Just completed a 300 mile trip and got an honest 32 mpg. The only problem are the various rattles and chirps which come and go. Dealer can't seem to fix them. Had the same issue with my 2006 95. If little rattles annoy you, you'd better go elsewhere. otherwise a lot of car for the money.


Favorite Features

Seats are the best of any car I've driven


Suggested Improvements

Interior rattles. Another front cup holder...What were they thinking?


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Fast, spacious, classy
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Adrian
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2008 Saab 9-5 Aero SportCombi 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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After driving several fleet Saab 9-5s in Norway, we bought one when moving to Canada. It's roomy, has great pace on the highway and (from the Norway experience) good dynamics on hard pack snow, despite not being 4WD. Comes with lots of great gadgets (for the price) which fortunately do not lead to a profusion of switches and clutter. Only gripe is the easily marked interior plastic surfaces.


Favorite Features

Turbo at highway speeds, front and rear space, big cargo area, dynamics


Suggested Improvements

Interior plastic is easily marked and interior soon looks old. 4-wheel drive would be great!


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