This model was purchased as a one owner vehicle with 77000 original miles. Maintenance has been regular (replaced outer tie rod ends at 109000 miles and an alternator). Have experienced some electrical problems. Usually a one-time occurence which is difficult to track and repair. Solid vehicle and has a lot of power for a 4 cylinder.
Heated seats (cloth); heated sideview mirrors; automatic climate control (set and forget);roomy interior; quiet ride.
Better clip system for interior door panels (driver's side always comes loose); louder horn.
Bought the car with 87000 miles, a one
owner trade at a newcar dealer. It now
has 221000 and is running better then
ever. It took awhile to get the bugs
out of it. I have a local mech. who
does nothing but SAABS. For quite
awhile it had strange problems like the
auto climate control, and various other
elec. gremlins. But now is is great.
Just got new exhaust, brakes, and
Yokohama 205/60 DB s2's from tire rack.
Drives and looks almost new. I do have
reciepts for $9000 worth of maintenance
over the last 6 years, but it was worth
it, as I have had a new looking, new
perfroming SAAB for 6 years at less
then half the price of a new one.
Also, it is fast enough to scare you!
Seats. The reason we bought it in the
first place. Wife gets a sore back on
long trips in other cars. Theses seats
are chair high with great quality
leather that still looks absolutely
brand new. WOW! And crusing at hiway
speed it'll leave a lot of cars in the
dust if you floor it.
Suspension compliance. It does have a
firm ride with the solid rear axel.
The new 9-5s have changed that. I will
probably get a newer used 9-5 AERO in
I have had this care for over ten years
and it has been an unbeleivably
reliable and trusted friend. With over
100,000 miles, it is in mid-life. The
styling is so classic that no one can
tell it is almost 11 years old.
classic design, great interior
Saab's were made for turbo, I recommend
buying a Turbo if you choose Saab, the
thrill is worth the extra money