2002 Saab 9-5 Consumer Review: Good value for used luxury car

2002 Saab 9-5 - Consumer Review

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Linear 2.3T Sedan (2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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12 of 13 people found this review helpful
Good value for used luxury car
By jethro64 on


2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3t 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


I bought my 02 Linear used, with low miles and it was pampered. An insane bargain! Really am enjoying the smooth and quiet ride, great turbo power from a 4 cylinder, and gets good gas mileage too...26-28 in mixed driving.

If you own one of these, I highly suggest joining an online Saab forum to educate yourself even further....and to save $$. Like any European make, they can be a bit high maintenance. That's why a lot of Saab owners are DIYers or have a well trusted mechanic programmed in their speed dial.

It is mandatory to use synthetic oil in turbo models, and I wouldn't buy any used Saab without interrogating the previous owner about their maintenance schedule until they wept aloud.

Best Features

Incredible sound system. Great compromise of mpg and power. Love the leather seats and interior fit/finish. Attractive design overall and really nice factory wheels!

Worst Features

Doesn't matter...company now dead.
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