Used 2004 Saab 9-5

2004 Saab 9-5
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2004 Saab 9-5


  • Best-in-class crash scores, long list of standard features, plush highway ride, supportive seats, large trunk.


  • Turbo lag at low speeds, suspension too soft for aggressive driving, interior materials could use improvement.
Saab 9-5 years

Used 2004 Saab 9-5 for Sale

Saab 9-5 2004 Arc 2.3T 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
87,274 miles
Used 2004
Saab 9-5
Arc 2.3T
IM Autohaus
20.1 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A likable sedan in numerous ways, but it lags behind the competition when it comes to providing class-leading luxury or performance. In wagon form, however, its seductive style and superior functionality make it a more attractive proposition.

2004 Highlights

For 2004, the Linear model is available only as a wagon. Arc models drop their 200-horsepower V6 and standard automatic transmission in favor of a 220-hp, four-cylinder turbo and a five-speed manual; an automatic remains optional. The Arc also picks up lower body cladding and is eligible for a 17-inch sport wheel package. Bi-xenon headlights are now offered as a stand-alone option on Arc and Aero models. Ventilated front seats, previously standard on the Arc, are now optional. Additionally, Aero models get a more aggressive lower body kit.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Remarkable Balance
Although I've only owned my Aero for just over two months, I've had some good experience with what this car excels at and what may be trouble spots. With all its gadgetry, I've already had my share of glitches, most notably poor performing rain-sensing wipers, a result of a poor sensor. Various electrical gremlins also pop up on occasion, but are mild irritants at worst. The 9-5 in Aero guise is a great looking and oddly rare car in the sea of Bimmers, Lexii, and Benz that swarm the roads of Atlanta. While in no way a neck-snapper, the Aero has plenty enough zip to best most 'sporty' sedans on the road. Where it truly dazzles is doing this and still returning 30mpg on the highway
Beautiful balance in the Arc sedan
Lon Sherer,02/28/2006
Performance is extraordinarily balanced in this car. Handling, accelleration, and highway cruising are simply excellent. The icing on the cake--and never seems to be mentioned in professional reviews--is its mileage! Over 30 mpg 70+ I don't know of a viable competitor with that combination of virtues.
Great car to by used
No better value, as depreciation runs high. Got mine with 23,000 miles for $15k at Carmax. What a deal. Spotless reliability so far, now at 45,000 miles. Very comfortable. Great on freeway. Handling could be a little tighter but that's what you get with FWD.
I love my SAAB
I love my SAAB. This is my 5th SAAB in 20 years. It is fun to drive, in snow and summer. Steady on the road. Reliable. In the evenings I sometimes just stand by the window watching my SAAB.
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Features & Specs

18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
220 hp @ 5500 rpm
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
250 hp @ 5300 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2004 Saab 9-5
Used 2004 Saab 9-5 Overview

The Used 2004 Saab 9-5 is offered in the following submodels: 9-5 Sedan, 9-5 Wagon. Available styles include Arc 2.3T 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Aero 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Arc 2.3T 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Linear 2.3t 4dr SportWagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M).

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