1999 Saab 9-5 User Reviews

1999 Saab 9-5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Mike writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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Interior styling, driving position.

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Largish, not very economical.

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My Favourite — Performance 0 - 100 abt 10 sec (some small mods!), excellent brakes, top speed - faster than I ever want to go! Beautifully finished, good looking, specially the beige interiorior and dashboard styling. Does abt 8 L per 100 km, nicest car to drive that I have ever had (although not as MUCH FUN as a Golf 1). I have made some small upgrades to the (9 speaker, 5.1 channel) sound system, only plays CD's, no DVD's. but sounds quite good. This car has many thoughtful features that I like - "Night Panel", a lot of courtesy interior lights. Handling on winter roads is nothing short of amazing. I have had nothing to repair on this car, except for replacing the rear shock absorbers when I bought the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Richard writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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Performance, Build Quality, Rarity

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Cost, Appearance

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Saab 9-5 - Great Car — Performance - Fast enough to humiliate many a boy racer at the lights! Build Quality - Brilliant, no squeaks even after 10 years! Other than the Crankshaft Ventilation defect, perfect! Appearance - Not the best looks-wise, needs wheels larger than 15"! Cost of Ownership - Not bad considering it's size/performance- £1400 insurance, £80 fuel per month Fun Factor - Good to drive, can handle moderately well in the dry - keep an eye on the fuel consumption though!

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pinkyjabberbox writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE V6t Turbo Sedan Review
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This car is SO much fun! It looks so civilized and then just zips! I put 214,000 on mine before my daughter totalled it AND WALKED AWAY WITH NO SIGNIFICANT INJURIES.

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Crank position sensor goes out and does not show up on the diagnostic scan, repair of the heater is $3,000. Message center constantly bleeds out. Goes through LOTS of headlamps.

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It's Like A Beautiful Woman Who Requires Just Too Much Upkeep. — I Loved this car and would not buy another for all the cons listed above. They just outweigh the pros, I am sorry to say. I bought the car new and ten years later, when I opened the door it still smelled new. I still was excited to drive it. What a shame some things are just so lousy on it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Malven writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE V6t Turbo Sedan Review
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4

Pros

design and speed

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maintenance can be costly

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1999 Swede Executives — Very powerful, reliable, comfortable and fast. Comes with an executive style look, long battery life, economic gas consumption. These are obviously no longer on the market (these models) but you sure can get a good deal for a good used one. It's very fun to drive and foremost very comfortable leather interior. Saab cars is originally Swedish, they built the engines replicating jet technology (scania) which gave these models and newer versions a much more powerful, fast and very unique engine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Howie writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 Review
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5

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ride at high speeds, turbo, comfort

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stock stereo bites, computer display issues

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Saab 1999 9-5 Keeps Going — I love my 9-5. It is one of the most comfortable cars that I've ever ridden in. I put about 30k miles a year on it, so I need to like my car. It's fun to drive and still stylish after 10 years. Overall quality has been good. I've owned for 80k miles and have 190k on it total. I've had a few common Saab issues, but can't complain at all. Put it in sport mode and it's very fun to drive. It will jump in and out of traffic and keep up with anything that I encounter on the road. I love having a car rarely seen on the road and also performs on the high end. On quality... in 80k miles in two and half years I have had to replace air compressor, transmission mount, blower moter, and heater by pass valve.... so I've been happy. I've put $2500 in it, but most has been because of how much I drive. it drives like it has 50k miles on it and overall is just great car.

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Bozmania writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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4

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Smooth Drive, fast pickup in an emergency situation. Comfortable options. Good views. It's a very stylish unique car.

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Steering not on a dime, Paint was oxidizing. Lots of Electrical issues with the taillights and also the brake lights. It's an acquired taste.

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Good Enough To Give Me That Euro Feel Of A Car. I Dislike American Carmakers. — I bought the car used, the dealer failed to divulge the A/C was working, and it needed about 2,500 in repairs. Secondly, it needed a cassette replaced, which was leaking onto the spark plugs. No fun, luckily I caught it in time. Frankly the car, just drove and drove. Really with all those investments it was a good car. I really enjoyed driving it, it was good for my family. It has the speed and everything else necessary for getting around town for an older car and looks great!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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saab9_5 writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Wagon Review
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5

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Theres alot of room and you can find these cars for cheap.

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The cup holder sucks

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This Wagon Can Get Stuff Done — If i had to buy another i would in a heart beat. it rides great handles well and is very quiet inside. The turbo makes it fun plus the wagon makes it good for packing up the kids and gear to out on the weekends.

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Matthew writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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Fun to drive, Very comfortable, and safe.

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Can be pricey if repairs are needed, and since they're bankrupt, no dealerships.

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No Complaints! — Great car, has never let me down. Very comfortable ride, and interior. Love the heated front and back seats. Lots of great safety features for it's time, and a great safety rating. Huge trunk, and back seats lay down flat for tons of space. Even thought this is a full sized sedan, it still feels quick and nimble on the twisty back roads.

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Richard Lucy writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 Review
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4

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SPACE, BUILD QUALITY.

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FUEL CONSUMPTION

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Saab 9-5 Eco — The space and comfort of ride is great, quite juicy on fuel. At the moment has'nt needed any costly repairs so very relible. interior has to much wood effect for my likeing the exterior is i think the best looking estate you can get !!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Osku writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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5

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It´s fast ..

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Nothing

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Best Car! — Really nice car! It´s fast whit low fuel consumption. Good seats and fun to drive. I just can get enought of my saab. So if you think to buy one...just do it! You gonna love it, i´m sure of it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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