1999 Saab 9-5 User Reviews

1999 Saab 9-5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 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" 14 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Howie writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 Review
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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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Amanda writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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comfy, nice ride, lots of power, quiet, huge trunk, fold down back seats, heated seats, warms up quick

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repairs cost a fortune

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I Love It And They'll Probably Have To Bury Me In It. — I'm never getting rid of this car... I love it! It has a ton of power and all of the goodies and extras I now think I need.... like heated leather seats... and wipers on my headlights.... ahhhhh and the turbo engine.

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

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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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tony_001 writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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5

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Excellent handling, enough power to easily zoom in and out of traffic. Plenty of room inside and luggage space. Lots of options.

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None

tony_001
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Love The Car. Dependable With Regular Maintenance. — I love the look of this car! I mainly drove it back and forth to work (7 - 10 minutes from home), and around town. This car has one of the most comfortable ride I have ever seen. It definitely lives up to its luxury sedan classification. The build quality is very solid, and visibility is very good. Gas mileage is decent -350-375 miles on average from a single tank. Repair costs are fair to expensive - it depends where you take it - Independent Saab local specialists are my preference.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

Bozmania
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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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Tara writes:
1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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Standard, leather interior, harmon kardon speakers, crazy drink holders,

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Electrical problems

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My First Car — Very fun because it's a standard. The one thing I don't like about the car is that it has a lot of little electrical problems. I love the drink holders. The high and low beams are very bright (good visibility). I love the color black always looks good for cars. Leather interior. Heated and air conditioned seats.

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

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great car for something different

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bad pcv kit can cause failure

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Saab 9-5 — if your looking for something other tan a german plastic box everyone thinks is the bees knees then look no further than a saab. the 9-5 is well specced and has performance to match the smile it puts on your face. the reliability is great, nothing really major in 6 years of ownership

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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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2000 Saab 9-5 Reviews

Clean, Nice Trim All Leather Luxuary Car By everetttom2009

Car used by all family members and is the favorite for performance, luxuary and comfort. The e european and swedish styling and use of technology is way ahead of its time. The controls are in the midd... Read More

A Very Good Car. By Arnt

This car is a joy to drive. It looks good. It handles well. It really has great acceleration. With its 230 bhp saab turbo engine, it's absolutely fantastic for overtaking. You can say a lot ov ... Read More

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2001 Saab 9-5 Reviews

Good (ok) Wagon But At Right Price Great By rpn3rd

The only thing I dislike is the cost of repair. Even if I were mechanically inclined it still would be painful. We have a great Saab only guy in town who doesn't gouge. The car has run great and I wou... Read More

Its Ok By redfairy

Love this car because its odd and I love odd things! But its so odd knows one knows what to do with it when something is wrong! It's a guessing game :-( It is easy to work on. I don't know anything ab... Read More

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2002 Saab 9-5 Reviews

Clean European Look By p2myiso

It was a beautiful European car low miles in great condition the only bad part was window didn't go down at 1st got that fix cheap and then had bad a.c. problems got that fixed after I found out it wa... Read More

A Beauty To Drive. Top Notch By amzauto

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. Smooth turbo, comfortable seats, great on the highway. This c... Read More

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2003 Saab 9-5 Reviews

Well Rounded By Dlb616

The luxury sport sedan. Options loaded. 150mph car. Smooth ride. Incredible handling. Rides like Cadillac runs like Camaro. Have several performance mods on mine. New turbo, custom exhaust, perform... Read More

Overall Nice Ride By John

Very fast for a sedan, braking and handling are great. Does not squeak or rattle anywhere on the car. Looks amazing, love the leather interior and moonroof. It's not the cheapest car, but you definite... Read More

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2004 Saab 9-5 Reviews

Gd Family Car With Great Power In Its Category By Amr

good performance jst when the turbo knock in with chip performance give 215 horse power ... brightfull coulour gd console and the steering wheel gear shifters ,big cargo big space ...feels safe w... Read More

Love My Saab By Robert

Its quick holds a lot of cargo and carries 4 in great comfort or 5 with a squeeze. Its no stoplight racer but has enough power to enjoy and passing power is superb. Upgrades are easy as with most mode... Read More

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