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2000 Saab 9-5 Overview
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Based on 19 reviews
Saab's upscale 9-5 sedan entered its second year of production in 2000. A new Aero trim was added to the lineup this year, available in both sedan and wagon body styles. The Gary Fisher trim is new for the 9-5 wagon this year, and the SE style is now offered with a V-6 power plant.
The 9-5 model lineup includes four wagons and three sedans. The wagon is available in Base, SE, Aero and Gary Fisher trims. Sedan styles are the same, minus the Gary Fisher. Traction control and a sunroof are now standard on all variants.
There are two 9-5 engines; a 2.3 liter inline four and a 3.0 liter V-6. Both are turbocharged. The 2.3 liter inline four generates 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine is found under the hood of all non-SE models, and can be paired with either a five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic. Fuel economy is estimated at 20/28 mpg with the manual and 18/24 mpg with the automatic.
The SE sedans and wagons house a 3.0 liter turbocharged V-6-good for 200 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. This engine is only available with a four-speed automatic transmission, and the EPA estimate is 18/26 mpg.
The 9-5 quickly won acclaim for its unique interior styling, which is intended to be reminiscent of a jet's cockpit. Owners have found the cabin to be spacious, ergonomically friendly, and luxurious. On the outside the 9-5 is not as striking, but the overall presentation is certainly sleek and aerodynamic enough. Drivers have expressed great satisfaction with the 9-5's handling and performance, but considerable turbo lag hurts the 0-60 mph sprint. Common complaints have been directed at the frequency and cost of service, the quality of dealer service and unreliable electronics.
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Saab 9-5 Questions
Saab Flooded. Started And Drove But Now Won't Start. Help!
My car flooded in a parking lot on Sunday. the water got in mostly on the passenger side about 8 inches up. The alarm was going off when I tried to unlock the door and key fob wasn't working. I g...
What's Wrong With My 2000 Saab 9-5 Wagon's Dashboard?
The thing lights up lilke a christmas tree and the speedo's totally dead, stuck at zero. Also, my radio panel hasn't worked right fo a couple years - it's losing pixels like mad and is impossible to r...
Where Can I Find Technical Information For Servicing The Engine On My 2000 ...
I have just bought a wonderfull V6 wagon, but where can I find technical information for servicing the engine on it, which plugs, what oil and filter. I have tried to obtain a 'haynes service book' bu...
I bought an actron analyser as my check engine light keeps coming on so i checked and the code translation saya 'manufacturers control air metering' ive put on a new fuel pressure regulator and new ai...
Any Recommendations On A Summer Tire (have Studded Snows On Steel Rims For ...
Car can spin tires at stop signs/lights, much prefer forward movement to squealing tires!