2000 Saab 9-5 User Reviews

2000 Saab 9-5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 9 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Aaron writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 Gary Fisher Edition Review
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Fantastic performance. Just unbelievable performance and ride for a fwd car! So comfy. 10 speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system is better than any aftermarket system. great MPG.

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Very poor reliability prospects in some years. Parts are astronomically expensive even by german standards. car depreciates even faster than it accellerates. If you test drive one, you'll buy it (even if its a lemon) ask me how I know...

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Wonderful Performing Miracle Car- With A Catch — This is perhaps the best car Saab ever made before GM totally wrecked everything good and independant about them. It also was the last of the saabs made before GM forced them to stop making overly complicated, over engineered time bombs. Possibly one of the best handing FWD cars I've ever driven, this car is so solid, so fast, and so comfortable, you almost forget you arent' driving a BMW or Audi. Saab pulled out all the stops for this model. Making it the safest, best performing, most comfortable Saab ever. The attention to detal is staggering. But as they say, the devil is in the details... These cars suffered from the malady of its own complex designs. the 2.3 turbo engines, while ultra reliable in prior saabs like the 9000, proved to be troublesome in this variant with oil sludge and turbo failure problems near epidemic. Self destructing belt tentioners, malfunctioning traction control, uncontrollable climate control, wer just a few things to truly hate. But if you can get one with few of these issues you'll be a happy person indeed. When saab says the 'people who test drive a saab buy a saab' they ater talking mostly about 9-5 owners, and they are correct. I did, and I did.

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Britton writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 SE V6 Review
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4

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Safe, fun, comfortable

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expensive maintanence

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Saab 9-5 Se V-6 — Great car but expensive to maintain. Fun to drive, fast, handles great on dry or slick pavement. Very comfortable with great stereo. Decent gas mileage. Very very safe car, has 5 star safety rating. More unique than boring toyota or honda.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon Review
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Build quality, ride, handling, turbo engine performance, looks, class, Koenigsegg made here too!

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Hifi kit as stock, parts and service costs, 3000 mile oil changes....fuel eonomy (or is that my right foot??) Volvos made in sweden too!

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2000my Saab 95 Aero Estate — Come on! Vikings, Swedish blondes, long legs, tans, free love, 24 hour day light, design, style, beautiful country, plus Eric Carlsson... SAAB's own home bred rally champion (see 1960's and 1970's for his exploits). 'Tis he who decides how fast Saabs go...stop....and handle! Ja Elska Day (or some such, meaning: I love you in Swedish!), and boy do I love my Saab...an aero estate no less 250BHP as standard and a top speed of about 150+mph....mind you, I have Abbott racing around the corner from where I live and 330bhp plus is available from the 2.3 litre 4pot. Mine so far has Abbott suspension, and has a new set of boots (Tyres), while a set of up-rated discs, pads, fluid, and brake hoses has yet to go on.....this is one reliable load lugger having covered 122K miles when I bought her, and with less than 10 months and 12k miles already covered she has yet to seriously let me down or disappoint. They like good oil (fully synthetic) and regular 6k max changes. keep em well serviced and bang for buck wise there is little to touch em! Come on Maja lets go for a drive!

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David writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3T Wagon Review
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Safe, Quick, Quiet, Comfortable, Luxurious, Great Stereo

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Quite a few GM parts and repairs expensive

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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t Wagon — Performance: 2.0LPT gives lots of pull from low revs, almost as much torque as a diesel. Very easy to drive fast, brakes feel very nice, handles Ok, body roll is progresive and feels safe. Build Quality: Very Good. Appearance: Very Nice, 7 Speaker Stereo System sounds amazing. Cost Of Owneship: Not as good on petrol as expected (Average 25.5 so far), but that is the trade off for having a turbo. Fun Factor: Good fun, it doesn't feel as vast as it is to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kyle writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3T Review
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5

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Amazing to drive, great quality, fuel efficiency

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Probably more attractive alternatives out there

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If You Can See Past The Bland Exterior, Amazing In Every Other Asset — Overall one of the best cars I have ever driven. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars for performance is in the handling dept. But what can you expect from a 4-door saloon? I haven't had any issues mechanically and its beautiful inside. Outside however the car seems a little bland but still somewhat attractive. I love driving it. The car feels like it wants to be driven when you hit the accelerator

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joakim writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 Review
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4

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Comfort, roomy, engine midrange, easy to DIY...

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Needed som DIY (but many don't), varying quality? Go for Vector or Aero package for fun. Linear is not exciting.

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It's A Keeper Now That It's Working Without Breaking Down Every Three Months. — Got it at 120000 km and things just started to give in. Changed a lot of parts but now (since about 190000 km) it seems to be working steady. Pretty comfortable car to ride. Engine is sufficient with nice characteristics, but not more. Easy to tune with a chip, but I haven't.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Hans writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 SE V6 Wagon Review
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5

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Saab. Turbo. Wagon.

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That I put it in the ditch and broke the front air dam

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You Know You Want One. — I love this car! Awesome in snow, TURBO, looks good, hauls the whole family and all our stuff, and if we ever hit a moose? Saab thought of that. :) The default transmission setting is a bit doggy, but switch it into "sport mode" and turn off the traction control and it will smoke the tires. Not your grandmas wagon!

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Linus writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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5

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The torqe

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Nothing

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Aero — A good and solid car from Saab. Amazing speed and torqe. 230hp and 370Nm. A wonderful and fast car. This is an new classic. There is not many of them around anymore, easy to fix with sheap spare parts. Godbye

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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everetttom2009 writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 Gary Fisher Edition Review
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4

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Comfort with standard stick with good sound. A solid car.

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Full size but with good mileage 28 highway

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Clean, Nice Trim All Leather Luxuary Car — 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 middle deck all very handy to safety operate the car. It handles well in all weather situations and serviced by Tampa SAAB Story garage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Arnt writes:
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3T Wagon Review
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A Very Good Car. — 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 things about the swedes, but they do build good cars.

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2011 Saab 9-5 Reviews

176,000 Miles And Still Going Strong By Viggen1

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2010 Saab 9-5 Reviews

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2009 Saab 9-5 Reviews

Super Saab By saabs4ever

love it, i finally found a garage that can fix it this car is awesome i can say anything bad about it The fuel mileage is great, fun to drive, safe as can be. overall a great car. saab forever Read More

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2008 Saab 9-5 Reviews

Would Like To Own It But... By Mshash

This drives beautifully and gets great milege on my weekly commute to Boston 33MPH on the Mass pike. there is nothing negative I can say about this car except that we are selling it. It is fun to dr... Read More

Slightly Pricey, But Great Performance By Lee

Beautiful, fast, and smooth. The 2.3 engine puts out 265hp, and the turbo has little to no lag. Smooth performance anywhere in the RPM range. Read More

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2007 Saab 9-5 Reviews

It Moves With Stealth By classic_001

SAAB swedish engineering at its best , a reliably engineerd vehicle with a safety rating comparable to Volvo a really spacious family sedan that glides down the road with very little road noise like ... Read More

Love This Car. By Jacob

This is a very fast car that has interesting fun Swedish quirks. The inside is spacious and this is the first car I don't sit all the way back in. Slow from a start, this 3800 pound vehicle jumps... Read More

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