2001 Saab 9-5 User Reviews

2001 Saab 9-5 Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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rpn3rd writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 SE Wagon Review
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4

Pros

Nice little wagon and fun to drive.

Cons

The cost to repair is expensive. A new turbo is over $900 and failed at 140,000.The led is shot so I have no idea what alerts there are. However I do love this car. Kinda like dating the crazy girlfriend. Fun and hot but you never know when it will let you down.

rpn3rd
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Good (ok) Wagon But At Right Price Great — 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 would buy another one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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4

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Effortless turbo performance, comfort

Cons

Not got the image of German luxury cars

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Nice Alternative To Bmw, Audi, Mercedes — Surprisingly quick for a big car and very comfortable for long distances. Mainly solid build let down by a couple of poor switches. Bit plain looking but I like the sleeper look. Very reliable, only ever serviced it and replaced a wheel bearing. Not really a rewarding drivers car but is fun scaring Porsches!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dominic writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 Review
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4

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Cozy as all get out, quick, and unique

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Not too much fun to drive

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Not Too Shabby — 2.3 L Turbo gives lots of power...but it was really not too much fun to drive. Hit gas, go fast...no feel to the car at all. Definitely built for comfortable speed. Looks are unique to Saab as are the cup holders. If only it held around that corner on my last drive......

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Alex writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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5

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comfortable

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expensive to keep up

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Amazing — its quick for a grandpa car, nice sleeper on the highway, great gas mileage, comfortable on the highway, somewhat expensive to maintain though. air conditioned seats and heated seats front and rear. nice sound system, dark tinted windows and nice bbs wheels

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tmawby writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 SE Review
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4

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everything

Cons

cost of repairs

tmawby
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If You Can Afford The Repairs.. Go For It! — love the car - hate the cost of repairs, going to get myself ready to purchase a new one since I cant really afford the cost of repairs (all it takes is one repair) great car otherwise - comfortable, looks great, runs great

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ClaudeL writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 SE Review
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Awesome performance.

Cons

No complaints whatsoever.

ClaudeL
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A Great Car To Own — This car has been driven mostly on long trips. Great performance - especially in acceleration and handling. Built to last, no rattles or squeaks. Only selling because I am looking to buy a new 95 - and my wife really wants another Saab!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stacey writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon Review
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5

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Good looks, great acceleration, handles awesome

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None

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Saab 9-5 Wagon — The best car I've ever owned other than the 09 9-3 I have now. Great acceleration, awesome looks, no issues with this car except when West County Saab/Volvo had a mechanic with some really stinky grease on his feet, leave it in my carpet. WOW, I thought it was just bad B.O. when I first got in, realized quickly that it was something worse. Absolutely beautiful car, cried when I traded in on the 9-7x (trail blazer). Mileage was about 26 average. Son did replace the alternator so I was out the cost of the parts. Really fun car to drive, sleeper at the line, they never saw her coming.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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thorgan writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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Turbo, comfort, well built

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some repairs over the years

thorgan
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Highly Recommend This Car — I really like this car, even with 130K+ miles on it. Great pickup when getting on the highway, very comfortable, rides nicely, and has many small features that I like. Have had it 11 years now, and not ready to trade it in. Love this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wolverine writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 SE Wagon Review
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5

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Handling, Highway stability, High speed acceleration, practical cargo space, styling, aggressive stance, great stereo

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Can't think of any

Wolverine
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Great Family Car With Sweet Handling And Awesome Highway Cruising Feel — Have had this car for over five years now with minimal trouble and lots of fun driving. The handling compared to the other cars in this class (Volvo, Subaru, etc.) is superior and that largely sold me. On the highway, it is really sweet. Very stable, with more than adequate acceleration (I have the 6 Cylinder). I have long been a fan of the wagon's styling as well. Very clean design that they have kept for a long time, but with minor tweaks still seems modern.

Owner for 5 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Brando writes:
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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FAST

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POS- Too much $$$ for the maintenance

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Depreciation Wrapped Up In Shinny Bells And Whistles! — Fun car to drive especially when the TURBO kicks in. Interesting to see others try to find the key hole. POS as it relates to the quality for it was a nightmare. Cost of ownership is so expensive that I had to get rid of it. After 50K miles, you might as well drive it off a cliff.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1999 Saab 9-5 Reviews

Love The Car. Dependable With Regular Maintenance. By tony_001

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 ... Read More

Good Enough To Give Me That Euro Feel Of A Car. I Dislike American Carmakers. By Bozmania

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, ... Read More

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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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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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