2003 Saab 9-5 User Reviews

2003 Saab 9-5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.3 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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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extexan35 writes:
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0T Review
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5

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styling - handling - features - reliability - looks - ride comfort - ease of maintenance

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parts pricing -

extexan35
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Awesome — Overall this car has been great to own, compared to others i have had in the past. Nothing hardly ever goes wrong with the car, but when it does, it's expensive to fix. It's as solid as a new car, no squeaks or rattles and rides like it just off showroom floor. It handles like it is on rails, and moves like the wind when you plant your foot down. Winter mode let me pass 4x4 vehicles in the snow and sport mode let me pass like a rocket, while normal driving is such effortless driving. This is one of the best cars i have ever owned, even my friends are jealous.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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djpiquette writes:
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3T Review
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4

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Sporty looking, and comfortable to drive, very good on gas and great acceleration.

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Expensive to service.

djpiquette
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2003 9-5 Linear 2.3t — Great car for looks, comfort and economy. Very fast acceleration and great handling, enjoyable to drive anywhere, but especially on long highway commutes. Moon roof, and all leather seat that are heated in the winter are outstanding. Great in snow with the front wheel drive transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Antony writes:
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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5

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performance   simply brill!!

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can be thirsty when really pushed ,

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Undestated — great spec ,great perfomance.ideal luxury cruiser easily demolishes the miles.excellent buid quality.real wolf in sheeps clothing, embaress's many with awe some mid range pace.town milage around 28mpg and motorway up to 38mpg .and quite cruising as 70 mph equals 2300rpm.Can feel a little large around town and in confined area's but park assist a real aid but what the heck for such a fine car!!

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Dlb616 writes:
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0T Review
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4

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Refined yet sporty. All around car. Handling dream. Hid lights

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Must keep up with maintenance. $

Dlb616
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Well Rounded — 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, performance air to air intercooler, custom intake with 5psi supercharge air induction & Jpm piping, & 17" wheels

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3T Review
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It's very comfortable, also has a lot of trunk space. I also think it's a fast, fun car to drive.

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There is only one cup holder for the front of the car, and it's expensive to repair.

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Overall Nice Ride — 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 definitely get what you pay for.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dgpeete writes:
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0T Review
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Awsome price compared to others

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sunroof only opens part way.

dgpeete
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This Car Is A Great Bargain — I love this car I use it almost daily. It has a very strong turbocharged v6 engine, no worries about pulling out onto the highway with this vehicle. It also has backup sensors. This makes it very easy to parallel park.

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Ian writes:
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon Review
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loads of power and space

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handling is a bit fuzzy

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Saab 9-5 2.3t Vector — great family car loads more space than 5 series, very practical. Handling doesn't compare to BMW 5 series, but throttle response and torques are awesome. comfy seats, good trim in Vector spec. Economy is good on a run, poor in traffic though

Primary Use: Family transportation

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John writes:
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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Sleeper car

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Cost of maintenance

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If It Can Beat A 911 Turbo From 40-70, Then Its Worth It. — A LOT faster than my old car. Low mileage for the year. Absolute rocket ship after 40 mph. If you keep the turbo gauge in the green zone, you could get 30 miles to the gallon. I have aggressive summer tires on it now and it handles like its on rails. Loads of fun.

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2003 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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Awesome — The vehicle is very nice and runs greats looks good it was the year I was most attracted to. I wanted to Aero 2.3t Black. The car is fun to drive and offers all features I wanted.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derek writes:
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Space! Value! Durability!

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Image! Refinement!

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Good Big Reliable Family Car! But Will Not Light Any Fires! — Very comfortable! Feels safe! Great spec! Lots of space in passenger compartment and massive boot (back seat also fold) 2.2 Tid a bit unrefined compared to some newer engines but been durable so far! Auto box is smooth! Performance is respectable as is MPG! Poor alloy wheel quality...seems to be common!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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