2004 Saab 9-5 User Reviews

2004 Saab 9-5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 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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"power" 5 reviews
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Robert writes:
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3T Wagon Review
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4

Pros

Its rare I seldom see any wagons.....

Cons

Nothing yet

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Love My Saab — 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 modern turbo cars and the biggest mods being needed are better downpipe and intercooler and 3 in exhaust and then a simple ecu tune and 300+ hp wagon is a reality. Gas mileage on highway is great avg 34+ mpg

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Khaled writes:
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3T Review
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THE PICK UP SPEED

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THE GLITCHES

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Great Car — GREAT PERFORMANCE turbo really is great, very good on gas, its a 4 cylinder, A/C SEATS, very comfortable, very safe, and its a European car what else do u want. OH and it looks GREAT. U SHOULD BUY IT

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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Nice cushy seats.  Turbo performance.  

Cons

Turbo lag.  Leans a bit when driving a bit aggressively.

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The Turbo Rat — Loved Saab Aero Academy. Styling is spot on. Crisp with a hint of Saabishness. It ain't no jellybean! 2.3 Turbo 4 gets some getting used to, but once that Turbo kicks in .. watch out! TopGear says it's faster 40-80 than a Ferrari Tess.

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Joshua writes:
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3T Review
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Great car

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It's a little ugly

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Easy Going — It's not a bad car. Performance isn't really lacking for a 4 cylinder turbo. No it's not and evo or sti but it's a great get around without the rush and worry kind of car. Great for an everyday driver. The more miles on it the better she runs. I can't complain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3T Review
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If you drive it, you probably love it.

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If you dont want a great car for a good price.

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If You Love It, Not Much Else Is Better. — Surprisingly quick, its 0-60 is faster than its generation porsche 911 from 40 to 70, high top speed, feels like you're driving a jet. (A jet with a small amount of under steer) Has needed some repairs, but every car eventually does. This car is very fun to drive.

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

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Amr writes:
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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gd car

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maintenance costs

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Gd Family Car With Great Power In Its Category — 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 with alot of airbags and saftey measures great car

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Mikey writes:
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon Review
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Great Car... Handles Amazingly.. Some Quirks Ex: The Wiring Sometimes Is Bad... — great car... handles amazingly.. some quirks ex: the wiring sometimes is bad...

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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

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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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