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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Robert writes:
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3T Wagon Review
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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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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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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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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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Jeff writes:
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero Review
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Nice cushy seats.  Turbo performance.  

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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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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

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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2001 Saab 9-5 Reviews

Good (ok) Wagon But At Right Price Great By rpn3rd

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 wou... Read More

Its Ok By redfairy

Love this car because its odd and I love odd things! But its so odd knows one knows what to do with it when something is wrong! It's a guessing game :-( It is easy to work on. I don't know anything ab... 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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