1999 Saab 9-5 User Reviews

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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    45

    Love The Car. Dependable With Regular Maintenance. — 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 up to its luxury sedan classification. The build quality is very solid, and visibility is very good. Gas mileage is decent -350-375 miles on average from a single tank. Repair costs are fair to expensive - it depends where you take it - Independent Saab local specialists are my preference.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Excellent handling, enough power to easily zoom in and out of traffic. Plenty of room inside and luggage space. Lots of options.

    Cons: None

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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    Good Enough To Give Me That Euro Feel Of A Car. I Dislike American Carmakers. — 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, luckily I caught it in time. Frankly the car, just drove and drove. Really with all those investments it was a good car. I really enjoyed driving it, it was good for my family. It has the speed and everything else necessary for getting around town for an older car and looks great!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Smooth Drive, fast pickup in an emergency situation. Comfortable options. Good views. It's a very stylish unique car.

    Cons: Steering not on a dime, Paint was oxidizing. Lots of Electrical issues with the taillights and also the brake lights. It's an acquired taste.

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Wagon Review
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    This Wagon Can Get Stuff Done — If i had to buy another i would in a heart beat. it rides great handles well and is very quiet inside. The turbo makes it fun plus the wagon makes it good for packing up the kids and gear to out on the weekends.

    Pros: Theres alot of room and you can find these cars for cheap.

    Cons: The cup holder sucks

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE V6t Turbo Sedan Review
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    35

    It's Like A Beautiful Woman Who Requires Just Too Much Upkeep. — I Loved this car and would not buy another for all the cons listed above. They just outweigh the pros, I am sorry to say. I bought the car new and ten years later, when I opened the door it still smelled new. I still was excited to drive it. What a shame some things are just so lousy on it!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: This car is SO much fun! It looks so civilized and then just zips! I put 214,000 on mine before my daughter totalled it AND WALKED AWAY WITH NO SIGNIFICANT INJURIES.

    Cons: Crank position sensor goes out and does not show up on the diagnostic scan, repair of the heater is $3,000. Message center constantly bleeds out. Goes through LOTS of headlamps.

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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    No Complaints! — Great car, has never let me down. Very comfortable ride, and interior. Love the heated front and back seats. Lots of great safety features for it's time, and a great safety rating. Huge trunk, and back seats lay down flat for tons of space. Even thought this is a full sized sedan, it still feels quick and nimble on the twisty back roads.

    Pros: Fun to drive, Very comfortable, and safe.

    Cons: Can be pricey if repairs are needed, and since they're bankrupt, no dealerships.

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE V6t Turbo Sedan Review
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    1999 Swede Executives — Very powerful, reliable, comfortable and fast. Comes with an executive style look, long battery life, economic gas consumption. These are obviously no longer on the market (these models) but you sure can get a good deal for a good used one. It's very fun to drive and foremost very comfortable leather interior. Saab cars is originally Swedish, they built the engines replicating jet technology (scania) which gave these models and newer versions a much more powerful, fast and very unique engine.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: design and speed

    Cons: maintenance can be costly

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    Saab 9-5 Eco — The space and comfort of ride is great, quite juicy on fuel. At the moment has'nt needed any costly repairs so very relible. interior has to much wood effect for my likeing the exterior is i think the best looking estate you can get !!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: SPACE, BUILD QUALITY.

    Cons: FUEL CONSUMPTION

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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    Best Car! — Really nice car! It´s fast whit low fuel consumption. Good seats and fun to drive. I just can get enought of my saab. So if you think to buy one...just do it! You gonna love it, i´m sure of it!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It´s fast ..

    Cons: Nothing

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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    Silver Bullet — Performance- The acceleration is good. When you hit 115 you can feel the entire car shift. The handling is not as tight as I wish, but that is expectable for a larger car. Build Quality- I was recently hit head on, and it was barely noticeable that i had been hit at all. Appearance- Interior is very luxurious. Exterior it needs some things to spice it up. Cost- Repairs are very expensive and the gas mileage isn't very good. Fun Factor- The car is sick to drive. Windows down, turbo whistling, stereo blasting, and subs pounding.

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

    Pros: Interior-

    Cons: Price of repair and upgrades

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo Sedan Review
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    Sweet — Acceleration was very quick, smooth. Good handling in multiple conditions. Braking and suspension were good. The quality of the car was good and for the cost it was a great deal. The interior was luxury while the exterior could add a few touches. This car was definitely fun to drive.

    Pros: Sport tuned suspension and comfortable seats

    Cons: Expensive to maintain

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    2011 Saab 9-5 Reviews

    176,000 Miles And Still Going Strong By Viggen1

    We custom ordered this 9-5 arc from Sweden in 2004 and after 176,000 it is still going strong. Mobil1 0w 40 every 5,000 miles and routine transmission fluid flushed are the key. This is a great famil... Read More

    Saab's Best Model By jamiller01

    Overall I am very pleased with this car. Having replaced my 2001 9-5 I had expectations that were certainly met with this next generation model. Missing only the overhead aviation light, this model r... Read More

    2010 Saab 9-5 Reviews

    One Of The Most Distinctive Looking Cars On The Road By Viggen1

    This is probably one of the best riding SAABs ever built. BMW and Mercedes do not compare with the legroom in the rear or the ride quality. Drive Sense really makes a difference when switched to spo... Read More

    The Most Advanced Saab Ever Built By saabfanchi

    Love that it has everything except ventilated seats! It has navigation, voice commands, rear seat DVD entertainment system, all wheel drive, amazingly unique stylling, power, heads up display, adapti... Read More

    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

    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

    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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