1999 Saab 9-5 User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 23 1999 Saab 9-5 reviews.

    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo SedanReview
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    Saab 9-5 - Great Car — Performance - Fast enough to humiliate many a boy racer at the lights! Build Quality - Brilliant, no squeaks even after 10 years! Other than the Crankshaft Ventilation defect, perfect! Appearance - Not the best looks-wise, needs wheels larger than 15"! Cost of Ownership - Not bad considering it's size/performance- £1400 insurance, £80 fuel per month Fun Factor - Good to drive, can handle moderately well in the dry - keep an eye on the fuel consumption though!

    Pros: Performance, Build Quality, Rarity

    Cons: Cost, Appearance

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    Saab 1999 9-5 Keeps Going — I love my 9-5. It is one of the most comfortable cars that I've ever ridden in. I put about 30k miles a year on it, so I need to like my car. It's fun to drive and still stylish after 10 years. Overall quality has been good. I've owned for 80k miles and have 190k on it total. I've had a few common Saab issues, but can't complain at all. Put it in sport mode and it's very fun to drive. It will jump in and out of traffic and keep up with anything that I encounter on the road. I love having a car rarely seen on the road and also performs on the high end. On quality... in 80k miles in two and half years I have had to replace air compressor, transmission mount, blower moter, and heater by pass valve.... so I've been happy. I've put $2500 in it, but most has been because of how much I drive. it drives like it has 50k miles on it and overall is just great car.

    Pros: ride at high speeds, turbo, comfort

    Cons: stock stereo bites, computer display issues

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo SedanReview
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    Beastie — My car is a Beast, and is reliable and interestingly ugly. I loves her. Hmmm, it can get up to 650 miles per gas tank... shall I say more? I guess I have to say more due to this damn application. I am poetic. I am writing six more words.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Ugly

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo SedanReview
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    Saab 9-5 — Good when the turbo cuts in, but usually don't get good boost until second gear (30km-60km). Average from 0-80km, very good from 80km-180km ;) Saab parts are expensive, but can be imported yourself (I have done so) Service at SAAB is expensive - found good SAAB servicer in Perth though Gets about 9.0 litres per 100km

    Pros: Looks good, drives well

    Cons: Expensive compared to other luxury cars, doesn't hold value well

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo SedanReview
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    Saab 9-5 — if your looking for something other tan a german plastic box everyone thinks is the bees knees then look no further than a saab. the 9-5 is well specced and has performance to match the smile it puts on your face. the reliability is great, nothing really major in 6 years of ownership

    Pros: great car for something different

    Cons: bad pcv kit can cause failure

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo SedanReview
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    Hirsh 9-5 — twas st1 tuned by hirsch, looked fantastic limited to 155mph top speed.... safe comfy and still doing 32+mph on 99ron fuel in 9 years i have never had to put a drop of oil in this car between services (just as well with the price of mobil1)... best thing is the mid range poke.. quicker than a porshe911 in some scenarios from a family saloon

    Pros: swedish built

    Cons: now owned by GM, newer models are not as well made

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo SedanReview
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    My First Car — Very fun because it's a standard. The one thing I don't like about the car is that it has a lot of little electrical problems. I love the drink holders. The high and low beams are very bright (good visibility). I love the color black always looks good for cars. Leather interior. Heated and air conditioned seats.

    Pros: Standard, leather interior, harmon kardon speakers, crazy drink holders,

    Cons: Electrical problems

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr 2.3t Turbo SedanReview
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    My 9-5 Lpt — My 3rd SAAB and despite the meddling by General Motors it remains a properly good car. Rides very well and gets good fuel economy.... and it goes around corners and accelerates pretty well. Much less expensive to maintain than a BMW, Benz, Volvo or even a Subaru.

    Pros: Stops and handles very well. I have the "S" model which is the base of the range but it still has heated seats, ACC, leather...... I get 27-28 mpg overall. Due to the lackluster resale value I only paid 4 grand. Easy to up the stock power output. Very strong in 2nd and 3rd gears due to the torque.

    Cons: The materials do not feel as "premium" as they did on my 1995 9000CSE. Whoever thought that doing away with the hatchback should be punched in the face. The LPT could use a bit more power (170bhp)...

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo SedanReview
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    I Love It And They'll Probably Have To Bury Me In It. — I'm never getting rid of this car... I love it! It has a ton of power and all of the goodies and extras I now think I need.... like heated leather seats... and wipers on my headlights.... ahhhhh and the turbo engine.

    Pros: comfy, nice ride, lots of power, quiet, huge trunk, fold down back seats, heated seats, warms up quick

    Cons: repairs cost a fortune

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    1999 Saab 9-5 4 Dr SE 2.3t Turbo SedanReview
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    Love It, Have Another One, And Another — Great car for the money, full leather, dual climate control, full electrics, on board computer. not great on handling, but it's not a sports car, its a sensible family aircraft on wheels

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: add a towbar and drag your own petrol station around. drive mix of heavy foot and economically and get about 26-27mpg average. use cruise control when you can

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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