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2000 Saab 9-5 Aero WagonReview
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Saab 9-5 Aero — Great car. I bit too old I guess. Because of large turbo and the characteristics of the engine, it's impossible to shift gears smoothly during full acceleration (the ketchup effect) but it performs extremly well during hi-speed takeovers. I good mixture of performance and family car. This is turbo torque!

Pros: Engine

Cons: Gearbox

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2000 Saab 9-5 AeroReview
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Saab 9-5 — I love 9-5s. Easy to tune and has the usual Saab individuality. My Aero was tuned to 280bHp with a simple Engine ECU mod. The turbo spooling noise along was worth it. It's extremely comfortable on long trips. I always feel relaxing when crusing in it yet it can get your pulse racing when you push it.

Pros: It's a Saab

Cons: Some mechanical gremlings

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2000 Saab 9-5 Aero WagonReview
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2000my Saab 95 Aero Estate —

Come on! Vikings, Swedish blondes, long legs, tans, free love, 24 hour day light, design, style, beautiful country, plus Eric Carlsson... SAAB's own home bred rally champion (see 1960's and 1970's for his exploits). 'Tis he who decides how fast Saabs go...stop....and handle! Ja Elska Day (or some such, meaning: I love you in Swedish!), and boy do I love my Saab...an aero estate no less 250BHP as standard and a top speed of about 150+mph....mind you, I have Abbott racing around the corner from where I live and 330bhp plus is available from the 2.3 litre 4pot. Mine so far has Abbott suspension, and has a new set of boots (Tyres), while a set of up-rated discs, pads, fluid, and brake hoses has yet to go on.....this is one reliable load lugger having covered 122K miles when I bought her, and with less than 10 months and 12k miles already covered she has yet to seriously let me down or disappoint. They like good oil (fully synthetic) and regular 6k max changes. keep em well serviced and bang for buck wise there is little to touch em! Come on Maja lets go for a drive!

Pros: Build quality, ride, handling, turbo engine performance, looks, class, Koenigsegg made here too!

Cons: Hifi kit as stock, parts and service costs, 3000 mile oil changes....fuel eonomy (or is that my right foot??) Volvos made in sweden too!

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2000 Saab 9-5 Gary Fisher EditionReview
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Wonderful Performing Miracle Car- With A Catch —

This is perhaps the best car Saab ever made before GM totally wrecked everything good and independant about them. It also was the last of the saabs made before GM forced them to stop making overly complicated, over engineered time bombs. Possibly one of the best handing FWD cars I've ever driven, this car is so solid, so fast, and so comfortable, you almost forget you arent' driving a BMW or Audi. Saab pulled out all the stops for this model. Making it the safest, best performing, most comfortable Saab ever. The attention to detal is staggering. But as they say, the devil is in the details... These cars suffered from the malady of its own complex designs. the 2.3 turbo engines, while ultra reliable in prior saabs like the 9000, proved to be troublesome in this variant with oil sludge and turbo failure problems near epidemic. Self destructing belt tentioners, malfunctioning traction control, uncontrollable climate control, wer just a few things to truly hate. But if you can get one with few of these issues you'll be a happy person indeed. When saab says the 'people who test drive a saab buy a saab' they ater talking mostly about 9-5 owners, and they are correct. I did, and I did.

Pros: Fantastic performance. Just unbelievable performance and ride for a fwd car! So comfy. 10 speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system is better than any aftermarket system. great MPG.

Cons: Very poor reliability prospects in some years. Parts are astronomically expensive even by german standards. car depreciates even faster than it accellerates. If you test drive one, you'll buy it (even if its a lemon) ask me how I know...

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE V6Review
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Love It, Hate The Dealer — Great car, fast,quiet, responsive,understated. Hate the dealer service (Dorschel of Rochester,New York) Expensive,incompetent,unresponsive.

Owner for 7 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: Fast,quiet,nice handling.

Cons: Expensive to fix,Electrical/electronics iffy.
Timing Belt Pulley - have to replace/fix every 30K

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2000 Saab 9-5 AeroReview
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Amazing Performance — in standard form it is fast, but if you get an ecu upgrade it is even better. mid range acceleration is mind blowing as the 2.3 turbo engine is a real beast when you want power from it. add a spoiler to finish off the looks of the back end and add a stiffer suspension kit and you have a really nice car if you like positive handling on twisty roads.

Pros: acceleration from rolling start is amazing

Cons: 274 bhp and masses of torque on fwd car can be tricky

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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3T WagonReview
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Quality All Around - It's A Saab! — Nice leather interior with all the bells and whistles. The turbo is nice when entering the motorway and for a wagon it handles surprisingly well. Nice a spacious for the kids and a very confortable ride. Through and through the Saab is a quality built piece of machinery that is worth it's weight in gold.

Pros: Comfort, reliability, loaded with features, good acceleration/handling/top speed

Cons: Well, it's a wagon... but with a family it was practical; so not really a "con" but more like a necessary evil

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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3T WagonReview
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Great, Comfortable, And Very Versatile Car. — Loved it. Some funny things that were expensive to repair, and just couldn't do it on my own now, but loved it.

Pros: Drives amazingly, so comfortable, great controls, easy for driver to do stuff, heated and cooled seats, great sound system, etc.

Cons: Expensive maintenance costs, 2nd model year (some funny quirks that can go wrong)

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2000 Saab 9-5 SE V6 WagonReview
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45

Frustration Plus — As an able, albeit home mechanic aged 61 I have seen and witnessed a lot of change over the years In England I owned a 9000 for 10 years it was great, but in some instances this car seems to have been made to generate as much revenue for the dealer in after sales quirky problems as it cost when new I mean who would put the tailgate closed sensor built into the lock instead of a remote plunger so you have to buy a lock assembly to get the lights to work without the tailgate still thinking its unlocked when it isnt I have had to pull the plug of mine to get some peace from the thing trying to lock itself everytime I brake. I'd have loved to been at the table when they proposed this design. Anyway as you can see alittle more frustration has crept in, but it runs smooth and comfy I'll just wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Pros: comfort, reeasonable fuel economy, safety, great sound system

Cons: Too many little technical glitches to keep sending you back to the dealership

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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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