2003 Saab 9-5 User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 16 2003 Saab 9-5 reviews.

    2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3TReview
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    Overall Nice Ride — 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 definitely get what you pay for.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's very comfortable, also has a lot of trunk space. I also think it's a fast, fun car to drive.

    Cons: There is only one cup holder for the front of the car, and it's expensive to repair.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0TReview
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    Awesome — Overall this car has been great to own, compared to others i have had in the past. Nothing hardly ever goes wrong with the car, but when it does, it's expensive to fix. It's as solid as a new car, no squeaks or rattles and rides like it just off showroom floor. It handles like it is on rails, and moves like the wind when you plant your foot down. Winter mode let me pass 4x4 vehicles in the snow and sport mode let me pass like a rocket, while normal driving is such effortless driving. This is one of the best cars i have ever owned, even my friends are jealous.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: styling - handling - features - reliability - looks - ride comfort - ease of maintenance

    Cons: parts pricing -

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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    2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0TReview
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    This Car Is A Great Bargain — I love this car I use it almost daily. It has a very strong turbocharged v6 engine, no worries about pulling out onto the highway with this vehicle. It also has backup sensors. This makes it very easy to parallel park.

    Pros: Awsome price compared to others

    Cons: sunroof only opens part way.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    2003 Saab 9-5 Aero WagonReview
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    Saab 9-5 2.3t Vector — great family car loads more space than 5 series, very practical. Handling doesn't compare to BMW 5 series, but throttle response and torques are awesome. comfy seats, good trim in Vector spec. Economy is good on a run, poor in traffic though

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: loads of power and space

    Cons: handling is a bit fuzzy

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    2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3TReview
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    2003 9-5 Linear 2.3t — Great car for looks, comfort and economy. Very fast acceleration and great handling, enjoyable to drive anywhere, but especially on long highway commutes. Moon roof, and all leather seat that are heated in the winter are outstanding. Great in snow with the front wheel drive transmission.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sporty looking, and comfortable to drive, very good on gas and great acceleration.

    Cons: Expensive to service.

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    2003 Saab 9-5 AeroReview
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    If It Can Beat A 911 Turbo From 40-70, Then Its Worth It. — A LOT faster than my old car. Low mileage for the year. Absolute rocket ship after 40 mph. If you keep the turbo gauge in the green zone, you could get 30 miles to the gallon. I have aggressive summer tires on it now and it handles like its on rails. Loads of fun.

    Pros: Sleeper car

    Cons: Cost of maintenance

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2003 Saab 9-5 AeroReview
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    Awesome — The vehicle is very nice and runs greats looks good it was the year I was most attracted to. I wanted to Aero 2.3t Black. The car is fun to drive and offers all features I wanted.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

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    2003 Saab 9-5 Aero WagonReview
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    Fun Car With Power Engine 250horsepower Standard — good accelaratin and brake good too build ing is very good and i drive it hard and nothing to repair yet 1000 miles exept service i do my self Its very fun to drive 0 to 100 km/h about 6 sec

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

    Pros: whole car

    Cons: price

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    2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3TReview
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    Good Car For The Money — I have a 2003 saab 9-5. It is a 2.3 liter turbocharged inline 4 with a 5 speed manual transmission. It is Black on black and has a really nice sound system. Haven't done anything to it yet and I don't know if I will.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its Swedish

    Cons: Turbocharger can be expensive to replace

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    2003 Saab 9-5 AeroReview
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    Undestated — great spec ,great perfomance.ideal luxury cruiser easily demolishes the miles.excellent buid quality.real wolf in sheeps clothing, embaress's many with awe some mid range pace.town milage around 28mpg and motorway up to 38mpg .and quite cruising as 70 mph equals 2300rpm.Can feel a little large around town and in confined area's but park assist a real aid but what the heck for such a fine car!!

    Pros: performance   simply brill!!

    Cons: can be thirsty when really pushed ,

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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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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