SAAB 9-5 Review from Switzerland

2001 SAAB 9-5 aero estate

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 kilometres
Most recent distance77000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Passat


Best value 'suped up' estate


Needed new brake discs.

General Comments:

Really the best thing about the car is it's positioning in the market.

There's only a few fast estate cars out there worth bothering with.

The SAAB might sit below the Mercs/BMW/Audi, but it's above the Ford/GM/Japanese range. It's on par with the faster Passat/V70 but it's much better value for money.

At 3 years old, ours was half the new price. So for a 'reasonable' amountI've got a fully loaded (air conditioned seats!) extremely fast, big load carrier which is extremely comfortable to drive and as good on in the mountains as it is on the motorway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2005

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review