2000 SAAB 9-5 Wagon Ecotec V6 turbo from North America
Great car! Great value, for a SAFE, dependable and luxurious car
Light-bulbs seem to burn out quickly
Leather seats have not aged naturally (cracks, peeling in some areas)
When new, car would shut down on hot days due to a computer problem that indicated over heating
First european car of mine to date, handles beyond my expectations despite some turbo lag from the otherwise powerful, efficiant and reliable engine.
Wagon load space is much more conventional than that of my previous Jeep Grand Cherokee. (no spare tire to deal with, lower to the ground for easier loading, seats fold with more ease)
Despite its reputation (SAAB: Stop At All Banks) my 9-5 has served me well and I hope it will continue to do so for years to come.
For my next car, I would seriously consider a used SAAB, as they depreciate savagely and really stand the test of time well (or at least mine has)
Even in our coldest of Canadian winters, the front wheel drive beauty plows through almost anything with great ease. Throw in some snow tires, and turn on the traction control and you've really got a force to be reckoned with. I know I can feel especially secure given the cars extra high safety ratings.
I am really happy with my SAAB and I hope I can continue to be well into the future.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2005