2000 SAAB 9-5 SE 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Great long distance cruiser
Condensation on drivers side read light cluster. Dealer replaced under warranty.
Engine warning light came on due to cir clip holding turbo shaft coming off. Dealer fixed under warranty. Had to be recovered by AA and taken to dealer. Disabled the car until fixed.
Replacement oil strainer due to squealing noise when started from cold. 5 days off road until fix made. Dealer fixed under warranty.
Rattles and squeaks beginning to appear after 30,000 miles.
Sports chip fitted makes huge improvement to acceleration - especially over 3000rpm.
Comfortable and quiet, fuel efficiency great on motorways - avg around 36mpg. Around town and daily commute avg 29mpg.
Quality materials inside and loads of rear legroom make this an excellent proposition as a family car.
Costly extras which I feel should be included as standard dent my enthusiasm however. £300 for a retractable cargo net seems too much.
Also, the solid parcel shelf seems like a great idea, but becomes a pain when you want to carry a bulky load. The shelf needs to come out completely. Would have been better to use a roller-blind type arrangement like other vehicles.
Costly spare parts and middle of the road servicing costs.
I found an excellent dealer (County Saab in Ayr) after disappointment with other Saab dealer (in Glasgow).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th February, 2003