The9-5 Aero Wagon is almost a very good car
The performance is quite spectacular and the load-carrying ability is excellent. It's a very practical form of quick transport, but...
Gearbox/clutch problems appeared and have never been properly diagnosed. The gear-change can crunch intermittently. Mostly it works OK and the dealer has been very helpful and attentive.
The previous SAAB 9000 I had suffered a complete gearbox failure after 20,000 miles. The moral is - consider buying an automatic if you are looking at a 9-5.
Torque steer is also a problem because the front wheel drive is barely capable of transmitting the power delivered by the turbo-charged engine (which eats fuel and front tyres, not necessarily in that order).
Very quick and safe
Build quality is not up to BMW or Audi standards
Manual transmission is suspect
Not cheap to run because of fuel and rubber consumption, but surprisingly cheap to service otherwise.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th February, 2002