Cons: not particularly sporty, still lacks the brand appeal of its German rivals. On November 24, 2009, the first pre-series Saab 9-5 of the new generation rolled off the production line. Other countries also had an optional turbodiesel I4 engine. Initially badged as a 230ps engine, Saab later conceded that the 230 hp power figure was quite conservative, with the manual versions rated 250 hp and having more torque than stated. Saab 9-5 Overview Manufacturer 1997-2010 2010-2012 Production 1997—2012 Assembly Sweden: Trollhättan Body and chassis 1997—2012 2010—2012 Chronology Predecessor The Saab 9-5 is an that was produced by the automobile maker. Between the summer of 1997, when 9-5 production began, and 2010, 252,236 sedans, and 231,357 wagons were built.
Against: poor residuals, driving dynamics, cheap cabin materials. General Comments: We have thoroughly enjoyed this car most of the time. Production of the 9-5 ended in March 2011 with Trollhättan production stopping due to the company's failing. The engine was sold as 2. It still drives like a new car now with 129000 miles on the clock, and is an absolute thrill to drive.
General Comments: Outstanding; comfort, power and handling are all great. Saab 9-5: a Personal Story. I still drive a 68, 73, 74 Sonnett as well as a new 9-3. With the announcement of the sale of Saab to Spyker on January 26, 2010, the new generation Saab 9-5 was taken into production at the Saab plant in Trollhättan. Production equipment for the first-generation 9-5 was sold by General Motors to of China in 2009.
Handling and performance is wonderful, and the car is a joy to drive. Introduced in 1999, the wagon features innovations such as floor tracks to secure cargo and a sliding load floor to make loading easier. The city of , used Saabs as patrol cars from early 1970s until 2005, when the 9-5 was discontinued in favor of. Saab recommended the use of fully synthetic or synthetic-blend oil as a preventative measure. In Australia the base trim Linear was not part of the line up, only the Vector and Aero trims were available. Model year 2001 Year of manufacture 2001 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 2.
The last 9-5 sedan of the first generation rolled off the production line at the beginning of July 2009, and the last wagon was assembled on February 1, 2010. The 9-5 was the first production vehicle to offer ventilated seats, as well as asymmetrical turbocharging in the case of the 3. That's sad because I would think that we could go 200k on this car, but that would be too expensive? Cons: interior quality disappointing, outclassed by rivals, holds value poorly. As a nearly 10 yr. There was also a 2. The first generation 9-5 was introduced in 1997, for the 1998 , as the replacement to the.
I paid it off in the first year, but have been paying a fortune to maintain it ever since. In undercover guise, these cars were outwardly identical to the Linear Sport models, but featured the 260 bhp Aero drivetrain. The vehicle had its North American debut in October 2009 at the in. On September 15, 2009, the second generation was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show and production began in June 2010. Automatic times are not represented, but does generally 1—2 s more. No Review Date: 24th June, 2009 General Comments: I bought my 2001 9-5 2.
Spent ages looking for the right spec Saab 9-5 in later 2001+ spec that also had. Perhaps Saab's will now be what they once were? This feature won technology and safety awards in Australia, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. The town of likewise used Saabs from 1980 onwards, but in 2005, the black 9-5 patrol cars were replaced by , due to budget reasons. We are on the fence about keeping it or not, and these other posts have me leaning toward replacing it. At the time, the car represented a significant development for the manufacturer.
Cruise control was available on various models and xenon headlamps were fitted as standard on high-end variants. Several prototype pilots and a number of production SportCombis were manufactured, the official variant did not enter serial production prior to Saab's bankruptcy in December 2011, and the vehicles never reached dealerships. Many models featured leather or part-leather upholstery and both front and rear heated seats were also available. The 9-5 is great, and I will get a new 9-5 as soon as they are here! General Comments: Do not buy one!!! Once activated, only essential information such as current speed is displayed except, for example, if the car requires fuel or the engine overheats. I feel safe and not overwhelmed by gadgets. Full production began in April 2010, with the cars appearing in dealerships on June 19.