The side airbag is an extra-large, dual-stage device split into two chambers. The plastic burlwood has become separated from the dash. Our Take on the 2000 Saab 9-5 Suddenly, station wagons are cool. To avoid a big explosion force to inflate it, the lower half fills up completely during impact first to protect your torso, then the upper chamber inflates to protect your head. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. The issue with sludge is poor ventilation, bad oil pump design and small oil sump filter screen. Apparently this is an electronic gearbox which debuted in this model, so it's not properly old-fashioned - nonetheless that means it was designed in 1997 so you can't expect it to be too far up there.
In terms of looks, it looks newer than a 2000 model. No Review Date: 19th October, 2006 6 cylinder is definitely a turbo. I accept that I paid pennies for the car and a lot of the faults are an accumulation of things that have gone wrong and not been fixed over the years. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. I tested a 9-3 and it was no better than a 900. Yes Review Date: 10th July, 2007 Faults: I've had the transmission replaced The turbo igniters replaced The 60,000 mile service was extremely costly The alternator replaced The seat belt replaced The trunk lock mechanism replaced The rear view mirror replaced I've had the emissions replaced. All get rave reviews from whomever rides with me.
Anyone heard of a class action suit being brought for this problem? I am still trying to figure this one out and may give up and let a shop handle it. I shut it down and had it towed. To demonstrate the strength of its cargo bolts, Saab drove a wagon to the top of a high plateau so we could watch climbers rappell down the side of the mountain using ropes hooked onto the cargo bolts. I'm sure these cars are great if you get a really good example with no or minimal faults present personally I would suggest buying off an enthusiast on a forum - but overall my experience hasn't been great, and I'd advise a great deal of caution before buying one. Has a penchant for leaving my wife stranded on the road. The ignition key fits traditionally into the center console lock, although this tends to make for a shorter center armrest than is desirable. This is the most comfortable travel car that I am aware of.
A duct from the air conditioning system is fed into the glove compartment to keep it a chilly 42 degrees F. Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2014 Most recent year of ownership 2015 Engine and transmission 2. And to top it off, resale values are terrible. I have 3 other Saab's, they are all impressive but the 9-5 v6 turbo is amazing. The hazard switch has fallen into the console. The cabin is slightly dated in terms of storage spaces and cubbyholes - although there are some clever aircraft-inspired net pouches on the B pillars and pouches on the front of the driver's seat, there is only one very precarious cupholder bizarrely more cupholders in the rear than the front?! It also has flared rocker panels, a front chin spoiler, a rear valance and a sport steering wheel, so maybe this is really a wagon that wants to be a roadster.
General Comments: I have had a few problems, but I have had another 2000 9-5, so I am aware of the common problems. What I liked about it is that it looked much newer than being a 2000 model, and it had such low miles. The 40 - 80 passing acceleration of the Aero is simply unbelievable - there are few cars on the road that can touch it. There's still lots of horsepower available, 230 ponies worth at 5500 rpm, and the turbo engine and its Trionic management system combine for one of the best performance wagons you can find anywhere. I'm 6'6 and the Saab is my car of choice for long trips.
SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. No Review Date: 19th October, 2006 6 cylinder is definitely a turbo. Nice car if it was reliable. The 40 - 80 passing acceleration of the Aero is simply unbelievable - there are few cars on the road that can touch it. If you want a wagon it usually means you're interested in the cargo area. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
Taking the rarified air of the Rio Grande Gorge in its stride, the Aero climbed as high as 9600 ft without any sign of strain while maintaining maximum muscle. The moisturizing nasal spray, also from the Breathe Right company, could be employed in a less noticeable fashion so some of us used it. Just now are they saying to use synthetic, and also to change it anywhere from 7k to 8k. Now I am hearing a whistle noise on acceleration and deceleration and I've been told that it could be my turbo going bad. The next issue was the weird, plastic burning smell coming from the engine bay. I have done two 6-hour motorway journeys in the 9-5 and spent countless hours going around town, and never felt uncomfortable. I took about two days to do it, but finally pulled off the oil pan.
The headliner has started separating in the back. Basically, I love the car but hate the repairs. I good mixture of performance and family car. Costs to fix are no greater than any euro car and it needs far less attention than any American car or my Audi Quattro. No Review Date: 19th July, 2006. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter.
General Comments: I bought this car for just under £650, needing a large car in a bit of a hurry and thinking a Saab would be a solid purchase. Very useful car for a family and a parent who likes a safe but fun car to drive. It can support two chunky adults or five children weighing anything up to 440 lb. I could probably stick a Miata in the trunk if I tried. This car has been the worst purchase I've made, and I could not with a clean conscience recommend this vehicle to anyone. Don't do that - they're accurate! All get rave reviews from whomever rides with me.