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Saab 9-5

Saab 9-5

Overall Average Rating - 86.18%Position in the Top 100 cars - 34th

Ratings

Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 66thBuild Quality: 46thRunning Costs: 88thPerformance: 24thBraking: 61stRide Quality: 11thHandling: 70thPracticality: 24thComfort: 4thEase of Driving: 27th

Your Quotes

“Reasonably reliable with decent all-round build quality. Very comfortable to drive, plenty of room in the cabin and boot, plus fairly good on fuel.”

Mr Glyn Hutmacher - Avon

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“Nice reliable car. Good fuel consumption for size of car (2.3 engine), but will go back to automatics - I am lazy! I like automatics as you don't have to rely on the handbrake on hills.”

Mr James Buchanan - Renfrewshire

“Comfortable and reasonably economical for its size. Long distance travel a pleasure.”

Mr Alan Marshall - Holmfirth

“An excellent car - the only car I have owned (and I have had six previous Saabs) which I can drive all day and arrive still relaxed. A motorway muncher!”

Mr Bryan Johnson - East Sussex

“Eminently practical estate car (Wagon) - my third 9-5. It meets all my carrying needs, supremely comfortable, easy to drive, and a very handsome car.I will get the 150bhp diesel version next time around.”

Mr Paul Franklin - Bucks

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“Best car I have owned. Would consider only changing to a Saab as long as General Motors don't muck it up.”

Mr Michael Waller - Kent

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“Apart from service costs (at specialist not dealer) car has been reliable and cheap to run. This is my 3rd Saab and as with others the LCD displays are appalling - digits drop off making it impossible to read the clock/trip or air con panels. This is a well known issue at three years.”

Mr Barry Robson - Warwickshire

“Seats not as comfortable as Saab would like us to think, but otherwise smooth, practical and economical.”

Mr Nick Powell - London

“Nice reliable car. Looks good, drives good.”

Mr James Buchanan - Renfrewshire

“I love it. It's not without faults but nothing too serious. Wish I was doing more miles to enjoy it more. On the other hand more miles (as I used to do) would be little fun these days. The battery giving out 1 day after a full service and four years from new was no more than unfortunate.”

Mr Grant Perkins - Derby

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“Not as reliable as expected for a Saab. Rumble at speed, poor wipers, unable to clean rear window (saloon), uneconomical, failure of display LCD means unable to read messages relating to mechanical warnings (£500 to replace display LCD). Poor radio reception especially, poor speakers and lack of anywhere to stow away things in the front especially annoying.”

Mr Colin Walsh - Cambridge

“Absolutely great! Awesome performance, ultra reliable, ultra safe, a true all-rounder.”

Mr Stirling Moss - Derbyshire

“Sturdy, reliable, comfortable but old design needs bringing up to date in engine noise dept. Also looks a bit dated. Trim is as good as new.”

Mr Ian Shields - Middlesbrough

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 15th)

Despite its tiny model range and lack of innovative design in recent years, Saab can still rely on the support of its loyal customer base. However, with a three-place drop down the chart, are fans of the Swedish firm getting fed-up? Iffy reliability is matched by mid-table finishes in most other ranks. Only the outstanding comfort of the Saab’'s models has saved it from embarrassment.

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