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2002 Saab 9-5

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 26/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 2.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

2002 Saab 9-5 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
Out of 10

Based on 412 Ratings for the 1999 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.6/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    7.4/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Great, safe, reliable, responsive car. Well built.

By on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great car."

Cons: "Saab out of business, so fewer parts..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Great, safe, reliable, responsive car. Well built. Solid. Decent mpg. Get this rather than the 9-3 in the same year. Change oil every 5000 miles with synthetic oil, and be sure to change serpentine belt every 60,000 miles, and you're good to go. Have crankshaft position sensor replaced on time, too. Other than that, we've had zero problems."

One owner near 6 years. Zero mechanical problems

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Solid power. ++ Gas Mileage. ++ Reliability"

Cons: "Creature comforts a bit light for price of car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Summary review says it all. A great road car that carried 4 adults numerous times for week long vacations. Gas mileage average highway 29+ and all around 26+."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Decent vehicle for the money

By on Sunday, March 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "reasonable priced with good reliabilty"

Cons: "bit noisy drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Have owned 3 95's and always found them to be a good value, reliable and reasonable appointed. Not the most fun or comfortable car to drive....certainly will not garner a second look (unless from Saab enthusiast) on the road but will be priced well below vehicles with similar options and reliability history."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Love My Saab

By on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,330

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, comfy, looks great"

Cons: "Costly to repair"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I don't want to own a different make than Saab ... I love the feel, drive, look -- everything is me!"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Best owned by a mechanic

By on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 181,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Price, milage, power, speed, steering, suspension,"

Cons: "Maintenence... it's a saab, looks"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I love this car. I purchased it at around 176xxx for $1,800 a year or so ago. It is very responsive and squeals tires through 2nd gear and sometimes a glimpse of 3rd. Ever since I bought it though, I replaced: the radiator, drivers side control arm, air filter, Direct ignition cassette, clutch, slave cylinder, fuel pump, starter relay, Turbo by-pass valve, Crankshaft position sensor, Valve cover gasket, struts, and need a new exhaust system pretty badly. But I knew I would run into a generous amount of work when I bought it considering the miles and lack of mechanical history. This car does me good, sounds good, drives good, the stopping power is amazing on it, nice tight steering, power, response, I get approx 23.5 MPG averaged over interstate and town driving. Generally get around 26-27 interstate and `18-24 in town.(depending on how one drives) I plan on keeping this car when the engine blows and replacing it with a 2010 Saab 9-5 aero v-tech 2.3L V4. There isn't much to customize aftermarket wise, but what you can replace on it, makes it unique."

18 people out of 31 found this review helpful

9-5 is a pretty good car. Reliable. Fun to drive.

By on Thursday, July 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fun to drive, nice sound system, turbo!, big trunk"

Cons: "small cupholder. could get better mileage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Fun to drive. turbo is nice. cupholder is too small. leather is always nice. could get better mileage but for a 2005 with a turbo its not unreasonable. was reliable for me. handles really well. roomy. good car for vacations and road trips. big trunk. great sound system. nice stock bass. horn is pretty feminine sounding. saab could put a little more effort into changing the aesthetics of their models. all the same basically, but hey thats what sets them apart. overall decent car that holds up for a long time. just be wary of mechanics being in your area that know how to work on them."

12 people out of 20 found this review helpful

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