It is very powerful and handles like a dream. We will be forced to sel the car for safety reasons and no responsibility is taken by Saab. Everything seemed good for about 20 min when the oil light came back on during a turn. All electrical and engine simultaneously quits leaving the driver to deal with a situation of no power brakes and steering. You get a lot of features for your money - leather, heated seats, climate control, good mpg, electrically powered everything, etc, etc. If you are mechanically inclined then you will enjoy owning this vehicle; others will love the ride but will not enjoy impact to the bank account for repairs.
The car is stil under warranlty but it offers no value. . I recently inherited a 2001 Saab 95 that appeared to be in Like New condition. The oil had recently been changed, but it was rechecked and topped off on the side of the road anyway. Both body styles were available in the base 2. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. The first time the oil light came on was in mid October 2006, after about an hour of driving.
Having been on the saabnet. I drove it home with no explanation as to why the oil light came on in the first place. There was no other indication of a problem noise, vibration, change in handling, etc. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. Even the sensors were working fine. The last time there was an issue was on June 13th 2008.
This time the engine light came on too. Sometimes they would only flicker on and off during a short drive and other times they would stay on for weeks and then going off again for no reason. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557561831015 ; listingsSearchManager. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Ironically we had a similar problem with a 1994 9000.
I settled on a different option, but I will keep them in mind when searching for a car in the future. It was given an oil change and an overall check. All 9-5s offer strong fuel economy, considering the power supply. Everything was checked over and nothing found wrong. Given the way the car was acting, the timing belt has broken. All models now come standard with OnStar and additional turbo gauges. The Saab 9-5 sedan received a few additional standard features in 2001.
The base level engine, which previously generated 175 horsepower, has also been given a power boost. The leak is on the back rearward side of the engine toward the drive belt. The vehicle is still sitting in our garage and has not been driven. The Aero does this sprint in about six and half seconds. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter.
Clear safety issue as the last event was at a elemenary school where a child was almost hit as the lack of braking and steering power. Of course, owners need to be especially diligent with maintenance and repairs. I was driving for about an hour and the oil light and engine light came on, this time accompanied by a ticking sound from the engine. After another checkover, we were told that the engine is failing due to sludge build up and that it would need to be replaced. It is a brilliant vehicle in design and performance! For the next year and a half, the oil and engine lights would go on and off at odd intervals accompanied by no other signs.
This motor has also been used in the Saturn vue and Cadillac catera. I really enjoy the car overall and find it one of the best sedan style cars to own. Fuel economy for the 2. The top level Aero sedans and wagon also house a 2. They spoke to me that it was an isolated event.
The handling compared to the other cars in this class Volvo, Subaru, etc. It has 98,300 miles on it. Very stable, with more than adequate acceleration I have the 6 Cylinder. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Thank you all for the good work. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. I took it to a local Saab dealer and they replaced my ignition system for a charge close to 600 dollars.
Owners and reviewers seem to agree that the 9-5 driving experience is enjoyable, with solid handling, and better-than-average acceleration. Everything was working normally on my car. Many have expressed dissatisfaction with ergonomics: the cup holder design is ill-conceived and the climate controls are poorly positioned. There is also noise coming from the belt area, we had the serpentine belt changed out last year. All models are well-equipped with the luxury basics, including dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, keyless entry, automatic head lamps, heated mirrors, cruise control, a sunroof and a glove box refrigerator.