I'd driven Saab 9-5s for the past 7 years, so you may call me a Saab follower.Yet, because GM no longer leases cars,I was forced to reach out.I did.I got a 528 all-wheel drive,virtually without any op...
I'd driven Saab 9-5s for the past 7 years, so you may call me a Saab follower.Yet, because GM no longer leases cars,I was forced to reach out.I did.I got a 528 all-wheel drive,virtually without any options I had grown very accustomed to for far less money.MOST IMPORTANTLY THIS CAR DOES NOT MOVE.IT HAS NO POWER WHATSOEVER.IT IS SLOW.NO MATTER WHAT OTHER REVIEWS TELL YOU,IT IS SLOW.YOU FLOOR IT,AND NOTHING HAPPENS.YOU HAVE TO WAIT.AND THEN IT GAINS SPEED. Admitteldy,authoritatively so. Once you reach 70+,it is great. Not as fast,but there is a feeling of greateness to it.It is a BMW.It is made of one piece.It has a feeling of a heavy underpowered slow moving train.You have to wait for anything to happen.Same with high-beams:you flash, and there is a delay-WHY?Here is what I do not have,although most of this equipment is available as options, while it is standard on way less expensive cars:I do not have xenon lights,I do not have rear back-up assist of any kind,I do not have ventilated seats,I do not have even have a ski-pass through the rear seats,I do not have six-CD changer,I have to insert a silly object into the steering wheel to start the car with a button,I have a smaller trunk.
Here is what I have:A wider car, power head rests,a bluetooth system that actually works so that people cannot distinguish that I am speaking in the air,power steering wheel,which is very nice.
I-drive is actually not as complicated as it is frequently projected.If you've used Windows and a mouse, you will not have a problem learning how to operate the I-drive.
The seats are hard,and they are not even perforated.I have looked at the optional 20-way power seats, and what shocked me
was that-that if you use the cushion extender, there is actually a growing gap between the cushion and the extender. Toyota has a similar feature, but there is no gap, the lengthening comes from the underneath of the seat cushion.
My Saab 9-5 Aero handled even better through the lighter effort through the steering wheel.It was a bit lowder. That's its only disadvantage.
The seats were more comfortable, and they were ventillated, they actually HELD you in the cornerings,I achieved 30mpg on the highway, and I had a bigger trunk.And the car FLEW.Folding rear seats had a ski-pass.Except for xenon lights,ventillated seats,and parking assist everything else was standard.