1999 Saab 9-5 Expert Reviews

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on March 22, 1998

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on March 22, 1998

As we walked in the front door for dinner, the spouse let out a blood-curdling scream. "You brought home a Saab," she bellowed. "How could you tell," we asked. "You haven't looked in the d... Read full review

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on February 27, 1998

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on February 27, 1998

Saab is caught between a rock-solid dedication and hard placement of its cars. Regular customers, of course, come first. Saab feeds their devotion by gentle, periodic stroking of disciples'... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on March 27, 1998

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on March 27, 1998

Some cars are special, equipped with an innate ability to please. It is a quality best revealed in driving. Take the 1999 Saab 9-5 SE sedan. Were it human, it would be a lawyer -- a good one, a ba... Read full review


Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on June 25, 1998

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on June 25, 1998

When Saab introduced the 9-5 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, I didn't spend much time lingering around the company's display.After all, I'd seen ... Read full review

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on March 15, 1998

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on March 15, 1998

In Sweden, they apparently believe in getting started early, particularly in the automobile business.The Swedish car manufacturer Saab Automobile AB has announced the introduction of its 1999 Saab ... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on February 14, 1999

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on February 14, 1999

When it comes to writing about Saabs, I feel obliged to write what everyone else has written about Saabs: they're different. In this age of automotive brand managers, where former Pampers p... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on May 30, 1999

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on May 30, 1999

Revolution comes in increments. Take the current reign of the sport-utility vehicle, whose market position seems unassailable. First, there was the threat of the safety mavens, who said sport-utes... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on June 27, 1999

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on June 27, 1999

Saab has gone to the dogs. The Swedish automaker is catering to any animal ready, willing and able to travel in one of its vehicles with its master. Most automakers pay research firms and marketing... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on May 15, 1998

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on May 15, 1998

What would you expect from Saab if not the unexpected? While the all-new 9-5 sedan looks very mainstream, a generous portion of "Saabness" gives it a unique personality. Styling resembles an evolu... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on June 30, 1999

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on June 30, 1999

We love wagons that don't look or feel like wagons. Even better, we love Saabs that look and feel like Saabs. The all-new 1999 Saab 9-5 wagon - the Swedish automaker's first family hauler... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on June 3, 1998

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on June 3, 1998

If you're not totally sick of the Seinfeld hype yet, we'd like to mention one more thing. The TV comic used to drive a 5-series BMW on his show, but turned it in for a Swedish-made Saab 9... Read full review