After having a very good experience with a 2005 Saab 9-5 Arc Sportwagon, we turned in our BMW and ordered the latest 9-5 Aero SportCombi with all options but the navigation. We were not disappointed....
After having a very good experience with a 2005 Saab 9-5 Arc Sportwagon, we turned in our BMW and ordered the latest 9-5 Aero SportCombi with all options but the navigation. We were not disappointed. The updated 9-5 has a much better (and more modern) information display and a great Harman/Kardon Sound System (the best factory system I have heard to date). On the outside, the car looks very similar to the Audi A6 Avant from the front. It is a beautiful car from the Rear and Rear 3/4 view.
The car is a sporty and spirited drive. I almost picked up a ticket yesterday but the trooper let me off with a warning. This car loves to run at high speeds, and I was moving. oops!
We have had no reliability issues with our 2005, but the front brakes didn't last as long as I thought they would have (31,000 mi.). And like the previous writer, we came out unscathed from a serious rear-ender accident, so it's a really safe car. (We were hit at pretty high speed while we were stopped at a red light). No injuries.
Personally, I like that I can go for weeks without seeing another one on the road. I also love the ventilated and fan cooled leather sport seats. It really cools you off fast in Miami. Very highly recommended as Useful, Reliable, Luxurious, and Sporty.