You don't know what you've been missing
I have owned several Saabs from the classic 900 to the 9000 cse to a 2002 9-5 linear.I was not a fan of the 2009 body style.However when i saw a really good deal on a 2009 9-5 i read all the reviews i could which were akmost all positive.I still was not sold.But then when i saw the car in person and up close i was immediately impressed.I test drove the vehicle which had 180,000 miles on it and i was blown away.Tyhe handling and performance was as good or better than some new cars i've driven.I bought the car and drove it home 130 miles away.All i can say is wow.Bear in mind this vehicle was obviously well maintained.Which is the key to really appreciate one of the most underrated cars in history.The interior may not blow you away but the performance and handling certainly will.The only little gripe i have is to me the steering wheel seems a tad too small.The seats are the most comfortable i've ever sat in.I had no idea what i was missing.Go for it.
Nice car, but bring money for repairs
I’m a Saab guy, so I purchased this thinking it would be an upgrade to my 9000. It didn’t turn out that way. Repairs so far, throttle body replaced, 3 sets of tires in 60000 miles, new struts and shocks. Finally had enough and traded it in. Still have my 9000 though!
fast, comfortable, sporty
This is a great car, unfortunately no longer in production. Because of that fact, the cars are really undervalued. It runs with Volvo and BMW for half the price. Parts are still easily available, and inexpensive, you will have to find an independent shop for service.