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Written on: 18/04/2014 by Alonzom351 (1 review written)
And I say this with sadness rather than anger as I'm a Huge fan of the marque pre-GM takeover. Saab you have to remember was always a small specialist car maker trying to compete in world of mass-market big boys. This meant that while they had very fine engineers they just didn't have the R&D resources i.e. money, to throw at their designs. This means that major design faults were allowed onto the forecourt. The classic 900's dire auto gearbox and weak manual one, the later 900's… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/09/2013
Having left a review on my 03 plate Hot Aero and having owned a classic 900 since I have now purchased a 07 plate Hot Aero. I was rather surprised as I was not keen on the Dame Edna Crome but it's grown on me !!! So let's get down to the bras tacks, it's rather good it still has that SAAB feel to it but the com sense layout for the da sh is excellent with no SID unit to go belly up now all lit in green LEDs. The turbo is quicker that my old 95 and it still has all the refinments a 95 driver is… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2012 by Firemanstan116 (1 review written)
Let me start by saying the only thing that lets this car down is that it's just too damn fast! Ok so this car is not a one to take on hot hatches at lights but the mid-range torque of the turbo is unbelievable, I have lost track of the amount of M3 drivers that have had the shock of their lives as this unassuming looking Saab 95 estate leaves their pride and joy in its wake on the motorway. And that's the problem with this fantastic motor. I am a middle aged dad who left his boy racer days… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/07/2012
had mine for five years,never once let me down, bit thirsty but what the hell you only live once. Fifty mm lower than the norm add an extra ten horses makes all the difference, took on an audi r6 the other day it didn't stand a chance. all in all this is a fantastic car, if you haven't got one yet, go get one… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/06/2012 by a8drewson1 (1 review written)
Having gone through the Saab family taking in the GM offspring was like adopting a kid from the bad estate... as much as you hope for the best you somehow know that the bad habits are likely to surface under pressure. Three years on and it just shows how prejudice and affect perceptions. The car has been an absolute joy (I fear saying it because, at 90,000 miles, I know it is getting close to needing a new clutch. At times I've driven it like the hooligan from the estate - those of you who… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/04/2011
I have owned three 9-5s ( two HOT 250 Aeros manual and Autonow and only due to an extremely long commute and price of petrol have I been moving mine and my wifes Aero on. I took all the performance extras,large intercooler , big brakes, DTM 18" wheels, bilsteins, springs,polybushings, 3" downpipe, sports cat, Abbott exhaust, forge wastegate and recirculating valve uprated fuel pressure reg,Stainless large bore intake and turbo intake , remapped by Abbott racing etc. onto my wifes car cut to the… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/01/2011
Truly amazing. My first SAAB, won't be the last! Performance awesome, great comfort, and the estates' capacity made a house move seem easy. Still gives the 'big grin'factor when I floor it! Live in the country..poor roads, short straights...this has to be the safest machine for fast, safe overtaking I've ever driven. Even fuel consumption not too bad...@ 32mpg on long trip to Scotland, nearer 27-28 on local runs. Compared to prices for equivalent BMW/Audi what a bargain. Grab one and enjoy!… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/08/2010
I wrote a previous review having owned the car for a month so I thought I would update you on the car.
SAAB 95 Hot AERO 03 plate - Well having had the wheels referbished and the scrapes resprayed and now having driven the car for 6 months I can only say that every time I drive it IT BLOWS MY SOCKS OFF !!! I love the fact that I know it will eat most other cars for breakfast. I love the seats soooo comfortable but the performance is a real ace in the hole. I had the AERO up to 152mph and it was… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/07/2010
Overall this is a great car, blistering performance which makes you feel safer in a perverse sort of way. Downside I guess is the handling and the bid to take it out of 'shopping trolley' territory into 'exec saloon' has created a slight imbalance between accelleration and handling.
It really needed to be a little stiffer and being soggy at the front it has a tendancy to lose traction on roundabouts etc.. Straight line performance is unreal with smooth revving and feeling that this car does… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/04/2010
I bought my SAAB 9-5 2.3t HOT AERO saloon a month ago (53 Reg). I do love the looks, I smile every time the TURBO reaches the red line but the under steer is an issue, mainly on roundabouts. I had a C-Class Esprit before and it was better cornering than this one. I have one thing to say, the manual gear box is hard and the reverse gear difficult to engage sometimes, compared to the smooth gearbox of the Mercedes. Building quality is not as good as the Merc but the seats are unbelievably… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2010
i drove bmw audi volvo but saab aero hot 2.3 turbo what r u asking more... have smile on your face and you are king of motorways.
no problems nothing at all 145k on meter pass mot always but keep changing oil filters each 5000 miles and smile on and on... i love it its really quick reliable and economical car with all safety features you need.
put 2nd 3rd gear and you will loose best runners car far away :) its true
i go it i know it and i trust it… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/02/2010 by Simon Cross (1 review written)
Ok here goes !!! had lots of SAABs from my Dads old 900 cse to the 03 95 Hot Aero I just bought. First things first I got a great deal only paid £3900 for it with 71,000 miles it's got all the toys but I will need to do some work on it as it has tatty alloy wheels due to curbing and the sharks fin needs replacing these need not cost a fortune I find Neo Brothers will get anthing you need at a fraction of the new price. As for the car it blew my socks off, had a nice little run down the M1 the… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/10/2008 by Saabaero95 (1 review written)
A much better alternative to a BMW. Performance, reliability, comfort, equipment, fuel economy, looks, individuality… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/04/2008 by safi123 (2 reviews written)
The Saab 9-5 is a nice car, you don't feel the bumps and you have lots of space, the only thing that let's it down is that dull interior. But for everyday use it's brilliant… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/10/2005 by Aeronaut (2 reviews written)
The Saab 9-5 Saloon Aero is a car for those who love to drive. Excellent blend of luxury, comfort, practicality and pure performance. The turbo provides huge amounts of torque in 2nd 3rd and 4th gear - acceleration is rapid and smooth. Extremely comfortable on long trips, lots of power, great seats, feeling of safety, quiet and spacious front and rear. Lots of room in the trunk, split folding rear seats with pass thru easy to use. Great as a family car and as a sports sedan. Also will… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/09/2005 by Rebs120 (1 review written)
Before my (fathers) HOT Aero died, it was simply 'the best thing since sliced bread'.
As everyone else says, the SAAB perfomance is breath taking, as in manual spec, you get that extra surge of torque when you floor it, which is very exciting indeed. There are faster cars on the road, but not many, and none at this price.
Inside is soft high quality leather, electric memory seats, and an ambiance of quality like a Jag.
In the two or so years we (my family) had this car, it's was faultless… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/09/2005 by RossSaab (1 review written)
As an old Saab Turbo fan, I couldn't wait to get my hands on my new Saab 9-5 Aero. It came fully loaded, and I was initially very impressed. As I got more used to the car, I started to get annoyed by the cheap switches and terrible road holding, which I'm told is due to the car being based on a Vauxhall chassis, which twists when pushed hard. The front strut's have a large rubber bush at the base, where it meets the wishbone, and this works well when new, but becomes very baggy over time… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/08/2005 by Aero4life (1 review written)
This car is a phenomenon. Build quality, equipmentlevels, ride, performance and value to shame German market leaders.
I am no fast car virgin, having owned six cylinder Alphas and BMWs but have been blown away by the overall package that this car offers. The blend between luxury and outright performance is excellent. This is a performance car with subtance. I love it......... 250bhp!!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/09/2003 by simmo (1 review written)
I have owned my Saab 9-5 Saloon Aero 2.3Hot for 3 month and racked up 7000 miles. I have the auto with paddle shift and it is such a lazy car. Most of the time it cruises at around 2000 revs, but wack in the Sport mode or switch to paddle shift and it really shifts. It just goes on and on and on!
Fabulous!… Read Full Review
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