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★★★★★

“Unbelievable torque .”

Written on: 14/04/2016 by kpf1309 (20 reviews written)

Before I say anything about my Saab 9-5 3.0 tid;let me state that I am talking from a background of owning 4 v12 jags amongst other powerful cars,including the v6 3.0 24v Renault Laguna manual.The Saab I now own,between 40 to 120 mph,blows the others away easily. The torgue in that range is sensational. Official figures confirm that the 3.0 tid has the same performance as the 2.3 Hot aero petrol turbo,between those two figures.The cars do have a poor reliability record but,if you can get a good… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Saab 9-5 Vector Sport 3.0 TiD. ”

Written on: 23/05/2010

Saab 9-5 Vector Sport 3.0 TiD.

The WORST car I have ever had the misfortune to own. What is so sad is it had the potential as a great car but reliability has been worse than a chocolate frying pan.

EVERYTHING has gone wrong with the car despite intense dealer and specialist service; rear brake discs warping, front pads disintegrating, handbrake cable coming off, engine mounts continually failing, mystery engine noises with repeat (3 in 1000 miles) oil, fuel, air filter changes to try to find… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 02/11/2011

I have had a saab v6 3.0 litre turbo for 9 years without any of these problems.in fact its the best car we have ever had,including 3 other saab's but these were petrol!
We have had tyres,brake disc's&pad's etc but still have the original exhaust!.The only problem we had with the handbrake was a return spring went missing!

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Dave.p.48's Comment

Written on: 23/06/2013

Ive had my 3.0 TID for 5 years now, and my son has just taken it over, it had 83,000 miles on the clock when I bought it, and now reads 192,000, its been the best car ive owned, and ive owned some good quality cars, its been trouble free driving, didn't fit new clutch until 185,000, I will say this car is a motorway car, the engine just loves them, I do 60 miles a day for work, this car doesn't owe me a penny, I now have a 1.9 tuned of course, goes well, but not the same

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“I've had my fire-engine red 9-5 Vector 3.0 TiD estate...”

Written on: 09/11/2009

I've had my fire-engine red 9-5 Vector 3.0 TiD estate for 7 years. I absolutely love it, and can't even imagine why I would want any other car. Supremely comfortable on long journeys -- went to the Alps and back twice last year, and my friends commented on how easy the journey was. Only service problem I've had is batteries -- I'm on my third -- and a steering pump that went wrong about 5 years ago. Everything else is "normal wear and tear". Just about the only thing I don't like is the… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I think car buyers are nuts , somebody must have told...”

Written on: 28/10/2009

I think car buyers are nuts , somebody must have told saab they wanted a car like this , even though it is very fast and very powerfull it cant be driven by a sane person , your brain would have to be reduced to jelly from loud rap music to appreciate this car ,its unbelieveably uncomfortable no executive on drugs or not would go anywhere in one twice at 27k??????????????… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Saab 9-5 3.0 V6 TiD has more power than the 2.2...”

Written on: 11/02/2009 by serioussaab (1 review written)

The Saab 9-5 3.0 V6 TiD has more power than the 2.2 TiD. Good fuel economy relative to engine size. Service parts -except for the engine- are quite sensibly priced & widely available due to being shared with other GM products. World class... when running properly. Devastatingly costly when engine problems arise. Demands best quality (NOT supermarket) diesel or can run poorly. The V6 TiD demands an intensive regime of regular maintenance. Dealers don't always understand them! Better known as… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“The problem burdenben alluded to is correct in my...”

Written on: 07/02/2009

The problem burdenben alluded to is correct in my experience. My Saab 3.0 TiD is now on its 3rd (count 'em) engine. Luckily I was able to persuade Saab to replace the engine at their expense both times, although I did have to pay labour costs on the 2nd new engine. Some of the build quality is distinctly ordinary compared to a 5-series for example. They always seem to be playing catch-up compared to their teutonic rivals, and are WAY behind Lexus GS for example… Read Full Review

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Turnbulltj's Comment

Written on: 05/05/2009

Would be interested for guest to contact me, ref. headgasket problems and how he persuaded Saab to replace. My 2003 is doing the same, somewhat prematurely in my opinion and wouldn't mind a pop at Saab to see if i can get some funding.

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“The Saab 9-5 is a good all round car: travelled all...”

Written on: 22/08/2008 by zadok (1 review written)

The Saab 9-5 is a good all round car: travelled all over europe in all weathers No problems as yet. consumables ie tyres, bulbs etc about usual for this size of car. Still love her, so do our dogs… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Very reliable car... as once you try a Saab you...”

Written on: 04/03/2008

Very reliable car... as once you try a Saab you definitely won't find any comparable car to this for same amount of money… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 10/07/2011

You say once you try Saab you wont anything comparible for the same money.....I dont think so. I've had 3 9000 turbos inc the Aero (when Saab were Saab not GM), and believe me, the build "quality"/reliability of "new" 900s,93s and 95s just isnt there now.

I'd rather have Audi, BM, Honda ect....

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“Buy one of these cars at your peril. I promise you,...”

Written on: 05/08/2007 by burdenben (1 review written)

Buy one of these cars at your peril. I promise you, you WILL regret it. I bought a V6 Vector and almost £1,000 lighter in pocket after 6 months with a leaking head gasket, I called it quits. I was quoted over £1200 for a new head gasket and at the same time warned that because the engines are a very poor combination of an aluminium block with steel bore liners, the bore liners can 'drop' after a leaking head gasket repair. The cost of a new engine.............£7,500!

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“My Saab 9-5 Estate 3.0 V6 TiD was an import direct...”

Written on: 19/03/2004 by terryrh (1 review written)

My Saab 9-5 Estate 3.0 V6 TiD was an import direct from Sweden. Now approaching the end of its two year warranty. To date all repairs covered. But the cost of repairs would have been high, first diesel leak almost £1000.
Local dealer (canterbury) excellent always has a loan car, feedback good.
Extended warranty almost £700 for 20,000 miles!… Read Full Review

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