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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Saab 9-5 Saloon (97-05) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £19,840 - £30,140
Used price £155 - £1,635
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £240 - £330
Insurance group 32 - 43 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Roomy and well-appointed.

CONS

Loses value quickly.

Saab 9-5 Saloon rivals

Volvo
S80
4 out of 5 4.0
Alfa Romeo
166
3 out of 5 3.0

Written by Parkers on

Saab has made a very credible alternative to German contenders in the executive market with the 9-5. Styled like a true Saab, the 9-5 is a beautifully engineered and constructed vehicle which also has a touch of individuality. The estate - Saab's first since the 95 of 1960-76 - puts panache into practicality.

Saab 9-5 Saloon rivals

Volvo
S80
4 out of 5 4.0
Alfa Romeo
166
3 out of 5 3.0

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