These Are The Best Features Of The 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero

2022-06-07 07:16:13 By : Ms. Nancy Song

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The 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero was produced during GM's ownership of the Swedish company.

Interestingly, an increasing number of Americans turned to older cars as COVID forced workers to stay home, and the economy took a hard hit. The thing is the spike in the old car trend hasn’t abated yet. According to the research agency IHS Markit, the average car on the road in the United States in 2021 is more than 12 years old. Man, the bracket has never been that wide in as long as we can remember. We’re just saying we understand why Americans like yourself might be shopping for older cars, and you aren’t alone on this.

It hasn't been that long since GM bought out the Swedish automobile company we know as Saab. Despite the GM buyout in the year 2000, the marque went down ten years later, exactly 64 years from the year the Stockholm-based aerospace and defense company began making automobiles. Piece of advice; don’t judge a car by how the automaker fared.

Saab packed up due to financial distress, leaving truly exceptional cars like the 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero in the dust. At the end of the day, your finances, brand loyalty, maintenance plans, nostalgia, and driving experience are some of the factors that determine your car shopping preferences.

Are you in the market for a used car? We strongly recommend the 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero, and we have at least four reasons to support our recommendation for this comparatively older car. As you will find out very soon through this expose, this car wears multiple hats. It competed with luxury marques such as the Cadillac Catera, while also yanking the tail of sports sedans such as the BMW 540i. To top it off, it looks and handles differently because… it’s a Saab.

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The new 2021 model year saw the Saab 9-5 Aero receive modified styling. The makeover, such as body-painted rear bumper valence, side skirts, and side indicator lamps, enhanced Saab's premium quality. The 9-5 is a luxury executive cruiser that handles just like one, even if it doesn't look like it. It features a low front profile, an air dam under the front bumper, and an overall solid wedge stance.

This is a sleeper executive sedan perfect for owners who aren't looking to impress their friends at the golf club. Go for the 2010 Saab 9-5 if you insist on impressing your golf club buddies. The sleek cockpit design explains why the company loved hyping that feature in TV ads. We’re not just talking about the instrument panel. The whole interior speaks to Saab’s aeronautical roots, such that a pilot would feel at home in this car.

The Saab 9-5 came in three trims, from the fully equipped base model to the SE version featuring a wide range of amenities up to the high-performance Aero trim. The Aero variant pays homage to the marque’s aircraft manufacturing heritage.

As the performance-oriented 9-5 trim level, the 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero features the most advanced powertrain; a 2.3L turbocharged four with 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque at 1,900 to 3,000 rpm paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The turbo-boosted Aero variant was the fastest Saab at the time. It offered a more quiet ride, faster acceleration, better fuel economy, and handling that you might call aeronautical precision.

How many cars offer you the option of accessing the trunk without getting out of the car? Saab 9-5 offers you that thoughtful feature and many other innovative details, such as a removable rigid cargo shelf and a sliding load floor to make loading and unloading stuff easier.

The rear seat isn’t split-folding, but it offers backseat pass-through to allow trunk access from the inside. The 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero offers a 15.9 cu-ft luggage capacity. The Aero wagon provides nearly 73 cu-ft of cargo space with the rear seat folded down.

The Aero wagon– Gary Fisher edition– goes the extra mile in cargo hauling by offering a roof rack system plus various cargo area features, including heavy-duty cargo nets and a 12-volt power outlet. By featuring that powerful yet fuel-efficient turbocharged four and ample storage space, the 9-5 Aero wagon is perfect for adventurous trips.

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The Swedish automaker built this car mindful of passenger safety and comfort, but space will not allow us to explore all the features right here. The 9-5 offers comfort for long drives thanks to Saab's iconic supportive seats. Expect a leather-wrapped 4-spoke steering wheel ensures that the driver's grip is as comfortable as possible.

The pear-shaped, leather-stitched gearstick knob enhances the premium feel of the car. The front passengers enjoy 39" of headroom while rear passengers have 38" of headroom. You also get 57" of front and rear shoulder room and 32.4”/36.6" front/rear legroom. With an 18.5-gallon fuel capacity, you can make that long trip thanks to the 9-5 Aero's great fuel economy with 21 city/30 highway mpg.

For us, one of Saab’s potent selling points is the extreme attention to details on the car, as this constitutes fresh thinking in vehicular technology.

Imagine a refrigerated glove box, aircraft-inspired load-securing system, double sun visors, winter- and sport-driving modes, programmable garage door opener, automatic door locking at 10 mph, and many other features. If you buy a used Saab like the 9-5 Aero, you might need a downloadable manual to identify the array of great features available in this car.

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