SAAB 9-5 Sportcombi comparison test

What this blog is all about has fallen behind somewhat in the past few days. To make this clear, the team writes a fan blog and not an economic column.

Saab 9-5 vs. BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Volvo

And because the events in Trollhättan have long lost the charm of a Swedish Crime and are only bad entertainment, we will switch to 15 minutes Saab TV over the weekend.

Saab entertainment at its finest! A comparison test in the 170 hp class is pending. Saab 9-5 Sportcombi of the first series competes against BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Volvo V70 and the Mercedes E-Class. The Saab video was probably shot in 1999; I'm not quite sure, and for the known reasons it is no longer comprehensible today.

The filming location is Trollhättan and the surrounding area; you can see the in-house test track. Freshly digitized, the Saab 9-5 Sportcombi comparison test is the prelude to a whole series of Saab films that we have saved from old tapes.

Some films are over an hour long, others are just short commercials. The digitization of Saab video material from the pre-digital era continues. Saab partners who have old images in the archive make us very happy when they make the films available to the blog on loan. Because the footage of the former Saab Deutschland GmbH is nowhere adequately secured or documented. In this way, we preserve Saab history and make it accessible to fans.

We publish the already digitized Saab videos from time to time - entertainment and a dose of Saab Spirit is provided. Saab is not necessarily what is currently happening in Sweden. Saab is our hobby. What is on the doorstep and what we enjoy. What drives us to write a blog, despite adverse circumstances. Have fun with the Saab 9-5 Sportcombi

11 thoughts on "SAAB 9-5 Sportcombi comparison test"

  • Hello Tom, thanks for the great report.
    I can only agree with that, since I drove the 9-5 4 Combi for years and unfortunately had to sell with over 250.000 km.
    He has always served me well and I was looking forward to the driving feeling on every ride. It's a pity that this was so long ago.
    I wish you and your team a nice Advent season

  • Beautiful movie. But unfortunately much too long ago. Maybe there will be a new edition of such a test at some point. I would wish.

  • Thanks for the 15 minutes Saab TV!
    And for the interesting posts in the blog!
    My respect for you and your team!

  • Actually, I also know more about the type of test result, after which no car is really bad, but the Audi / VW (at Audi against VW then rather VW) is just a little better, because the trim has a longitudinal and no cross-section , And if necessary, the weighting of the individual test results is screwed around until the result just fits again.

    French cars are of course an absolute exception - a comfortably soft chassis and comfortable seats are of course absolutely unacceptable!

  • Yep, whether Mot, Auto, AB, AMuS, ... I have not been able to find any real slippage in any German publication. Only the test winners came suspiciously often from WOB ...

  • Thanks for the video. Even if it's a Saab promotional video for the 9-5, and Saab has deliberately worked with superlatives on their own car, I have never seen such a fair comparison. Once again it is an indictment of the German automobile press. But I'm also surprised that Saab deals so honestly with the disadvantages compared to the competition, see, for example, the extra consumption and missing side airbags for the rear. The charging passages have indeed justified class.

    But now I have even more reason to reason why the Saab 9-5 Sportcombi is so often in my parking list. =)

    Happy first advent wishes you all the Schü

  • Since when does Auto Bild badly report about Saab.

  • When I bought my 9-3 II station wagon in 2005, I didn't find a single test that was conclusive. A test in the Auto-Blöxxx was a total slap. First a US test was objective (Best Buy Family Car) and that was it really ... Thanks for the film 🙂

  • nice movie for the weekend! Thank you!

  • Thank you, Tom for your initiative and - soon more!

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