Rare Long Roof: 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon

It might be easy to confuse the 1st generation (1997-2010) Saab 9-5 wagon with the Saabaru 9-2X because they were similar in size, seating capacity, and Saab badge — but the 9-5 was a millionly times more Saaby and that is a good thing.  Find this 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon offered for $4,300 in Georgetown, MA via craigslist.  Tip from Art C.

Okay, the 9-5 (pronounced nine-five) may have been created long after GM had squashed the spirit out of the spitting Griffin, and it was based on the GM2900 platform shared with the Opel Vectra, Vauxhall Cavalier, Saturn L-Series, and Holden Calibra/Vectra.  At least the 9-5 used a variant of the Saab B-engine, which was technically called the H engine.  Power in this Aero spec wagon comes from the 2.3 liter B235R engine rated at something in the 250 horsepower range, giving the Swedish machine a 40-90mph acceleration that could match a similar vintage 911.  The 9-5 was also equipped with a few Saab style features like the night panel instruments that dims the lights on non-essential instruments.

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