“But I like Saabs; they’re safe, they’re individualistic.” is the reaction of Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire after he drove the this Saab. Matt Farah had never driven one 9-5 prior to this review.
Matt is usually seen behind the wheel of crazy tuned rides that passionate people have put together. But, this 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero is a mostly stock example driven daily by its owner all over the US.
The owner of this car is Daniel Johnson (photography enthusiast from L.A.), and you can folow him on Instagram Because he has great photos. His car is mostly in factory condition, except for a few minor changes. Its mild upgrade list includes EBC Brake Rotors and Pads, Bilstein Rear and Sachs front struts, and BF Goodrich Sport Comp 2 Tires.
Among the various comments below the video, which are mostly “Haters” comments, there is an interesting comment like this: “I love my 9-3 SS. Saab have the best seats other than Volvo. Like Alfa Romeos, only the owners truly could appreciate how special they are. They are great road trip cars, great winter cars. Cheap to buy, cheap to maintain…and can be made fast with a simple tune. They are reliable too – the things that went wrong on this car would go on any other car at 100k miles.”
Enjoy the video: