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First Drive: 2010 Saab 9-5 proves being born from chaos builds character

A funny thing happened on the way to bankruptcy court for General Motors. As part of a bid to have its red-stained slate wiped clean, it moved to divest itself of a number of brands in its bloated portfolio, with Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer and Saab all earmarked for sale or closure. However, only one brand inspired sufficient passion among both owners and those with the financial wherewithal to rescue it from GM's 'wind-down' apple polishers. Oddly enough, it was the tiny Swede that successfully swam out to the life raft. Saab, the marque with the smallest and oldest product lineup, lowest vol... Read More

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    Geneva 2011: 2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi is one sharp cargo-hauler
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    We're glad to see that the Saab 9-5 SportCombi is looking good once again. During the General Motors-influenced mid-2000s, the 9-5 took on a bit of a weird shape (those chrome-ringed Dame Edna headlamps were just awful), and thus, the subsequent wagon variant wasn't nearly as special as the generation that debuted in the late-1990s. That all changes now, ...

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    Video: 2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi is one big, sexy wagon
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    Hello, gorgeous. Truth be told, we're usually smitten with any new wagon-shaped design, but there's something about the 2012 9-5 SportCombi that's just particularly eye-catching. Perhaps its the rakish rear window, or how the sleek front end of the new-for-2010 9-5 sedan works so well with the more cargo-friendly body. Maybe it's the big dual exhausts ...

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    Saab hatchback concept teased ahead of Geneva
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    It looks like Saab is planning a party for this year's Geneva Motor Show. The Scandinavian automaker has just rolled out its invitations to the shindig, and the cards feature a whopping total of four cars covered by sheets. According to the company, the public at large will get its first look an all-new concept car from the automaker, and judging by the ...

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    Saab 9-5 Sportwagon teased ahead of Geneva debut
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    Saab will be unveiling the new 9-5 Wagon Estate SportCombi at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and what appears to be the first official image has leaked, showing off the hatch's svelte new rump. The 9-5 SportCombi was caught testing during the automaker's period of limbo between owners, but now that the company is safely in the hands of Spyker Cars, the ...

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    Saab 9-5 gets (another) ill-fitting nose job - at hands of China's BAW
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    Chinese carmaker BAIC paid $200 million late last year for parts from General Motors' parts bin for Saab: the previous generation Saab 9-5 platform and the pre-2006 Saab 9-3 platform, along with a third mystery platform, two engines and two transmissions. The Beijing Motor Show is upon us, and the company's BAW division is apparently advertising what it ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Saab 9-5 is proof there's still some flight left in the ol' Griffin
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    To be honest, there have been points at which it felt like this new Saab 9-5 would never see the light of day. To say that the outgoing model had grown long in the tooth would be a colossal understatement, and in the hyper-competitive market that is the globe's entry-level premium segment, the 9-5 had become something of a placeholder, playing second ...

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    Saab spills at least a few beans about its forthcoming 9-5 [w/new pics]
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    Rendered Speculation: Is this the new Saab 9-5?
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    Saabs United procured some rendered versions of the coming Saab 9-5 that are purportedly from Saab itself. While computer renderings must be viewed with a few packets of salt sprinkled on the screen, if you compare the 9-5 sedan render with a spy shot of the rear end of the actual car, the similarities look promising. The wagon rendering is simply too ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this the next Saab 9-5?
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    On the market in its current form essentially unchanged for twelve years running, the Saab 9-5 is an aging beast, but the Swedish automaker is hard at work on its replacement. These spy shots of a heavily camouflaged test mule were snapped on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain.It's hard to tell much from the photos of the heavily disguised development ...

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    Detroit 2009: Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition is an excuse to issue a press release
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    We really feel for the folks at Saab, and not just because we love the 9-5 SportCombi and that we pined for a Turbo 900 with the Aero package for what seemed like all of the '80s. Yet look ahead 20 years – specifically to the 2009 Detroit Auto Show – and all we have to get excited about is the Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition. Frankly, the press ...

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    New Saab 9-5 set for Geneva next March
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    Originally predicted to be shown at the Paris Motor Show in October of this year, the 2010 Saab 9-5 won't actually debut until the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March of next year. While details of the new car are vague, we do know that it is based on GM's Epsilon II platform (unlike the new 9-3, now rumored to be downsized) and that the styling is expected ...

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    Geneva Preview: Saab 9-5 BioPower Rinspeed
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    Click photo for 37 more hi-res imagesWell, this one's a surprise. We thought that the radical eXasis concept would be all Rinspeed had on hand at the Geneva Motor Show, but instead, the Swiss tuner has teamed with Saab to create a matching 9-5 BioPower station wagon, as well. Lowered and painted a striking yellow, the car features fiberglass elements ...

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    LA Auto Show: Saab 60th Anniversary Editions
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    Click to enlargeIn celebration of its diamond anniversary, Saab is offering the 9-3 and 9-5 with special 60th Anniversary Edition trim packages. Outside, the cars receive a glitzy Ice Blue metallic finish and 17" rims. The theme inside the cabin is darker, with black leather seats and dark walnut trim setting the tone. Gray inlays and an embossed Saab logo ...

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