2011 Saab 9-5 Aero XWD Sedan

2011 Saab 9-5 Aero XWD Sedan
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero XWD Sedan - Automobile Magazine
Good, but not quite right.

Poor, poor Saab. The entire time I was behind the wheel of the 9-5, I thought I was in a reskinned Buick. It’s just way too long and wide to feel like a real Saab. I really dislike the way the interior feels so much like a typical General Motors interior with a few concessions to the vehicles I’d really consider to be Saabs. Why is the nightpanel button (a signature Saab item) in almost exactly the same place as every push-to-start button on “normal” cars? I know Saab has always done the console ignition, but does that make any sense without a physical key? I spent a week with the car and that still wasn’t enough time to train myself to not push the nightpanel button when I wanted ignition.

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