After a long time spent rolling mediocre cars out of GM’s hand-offs, Saab finally got around to upping its game and rolled out some appealing vehicles. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late, and the automaker’s financial issues killed these cars very quickly.
Due to the lack of a certified service industry for Saab models, we’d almost never recommend buying one on the used market, but we may have to make an exception with this particular 9-5.
You see, if the listing of this 9-5 on Blocket is to be believed, it’s actually the last car Saab ever built at the brand’s Trollhattan production facility in Sweden. Priced at 225,000 Swedish Krona ($24,110), it’s not even very expensive.
The vehicle’s seller asserts that it was produced by the bankruptcy administrator and loaded with every single optional part available. Among these add-ons are front, rear and side parking sensors, keyless start and stop, a multimedia package with rear passenger screens, a head-up display, navigation, DVD reader, tire pressure sensors, four-zone air conditioning and Xenon headlights.
This was a range-topping 2.0 TTiD Aero, which means that it’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel that pumps out a respectable 187 hp at 4000 rpm and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque at 1750 rpm. Compared to modern luxury sedans of today, those figures aren’t overly impressive, but for a car built in late 2010, they’re not bad.
Unfortunately, no VIN has been provided in the listing, making it difficult to verify whether or not this is indeed the final Saab ever built. However, if it is, we’re sure there will be a Saab enthusiast out there that wants to snap up the dead Swedish marque’s best modern vehicle.