When I first moved to Boston for grad school, I was certain that you got three things upon moving to New England: a pair of Birkenstocks, an LL Bean credit card and the keys to one of three cars: a Saab, Volvo or Subaru Outback. Perhaps I have a tendency towards simplifying semiotics, but it seemed like there was one of these cars on every corner, and if not, wagons with all-wheel drive and a manual gearbox ruled the day. So this Saab 9-5 Aero equipped with the 5-speed manual is pretty much a New Englander’s dream. It even has a little more German DNA underneath than one might suspect, as it shares some of its underpinnings with the Opel Vectra.
Click for details: 2004 Saab 9-5 Aero SportCombi on Boston’s Craigslist
Model: 9-5 Aero SportCombi
Engine: 2.3 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 101,000 mi
Price: $9,995 Buy It Now
Rare 5 speed manual Aero Wagon, rare Glacier Blue Metallic, one owner car, 4 cylinder turbo-250hp, fully loaded with leather interior, heated memory seats, dual digital climate control, 17″ wheels, sunroof and much more. 101k miles, runs and drives excellent
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I’ve never come across a 9-5 in this color and it’s probably not to everyone’s liking. Too often we’re denied the broad color spectrum offered to customers in Europe, as tastes here tend to be a bit more conservative. It’s nice though to see someone was willing to go out on a limb with this wild color, then decide to equip it with a manual gearbox. This hauler isn’t for everyone, but with plenty of load capacity and that turbo lump under the hood, it makes for an intriguing alternative for those with a couple of kids in need of a family rig. If you can find a good mechanic familiar with these cars and rely on the enthusiast community, you should be able to enjoy many more years of motoring, even though the company has effectively ceased operations…or has it? The price is a little strong considering the mileage. If it were priced somewhere in the meaty part of the $7,000 to $9,000 curve, it probably would find a new home in short order.