If you’re in the market for a second-gen Saab 9-5 Aero, then you’ll know that the pickin’s are slim for the top trim level of the last sedan ever built by Saab Automobile A.B.
In 2010, only 654 9-5s were built for the U.S. market, and they were all Aero models. Production more than quadrupled in 2011 to 2,765 units shipped to the U.S., 390 of which were Aero models. To put that in perspective, there were 12,953 Chevrolet SS sedans built from 2013 to 2018, and the SS is considered to be a very low-production car.
If you were to hop on Cars.com and search for a 2010 or 2011 9-5, you’d get just 27 results, and only 9 of those would be Aero models. Prices range quite a bit, with the cheapest 9-5 Aero coming in at $7,900 with 120,000 miles, and the most expensive at $24,999 with 47,638 miles.
The best deal we’ve recently seen was swept away as quickly as you’d expect. It was an Arctic White Aero model with a Light-Neutral Interior and just 51,092 miles. The car sold for a sound $12,900, and we think that’s a fair price that both the buyer and seller should be content with, considering the original sticker price was $55,680 eight years ago.
Aside from the Arctic White 9-5, there’re two others that also stood out, and they’re both still available. The first is a black-on-black 2011 model with several notable features, including optional 19-inch wheels, air-conditioned seats, and a touch-screen display with built-in navigation. The price was originally $14,980, which made Frankie and Kayla consider the prospect of adding it to their fleet as a new daily driver. When Frankie inquired about the Saab and asked about the price change he was told,
Unfortunately when you sell retail cars they need Reconditioning. All new tires last week. 913.00. Full-service syn oil change and air filter 111.00. Touch up all bodywork 800.00. Xwd Fluid changes next week. Would of [sic] loved to sell the car as is but that’s not who I am.
The other 9-5 that caught our attention is a Fjord blue 2010 model with valuable recent maintenance, including new Pirelli tires, flushing transmission and differential fluids, coolant flush, power-steering fluid flush, new spark plugs along with new ignition coils, and the timing chains were also replaced. (This is the same 9-5 shown in one of the images above)
There’s a chance that these 9-5s may appreciate in value later on, though this will probably only apply to well-kept, low-mileage examples. There was a one-of-one, Java Brown Saab 9-5 SportCombi Aero Turbo6 that sold for $88,500, so the notion isn’t all that far-fetched. That 9-5 SportCombi Aero was 1 of 35 prototypes built by Saab, some of which have been registered as road-legal cars over in Europe.
Second-gen Saab 9-5 Aero listings