Perhaps instead of posting a poll, you should be asking yourself..."which car YOU like better." Go for test drives. Feel them both out - survey the interiors. Take a look at the cars from every angle.
Then after that, buy the car that you "feel better" with. It's just that simple.
For myself, I felt better in a 9-3 Vector over a Audi A4, Acura TSX, Infiniti G35 Coupe, etc.
You'll know what I am talking about after you do the things I mentioned above.
9-3 or 9-5? For myself, the 9-5 wasn't really even an option. I think the interior is severely dated and in need of an upgrade. As for the looks, nice looking car, but for a "larger" sedan, my vote goes to the 270HP Acura TL.
So, based on my standards of fun to drive factor, interior egonomics, and kick-ass looks, it's 9-3 all the way.
I don't know about that, but that blue 9-5 you got posted there looks damn sexy. If I had the money for a 9-5 I would have seriously considered it, but JN is right, it is just a bit dated interior wise. There was about 20K AUD differences between my 9-3 and a similarly equipped 9-5. So it really wasn't difficult to make a decision.
I just won't vote... a 9-5 Aero would be nice however, either the Sedan or the Wagon, i like the Wagons a bit more then the Sedan looks wise. Plus it'd be more of a Sleeper 8) if you got the route of 9-3, look for a 99 Viggen - 3 door. The are some of the BEST looking Saabs i've ever seen. And pretty damn fast too. I still will say a nice 1997 9000 Aero too is a nice ride.
I heard it was going to be 2005, but pushed it back to 2006 because of the 9-7 and 9-3 sports hatch and 9-2X taking up so much resources. I think they also want to bring out one new model each year for the next 5 years or something.
2003 - 9-3SS
2004 - 9-2X
2005 - 9-3 Sports hatch
2006 - 9-5