Bottom line, newer is in general better - improvements to the engine, etc. The V6 is a pretty good engine, not like the V6 in the 9000. I found the V6 cars to have a nice low end pull, but not quite the upper end kick of the turbo4.
One thing with the used market over new is that you don't get to choose options, but the cost spread between an optioned up car and a base a lot less. One thing about the V6 models is that they tended to come with more features standard. Also, newer cars came with fewer features standard, and instead were bundled into option packages. So some things like fog lights you may be used to may not show up on some cars.
The approach I'd take is to look for a good car - service records, first and foremost. The drivetrain is secondary in the 9-5, and I think that's nice. Yes, some engines have more power, but even the base model is pretty quick.
If you go CPO, check the in-service date. The newer the in-service date, the longer the warranty, unless you put on miles quick. A 2004 could be sold in September of 2003- first of the litter - or December of 2004 - a lot left-over. That can be 15 months of longer warranty.
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