Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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134 reader reviews for Saab 9-3 Saloon.
  • 1.9TiD 120 Linear SE 4dr

    Zubair Gheewala Date: 17/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Good build quality, fantastic to drive, economical and spacious for passengers. Decent power and performance from the engine. Nice etxras / equipment. Signature lighting seems to get other road users attention!!

  • 1.9TiD 120 Vector Sport 4dr

    SIMON OLDROYD Date: 07/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i bought this car at 11 months old with only 8 k on the clock from my local saab dealer.the car is a 1.9 vector sport tid 120.the engine is very impressive and has rapid pace but after a while got bored so had it chipped now the performance is truely breathtaking .getting back to the car no problems only time my hands been in my pocket was for a service at 2 yrs old .my only gripe is that the interior feeels a little on the cheap side but the generous equipment levels make up for it i suppose but on the whole a very stylish and reliable saloon would definately have another .

  • 1.9TiD 150 Vector Sport 4dr

    Finlayson Brian , UK . Date: 10/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have driven this as a company car for 2 1/2 years now and 50k miles and it is still a fairly good drive - if I can keep it out of the garage. I've had to get it repaired with: steeling lock (twice), ignition (3 times), wheel bearings, EGR valve (twice), swirrel valves, gearbox linkage housing, ECU problems (3 times) etc, etc. The Sat-Nav and infotainment is also a joke. It takes 11 seconds to do something after you press a key. This can be something as simple as dialling the last number! I had an A4 before and no problems and I will be going bmw next. I'll never get another Saab.

  • 1.8t Linear Sport 4dr

    Rob Jackson Date: 28/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was persuaded by my wife to by this model (2005- 55 plate) but the longer we have had it the less impressed we are with it. The build quality is not a match on the older cars. My Saab 95 (1999) is better built and overall superior.

    This cars performance I can say is good and thats about as much as it has going for it. The ride I can only compare to my old ford escort (1980's) its noisy in the cabin unless on a smooth motorway, the radio is utterly useless. Its done 18k and the back discs and pads need replacing. The display occasionaly disappears, I have to top up the water more frequently than any other car I have owned. I for one will not be buying another Saab. And buyer beware I bought this car from a dealer 12 months ago for £11k and can only get £7500 part ex at best ! so its depreciated £3k in 12 months even with such a low mileage.

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