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Overall reader verdict 4 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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38 reader reviews for Saab 9-3 Sport Wagon.
  • 1.9TiD 150 Vector Sport Annive 5dr

    Leigh McGough , . Date: 19/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    Okay, have owned this car since May 2012. Initially had problems with the DPF - bought private so should have gone with my instincts - not about the car but about the DPF which which had been changed. I sorted the DPF out with a removal and recode of the ECU and it drives superb.

    I love the cabin quality - although mine squeaks a little... Satnav... Bluetooth phone... all superb.

    The seats are really comfy and the ride is super.

    I average 50+mpg on a motorway long distance run and its always over 44mpg on a combined cycle.

    My garage is a run by an ex Senior Saab Technician and I haven't had any major bills other than routine maintenance or maintenance appropriate for 100k+ modern diesel engines.

    Yes I would buy another one if Saab still existed but sadly I will be forced to look elsewhere... Its been my favourite car so far and believe me I have owned lots!

  • 1.9TiD 150 Vector Sport 5dr

    paul christofi , essex . Date: 12/02/2009
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33.6

    My car

    have had this car 30 months, great seats cabin and generous kit and really practical but a bit thirsty even for an anuto and a so-so ride. Overall a nice car and you wont see too many on the road.

  • 1.9TiD 150 Airflow 5dr

    Stuart Catchpole Date: 17/01/2009
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    Rear leg room poor especially when drivers seat in the furthest back position. Good car to drive, reasonable fuel ecconomy

  • 1.9TiD 150 Linear SE 5dr

    ben redgate , surrey . Date: 11/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After viewing the Saab 9-3 sports Wagon on several occasion & dare I say it beginning to love the style. I went for a test drive around the London airport area in a 150bhp Linear SE manual. Yes I was quite impressed. Big smiley faces all around. But I quite fancied one with the parchment interior. I looked on the net & would you believe I found a black manual & a blue Auto 6 miles down the road. Excellent! So off I went to look at the 2 Linear SE Sports Wagons. When I got there, I realized I did not like the black manual one. So arranged a long test drive in the blue auto. I loved the auto box after living with it for a few hours, but I drove it on the Motorway & I did not like the ride. It felt very unsettled over bumps in the road. So did the steering which seemed to be a little wayward when going over the bumps. It felt like it rocking from side to side very slightly, maybe this was exaggerated by the soft seats. I'm not going to give up yet, I'm going to take a Vector Sport Sports Wagon auto on a extended test drive next weekend, I'm hoping it will be great on the Motorway, Otherwise its back to the drawing board on finding a suitable set of wheels. Has anyone else experienced these strange ride characteristics? The Saab Salesman looked a bit mystified. Maybe it was that particular car I drove? Or maybe not? We will see next week!

Saab 9-3 Sport Wagon

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