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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.
  • 1.9TTiD 180 Aero 5dr

    S Paddan Date: 21/12/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    This car has it all! Ive had my used 93 AERO 1.9 TTID for 2months now and its absolutely brilliant. Before I owned a very boring merc c class and wondering whether to replace it with the new shape c class or the new A4 avant, but the Saab offers a lot more car for money saving me 3k from the equivalent spec merc. The TTID unit is extremely powerful making overtaking a breeze. The sound system is very good, seats are superb and leg room is very good for 6fts +. The boot isn't huge with the rear seats up, however fold them down and its massive. it has all the goodies you would expect, sat-nav, sensors etc all working spot on.

    Will look forward to the servicing costs compared the merc. No problems to date, so far its happy driving. My advise is definitely buy one, don't waste your money on a badge (bmw)! Buy from an approved Saab dealer and with things the way they are you could end up getting a real bargain.

  • 1.9TiD 150 Vector Sport 5dr

    Kenneth Smith , Kent . Date: 15/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I tested the car for 3 days. It was delivered by Saab with 100miles and 3 faults malfuctioning satanav, water leaking throught he rear light, the electric tailgate release not working . The last car I had with that level of quality was a Rover 10 years ago. The engine was very noisy compared to other diesels in this catagory - simlar to pre common rail diesels. The handbrake trapped my finger virtually every time it was released. I did like the mode to switch off the all the instrument cluster lighting other than the speedometer. Overall they need to do a lot better.

  • 1.9TiD 150 Linear SE 5dr

    Jamie Jones , West Midlands . Date: 10/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As per my review below Dated 10/9/2008. I can confirm that due to the poor level of customer service from SAAB I will no longer be owning this car. I have done a deal with another manufacture's dealership who are taking me out of the SAAB Brand and I should be in a new car very soon (as soon as it arrives).

    I think that this is a great shame having owned SAABs previously and this being my 3rd. Once SAAB became aware that I had agreed to do a deal for a new car with another brand, they then agreed to look at the car which was all a bit to late IMHO.

    The car still has a number of outstanding warranty issues that have not been sorted out. I am surprised at just how the level of customer service has change compared to previous ownership experiences with the brand. I don't know how they can continue to call themselves a premium brand anymore. I Know that GM like many car makers are having tight times, but it is not in their long term interest to treat customers like this.

    I know that I will take a hit getting out of a new car this early but IMHO it will be worth it.

  • 1.9TiD 150 Vector Sport 5dr

    Stephen McNally , North Yorkshire . Date: 30/05/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Almost brilliant this - and I do quite love this car when its running well, handles - and has good power.

    My model (Vector Sport 150 TiD) has been dogged with faults however, and I've begun to regard it as a less then premium product. For an owner I'd say stick with it - its quirky but OK, inbetween garage visits.

    New owners - stay well clear and go for the main brands - the Mondeo, Skodas and VWs are (sadly) excellent, in the same bracket performance-wise, and much better value for money....

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