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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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39 reader reviews for Saab 9-3 Sport Wagon.
  • 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!

  • 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.

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