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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 Vector Sport 5dr

    Bryan Thompson , East Sussex . Date: 19/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took delivery of this vehicle January 06, its a joy to drive.

    Manual gearbox very positive gate change,and gear ranges just perfect.

    Powerful motorway vehicle with exeptional braking and roadholding. Town driving a pleasure,easy to park.

    Fuel consumption 45 mph.

    A great safe easy to drive vehicle, with sat-nav system and on board phone, you just talk to the vehicle and it takes instructions for your communications in complete safety.

  • 1.9TiD 150 Vector Sport 5dr

    Ken Stewart , Essex . Date: 18/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I selected this car as my company car mainly for its looks and price as it was pre registered therefore quite a saving.I am really pleased with my choice as its great to drive and is economical even at speed.

    The only critisim i have is shared by others, the gearbox is stiff and requires gentle persuation when cold to select 2nd. The dash and interior which my son refers to as an airoplane is spoilt by tacky plastic around the area of the hand brake.

    Otherwise im very pleased with my choice.

  • 1.9TiD 120 Linear Sport 5dr

    Phil Town , . Date: 18/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I too had issues with poor fuel comsumption and the engine, in terms of refinement and overall performance.

    For much of the time, the car felt asthmatic under acceleration and too noisy under load, and after 18,000 miles I had a small symphony of rattles and squeaks accompanying my every journey.

    As this was a company car, at the first opportunity I swapped it for a BMW 320d. A bit obvious, but in my opinion, head and shoulders above the Saab.

  • 1.9TiD 150 Vector 5dr

    Alan Pembshaw Date: 09/05/2006
    • 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

    I've been travelling on holiday mainly in France on B roads since picking up the car in Sweden in October 2005. We covered almost 30,000 kilometres with no hassles and achieved about 45 mpg over the whole trip.

    Only criticisms are lack of lumbar support in passenger seat and the manual gearbox is a bit clunky.

    I found the road holding was good except over bumpy roads where it wobbled a bit. On motorways it came into its own by being very stable at speeds from 125-180km per hour. The car is especially responsive at over 2000rpm in any gear.

Saab 9-3 Sport Wagon

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