Used Saab 9-3 Hatchback 1998 - 2002 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Advice for buyers

Used Saab 9-3 Hatchback 1998 - 2002
  • Used Saab 9-3 Hatchback 1998 - 2002
  • Used Saab 9-3 Hatchback 1998 - 2002
Used Saab 9-3 Hatchback 1998 - 2002 review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Saab 9-3 hatchback?

Warranty Direct reckons the 9-3 is a tough customer, but the timing chains on petrol engines can need attention from 60,000-mile onwards if the engine has suffered from an oil starvation problem.

The steering can become noisy, but this is easy and cheap to put right, while clonks from the suspension are most likely due to worn shock absorbers, which are simple to replace.