Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Saab 9-3 saloon?
Saab 9-3 owners are generally a very satisfied bunch, and the car usually does well in customer reports, such as the JD Power survey. Faults are never something they worry unduly about, although the car is only mid-ranking in our reliability report.
A number of our readers have detailed problems with the engine's ECU (its electronic brain), faults with the electric windows, and various rattles and creaks. So check out these areas carefully on any prospective purchase.