Used Saab 9-3 Saloon 2002 - 2012 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Our recommendations

Saab 9-3 Saloon (02 - 12)
  • Saab 9-3 Saloon (02 - 12)
  • Saab 9-3 Saloon (02 - 12)

Our recommendations

Which used Saab 9-3 saloon should I buy?

There are just two non-turbocharged engines - a flexible 122bhp 1.8 petrol and, on a few early cars, a decent 150bhp 2.3 petrol. At the other end of the scale sit the turbocharged 247bhp 2.8T and 210bhp 2.0T. Both are fast, but can overwhelm the chassis and steering.

The punchy 2.0t puts out 175bhp, but our favourite petrol is the 150bhp 1.8t, which actually has a 2.0-litre engine.