Used Saab 9-3 Convertible 2002 - 2012 review

Category: Convertible

Section: What is it like?

2002 - 2012 review
Saab 9-3 Convertible (02 - 12)
  • Saab 9-3 Convertible (02 - 12)
  • Saab 9-3 Convertible (02 - 12)
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What's the used Saab 9-3 sports like?

This Saab 9-3 Convertible is better to drive than the older models, with its sharp steering and plenty of feedback.

The ride is comfortable and, with little body roll through bends, the 9-3 is a more than capable car, if not as sharp to drive as the class-leading BMW 3 Series convertible. That's especially the case with the most powerful engines, which can expose the limits of the car's traction.

Inside, too, the focus is on comfort, and the wide range of seating and steering wheel adjustment means anyone should be able to get comfortable. The cabin is a pleasant place to be and, generally, the build quality is good. Even space in the rear is acceptable, and the luggage space is reasonable.

With the roof up, you'll notice wind noise over 50mph, but it's not excessive. And, even when you drop the top, you should be well isolated from any buffeting.