Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Saab 9-3 sports?
The build quality is generally very good, and the cars cope well with high miles. However, service history is important and the Turbos need the right oil to run at their best. A dealer or specialist will know this, but look out for sludgy oil that can indicate engine problems.
A full service history also shows that the previous owners have taken care of the car and not tried to skimp on maintenance. Timing chains have a habit of rattling on engines and can eventually fail, so ensure they are checked.