Used Saab 9-3 Convertible 1998 - 2002 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Our recommendations

Used Saab 9-3 Convertible 1998 - 2002
  • Used Saab 9-3 Convertible 1998 - 2002
  • Used Saab 9-3 Convertible 1998 - 2002

Our recommendations

Which used Saab 9-3 sports should I buy?

One reason for the 9-3's popularity was its powerful turbo engines, but there were two non-turbocharged petrols available when the car was launched: a 2.0-litre and a 2.3, with 130bhp and 150bhp respectively.

However, turbocharged units replaced them within a year. The 2.0t develops 154bhp, while the 2.0HOT (high output turbo) has 205bhp. There's also a mid-power 2.0t with 185bhp, while the most powerful engine is the 2.3t Viggen unit with up to 230bhp.