SAAB 9-3 Review from Mexico

2003 SAAB 9-3 Vector 2.0T 210 HP

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0T 210 HP Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired45 kilometres
Most recent distance24000 kilometres
Previous carFord Crown Victoria


Outstanding performance, but poor Quality


Windows elevators, 4 times get broken... it´s a shame!!!

Anti-fog lamps, always show humidity (fogged)

Plastic sealing on exterior windows... melted.

Stereo, burned.

Interior noise.

Bad dealer service.

General Comments:

I choose my car from sundry options, including MB C-class or BMW 3 series, due to a excellence driving experience and due to exclusive car (not so many in my area).

Up to date I receive congratulations regarding my car, how it looks, etc.

But the car QA and dealer service make me think twice about getting another Saab in the future.

General speaking the car is great, but but has too many minors problems.

As somebody else said, I love this car, it makes you to have a smile every time you drive it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th October, 2005

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review