SAAB 9-3 Reviews from Netherlands

2003 SAAB 9-3

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Sebring Sedan

Summary:

Excellent car, overall

Faults:

Air blower broken at 96000km.

Mediocre seats tissue.

Very sensitive paint on the dashboard, easily peeling off.

General Comments:

Excellent car.

Low on gas on the highway.

Excellent outside view.

Silent engine (1.8t).

That green dashboard is fantastic!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2009

1999 SAAB 9-3 2.0t

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0t Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Nice car, relatively quick, makes a statement

Faults:

Ventilator controls broken twice

Fuel cap broken.

General Comments:

Fast and comfortable kilometer-eater.

This thing is fast, provided you keep it in the turbo range. On the motorway, there aren't many cars able to keep up once you shift down into 4th and metal it... provided the airco is off. That cooling system takes a lot of power!

Steering and handling could be better. It's not as sharp and direct as I wished, but it's okay nonetheless.

Shifts are somewhat knotty and getting the thing in first gear can be awkward.

Slightly noisy when compared to todays standards, but not seriously loud or anything.

The controls are somewhat heavy. It has a big steering wheel for a reason and the clutch can be too much when stuck in yet another traffic yam.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2006

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews