2003 SAAB 9-3 SE Convertible 2.0
You will not find a better car for less than $7K
During my year of ownership, the serpentine belt has snapped, and the convertible 5th bow has failed, which impedes the convertible from closing all the way.
Now, every time I stop and go, the "Check soft top" message appears on the SID and it makes a sound similar to the one you get when you walk inside a 7/11.
Too expensive to fix.
The belt was only $40 and the labor was $80.
The seats are great. The heater and the A/C are great. Also, the "sport" mode is amazing.
Gas mileage is pretty lame considering the 4 cylinder engine.
A funny fact is that the check engine came on one day, and the code pointed out a failure on the boost control valve. One day, while driving on the freeway, the check engine light went away and the car runs normal again.
The car handles great, but feels heavy at times.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th January, 2014