2000 SAAB 9-3 HOT Convertible 2.0 turbo (205 BHP)
Quirky and quick, and great value for money
Display on computer screen missing pixels.
Battery needed charging.
Some paintwork imperfections.
Slightly old fashioned even for 2000, but low key, stylish fun without German brashness. A year round convertible thanks to good wind protection and a great heater.
An oddball mixture of a powerful turbo engine, scuttle shake, twitchy handling, fantastic seats, thoughtful engineering (including a high quality electric/hydraulic roof), and the odd bit of GM penny pinching quality slips (flimsy plastic trim and rattles).
Inexpensive to buy, and so far no expenses to keep it going. Classic car insurance is very reasonable (£120).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th December, 2015