2001 SAAB 9-3 SE 2.0 HPT from South Africa
Great performance, well built spacious family saloon
I have only added 4000 km since I bought this car, and have only 1 negative comment - The right front wheel/shock squeaks when going over a small bump. This has been checked and no solution could be found, or what causes this noise. Some think that it is the rubber cover on the shock that rubs against the shock when compressing.
This is one of the best performing family saloons available. It goes from zero to very fast in no time.
The handling is excellent, except when flooring the pedal - the front wheels lose grip and steering fades. This makes for exciting driving. The finish is excellent and the cargo area holds more than enough luggage. The seating and head-space is great - I am 6 ft 4 and there is still space to spare.
The only changes I would like to see are: Improved adjustments for the steering wheel and rear split seats.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2005