2003 SAAB 9-3 Linear from North America
Would only trade it for an AERO
Buttons on radio face were worn out by previous owner. Was replaced by the SAAB dealer under the manufacturer warranty.
6 disc CD player skipped consistently making it inoperable. Was replaced by the SAAB dealer under the manufacturer warranty.
Dash light for the emergency brake has never worked while I have owned it. But I find it a trivial issue and I am not worried about it.
The car is a 5-speed manual. There is a mechanical noise, almost a slipping sound that happens when the car moves the first 20 feet. But after happening it will never happen again, til I turn the car on and off again. SAAB dealer was unable to find a solution.
The rear brake rotors and pads wore out. Which is normal, but the price was higher than most.
As mentioned on a previous post, my front end suspension will make a squeaking sound when it is cold out when going over bumps.
As mentioned on other posts, my emblems wore off. I find it unfortunate, but after replacement. They look better than ever.
The car handles great.
New tires were put on recently and greatly improved the handling and feeling of the car.
The fuel mileage is excellent.
Great passing power on the highway even with the smaller engine.
Love the comments I get from people. It really is a great looking car that doesn't need after-market accessories to get comments.
The car is black and the finish is good.
Comfortable to drive in all weather.
I have been someone who buys a car very frequently and I have not looked for a car in the year that I've owned it.
I have not own a lot of high end cars, but this is the best car I've ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2007