Quick, Discreet and Comfortable
Nothing. Sorry, a headlight bulb did go once. Does that count?
The car is typical Saab in as much as it's very comfortable, refined at speed and also extremely well built.
The handling is fantastic, not quite on par with rear drive competitors for example, but still very impressive. However, the ride quality is not compromised at all.
Performance is good, my last car was a high performance model Saab 9-5 so I'm used to outstanding performance. However, the 9-3 is much cheaper to run and feels much more modern.
The service from my local Saab dealer (Alexanders Saab, UK) has been second to none, I cannot fault them at all!
The car is three years old almost, but feels like new and was prepared to the highest standard.
The cabin is a great place to spend time in, it's comfortable, airy and spacious front and rear. The boot, albeit not as big as the 9-5, is still very generous.
The on-board computer is very useful, telling you your average mpg, speed and how many miles of fuel left in your tank, etc. The night panel mode is very useful for long night journeys, as is the cruise control.
My car is finished in black and looks just superb, it's a very smart car. It is great because it is more discreet than equivalent BMW's and is less common.
I'd whole-heartedly recommend anyone buying one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2006