2004 SAAB 9-3 Linear from North America
The best car ever!
Nothing has gone wrong with this car as of yet. Knock on wood.
I LOVE this car! It's very comfortable and I am a large person. The seats are adjustable for just about every size. I've never seen a car that has so much space from the seat to go forward for short people and backward for large. The back of the seat has an adjustment for back support which I really love for long trips. The steering wheel adjusts up and down for the right height. The handling is amazing. The wheel is very "tight" and the vehicle is very aerodynamic. The turbo is tough. The gas mileage is amazing. Mine gets 28 city and 35 hwy. This car is by far my favorite car I've ever owned. (previous cars: Chevy Chevette, Ford Escort, Chevy Beretta, Olds Intrigue, Pontiac Montana, Pontiac Aztek, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chevy Cavalier, VW Cabrio)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2008
5th Jul 2008, 10:11
No wonder. All the cars that you have owned are not in the same class with SAAB. Fair comparison would be with entry level models from Audi, BMW or Mercedes.
23rd May 2015, 16:58
I bought a 2005 Linear 1.8t 2.0 litre turbo recently and can understand why people love these cars. Being the low end turbo, the car drives reasonably and will never have awesome Aero performance, but that is probably why owners of this model are so happy. These cars are purchased and driven by ordinary drivers, not pretend racing drivers and are usually treated respectfully... and as such... they last, everything works and they are lovable.
Mine is a convertible and I just love having the flexibility of a four seater commuter and a weekend fun car in the one package. Let's face it... you can't race on the roads without paying a price in some way, and for normal people, this is an amazing car. Good grief... why would you buy a Corolla or some other silly car when you can slide the top down and revel in the sport experience. The car may not have racing performance... but good grief... for such a size, it shoots around any corner and does everything you want.
Having bagged the power of this car, it is only marginally slower than my V6 3.8 litre Holden Commodore it replaced. I could generate any sort of speeding fine I wanted, but seeing as we all have to drive on public roads, this car is perfect... and the technology of the engine ensures it is fuel efficient too. Love my Saab...