2006 SAAB 9-3 ARC 2.0T from North America
Pretty good car, but could be excellent if the interior materials quality was improved
Nothing has gone wrong with the car so far, either mechanical or electrical.
The principal weakness on this car rests on the interior rattle noises and buzzes. There are a number of them particularly coming from the interior door trim, dash, and sunroof. These noises have either been resolved by the dealer or myself to an acceptable level.
Car runs very smoothly.
Very good acceleration from start with relatively low turbo lag.
Some torque steer as in most front wheel drives.
Outstanding acceleration from constant cruising speeds in either city or highway driving.
Relatively good handling on curves and bends.
Radio/speakers not up to current standards in audible quality, however, listening to audio Cd's is acceptable.
Comfortable seats and very good climate control.
Poor quality plastics especially around dash area and surrounding controls, ex: turn signal and wiper control.
Superb breaking capability and control.
Dash controls and displays are quite confusing at first - but you will get accustomed to them over time. Fair amount of tunable settings.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th November, 2006