7th Jan 2006, 15:19

These cars are quick, BUT sharing its chassis with a vauxhall, the handling is awful with too much torque steer.

24th Feb 2006, 14:29

My daughter is planning on buying a 2000 9-3 this week. It has 100000 miles on it, you're in the same boat as far as mileage goes, are you still happy with the car? Anymore problems since your last blog?

26th Nov 2006, 18:29

We had the a few 9.3s on our company car fleet, 2001 and 2002 models. As they were the last of that model type they were highly specced and we got good deals on the cars. However, they were troublesome in terms of mechanical reliability, the general build quality and handling. The turbo charged engines are simply too powerful for the chassis to handle which can make the car quite unsafe. In addition there were issues with clutches, engines, air-con, computer displays and instrument panel failures. GM, it would seem, has ruined SAAB quality and dependability and I believe that the current 9.3 is even worse. This is certainly not a car to compete with the german execs and it's a pity.

27th Nov 2006, 14:00

I couldn't disagree more with the comment that the turbos are too powerful for the chassis.

What a load!!!

27th Aug 2008, 19:51

I had a 2000 93 SE, great car but one down fall is the oil pump pick up screen is so tightly spaced that it clogs easily, causing eventual engine failure. But if you change the oil every 3000 miles it shouldn't be a problem.

Before the 93 I owned a 89 900T, with some mods, which I regret doing, that caused the #1 piston to fail during a race against a Mustang at 110 mph, up hill in 90F, wasn't too smart.

That classic 900 went through snow like a shark in water, damn I miss that car!

I'm presently looking for 97, 98 9000 or 99, 2000 9-5, but not sure on which model?

16th Aug 2010, 12:31

My brother has a 93 2.0t Aero... He thought he was untouchable until I left him in my old Mitsubishi FTO GPX :) But they are very nice cars... I like them!