27th Jan 2007, 12:21
<<2:25 That's just your opinion. My opinion is just the opposite.>.
No, it's true. The Saab is based on the Vectra (meaning "mass market") platform, not a "purpose built" platform like the BMW 3 series or Mercedes C class.
Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but Saabs have horrible reliability and dealers that don't care according to reviewers here.
12th Apr 2007, 10:20
Every individual has their own view of 'what great looks and feels like'. Personally I feel my 9-3 is great, enough said. I believe a car will last if looked after. Give the car time and you will reap the rewards. Maybe, just maybe, an under performing vehicle is the price you can pay for neglect?? Comment as you wish, every individual has the right to their own view. Mine is that Saab are outstanding cars, maybe I am lucky? I have always looked after my car and always my car has never let me down... Enjoy!
24th Apr 2007, 15:20
Point taken, but the only NEGLECT with my 9-3 lies with Saab, the product & customer care. enough said too!
14th Aug 2007, 11:30
I wrote this original review.
Very amusing how passionate people get about loving or hating this product.
A few facts:
The floorpan of the 9-3 saloon/sedan is the "Epsilon" platform. ALSO shared with the Vauxhall Vectra amongst other vehicles. The floorpan is one of the most expensive and heavily engineered parts of the car, thus explaining why it is shared.
Forgive my percentage quote for reliability. It was not to be taken too seriously.
Saab are from my experience a niche product, trying to be a volume premium car. This will not work in my opinion. I feel Saab should have stuck with quirky individual cars, and not competing with bland company cars like BM's and Mercs etc.