2007 SAAB 9-3

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$7,287
$357
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131,272 Miles
38,874
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 131272
Color: SILVER
Body Style: Sedan
Interior: Black
Doors: 4
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 2.0L I4 16V MPFI DOHC Turbo
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Englewood, CO

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Option & Equipment

1st and 2nd row curtain head airbags
4-wheel ABS Brakes
ABS and Driveline Traction Control
AM/FM/Satellite-prep Radio
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio system security
Automatic front air conditioning
Auxilliary engine cooler
Beverage cooler in glovebox
Braking Assist
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Clock: In-dash
Coil front spring
Cruise control
Daytime running lights
Digital Audio Input
Driver Seat Head Restraint Whiplash Protection
Dual front air conditioning zones
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
External temperature display
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Four-wheel Independent Suspensio
Front and rear reading lights
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 16.4 gal.
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection with Passenger Seat
Headlights off auto delay
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Intercooled Turbo
Interior air filtration
Leather seat upholstery
Leather shift knob trim
Leather steering wheel trim
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 6.9 s
Max cargo capacity: 15 cu.ft.
MP3 player
Passenger Airbag
Passenger reverse tilt mirror
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote trunk release
Power remote w/tilt down passenger mirror adjustment
Power steering
Power windows
Privacy glass: Light
Radio Data System
Rear bench
Rear fog lights
Rear seats center armrest with pass-thru
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote activated exterior entry lights
Remote power door locks
Side airbag
Silver aluminum rims
Simulated wood center console trim
Simulated wood door trim
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Stability control
Strut front suspension
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Total Number of Speakers: 7
Trip computer
Vehicle Emissions: LEV II
Wheel Diameter: 16
Wheel Width: 6.5

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Great service

5
Annaliah on 11/15/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I worked with a guy named Chris & I purchased a 2014 Kia Optima turbo for my first car & the service was great. He was very helpful & he made sure I was happy & had the right car in my hands. I am very satisfied with the the service! Thanks to Chris I found a car that I love.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 89 reviews

Love this car!

5
Michael Mehring on 10/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

Too bad Saab doesn't sell here in the US anymore. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.

NICE car - in love, no plans to ever sell her

4.8
jonnyb433 on 02/07/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought new, 60th anniversary, ice blue met, roof rack & spoiler, 17" wheels, automatic, anniv leather. Now just over 50k miles on her (in storage for a while), never happier with her. She has plenty of power, gets decent mileage 23-24 mpg ave. Repl some bulbs (not incredibly easy to replace) and change oil ($100 or so once per year, mobil1 synth), that's really about it. Only 'maintenance' we've had was a set of rear brakes & rotors - pads burned straight through at about 20k miles, warranty refused, generally pretty pissed about that 'cause there's no way rears should wear that fast! My second Saab, and just bought the third, a low-mileage 2011 9-5.

Underestimated

4.6
oyebon on 10/28/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought this car with 22K miles and now have just over 100K. Overall the car provided great value for the money spent, under 20K. Over the span of 6 years, had to replace 1 crank shift sensor 300$, 1 power window 300$, and a brake line 200$; rotors with brakes with run 500$ for a pair. One dealership tried to con me out of a radiator for another 1K, so careful where you take it. But if you can find a reliable place that does good maintenance work, you are in for a pleasant daily commute.

A perfect, tasteful, delightful car.

5
deathshot on 04/27/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I honestly have no complaints about this car. It is powerful, fuel efficient, stylish, tasteful, sporty, and elegant. When you have a car as well-rounded as this, people often dig around for any little excuse to put her down. For instance, I see people bashing the interior or claiming that the handling isn't good enough. That's a load. This car's interior is fantastic. It is practical, minimal, and elegant in true Swedish style. Saab was an uncompromising company with high standards and a progressive attitude. They simply didn't fit the mold of consumer sameness and that may have been their downfall. They made safe, fast cars with idiosyncratic personalities. They will be missed.

My first Saab—I'm in love!

5
73spider on 04/07/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

To make the story short, I'm in love with this car. Everything about it is so pleasing. It's distinctively beautiful inside and out, with a very attractive interior and style that I find far superior to the German cars. The handling is exceptional for so heavy a car, and the ride is very pleasant—evidence of a supple suspension setup. The more I drive it, the more I respect the work of Saab engineers and designers. Even the colors of my car, silver with parchment leather, are stunning: people comment so favorably. I feel so happy to drive this Saab!

Great car - Great value

4.9
jriroberts on 01/27/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car - my third Saab. Bot it used in Jan 09. Drive 3 times a year from Maine to western PA (about 850 mi). Always have used regular gasoline and my highway mileage is consistently 36.5 mpg. I drive about 9 over speed limit and occasionally high 80's. The car goes great, climbs the PA mountains with ease at any speed, accelerates on demand, and is wicked fun to drive. In town mileage averages 25. Not sure why my mileage is so much better than what others report except that I am driving a 6 spd manual and I'm apparently driving it very well:) I am so sad that Saab is no longer. It delivers great bang for your buck! My 99 9-5 with 190k is used daily for commuting by my daughter

Pleasantly Surprised

4.4
drewtoo88 on 09/15/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased a 2007 9-3 SportCombi 60th anniversary addition in Dec ’09 w/34K mi – now have 67k. Issues: two head lamps replaced for $25. Things to be aware of: Oil changes - 2.0t takes (6) quarts of synthetic oil only, so $100 every 6.5K miles will add up and it only takes premium gas. Gas mileage - City 21, Highway 27 = average around 23. Full tune up at 60K = $700 (dealer $1k).

Turned down 2008 model for this 2007 one.

4.8
smokythediesel on 08/29/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2007 in 2009 with 22K on the odometer. I now have exactly 55555miles on it. It has an automatic transmission with manual mode. A few days after purchase at a local GM dealer the wind deflector (plastic cover under the front of the car) disintegrated taking out right fender cover with it on the highway. Same day I had bought all covers and hardware at different local Cadillac dealer. Installed it myself and noticed that the old cover (pieces of it) was new (paper still attached to it) and had only half the required screws installed. I already knew the dealers are criminals, so I do my own maintenance on all of my cars. This was the only problem I had with my saab 9-3. I love it!

Love the 60th Anniversary

5
howie93x on 07/03/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my 9-3 for 14 months and have put 45k miles on it so far. It has a total of 85k. I had a few minor issues covered under warranty when I first picked up and since then it has been flawless. This Saab drives very cleanly and is very fun to drive. My BMW friends are always impressed with the comfort and also with the performance. The Saab is built for safety, function, and fun to drive. I thoroughly enjoy driving this car, especially on my once weekly trip over a very winding mountain road. This is my 3rd Saab and 7th overall car. So far it has been the most reliable car I have owned.

Sometimes I don't get Edmunds

4.8
racebannon1 on 04/20/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Listed con in Edmunds review: Suspension should be stiffer on Aero models, ride can be choppy over bumps... So you want a stiffer suspension so that you can complain about the ride being choppy over bumps? Okay, got it. My review: I've owned this car for a few years & feel if ever there was a time to write a review it's now. If I have but one complaint it is that the interior, while is nice overall, has components of it that just feel cheap. Acceleration, gas mileage & the quality of this vehicle make it a steal as a used car. Cargo room is awesome and the ease to fold down the rear seats is super handy.

More Than Satisfied

5
John L. Bell on 10/08/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have no reason to tout this vehicle other than to give credit to Saab for building one of the best vehicles I have ever bought. It is a remarkable car in every respect and on a recent trip to MN from my home in FL my computer reflected 33.1 mpg at 2000 rpm. I am totally pleased with this vehicle. It is built like a tank and drives like a Porch, and a fun vehicle to drive, with, or without the top down There is but one item that I just can't like, and that is the standard equipment Radio/AM;FM;CD & Sat. to which I do NOT subscribe. This vehicle was purchased used in AL and was an excellent buy and an outstanding value.Fit and Finish are perfection at it's finest. I am a very happy owner.

V6 Turbo Power

4.9
Pete on 07/17/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My first Saab. I looked at BMW, MB, Audi but purchased the Aero because it was better priced, less "common," and the performance is equivalent (especially with the V6). Excellent dealership service, very few issues over the past 18 months (defective battery shorted), and it turns head in the dark Fusion Blue. Glad to see Saab has been purchased and will continue on!

Fun to Drive

3.5
Perfect for me on 07/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased the 60th Anniversary edition which I preferred for its "fancy trim" package. I find the car to suit me well as it is small, yet seats four fairly comfortably, quick on its feet yet provides a nice MPG and its stylish without being pretentious.

Buy with CPO

4.5
dgebler on 07/07/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought a 2007 to get the car at half price w/ 3 years left on CPO warranty. The car has understated sportiness: it handles great for normal driving even if it wouldn't beat another car on a test track. Having the top down is great fun: easy to have conversations with the passenger.It's a car to take pride in and have fun with.

My First Saab and First Wagon

3.9
drewtoo88 on 06/20/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Really like the looks of the 60th anniversary edition with the 17” rims. Black on black with the rear wing and front fog light. I get 23-24 at best. Highway you will get 27-28. Driving impressions: Stiff in the corners can be tedious on rough roads, lots of tire noise. Given this, it handles very well and passes like my VW GTI did. Corning is a blast with the manual mode. Inside impressions: Seats are really well done. The cargo area of the wagon is astonishingly roomy. Controls are nicely done and easy to operate. Back seat fit IS tight. The fit and finish are good, but a little cheap with some of the plastics. Over all though, it feels nice to sit in and look out of.

grandpa likes it

4.5
brichmond on 05/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

it drives and handles excellent ,nice excelleration, comfort good,it has stife susspension can feel bumps in road but it is a sports car what do you expect. headlights at night excellent fuel milage ok around 14 in city on highway maybe 29- 31.dependable ,nice looking car, for smoker it needs ash tray. ha ha

Put this engine in a different body

4.3
Bucky on 04/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Now at 60,000K. The sedan is definitely a small car but loves 80+ mph at 34+ mpg (on regular unleaded). Interior is kinda cheap for a $30,000 vehicle and I am not too keen with the useless bells and whistles. But it is clearly a true European sports sedan. And no major issues thus far.

Great Sleeper!

4.3
Eric on 04/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just completing 3 years of ownership and still love to drive it. Looked at A4, 3 Series, etc and settled on Saab as the quirky underdog. But for the price (around $30k out the door at the time), much faster than similar priced cars, and none of the BMW snooty/arrogance in the in the image. More often than not, people are surprised by the power, the speed off the line, and the PASSING POWER - love driving this car on highways (great seats, good size, great visibility for a modern car...at least the sedan is, not sure of wagon). Not for those wanting quick respect from other "car people", but lots of fun if you want a practical compromise and still have a blast on an interstate.

What a fantastic power plant

4.9
John on 03/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had our Saab for 2 years and 45k miles now. The car has performed flawlessly. The reliability has been fantastic. Love dealing with my dealer for parts and the free service. Would look at Saab again, especially now that they have their ownership issues under control.

A GREAT underappreciated Convertible

4.8
Taylor on 03/18/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A fun, unusual car that stands out from the crowd! Ultracomfortable car looks superb in White with beige leather trim, reliable with good gas mileage, this is an under appreciated car that actually has a usable back seat compared to any others in its class, dealerships are few and far between, they have a good track record for looks, reliability and insurance, I am a very particular owner, have had many cars but this one is way and above the best in all areas, many safety features, security is good for a rag top, would trust it to take me anywhere, more importantly I trust the car with precious cargo, my wife, she gets a kick from driving it and has never failed us. Advice, buy a used one as you save money!

Too bad

4.4
JDR on 03/16/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Good looks and safe car. The best seats for comfort hands down. The sad part, I have to boost the car every 6 weeks or so. Gone several times back to dealership, changed battery 3 times, changed steering lock mechanism, headlight bulbs burn every 4 months. Of course it never starts when I need it most! I.e., leaving on a trip to Florida with car fully packed with luggage and family, turn the key. No start! Call AAA for boost. What a pity. Cannot trust that the car will start! Fuel consumption in city driving is high for a 4 cyl, on the other hand highway fuel consumption is really good! I since sold the car as I will not pay premium price for a car that will leave me stranded!

2007 to the old Saab of yester year..

4.5
justin on 02/27/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid car owned a fair share of Saabs, better build then my 2000 Saab 93 SE. However lacks the road feel and fun of an old pre GM models from the 80's and early 90's.

Still Love It

4.1
Sean D on 12/04/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Its been a great car through 20K miles. Only complaint I had was when I tried to change the tire and there were caps on the lugs. The special tool was in the glove box. I had to call the dealer to figure this out. Other than that I've really loved this car. Its the only car I've planned to keep beyond two years... or at least until the warranty is up. Too bad Saab could end up being wiped out. Dealership has been superb. I've been really impressed with the service. Car is very comfortable on long trips. I drove 2000+ miles in the span of a week and they were all a pleasure.

Don't Let Saab Brand Die!

4.9
Bob A on 11/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Going on nearly 3 years with this car. Totally sweet experience. Comfortable yet sporty ride, nice performance, beautiful inside and out.

No Regrets!

4.6
Scott M on 11/05/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my 9-3 for 2 years now...overall very pleased -- perfect combo of sporty and practical; fairly comfortable for long trips, punchy fun when you want to zip around some backroads...Turbo makes it seem quicker than it probably is, steering is crisp; cuts through winter roads fine with aftermarket Goodyear's on it; cool (albeit quirky) body style. Great mpg (28-30). Pretty reliable -- 2-3 minor repairs under warranty.

I'm in love

4.8
odie6789 on 10/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought my first Saab, and I can't believe what I was missing! This machine just cruises. I keep jackets in the trunk so I can keep the top down, even when it gets cool out. After about 3 weeks though, I brought it back to the dealer and had him reprogram the computer to defeat the daytime running lights (betcha didn't know they could do that, huh?). Now, off means off and on means on when the vehicle is on. I was even brave enough to put a Bubba cup in the dash cup holder. One gripe, I am having issues with the car reporting bulb failures that aren't there. Multiple trips to the dealer has not fixed this problem yet.

Not Just Another Beemer

5
TopDownDriver on 10/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the one to have... the 2WD Aero Convertible. People often give this car a double take, but instead of looking at you like you're a snob, they smile. Saab makes one of the safest convertibles on the road. The Aero front seats are upgraded and really comfortable. The back seats are surprisingly deep, be sure to actually sit back there. I like the power the turbo Aero has available, but still get close to 30 mpg on the highway. If I keep my foot out of it. The car is a cross between cool and charming, and it's different. Mine's been reliable. It's a front- driver, so a Beemer will handle better on a racetrack, but I prefer front drive stability in the real world's rain or snow.

Great car, flawed by mixed reliability

4
GF on 08/25/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

This is a great car to drive, and enjoy. Good size, performance and fun to drive. Unfortunately while it did not cost anything to fix as it is still under warranty, this car went into the dealer about 4 or 5 times over the 2 years for problems related to engine not starting or quitting unexpectedly. I had Saab's before with better luck, so maybe this was not typical.

Love it - great performance and value

4.9
Steve on 08/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 6th SAAB. Looked serious at Audi A-3, but came back to SAAB because of value for $$. Bought new, now at 42K. Sport-combi, 2L turbo, 6 sp. manual, 17" wheels. Loaded except heated seats. 34mpg hwy! 3 small problems so far; seat memory does not work (after dealer replaced the entire seat memory module, it still won't hold a setting - I give up), drivers anti-pinch windows needed re-calibration, some front end noise at around 20K (doesn't seem to affect performance). I like that I can do my own basic maintenance. Snow tires in the winter and it drives to the ski area on powder days safely and with confidence. The rain sensing wipers don't work great; prefer adjustable intermittent.

Saab 9-3turbo, 60th anniversary edition

5
waltzsaab on 08/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

An absolute joy to drive. Comfortable, quiet, and accelerates like a rocket! I Bought this car new and have driven it for two years and 25000 miles. It has been one of my best overall vehicle purchases considering my 50 years of driving experience. I am large, 6'3 and can actually stretch out in the front seats whether driving or riding as passenger. Fold down rear seats offer great storage capacity to the trunk. Lots of interior room-considering that this is a smaller vehicle. Warranty service has been great. Original battery died and one of the fog driving lamps went out, but both were replaced under warranty. (Florida heat takes its toll on auto parts).

60th Anniversary--Great Car

5
grw on 07/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great pickup, comfortable seats and nice service plan. I commute about 50 highway miles a day and love the ride. The mileage is definitely better than listed. I moved from an AWD and was worried about winters but it chews up snow with no problem, even moving in close to a foot this past winter. The whole car just has a solid feel to it.

Good value and great looks

4.9
JDR on 06/23/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car and its unique look. Best of all are the leather seats! Every single person that sits in this car says he never felt so comfortable. Long rides are a pleasure in this car. The road feel and handling is great. Highway gas mileage is more than acceptable!

60th Anniversary package rocks

4.6
1st Saab on 06/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Had the car for almost 2 years. Really been nothing but a pleasure from day one. This is the car I should have bought 10 years ago, though it wasn't available ten years ago. Bose stereo is wonderful. Ride and performance are really nice. Punching the gas every once in a while is a blast. Road noise is not nearly as bad as my former Subaru. Interior design is lovely though there is too much hard, sort-of-cheap-feeling plastic. Rear fold-down seats really create a humongous hatchback-like cargo area. Dealer has been great. The warranty and maintenance are really top notch. Newer models don't have as long of a warranty. Roof rack bars look awesome.

Great Vehicle

4.6
Chris on 02/12/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car! Little leery of Saab before purchase, but absolutely love the ride.

Fun to drive, economical, good value.

5
powder_chowder on 12/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Exhilarating and luxurious for the price with good gas mileage. 07' sportcombi wagon 2.0T 6 spd manual (only way to go for me) 17" wheels, Nocturne Blue; all options except heated seats, which would be nice. At 25K miles the car has been trouble free except the seat memory doesn't work; SAAB promises to replace. The mileage stated by Edmunds is severely under-rated; I'm averaging between 30- 35mpg combined on hilly highway/city travel, good for car with 210hp. The roof rack bolts on, making it easy to install/remove. I shopped the Audi A-3 (nice car too) and found it very similar in performance/handling, but the interior and trunk space was much smaller and Audi couldn't touch the price.

Very Pleased. I love this car

4.5
futureray on 12/17/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this vehicle over a month ago. I had already done my homework and found the Saab Sportcombi was a great all around vehicle, and found one for less than a used 2007 Altima with standard features. Vehicle can be driven fast and fun, or more conservative, or like myself in something in between. With an automatic, I get 32 MPG on the highway, 26-27 in mixed driving, and 23 city that is great for a car that gives a nice ride, luxury appointments, and room to spare. One of my consideration was room for four, including 2 kids, 9 and 16. We all ride comfortably, I do have to give up a little legroom, as I am 6'-2" but still find it comfortable.

WOW 2007 9.3 Anniversary edition

5
Brian K. on 11/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a car! This car is so much fun to drive. I just bought it pre-owned with 9,000 miles and have to tell what a great car this is. The performance is great and the seats feel like I am in a lazy boy. If you get a chance drive one. It must be the 2007 60th edition.

2007 9-3

4.9
Dave on 09/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent auto, wife has a A-4 all wheel drive, she would rather take the Saab then hers. Excellent mileage with all that get up and go. Trunk space is adequate. I use this as a daily commuter, I drive around 35,000 miles per year. Waiting to see how she handles in the U.P of Michigan snow.

9-3 60th Edition 6 spdFollow up review!

4.9
Donatas on 09/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 1 year of owning and driving this car,I can say I really love it!I can't wait to get behind the wheel. Sometimes me and my wife argue who will be driving it (I have 2000 9-5 as well). Pretty good gas mileage for 210 HP engine.I am averaging 32-34 mpg on highway (awesome) and 22 mpg purely in town (ok). So far no mechanical or any breakdowns at all. Couple minor rattles coming from plastic parts in the interior that leave something to be desirable in the interior quality is my only concern. Very fun car to drive, accelerates effortlessly. You don't have to reach the red line to get this car moving. I will see how it holds up in a future reliability wise, all SAAB haters you are wrong.

2007 anniversary edition

4.9
yellow_dog on 09/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the car a few weeks ago with 22K miles on it with 100K CPO warranty. Excellent value given the purchase price, the warranty, the low miles and the fact that it is loaded with options. The anniversary edition is fully loaded and handles well, surprising picking and response for a 4 cyl. I came very close to purchasing the MB 280 instead of this, so glad that I didn't. This car has personality. Gets 32 MPG on the highway with regular gas.

9.3 2.0T +

4
Rip on 07/07/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have owned this car for about a year. It has been all that was advertised by the dealer . .plus good milage (about 27 both C & HW combined). The only minor points I have are the headlights are set too low. On high beam, however, they are perfect. The stearing is also a bit " squirrelly", so you have to pay attention to your driving. Now, if only it had a little more kick!

What a superb compact car!

4.9
Dave on 05/06/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive this car for business, and it is superb. Combined gas mileage (city and highway) is an average 28.6 mpg. Handling and performance are great. The car is tight and rattle free. It is NOT a BMW, but it didn't cost as much, either. It's also simpler to live with and better in the winter. It is definitely the best car SAAB has ever built.

What a great car

4.3
Scott Miller on 05/02/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have owned several European Cars and this one is my favorite. The car drives great. The service from my dealership is great. They've even come to my house to replace a battery when I left the door open overnight. This car is excellent on back roads and the highway. I especially enjoy the top down with the Wind Deflector in place. I get a lot of comments from people when I'm driving. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my purchase. People say that GM has put too much into this car. I think GM has made some good refinements when it comes to overall quality and reliability. I've owned 3 Saabs and this one by far is my favorite. Free service for 4 years. You just can't beat it.

My Saab

5
Carlos Santos on 03/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A lot of fun to drive. Great interior/ exterior design, comfortable and reliable. Great fuel economy.

First Time Saab Owner

4.9
Joe on 02/10/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned many types of vehicles over time and the Saab 9-3 Aero is hands down, the most enjoyable to drive. As of this writing, I've owned it for four months with not a single problem. It's nice to know there's a good warranty just in case. It's also nice to drive a car that's not as common as my wife's Altima. Sometimes, I will see as many as 5 or 6 of the Altimas in one parking lot! Unlike many of your basic cars, the Saab Aero has character. Highly recommend the Saab Aero.

Lovin it!

4.9
Bossman on 01/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this Aero sport combi and put 1500 miles in the first week. What a great car to drive, responsive, commanding, begs to go 80 plus. Smooth and exhilarating. Saab does a poor job in marketing casue this blows away a comparable BMW. Some minor electronic bugs that dealer will handle- otherwise A plus. Nav and onstar is the way to go. Surprising hwy mileage less than 26, hoping to do better when I slow down.

Saabalicious

5
Vincent on 11/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can I say. I have been after this car for a while, but being educated, I waited a bit to make sure it is at its peak for the particular model. Best car I have ever owned, even over its German counterparts. Will continue to own Saabs as long as I am alive.

Great Wagon

5
craig r on 10/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have waited to file a review of our Sport-Combi until we had accumulated some miles. We recently took a 1,000 mile road trip which has prompted us to say great car!! The engine and transmission are the strongest points. Terrific acceleration, effortless cruising, and 30 mpg at 80 mph. Sporty yet compliant ride over rough surfaces, along with precise steering and effective brakes. The seats are very comfortable over long distances. Very little wind noise at speed. Sports car perfomance with the utility of a wagon. Lots of cargo capacity with the rear seat folded down. We have used it during house construction to haul granite shelves, bagged trash, furniture, and other bulky items.

Great value

4.4
bruce elliott on 10/19/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the Ann. edition with auto for about 3 weeks. I really like this car and continue to be impressed by new discoveries. This car represents excellent value in the wagon category. Surprising lack of torque steer for a front driver. This is my first Saab and first FWD car. I always liked AWD and RWD better for driving but Saab has done a great job. It's quiet and comfortable and has effortless speed. If it proves reliable it will be fabulous.

Smoking Aero 9-3

4.9
James Kanter on 10/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this car because my wife picked it out for me. She loved the car and felt it was a great value. I wanted a convertible and hadn't thought of a Saab. I wanted a BMW, but it was too expensive. I started falling in love with this car when we saw it parked at the dealer. This car has done nothing but exceed my expectations in every way. It drives great. It has excellent stability, wonderful seats. The top comes down real fast. It look slick. I absolutely love the sound of the exhaust. Now I want another Saab! I'm into Saabs.

New and Improved

4.9
bradleydallas on 09/21/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my '03 9-3 in for an '07 a couple of months ago and find the new car to be greatly refined over the '03. While the '03 was fun to drive, it was lacking in build quality and refinement compared to its competition. Not so with the '07. Saab has really done its job to make this a fine car. Everything about the car has a quality feel. I bought the 60th anniversary pkg; what a great deal.

2007 9-3 sedan, 6 speed manual, awesome!

5
Donatas on 09/19/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was hunting for this car for about 2 years because I wanted it with all the options. 60th Anniv Edition came out in 07 and I decided to go for it as it had almost everything I needed. 2.0T has more than enough power and torque, and gets better gas mileage than Aero (I am not stating that Aero is not better). I get about 25 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway, and my 9-3 did not even break in yet. Not sure why people complain about cup holder in the dash, I think it's absolutely fine. Bose audio system is better than last year Pioneer, but not quite up to 9-5's Harman Kardon level. Clutch is perfect! No issues so far with the car, except little rattling noise in plastics around sunroof.

Best kept secret

4.9
Robert on 09/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This by far the best quality car I've owned so far, including my Acura. It gets amazing MPG (30 avg), great turbo performance. For the price I paid, I could not have bought a base Camry. Build quality is fantastic. This is the safest car (class) in America today, Saab's strong suit and heritage. Not a creak or rattle yet. Could you buy a better car? Probably, but at a substantial premium. This is my 2nd Saab in 4 years and reliability has been excellent. The fit and finish is right up there with Lexus. Absolutely zero torque steer. 40-70 acceleration is like a rocket. You really should consider this car. It is a most compelling value in this market space.

Fabulous car

5
portland on 08/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked at just about every sport wagon on the market and the sportcombi was head and shoulders above the rest in performance, features, and safety. It's also one of the few with an available manual transmission (and a 6-speed to boot). We can even fit two kids and a new baby in the back seat. We've only had the Saab for ten days but it's easily our favorite car ever.

Disappointing

4
ebeth05 on 08/08/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Purchased a 9-3 60th anniversary edition with high hopes for my first car. Loved the anniversary package, very happy about my first ever car purchase. Now I'm disappointed. The first week of driving I noticed a steering wheel vibration - a nuisance at low speeds, a violent shake at higher ones, not relenting when again at lower mph. After one week I took it shopping: took me five tries to get it to start; it turned on, then the engine shut off on the first four. I have taken it to two different dealerships to have the problems looked at with the frequent response "problem cannot be duplicated." Tires have been balanced twice, vibrations still exist.

Best Entry-Level Car for the Money

5
Seattle Saabster on 07/31/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for a car that was sporty, reliable, and had good gas mileage for my 40 mile r/t commute. I considered several cars at the <$30K price range, but was attracted to Saab's rebate incentive and my having owned Saabs for the past 20+ years. For the price, you can't get a better entry-level luxury car that equals the 9-3 SportCombi in performance, fuel econonmy, safety, standard features (leather, etc.) and practicality (cargo room, etc.). The SportCombi does not disappoint. The 6-spd manual (hard to find) is fun to drive, and I've been impressed with the 33 mpg I'm receiving on the highway.

No Saab story

5
kirbster on 07/25/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased a new Saab 9-3 recently and all I can say is, why didn't I buy one of these along time ago. This car is everything it says it is and more. I drive 35 miles to and from work each day. At 75 mph, I get 34 mpg at 80 mph I get 32 mpg. I tried to do 70 mph but just couldn't, it was just too much fun going faster. The turbo acceleration is a blast. Going from 60 to 100 only takes about 5 seconds. As you can tell, I'm in love with this car. Just drive one.

Fun Saab

5
Steve on 07/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased a 9-3 anniversary model w/auto. If you are in the market for any type of car, compare it to a Saab. The car is fun to drive, feels very well built. Very, very quick. The anniversary package adds a lot of value. Compared this to a MB C230 and Lexus IS 250. It was no comparison when you compared fun to drive quotient, safety and price. What a fun great car!!!

Jumping the gun...

4.6
SNAAB on 07/13/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my new 2007 Aero Sedan on Wednesday and have driven it less than 100 miles but it sure is a nice change from the VW R32 that I traded. I love the comfort of the front seats although they do seem to be a bit narrow. The biggest disappointment is the much maligned dash mounted "cup holder" it really is as bad as advertised! Power is ample but not as good as I anticipated. if I was looking for a quick sedan this car wouldn't have made the short list, it does sound good though. Good choice so far.

Great car for the price

5
rk on 07/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I walked into the dealership on a rainy day to test drive the car, and once I did, totally fell in love with it. The car handles and performs great! The tires stick to the ground, even in heavy rain. The Bose audio system sounds great, but could use a subwoofer. The controls on the audio system are not easy to use, though. The cup holders are not all that great. But, as a functional car, this car rocks. I have to constantly watch my speed on the highway, drop it into 6th and it cruises, sometimes without thinking, I find myself at 85 or 90. I just turned on the audible speed alarm system because of this. The turbo lag is apparent, but once you get beyond that, it takes off.

Unique and Economical

4.5
DanaS on 07/07/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a 2001 Saab 9-3, there were questions about getting a new Saab. The 2001 was solid, but dated. The car was designed in the early 1990s. The new 9-3 handles better, has many more features, better layout, more room and is far better quality. The doors, fenders and quarter panels have minimal gaps. The fit and finish is superior to the domestics or japanese. I compared a Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and the 9-3. When comparably equipped, the Saab was cheaper. The Saab rode better and there wasn't a gazillion on the road. 31-34 MPG during mostly highway driving. GM should quit playing sticker games. It scares too many potential buyers away and affects published resale values. Its a good value when priced right.

Having Fun

4.9
Jason on 07/03/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is great. Handles the road very well, love the turbo power. Very few blind spots. Not many of us on the road so you get a lot of looks.

Good Car

4.4
SAAB on 07/02/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Saab performs well and has a look that never dies. The only problem with it is that it had small problems like the radio blacking out and small things. They seem to be extremely forgiving with the car's good looks and performance.

Great car, especially for the price

4.5
2nd Saab on 06/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Looked at the A4, S60R and TL before buying the Aero. Traded an older A4 Avant (2000). Turbo is a little flat in top gear passing, but I believe that's somewhat common in 6sp with turbo motors. Lag off the line is there, but minimal, then picks up much quicker than the new A4 turbos (even the Saab 2.0T seemed to have better acceleration than the A4 2.0T, though the Audi is smoother). Excellent on the highway, fun on backroads (excellent powerband from around 1800rpm on), with an easier clutch than on the Audis (both old and new). The Aero's spoiler is VERY low to the ground. Seats are comfortable, but interior controls/surfaces feel very cheap.

What a bargain!

5
John on 06/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my 9-2x for this and it is amazing. I really missed driving a European car. (I had a 2003 Passat wagon before this.) I don't know why everyone doesn't drive one! I got 35.6 mpg on my way home from the dealer (2 hour trip). I love the simplified controls for the radio, climate control, and the information display. Much easier to use than last year's. With the great warranties and free maintenance, you can't go wrong! I was also pleasantly surprised to learn you can use regular unleaded! Even with no options, this car is fantastic!

Fun to Drive, Yet Sophisticated

4.4
bluehorseshoe313 on 06/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have a 2.0T 60th Anniversary with an auto trans. The auto has some turbo lag off the line, but the "passing gear" is great. Overall the car looks great and is fun to drive. At 6'4" I have just enough head room, but could use a little more. The Bose audio system sounds good, but the head unit controls are a little confusing to get used to.

Very fun to drive.

4.9
hbueain on 05/24/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got the car with red metallic paint, looks great on the road. Very fun to drive, its 4 cylinder feels faster then my V6 Mercedes. Back seat is a bit too stiff, not very comfortable. Very neat interior finish, and the new dash is very easy to use. All the controls including the radio are very easy to reach and easy to read as well. The wide-angle rear view mirror really helps. Overall a great car.

My New 9-3

4.5
Matt on 05/18/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Head and shoulders above my prior 2000 9-3. Looked at Audi A4, Subaru Legacy, VW Passat and Acura TSX. Saab prevailed on driving dynamics and styling. Upgraded stereo is excellent. The car is a tremendous value.

What are you waiting for?

4.9
Jerry on 05/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just took delivery of a 2007 60th Anniversary edition 9-3 2.0T on a trade for my '03 9-3 Linear. Got the 4 cyl instead of the 6 cyl Aero because my driving needs don't warrant the bigger engine. The 4 cyl is plenty of power and pickup. Saab has this car totally dialed in now and it is amazing. Pricewise a terrific value, safe and refined. There is no reason this should not be the leading entry level luxury sedan on the market. Far more interesting and fun to drive than the Asian counterparts, and a far better buy than the other Europeans. Drive it, look at how it's built, and get one while they last.

Absolutely awesome

5
NHsaabguy on 05/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this car about 4 days ago and I couldn't be more happy. I looked at a 328xi, the C280, and the A4. When I drove the 60th anniversary edition Saab 9-3, I was immediately impressed. Its curves and sporty styling cues gave it the edge in the styling department but what I enjoyed most was how it drove. I fell in love with the turbo power and torque that allows this car to launch, especially when you are already going 40+ mph.

They got it right

5
UPSTATE-SC on 04/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great driving vehicle, very attractive, with much better fuel mileage than stated by EPA. Going the speed limit on the freeways, I get 38 mpg on regular gas. The 6 speed manual is so smooth.

Great Car

5
Joel on 04/25/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a deposit on a pre-owned 2004 Volvo S60R and with the cash rebate ended up getting a 2007 60th Anniversary edition in Ice Blue Metallic for the same price. This is a great car for the money, it is a fun drive like everyone else says - very peppy and agile, also the six speed manual is very smooth. I am 6'3" and leg room is great, head room is just good enough as my hair sometime grazes the ceiling so if you are over 6'3 def make sure you have enough headroom with the sunroof. Overall extremely comfortable and very intuitive dash and stereo controls. I get many compliments on the cars lines and the spoiler on the 60th edition is a very nice touch.

Best Bang for the Buck

4.9
Wifes Car on 04/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable on long trips with great gas mileage, 32 mpg. Interior controls are easy to understand and use. Surprising how many compliments we receive on the styling and appearance. My wife, who is not a car person, still comments on the high quality of the fit and finish and the fun factor. Truly a great car at a great price and fun to drive.

One great Saab!

4.9
Guy on 04/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a repeat Saab owner, the logical choice was to see what the new line-up had. Coming from a 9-5 I felt the 9-3 was an equal in quality and had a fresher look to the dated 9-5. The SportCombi 9-3 was a winner. The car is a hoot to drive and I know that Saab has built a very reliable car here that's stylish. Good going GM and Saab.

Great car at a great price

4.9
awjones on 04/03/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This truly is a great car at a great price. Compared this vehicle to bmw 3 series, audi a4. There is no comparison. Great interior, very comfortable (I'm 6'4", plenty of front legroom). Nice stereo, with xm, nicely designed console. The 2.0T provides a lot of pickup, especially at high speeds. Very smooth ride, handles well, good fuel economy (runs any grade fuel except racing), xenon headlights are great for night driving. Handles well in heavy rain. All kinds of goodies in this car.

Different Kind of Car

4.5
mrcook128 on 03/30/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have driven lots of other cars from Bimmers to Hondas. Personally, I find it to be a beautiful car. The drive is refined, with a more compliant ride than my Mazda6. The steering is precise, although the body will understeer out of a tight turn if you're not careful. The engine is leaps and bounds better than any turbo-4 I've driven short of the Subaru WRX. The power delivery is strong and fairly smooth. The much-maligned interior layout is perfectly simple to me. The seats, though comfortable, lack any sort of grip, and are short on lateral support. The 6-speed is a bit heavy, and can be a bit tricky with some of the throws. The brakes are adequate and have good feel.

Great Euro Drive

5
Ken E. on 03/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the money, this is the car especially with the smooth shifting 6-speed manual. Vehicle isn't quick off the line but plenty fast and stable at high speeds. Much improved interior for 2007, great build, awesome paint color w/ Titan Gray Metallic. Much better car in terms of fun to drive than the lower end Bimmers/Audis. Pretty good gas mileage so far at over 25 mpg mostly city.

My 2nd one in 4 years

4.3
danncas on 03/17/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my 2nd Saab 9-3 in the past four years. I really love the new combi with the V6 turbo. Both of my Saabs are loaded Aeros. This is one fun car to drive and very comfortable. I find that the rear set is roomier then Volvo S60, BMW 3, and Audi A4. The Saab has more features that are not even offered in the others.

Amazing car for the price.

5
realhwaker on 03/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is just an amazing car for the dollar value. You can really get some good deals on this car. I bought a 2.0t with the 60th anniversary package. They have great lease rates and you will be hard pressed to find this kind of car in this price range. You also won't see tons of these on the road.

I love my Saab 9-3

5
Jenna on 03/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's the best car that I've owned. I test drove an Audi A4, Lexus IS 250, and an Infiniti G35. I enjoyed driving the Saab way more and nothing compared to the super-comfy seats. You also get way more for the money. I get get really good fuel economy, about 30-32. It handles really well in the rain and it's quiet. I LOVE IT!

My new Saab

5
Jonathan on 01/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Before I bought my 2.0t I drove all europeans/japanese under 40k. I truly enjoy the handling and styling and the turbo performance, also the MPG. The free maintenance is awesome and then the National Hwy Safety top pick made me think that I bought the safest car on the road. I am very pleased with my Saab and really enjoy driving to work. Being 6'4 I fit very well in the seat and feel very relaxed. Best car I've ever bought. Hope this helps!

Saab gets the 9-3 right.

4.9
ek900 on 12/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I drove a 9-3 Linear in 2003, I was very disappointed with what Saab had done to 900. I owned a 1998 900 S Turbo, and I felt it had many pluses over the new 9-3. Four years later, the changes to upgrade the model are startling, and I was sold. The new 6-speed is the best manual trans. Saab has ever had, and the driving dynamics are superior to my old 900 in every way. The car is buttoned down and feels smaller that it is. I also really like the interior, which they've now made lighter and brighter. The best thing I can say is that I started shopping feeling that I'd owned my last Saab, and after sampling the sub-$30,000 competition and the 9-3 2.0T, I fell in love with Saab again.

Back to Saab

4.9
Black Aero on 12/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning 5 Saabs, GM ownership was the end of the line. We went to Audi with a TT and A4 Avant. After 10 years of frustration with Audi products I figured what do I have to lose. Big surprise this is the best Saab I have ever owned. I thought my 92 9000 Aero was a great car and this is better. I have not had it long enough to rate the reliability but when you take price into consideration this has become the favorite of a 5 car family.

Fast car for Old Man

5
RBK9 on 12/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! I have yet to see another one on the road. The titan grey color is perfect. The seats are more comfortable than my wife's Cad. STS. Nitpicks: There is an ever present yellow light that tells you whether the passenger side airbag is activated or not. Wish I could turn it off. There is a little bit of road noise, but this may be typical of wagons. I reduced the noise considerably by buying the optional cargo mat. I have been getting 21 mpg, but the low fuel light comes on after about 275 miles. Huge glove box! Terrific handling and acceleration. I have automatic (6 spd) with manual override. Shift with the paddles or with the shifter - it's a blast! I highly recommend this car.

I am not a Saab car salesman!

2.6
Albator on 12/09/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought the 2007 Saab 93 2 weeks ago. I had the following issues with the car: Spoiler had too much paint. They ordered a new spoiler and they dropped off a Saab 95 at home and picked up my car to replace the spoiler. The program in the radio seems to have a glitch. One of the buttons was not working properly. They resolved thes problem. The engine makes a funny noise between 2500 and 3000 RPM, some light buzzing noise (sounds pretty cheap). They could not reproduce the problem (hard to believe). Will meet the mechanic to discuss this. Fuel: 14.8 L/100km

What a Ride!

5
Debbie Swanson on 12/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Saab is one of the most comfortable, safe and fun to drive convertibles. There is none to compare to it! Born from jets is its mantra and it's easy to see why - you take off and you feel like you're piloting a jet! What's even better? Saab owners are a class all to themselves, and we belong to an elite club - we're "different" and "unique!" Come drive a Saab and you'll never go back to those spin off versions of convertibles. Saab is superior - by far.

Euro Delivery Experience with Sportcombi

5
Nordic Boy on 10/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I highly recommend Saab's International Delivery Program. After having worked with my local dealership, I researched and designed the car that I wanted. Saab then built my car, and I flew to Sweden to pick it up in Trollhatten. What a great adventure, with A+ service from Saab and it's associates. A nice price savings plus generous travel allowance, hotel stay with wonderful dinner and breakfast. Then driving it in Sweden, Denmark, Germany (can you say Autobahn!), and The Netherlands. Can't wait to have it delivered here in 7-weeks. Great performance, fuel economy, looks, comfortable seats. Needs more rear seat leg room, spacious cargo area. Titan Grey Color is sweet! Thanks Saab!

Best car for fun

5
Txsportscars on 10/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Howdy!, This car is nice, sharp and fast. The style stands out from other, the ride is smooth and fast. Don't waste your time and money with others.

TheThinking Person's Car

5
SeattleNiceGuy on 09/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great looking, handles super, good gas mileage, lots of cargo space, logical interior layout! The double-section rear area is great for my grocery bags. "Air Bag" plaques seem to be everywhere. The rear door was well thought out. It is light-weight, easy to open, arches back at the top so I don't bang my head. I'm 6'1" and I rejected several others due to a lack of head/shoulder room. The SportCombi has plenty. How about that cooled glove box? Neat! It is a reasonable and rational choice for my lifestyle and I am very glad I selected this car. It looks as good parked at the library as the sports stadium. This is the right automobile for my lifestyle.


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