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Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.0t Vector 4d (2003/53)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.0t Vector 4d (2003/53) - Owner Review

Keen handling with a good ride quality. Passive rear steer really works when winding the car up. Very stable with excellent brakes and a short throw gearbox.
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Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11)

Value

3 out of 5

Well equipped and a quality product with leather, dual climate, C.D autochanger, parking sensors and Sat Nav. Bought from a dealer and was an ex-staff car at HQ for an excellent price.

Costs

4 out of 5

Good economy (24mpg in London 33-35 MPG on motorway) and servicing wasn't as costly as my old 9-5.

Driving

4 out of 5

Keen handling with a good ride quality. Passive rear steer really works when winding the car up. Very stable with excellent brakes and a short throw gearbox.

Performance

4 out of 5

Low down grunt is excellent and gives good acceleration. Light pressure turbo means there is no lag, but it also means there is no point in revivng it to hard

Reliability

5 out of 5

So far nothing has gone wrong.

Image

4 out of 5

Always a leftfield choice, but people always say they like Saabs. The interior build could be better after my old 9-5 comparing it with a friends Mercedes.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Excellent seats upfront with the best driving position easy to find and excellent ergonomics. Long drives to France are not a chore. Rear occupants are not so well served. Massive boot.

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Security

5 out of 5

Alarm, immobiliser and dead locks plus 5 star N-Cap rating

Service

5 out of 5

Saab Fulham and City are excellent.

Problems

Bodywork
Slight scratch on the roof and being black it is impossible to keep clean.

Engine
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Gearbox
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Other
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes