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Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.0t Arc 4d Auto (2003/03)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.0t Arc 4d Auto (2003/03) - Owner Review

The auto is very quick to change up, so on a series of quick urban turns it's better to stay in manual mode, otherwise you'll be waiting for it to change down. Rolls a bit but still fun to drive.
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Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11)

Value

4 out of 5

Great value compared to BMW & Audi, but Saab are struggling with GM overlords to make a quality product. Stereo really sucks.

Costs

3 out of 5

Main dealer parts ridiculously expensive compared to online genuine parts sales.

Driving

4 out of 5

The auto is very quick to change up, so on a series of quick urban turns it's better to stay in manual mode, otherwise you'll be waiting for it to change down. Rolls a bit but still fun to drive.

Performance

5 out of 5

Again, great bang for your buck. All on account of the turbo, which makes for a noisy engine compared to 6 cylinder cars.

Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems so far.

Image

4 out of 5

I wouldn't call it cool, but it's a nice shape. Everyone loves the interior & comments that it's like an aeroplane. It's certainly different. Lots of practical touches make it great to live with. Plastics a cut below other prestige cars, but its chearful

Comfort

4 out of 5

Seats are a little wide for the slightly built, but everything is in the right place. Lots of kit & toys to play with.

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Insurance group: 29

Security

5 out of 5

Need the keys to nick it.

Service

3 out of 5

Technicians are great, but the sales service staff never seem able to pass on information from the customer!

Problems

Bodywork
None.

Engine
None.

Gearbox
None.

Other
None.

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