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Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.0T Aero 4d (5) (2005/05)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.0T Aero 4d (5) (2005/05) - Owner Review

This car can't get anywhere near a 3 series dynamically of course - the X-type is the closest competitor. The drive is smooth but not very precise or tied down, with plenty of wheel spin if you're not careful (still good overall though and I enjoy it).
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Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11)

Value

3 out of 5

Not bad, especially with full leather as standard. Again can't match a 3 series for residuals, so factor that in.

Costs

4 out of 5

Servicing interval is long, and economy ok for a 2.0 turbo.

Driving

3 out of 5

This car can't get anywhere near a 3 series dynamically of course - the X-type is the closest competitor. The drive is smooth but not very precise or tied down, with plenty of wheel spin if you're not careful (still good overall though and I enjoy it).

Performance

4 out of 5

Pleasantly swift rather than fast. No sports car but a very decent cruiser indeed.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Mine's too new to tell, I don't think the car will last in the way that Saabs used to, and there is clear evidence of cost-cutting in the interior.

Image

4 out of 5

I think SAAB still has an enviable image. I like being seen in the car. I don't think the entry level cars look good though - I would only want the body kitted versions.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Great seats and reasonable ride, and a good climate control system. Speakers could be better.

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Security

5 out of 5

SAAB majors in this area. Wish the ISOFIX bars were easier to get to.

Service

4 out of 5

No issues yet.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
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Gearbox
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Other
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes