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Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9D Vector (150bhp) 4d Auto (2005/05)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9D Vector (150bhp) 4d Auto (2005/05) - Owner Review

I'll miss my estate but the boot on this is pretty big.
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Review submitted by
John Mullen on

Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9D Vector (150bhp) 4d Auto (2005/05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I don't follow the crowd.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Think it was more expensive than it was.

Would you buy this car again and why?
If they still made them, yes.

What are you likely to buy next?
Another diesel but this will do for now.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£4,400

When did you buy the car?
May 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, got a good trade-in on my thirsty Avensis 2.0-litre estate.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Diesel engine.

What was the dealer like?
Very good, did a few things prior to delivery of the car and had it ready on the day of pick up.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Handles well on 225 wide tyres and stiff suspension. Has a mighty shove in the back when turbo cuts in. Comfortable on motorways.

What's it like to park?
Easy due to park assist and neat little feature that lowers the passenger mirror.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Only had it a week. Everthing works bar one of the heated seats which I've heard is a common fault. I can live with it though.

What's most practical about your car?
I'll miss my estate but the boot on this is pretty big.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Illumination on the dash at night, electric memory seats, full leather, comfort closing option.

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