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Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.8T Aero 4d (2005/55)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.8T Aero 4d (2005/55) - Owner Review

It's a compact 4 door saloon, of course it's practical!

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Review submitted by
Jake Symmonds on

Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I'm a boy racer. But a gentleman boy racer.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
When I put my foot down they get scared. I like that they get scared. Oh, and they are amazed that I got all this for 3k.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. But I actually plan to run it into the ground and never sell it.

What are you likely to buy next?
Jaguar XJS.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
June 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yup, these cars have depreciated quite a bit now so there are lots of bargains to be found.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted something fast, fairly luxurious which wouldn't cost the earth.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Get it above 20 mph, then say goodbye to the car behind. It is bloody fast, and mine had a 20bhp Saab approved upgrade so it's very fast (275bhp). Is pretty good round corners, lots of grip, puts a smile on my face. You won't get left behind in one of these.

What's it like to park?
Easy. Parking sensors.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing yet. It's got 100,000 miles on the clock and everything works perfectly.

What's most practical about your car?
It's a compact 4 door saloon, of course it's practical!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Umm... it's got the works. Electric seat is nice, as is the chilled glove box, sat nav/car phone is good, and the independent driver/passenger heat controls are a godsend. Fold in mirrors are good too.

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