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Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.0t Vector 4d (2004/04)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 2.0t Vector 4d (2004/04) - Owner Review

Nothing sticks out, just overall roomy practical family motor

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Review submitted by
Keith Mcintosh on

Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I am getting old

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
looks smart, but they haven't experienced sitting in it with the crapo suspension

Would you buy this car again and why?
No chance- until saab sort out the suspension i would steer clear

What are you likely to buy next?
5 series, Chrysler 300, Lexus

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
November 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Sticker price wasn't great but good p/x on old car made overall deal ok.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Saab's reputation for reliability. Unfortunately it is only a reputation and not a reality.

What was the dealer like?
Fine although didn't knock too much off after haggling

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Engine quiet and powerful enough, but suspension woeful to say the least.

What's it like to park?
easy enough with parking sensors

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Suspension. 9-3's are notorious for having loud, clunky , crashy suspension.

What's most practical about your car?
Nothing sticks out, just overall roomy practical family motor

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Bluetooth and parking sensors. Stereo is abysmal.

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