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Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9D Vector (150bhp) 4d (2005/54)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9D Vector (150bhp) 4d (2005/54) - Owner Review

Great performance and economy. 47 mpg and I don't drive slow.
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Review submitted by
Lee Noyland on

Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Just bean mugged

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
OK

Would you buy this car again and why?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

What are you likely to buy next?
Chrysler 300C or Focus ST-3 or Alfa 159 2.4

Buying experience

4 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£9,000

When did you buy the car?
June 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
I thought so. 3 months SAAB warranty left on car.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Power and economy. Good spec. Hirsch performance chip fitted by SAAB.

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great straight line speed. A little soft in the corners.

What's it like to park?
Easy.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes. New manifold fitted. New EGR valve fitted. New intercooler fitted. New water pump fitted. New timing belt tensioner fitted. Part new exhaust fitted. Air mass controller fitted. At garage now having new alternator. Front left suspension is creaking. The car has always been serviced by SAAB. Cost me around £3300 in 2 years 4 months Update 01/2010 Internal air fan is sqeaking. Air recycle flap makes a loud clicking noise when activated. Traction control and ABS have both failed. Do not know how much that will be.

What's most practical about your car?
Great performance and economy. 47 mpg and I don't drive slow.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Hirsch power. Climate control.

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