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Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9D Linear Sport (150bhp) 4d (2006/56)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9D Linear Sport (150bhp) 4d (2006/56) - Owner Review

comfortable seats, ergonomic dashboard
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Review submitted by
Mark Hamilton on

Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
not as clever as you think you are.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
think it is nice but they dont drive it!

Would you buy this car again and why?
no, never again. poor quality dashboard materials...buttons have coating wearing off, mechanically very very average. poor driving performance. comfortable but only for the front seats!

What are you likely to buy next?
skoda superb elegance, 3 series touring, prius t spirit.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£13,000

When did you buy the car?
January 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
not bad- dealer was unwilling to discount much but price already good.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
replacement for another company car - wanted compact exec style

What was the dealer like?
firm but fair

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
woeful! it somehow manages to combine a floaty lack of accuracy and too much body roll with crashy suspension and a jarring ride.... power ok and economy not bad. vectra without the quality!

What's it like to park?
fine - parking sensors good but dont start reacting until it has completed a full self test so beware ifyou start reversing too soon after starting up.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
water pump, alternator, fuel sensor (poured diesel out!), suspension mounts, wheel bearings, egr valve, etc. etc.

What's most practical about your car?
comfortable seats, ergonomic dashboard

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
heated seats

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