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Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9TiD Vector Sport (150bhp) 4d (07) (2007/57)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9TiD Vector Sport (150bhp) 4d (07) (2007/57) - Owner Review

Large boot, 4 doors and I liked the under-door lighting and follow me home headlights.
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Review submitted by
Mark Thorley on

Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Dont jump in!! All that Glistens is not gold, this car has cost me a lot of money with no return.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They loved it, well they would as they didnt have to pay the repair bills.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Never. Buy one, if you have money to burn. They are lovely cars, but my experience was a costly one.

What are you likely to buy next?
Honda... any Honda.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£13,000

When did you buy the car?
June 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, full 'service history' and was around the money I wanted to spend.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Always admired Saab's reliability and build quality, also loved the look of the car.

What was the dealer like?
Pushy, offered money off as new cars coming in, I should have read the signs but I really loved the car and as was paying cash and wanted to get behind the wheel.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Tight, agile and very quick. Flat around corners, lovely on motorways.

What's it like to park?
Fine, had to use own judgment on reversing as parking sensors could not be relied upon.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Err,just a tad. Failed front coil springs x2, one broke and car had to towed to dealer. Alternator Failure on motorway, the car shut down completely leaving no hazzards, this also fried the battery (£450) Failed inlet manifold (£1000), failed parking sensors (£200), alloy wheel coating fell off, blistering of dashboard trim. Gearknob catapulted off whilst in traffic, ending up in the rear of the vehilce, luckily I only had to travel forward.

What's most practical about your car?
Large boot, 4 doors and I liked the under-door lighting and follow me home headlights.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Climate Control System excellent, great dashboard (apart from flaky bits) and great road prescence.

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