Used Saab 9-3 Hatchback (1998 - 2002) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 03 Jun 2014
3
The old 900 was not very good. Solid and reliable, but not very good.

Saab 9-3 Hatchback (98-02)
Performance; interior design; comfort
Handling is not as sporty as some rivals

New price range:

£16,495 - £30,845

Used price range:

£200 - £2,827

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The old 900 was not very good. Solid and reliable, but not very good. So Saab changed it. Outwardly there are mild front and rear styling changes, but underneath the 9-3 has been substantially changed for the better. Apart from the new badge, the interior, suspension and steering transformed this compact executive. It may not quite match BMWs and Audis but is still a very competent alternative.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Massive boot! Huge and even more vast when the seats are lowered.  

5 out of 5

Joe Mckane ,   22 Jan 2014    ... read more

 Very comfortable seats - more like armchairs than seats.  

3 out of 5

Tim Rose ,   04 Dec 2012    ... read more

 Load space, 48/50mpg fuel consumption, very comfortable.  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   09 Aug 2009    ... read more

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