Used Saab 9-3 Saloon (2002 - 2011) Equipment

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Jun 2014
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The Saab 9-3 saloon is a car styled after an aeroplane. The Saab brand has always appealed to buyers looking for something a little different to the mainstream and the 9-3 is a prime example.

4 out of 5

Equipment

There’s a long list of trims and equipment available for the 9-3 saloon, and we’ve tried our best to decode it all for you here.

Saab 9-3 saloon equipment

The original model line-up consisted of Linear, Arc and Vector, plus a high-performance Aero model. Linear models get 15-inch alloy wheels, a CD stereo, headlamp washers and a leather steering wheel. Arc models add 16-inch alloys, leather upholstery, front fog lamps, cruise control, an on-board computer, arm rest, Poplar wood trim and climate control with a chilled glovebox. Range-topping Vector models get a metal-look interior trim, colour-coded exterior body mouldings, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather/textile sports seats plus a sports steering wheel and gearknob. Sport Aero models are the same as Vector, but with 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, sports kit and rear spoiler. The Arc trim was dropped from the line-up in 2004 and a Sport derivative was offered on both Linear and Vector models adding bigger alloys and extra equipment depending upon the model. From mid 2007 the range was simplified to Airflow, Linear SE, Vector Sport and Aero trim levels. All cars have dual front, side and curtain airbags, dual zone climate control, air conditioned glove box, seven-speaker stereo system, front and rear electric windows and an information display. Airflow has 16-inch alloy wheels, Linear SE gains parking sensors, Vector Sport adds an electronic stability programme and leather steering wheel. Top-of-the-range Aero has special front and rear bumpers, twin sport exhausts, xenon headlights and heated front seats. Turbo Edition models were introduced in May 2009 and come with 17-inch alloy wheels, leather interior, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a nine-speaker audio system with MP3 compatibility and cruise control. There were also Vector Sport Anniversary, Aero Anniversary, Aero Carlsson and Turbo X models, which all had vast arrays of kit.

Saab 9-3 accessories

There were numerous optional accessories available on the Saab 9-3 saloon. Features such as sat nav, sports suspension, leather upholstery and myriad paint options could all be chosen. Be wary of cars with options that may detract from the resale value such as lairy paint schemes, but watch out for cars with sat nav and leather upholstery as their residual value will be higher than cars without.

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Equipment

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Standard item

Optional item

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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