1999 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

1999 Saab 9-3 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"turbo" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr SE HO Turbo Convertible Review
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This is a convertible tha will not give you wind wipe lash.Comfort, Power (turbo) Handling, size  

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Not many I can think of other than a donut for the spare tire

Lakedeck
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Soon To Be A Classic — Bought this auto on a slow Friday night for the dealer and drive it off the show room floor. Traded a Volvo wagon in which was great on my bank account. As stated this Saab was a great convertible and never have looked back. still handle well and is super easy to take care of even though they are not made today.

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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr SE HO Turbo Convertible Review
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Great Handling

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No Trunk Space

tbberry
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Great Car A Couple Or A College Student Or Weekend Car. — This car still has great looks for the year, Handles great and has a winter mode for transmission that makes going in snow a lot easier. Gas mileage is good and seats are comfortable in front, rear are not for adults.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr SE Turbo Convertible Review
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Beautiful car and fun to drive

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The convertible SE doesn't drive as smoothly as the hardtop.  You feel more of the road.

foreverlearning
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Sleek Convertible — This car has been a joy to own. It is reliable and it great condition. I was shopping for a sporty looking convertible and fell in love with the color (blue metalic exterior and tan leather interior). I've been happy with it since I bought it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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Unique style, heritage...

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reliability, oh yeah GM killed the brand

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An Icon Is Gone — too bad GM killed the SAAB. What a unique car....They just could not compete with the rest of Germany and Japan. If you can still get a low mileage one, it may be a great car. loved driving it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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The turbo and handling, it drives like a sports car

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I wish the front seat was little bit further away from the dash, as well as if the steering wheel was telescopic would be nice

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My Saab 9-3 Review — Not bad for a cheap car to last you until you want to buy a new one. It's very fun to drive and looks great. gas consumption isn't great, I barely get 500 kms to a tank. No other major problems other than typical stuff for a 13 year old car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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The amount of space and the Turbo

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The handling could be better, if your will to put in the money.

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For The Price, This Car Has It All: Fuel Economy, Drivability, Comfort, Utility... And A Turbo! :) — My car is about 13 years old now. The only thing that has really let me down about it is the quality of the GM parts, which I find myself replacing. Other then that it's built very well. It's looks might not get you any action, but the turbo sure will. In comparison with the costs of other comparable cars, the cost of repairs are not that bad (repairs have only just started to become frequent). Above all, for the price, this car has it all: fuel economy (25-36 mpg depending on your driving style), drivability (not boring), comfort (there is actually room in the back), utility (I've fit my entire dorm room in this car)... and a TURBO! :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr Turbo Convertible Review
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Fun to drive Convertible

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Leaky roof, a/c compressor clutch went

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Fun Car — Served me well for a couple years. Loved having the top down and the tight European handling. Roof leaked when it rained. A/C compressor clutch went so I had to replace A/C compressor which I've heard is common with this car.

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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everything

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the fuel economy

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Its A Sleeper — to be honest its a lovely car to drive and with the mods it handles well too the seats are very comfortable and there is lots of luggage space too, she is a dark horse shes had a few challanges but shes seen off most of them

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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This car has been great up until it broke down a few months ago.  Tires are in great condition, new water pump and radiator.  

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expensive to repair.  Paint starting to chip on the hood and top.  

italia123
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Overall Great Looking Car — This car is not cheap to repair and not just any mechanic can work on Saabs. Very spacious and roomy hatchback. Gas mileage is twenty-five miles per gallon. Fun car to drive. The appearance has not changed very much in the last ten years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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Good MPG, Different to the normal rep cars. Lots of Space.

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SAAB parts pricey. Is a Vectra underneith

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Se Turbo Hatchback — Performance: 2.2TiD (From Vauxhall) certainly is not fast. Not slow once in the Turbo boost (2k-3k revs) sluggish when just under engines own power (1k-2k revs) Brakes very good, Handles Ok, I would describe it as safe. Build Quality: Good. Appearence: Nice looking, shame it is GM though. Some things feel a bit cheap. (but this means you can get cheaper parts as they are used on lots of different models) Cost of Ownership: Good MPG all round. Cheap Insurence. Fun Factor: Is a good drive

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2011 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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2010 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Awesome Looking And Driving Vehicle! By MikeV3

This is a very nice vehicle. It drives well and handles better. This car has the XWD (cross-wheel drive) and is great in snow and leather seats are heated and very comfortable. It also has 17" 5-st... Read More

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2009 Saab 9-3 Reviews

I Like It By saabfanchi

I miss the button dash Saab like my 2006 9-3 that I sold. This one has a very GM dash with the GM radio and the knobs for the climate control look like they come from the GM Europe parts bin. Read More

Saab 9-3 Aero Xwd By Ho

Performance - acceleration good 0-60 about 5.5 sec, braking good, handling good, Seat comfort good Build Quality - No major repair done. But some small repairs. Appearance - Exterior looks sharp and ... Read More

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2008 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Bmw Sucks ! Drive A Saab By Jan

One of the best cars you can get. It can outrun a bmw, audi and merc. And still it runs cheaper on fuel. Service bills are cheaper also. I have the 180 bhp Twin turbo diesel now. It holds 400NM of to... Read More

The Seats... The Seats ... The Seats... By AMME

I have owned three Saab convertibles, but this is the finest. No problems what-so-ever. Performance and handling are great as is the build quality. A quiet and fun ride. An amazing car, if you en... Read More

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2007 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Beautiful, Fun, And Safe Car That Is Very Fun And Zippy To Drive. By kc603

I loved this car! It was my second Saab and I couldn't have asked for more in a car. It performed the way I wanted it to, was easy for me to take care of, and always kept me safe. I also loved the lit... Read More

Great Drive Great Price By Bizzizle

Overall superb vehicle. It doesnt exceed at anything, but it does everything well. Commuter vehicle, road warrior, work truck, and anything in between. Its done them all and performed like a champ.... Read More

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