1999 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

1999 Saab 9-3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 reviews

  • 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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saabman176 writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

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Amazing Car, lightweight, dependable

Cons

Too much wheel torque for weight

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Amazing — This saab is simply amazing. The quality is the best. Performance=superb. I would recomend this car to anyone becuase of its low cost of ownership, funness to drive, and appearance. BUY THIS CAR AND YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!

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

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Jake writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Everything.

Cons

Nothing

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Saab 9-3 Awesomeness — great looks, 4 door with a turbo? and can take a moose. The little garett T25 is a nice addition to an already strong motor. The suspension is good with a little bit of understeer, but its not to bad balencing through the turns.

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

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Anthony writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Turbo, Cheaper Tuning, Easy maintainence

Cons

Limited aftermarket parts.

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1999 Saab 9-3 — It's a little more reliable than my Audi. Turbo makes all the difference seeing how this is the first I've owned. I wish there were more aftermarket parts available. Aftermarket parts that are already available is damn cheap. I still love it though.

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

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Mahmoud writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr SE HO Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

turbo

Cons

take off from the line

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Saab 93 — great car, slow on take off, but once over 40kmh car comes alive. the 185 hp kicks ass. overall love it, but would love to get my hands on an Aero with 250 hp, that would be nice, more power more fun

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Unique, and a five speed

Cons

Very hard to get parts for and expensive to fix

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I Just Love It — This thing has great acceleration, the turbo kicks in nice and smooth so you don't get whiplash. It did need some repairs recently, but it's pretty solid now. It is a five speed so it's a blast to drive. It even gets decent gas mileage depending on the driving. I can go about 100 miles on a quarter of a tank in the city.

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Jake writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr SE Turbo Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Power

Cons

winter driving

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Saab — I Like the power from the turbo, but with the 5-speed manual transmission it does really bad in the winters. The reapairs are another downside, finding a mechanic and the parts are expensive. Overall the car is fun to drive and sets me apart from the honda crowd.

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Mark writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Great handling, quirky fun to drive, good power

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expensive to repair, GMC quality cracks in places.

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Saab For The Long Run — Enjoyed it. 10 years old and I'm aiming for the 300,000 mile club. Has stood up well, design is just down looking dated but will move to quirky fairly quick. Great fun to drive, enjoy the safety features on this car only just now being added to American makes.

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Josh writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr Viggen Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

33 MPG, Turbo, Great Tires

Cons

Front wheel drive, SID is acting up

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This Car Is Full Of Features, And Will Always Impress — 2.0 turbo 5 speed manual trans power windows/locks/cruise/tilt/AC sunroof Front wheel drive 500 miles to a tank of gas

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Joakim writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Most of it! :p

Cons

My ACC pump has broken down. :(

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Best Car I've Had So Far... :) — Nice exterier, better interier. Got enough power under the hood for me. :p And probably the most comfortable seats ever built! :)

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Robert writes:
1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Great city and highway car.

Cons

Rarely got out of 2nd gear in the city!

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This Car Cornered On Rails. — Very reliable and comfortable car to drive. All power options including sun roof and heated seats. Kick ass sound system. Only problem was having to replace tires twice a year as I kept burning them off.

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2009 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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2008 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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2007 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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