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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Displaying 21 - 30 of 31 1999 Saab 9-3 reviews.

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

Pros

Power and Drivability

Cons

nothing!

35

Perfectly Designed — Awesome car for anyone wanting performance and reliability. Great turbo car that is a great everyday driver. Car last calculated got 39mpg on the interstate ranging from 70-90mph. It gets about 25 in the city. There is plenty of power yet very easy to drive and though its sporty it treats you kindly on long hauls.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

Pros

Amazing Car, lightweight, dependable

Cons

Too much wheel torque for weight

saabman176
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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.

35

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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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

25

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

25

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

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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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2000 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Nice Sporty Look By mysaab

Like the look and how it drives. Wish it had some other features like front door speakers, power seats, sunroof, remote start. yea that could be installed. Seen some SUV's. Like how they all look. nic... Read More

Great Cars Super Safe And Fun By Joe

this a safe a reliable car i have own it now 5 yrs and had minor problems like belts and hoses brakes jobs no major torble out of it in a 100k miles. but even at 200k on the car the leather looks grea... Read More

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2001 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Great Ride By aboutbob

Great family car that's fun to drive, haven't had any problems other than normal wear and tear on a car of this age and mileage, still going strong. Maintenance costs seem about right for a European c... Read More

Saab Story By mbleakmore

I bought a new Saab 9-3 in 2001 shortly after the GM acquisition. I never cared for the new sedan styling GM rolled out and have held out from buying a new one. Now the company is bankrupt and is no l... Read More

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2002 Saab 9-3 Reviews

The Little Car That Could By royal2015

Saab 9-3 good car for someone who needs abit of cargo space and wants some fuel mileage from the 2.0 L turbo. Hatch back with fold down rear seats make this car a great carrier for goods and still all... Read More

Excellent Little Car. By PastorDaleP

The engine is terrific and I just love the way this car handles. It is fast and has great pick up when I need it. The Sport mode is an added plus. Also, my model does excellent on fuel. On the open ro... Read More

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2003 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Not Bad For Use As Secondary Car By chemaespi

i have a saturn ion as i put a lot of money into that car i decided to give the car a rest and i wanted to buy a car that not many people have (theres just way too many hondas around here) and as a se... Read More

Spunky And Sporty By fdmedic412

Very spunky great handling sporty car. Typical cargo space for a sports car. Comfortable seats. SID pixels are notoriously deficient. Paint has blemishes. Soft top easy up and down. I would have expec... Read More

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2004 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Great Car But Costly Repairs By supermode84

This is a Great car, with great features for the age. It is 10 years old but does not look out of date on the outside. However, on the inside this car does look out of date. It drives very well but if... Read More

European Sports Car At A Great Price. By 2004Saab9_3

Appearance is great. Very comfortable and quiet drive. The turbo offers a lot of power. The gas mileage was as listed by the manufacturer. I got 30mpg when driving long trips, and never got less t... Read More

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