2000 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

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Aitch writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 SE Review
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4

Pros

Power!

Cons

Location of ignition, again!

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Not Sure What This Is Asking? — Firstly, I dislike the location of ignition. I just can't get used to it, it doesn't seem natural. I also dislike having to leave the gear lever in a selected gear before you can remove the keys from the ignition. But, because the rest of the car is what it is, I put up with these minor faults.

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

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Richard writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Review
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3

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Great styling, great in snow, very fast, lots of options- but thats all!

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Mechanically plagued with problems and interior electrical options all unreliable! $$$$$COSTLY!

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Saabs - Most Unreliable "luxury" Car Ever! But They Do Look Good. — Known for engine oil sludge build-up due to oil pan being mounted too close to catalytic converter- engines being replaced before 100,000 miles!!! BEWARE-must change oil every 3,000 miles!!!! Radio, computer screen, climate control, power seat, soft-top-hydraulics, power antenna- all problematic! Engine light comes on constantly- many issues. Saab owned by GM from 1994-2009-explains a lot! Great styling, gas mileage, very fast- not worth it!

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mysaab writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Base Sedan Review
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4

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Has 138,300 miles and still runs strong

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has 2 head gasket leaks

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Nice Sporty Look — 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. nice n sporty. Costs to fix unless u can do work yourself.

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

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Claire writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Review
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5

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Looks the part with the roof down.

Cons

Totally impossible to park with the roof up. Rear visibility is appalling.
Has the turning circle of an oil tanker.
150bhp LPT is gutless, should have gone for the 185bhp.
Manual gearbox is the worst I've ever experienced.

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Saab 9-3 Se Convertible — Very attractive car, especially the Cosmic Blue colour.

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Jarrod writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Base Convertible Review
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5

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Quick, fun to drive, well built

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Since there are no Saab dealers in my area, parts can get pretty expensive, luckily I'm kind of a gearhead!

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My 2000 Saab 9-3 Convertible — I like this little guy. It's fun to drive and kinda quick. It has a stock boosted 2.0 liter that will run a 15.65 in the quarter mile which isn't to shabby in my opinion. It'll even beat some of the V8's out there on the street. Having the top down on a sunny day is nice too. It's also nice when it's 20 degrees outside when you want to freeze my friends' asses off!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joe writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Base Sedan Review
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my fav part of this car is just driving it on a curvey back road as fast as i can

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the worst part of this car is no dearer support

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Great Cars Super Safe And Fun — 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 great the daash is still intact. it get 35mpg highway and city can be as low as 19mpg

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Coupe Review
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4

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Insane torque for size of engine thanks to crazy sweedish turbo mania.
Can annoy many porsche/BMW drivers on the road.

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Handling not so great, chassis and suspension not up to the POWER!

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Fast (but Not Sporty) Man Car. Wolf In Sheeps Clothing. Muchos Muchos Fun. — Crocodile blue leather interior. Lovely alloys. Huge boot. Engine is quite frankly, amazing for what it is and will outlive me probably.

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Keir writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Review
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4

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Was alot faster than it looked, that caught a few people out at traffic lights.

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none

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I Would By Another One Tomorrow If I Had The Money. — I loved the pure power of this car! was great fun to floor it and go. Best thing was Saab's trip computer never told you current MPg just average, cos they obviously new any driver would be scared by the 7MPG when the car was floored from standstill! hehehe, Considering this car never fully had a proper service in the 5 years i had i (oil and filter change every year without fail though) it did well to take 180000 miles and still pass an MOT before i traded it in for the C4. Sadly this car needed major repairs so had to go (£2500 worth of repairs, Air con compressor, Clutch, Timing Chain.) but was such a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carl writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Review
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5

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everything

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nothing

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Saab Dream — fantastic all year sports car fast, comfortable just great the roof is silky smooth eklectric in about 20 seconds from fully open to fully closed, great road holding excellent air con and even pretty good on fuel - looing forward to the spring and summer to really get the benefit.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Graydon writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Base Convertible Review
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4

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Convertible; solid engine

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Convertible top sometimes stalls; AC sometimes does not hold charge.

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Love My Saab — Swedes are well known for their efficiency and it definitely shows through in the Saab 9.3. Successor to the Saab 900, the 9.3 is sleeker and more stylish than the 900. The style is the same in models years 1999-2004, with slight moderations after. 9.3 model was completely redesigned and updated for 2008.

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