2000 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

2000 Saab 9-3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"cheap car" 3 reviews
CONS
"handling" 4 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Richard writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Review
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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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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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Andy writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Coupe Review
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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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Joe writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Base Sedan Review
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4

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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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Chris writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Review
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The engine is lovely

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The handling isn't

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Saab....hmmmm — Posemoble. Lovely engine, vivid acceleration...chassis cant handle the power. Damy cheap second hand though....trundling along, top down, knowing you havent spent a fortune, sitting in leather lined luxury , can't be bad really. Go, on, try one....you know you want to ;0)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ian writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Review
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all of it

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mpg lol

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Amazing — i have allways wanted one of these and now i got one for £3000, it is lovely to drive and look at. i use it all the time and i allways have the roof down if it isn't raining lol i would recommend one to anyone

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mysaab writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Base Sedan Review
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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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Carl writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Review
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Looks good and great performance when required

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non

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My Fun Car — Great car, comfort performance looks and desirability always getting looked at with hood down shades on and music blearing out (even in the rain lol) . However I'm no poser as you may have guessed.The only down side in todays eco friendly life is the fuel consumption but when you use the power you pay the price.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jared writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Base Sedan Review
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fast, cheap, decent build.

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not excellent handling.  interior is bland at best.  some build quailty could be better

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My Saab 9-3 — It is very fast for what it is and it is easy to get a hell of a lot more horsepower out of it. Handling could be better being front wheel drive what with my old car being a BMW. After new shocks, springs, rear sway and some other suspension reinforcements, the handling is pretty sweet though. Not a bad car for the price for sure.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alister writes:
2000 Saab 9-3 Base Sedan Review
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Fast 4 cylinder (turbocharged)....good interior features...

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High reapir costs...rigid maintenance schedule....

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If You Have The Money To Fix It When It Breaks, Buy One. — It's not a bad car...I love it for what it is but the repair costs are way too damn high. Everything has to get imported so the parts are very expensive. The performance is good...I've kept up with some WRXs and some Audis before and is pretty fast for a turbocharged 4 cylinder.

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2011 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Excellent By sqlpython

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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

Fun Yet Economical To Drive By dsgrub

Fun!!! - I had a BMW Z3 convertible but it was noisy and had no room to take a trip. I get all the performance in the Saab 9-3 Convertible plus back seats and space for luggage. This car is fun to dri... Read More

Awesome Fun... By dsgrub

Again, as with my other 9-3s I really enjoy this car. It has adequate power, is quiet, fun to drive and gets good gas mileage. Also, I enjoy all the bells and whistles such as paddle shifters, auto ... Read More

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