2003 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

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fdmedic412 writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Review
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4

Pros

Very spunky

Cons

Finding parts

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Spunky And Sporty — 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 expected better quality audio, however stock system is not terrible.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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5

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good looks, good performance, unique characteristics

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more expensive repairs than a Civic or Corolla

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Saab 9-3 — Remember these ratings are relative. For a poor, married, college student, this car is about as good as it gets. Solid performance. Not a burner in a straight line, but fast enough to have fun. Get the Arc if you need better acceleration. One of the best handling front wheel drive cars I've driven. Balanced, good turn in and minimal understeer. Very fun to drive. 30-35 MPG on the highway. Great interior. Comfortable seats. Soft leather and heated. High quality sound system and sunroof/moonroof. It's needed a few repairs, but I bought it used, so that's to be expected. Nothing major and no repeated repairs. It's a great choice for people who want a quality sport luxury sedan, but want something more unique than all of the BMWs and Audi's out there. The Saab has all the luxury, styling and most of the performance of the germans (maybe even better than a comparable Audi, a little behind a BMW) at a much lower price (used resale value). I've driven multiple Audi A4's and BMW 3-series 2001-2004 for comparison.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Viggen1 writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector Review
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5

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You do not see many of them

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It was built under GM ownership

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Saab 9-3 Vector — I like this car because it shows you are different. People who drive SAABs know about standing out and not following everyone else. If I wanted a car that everyone else has I would have got a BMW, Audi, or a Mercedes-Benz

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zscottz writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector Review
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Fast, good handling, good fuel mileage

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None

zscottz
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I Love To Saab Line — I love turbo Power, Strong running engine that gets great mileage for all the horsepower (210) Great handling, Very quite driving on smooth roads, can't here the motor at all. Good sound system, 300 watts, with subwoofer, 13 speakers. Quality parts and finish.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joseph writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc Review
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5

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Speed, pickup and fun to drive

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interior electrical problems; the car is too smart for its own good!

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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc — I love this car, the 2.0 Turbo is good on gas and has amazing pickup. No repairs needed, so the cost of ownership ahs been cheap! Really fun car to drive. A few interior electrical problems but they were easy to fix.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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Very nice and reliable and had good power.  Just an all around good car.

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I couldnt keep it.

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It Was A Great Car. Too Bad I Couldnt Keep It — This was a great car. It was very nice. I had a leather interior. The power was very nice. It was only a 4 cylinder but it had a turbo and it could move. I had it up to 130 mph once and it rode very smoothly even at that speed. The exterior was very nice and sporty looking. The interior was also very nice. I had plenty of room for passengers in the back and it was also very roomy in the fron. I had a lot of options in the interior also. All around i was a great car. I would definitely reccomend it to anybody.

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cmaranjana writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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The seats are very comfortable. It's a very simple looking car from the outside and doesn't draw very much attention from law enforcement. A fantastic project car if you want something that is turbocharged from the factory.

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Parts can be hard to find locally. I found almost all of my parts online.

cmaranjana
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A Sporty Sedan With Excellent Fuel Economy! — This 9-3 has good amount of power and torque with excellent fuel economy. I drive fairly aggressively and still manage to get about 28 MPG combined. This car is extremely balanced through corners and is a total blast to drive on the highway. The sound system is great as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christina writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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5

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the turbo is funnnn, amazing handling, and this car just looks sexy driving down the road

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haven't found one yet

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My Favorite Possession Ever =) — performance - acceleration is real good, good brakes, amazing handling. build quality - no repairs yet... dashboard's a little squeaky thats about it appearance - beautiful inside and out =) cost of ownership - gas mileage is pretty good fun factor - definitely fun to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Helge writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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4

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It's a Saab!

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Crappy soundsystem.

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Probably Not My Last Saab. — A nice, powerful sedan with clean lines and appearance. 2,2 litre TiD engine, no extencive styling which made it a kind of anonymous vehicle with LOADS of torque. A reliable and comfortable ride, allthough anonymous. Average diesel consumption = 0,65 - 0,70 litres/10 km.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jarrad writes:
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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great pick up and go, great gas mileage, very comfortable

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electrical problems suck big ass

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Sexy — Great car overall... if they fixed the electrical problems it would be perfect. Could use a little more power under the hood but otherwise can own other cars in its class. Amazing breaking and handling.. vest car ive owned in the snow.

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

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