2004 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

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2004Saab9_3 writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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5

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Looks cool inside and out.  Great to drive, meaning good handling, comfort, and power.  Overall low maintenance costs.

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The depreciation of the value of the car was more than I hoped.  I would have been better off buying it used intead of new.  Had to fix some electronics parts that should not have gone bad.

2004Saab9_3
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European Sports Car At A Great Price. — 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 than 23mpg with a city/hwy mix. It has a huge trunk and the rear seats fold down for larger items to fit in the trunk. ABS breaking and traction controls along with all the airbags that it has made me feel very safe in stormy weather. The back seats offer minimal leg room if you have tall people in the front seats, as the case with all compact cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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supermode84 writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible Review
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3

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Sporty, speedy, convertible

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Repair cost, Inside looks old

supermode84
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Great Car But Costly Repairs — 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 It is 10 years old but does not look out of date on the outside. However, on the inside this car does look out of date.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 you do have an issue, be prepared to pay a lot of money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Philip writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc Convertible Review
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5

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perfect

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steering wheel is too big

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Saab 93 Ss Cab Is The Best — This is the coolest cab there is!! The engine is great, the looks are perf, the performanse is great og the sound and handling is over the top.... mutch cooler than Audi a4 cab...And the price is very reasnable. the speaker system could be better. But i love Saab got one now and would buy one at any day!!!

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dsgrub writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc Convertible Review
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5

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A lot of bells and whistles such as headlamp washers, memory seats,

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None

dsgrub
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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 drive, comfortable on long trips and gets great MPG.

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BKSteve writes:
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5

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33 mpg highway.
Large trunk.
Fun to drive.
Safe with 6 airbags, active head restraints and stability control.

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Radio not easily upgradeable.
Rear seat legroom.

BKSteve
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An Underrated Sweet Ride — This is the quickest and most agile car I have owned so far. All you need to do to have a little fun is press the ESP button to turn of the stability control and the car gets a totally different personality, especially using manual shifting. Although city mileage is average for the size/weight, highway mileage is great for an old car that's this much fun. New pads/rotors are very cheap online if you know how to shop and since it shares many mechanical parts with other GM vehicles, maintaining it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Other than a CD player that won't eject, l have had no other issues in the eight months I've had it so far.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marcus writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible Review
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5

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Fun to drive, well-built, great MPG.

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Finicky top sensors...

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My Wife's Car, She Loves It And We Are Both Pleased With The Great Mpg. — Beatiful looking vehicle, very well-designed interior, except for the HVAC controls. Decent performance, but fantastic MPG. Maintenance has been average, some parts can be expensive, but much cheaper than the Volvo convertible this replaced. The car is lots of fun to drive, especially with the top down. It's a great cruiser, good handling, decent maintenance and best of all, it's paid for!

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Robert writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc Convertible Review
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5

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Safety, handeling and ride quality

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requires 95RON petrol

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Awesome Car — This is actually a linear convertable but it was not availiable in the options, Great car, best i've ever owned. Very smooth for a two liter 4 pot, however it exellerates like a bus when it's off boost. The body is suprisingly solid for a car with no roof. Being Swedish built it has fantastic safety features.

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John writes:
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4

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Acceleration, Braking, Handling, Tire Wear, Gas Mileage, Appearance

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Unsupportive seats, numb audio system, squeeky clutch

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My Saab 9-3 Linear — This car is a blast to drive! Great sporty appearance with an agressive 2.0L turbocharged engine to match, for the true driving experience I opted for the 5 speed manual transmission. Performance is incredible, awesome acceleration, insane handling and great braking all while averaging 33 MPG! Build quality is up to par for a European car, low wind noise, no squeeks or rattles except for a squeeky clutch. My only complaint: unsupportive seats and a numb audio system, both are adressed with the Aero package which is what my next one will have.

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Sean writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Review
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Quality, Engineering, Quiet and Smooth Ride, Stylish, Driving Comfort, Stability and Traction Control Systems work!

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Cost of replacement parts, Ground Clearance, FWD, Lack of rear Seat Legroom.

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2004 Saab 9-3 Ss (aero) — The definition of a Grand Touring Car. Cruising at 90 mph is easy, efficient, and a pleasure. Friends of mine often voice when initially seating in the car "...wow, did you steal James Bond's car?" lol. The build quality throughout the vehicle is 2nd to none! I can't sum up this car in anything brief except this. Go test drive one.

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tvieso writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Review
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3

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Agility. Fuel Economy. Styling. Comfort.

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Power lag. Price.

tvieso
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Gm-influenced Swedish Design — Overall, I enjoyed driving this car as a daily driver. It's styling was great, had great fuel economy with the 4-cyl turbo and pretty decent handling. The power lag was noticeable and annoyed me. It would always be a second or two before the turbo kicked in and you could get going. I feel like this car was way overpriced brand new at over $40K (I believe). I also feel like GM had too much influence in this model with cheap materials. It became apparent when I hit over 50K miles and things started to chip away or brake off and noises/rattles made a presence.

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

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