2004 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

2004 Saab 9-3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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" 13 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 33 2004 Saab 9-3 reviews.

Justin writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Review
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5

Pros

Quick, head turner in Aero trim, COMFORTABLE seats

Cons

I sold it.

85

I Miss This Car — Performance - Acceleration wasn't bad from a stop, but it really shined in the mid and upper RPM range. 60-80mph is about 4 seconds, making it a blast to drive on the highway. Handling was very tight and offered good feedback for a FWD car, torque steer was non-existant.

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Hans writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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4

Pros

looks, fun factor

Cons

build quality

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My Saab 9-3 — performance- the usual turbo lag. build quality- overall pretty good, but slight rattles are audible appearance- love it. definitely unique and gorgeous cost of ownership- great gas mileage, i get 31 hw, overall around 27 fun factor-sport shift is fun, but would rather have a stick shift

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Bo176 writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible Review
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5

Pros

comfortable and quick. A very solid build roof with very little noise.
Extremly good seats.

Cons

Very slow aut. gearbox

35

Best Cab — aero with all options exept navi

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Sunny writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Review
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4

Pros

Fast, surprisingly economical, 5-star NCAP

Cons

Reliability, Poor plastics

35

Turbo! — Fast and safe car

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Kris writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc Review
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5

Pros

Turbo

Cons

Not the smoothest ride ever

25

Coolest Car Ever! — Silver Arc with Turbo.Leather interior, auto everything, 6 disc changer with awsome stereo system. Couldn't ask for a better car.

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Andy writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Review
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5

Pros

Looks, turbo performance, strong build, great handling, well specced

Cons

Occasional rattles from the roof, has had some items replaced under warranty, bland dashboard

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A Four Season Convertible — The car has a number of features that make this a true four season, family convertible. The car has four seats which are usable, the roof line isn't too low, and the performance is well suited to the car. Truly capable of hitting it's 137mph top speed, but just as happy pootling around town

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Bo writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Review
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5

Pros

i can smoke bimmer too!

Cons

On-Star sux! i can't hook up my blue tooth because of it. GM's most stupid piece of idea.

35

Saab 9-3 Aero — a perfect combination of rarity, ride comfort, fuel economy, quality, and perforance if necessary.

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Scott writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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5

Pros

Reliable euro car that outperforms other sedans.

Cons

Very expencive imported parts.

35

Quick European 4 Door. — Smooth 5 speed . Great inerior and options with a 16 valve 2.0 with turbocharger.

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Jeremy writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Review
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5

Pros

Turbo

Cons

Turbo lag

35

Wow — I love this car is great fun to Drive Love the color

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ptizzle34 writes:
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc Review
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5

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Some of the interior things look cheaper, thanks to GM and the sunroof sticks but does work.

ptizzle34
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Faster Than Most People Think — This car has 210 HP turbo that is pretty fast, it seems much faster than it states as far as HP. It passes very well in low gears and does 0 to 60 in the low 6's.

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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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

Great Drive Great Price By Bizzizle

Overall superb vehicle. It doesnt exceed at anything, but it does everything well. Commuter vehicle, road warrior, work truck, and anything in between. Its done them all and performed like a champ.... Read More

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

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