2006 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

2006 Saab 9-3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.2 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
CONS
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"tires" 3 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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Saab06 writes:
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible Review
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5

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Very comfortable and sharp looking, with a nice feel of safety due to added features.  I never had any issues with the car, only needed scheduled maintenance.  Would get up to 30 mpg on highway trips yet extremely fun to drive with or without the top down!

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Like most sports cars the tires do not last as long as one would hope

Saab06
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Swweettt!!!!!!!!! — I like how sharp the car looks and unique the color was compared to the other Saab convertibles I saw on the road. Very comfortable and sharp looking, with a nice feel of safety due to added features. I never had any issues with the car, only needed scheduled maintenance. Would get up to 30 mpg on highway trips yet extremely fun to drive with or without the top down! I highly recommend a Saab and feel their are not many if any other convertibles that are built with the unique combination of safety and style than the Saab 2T.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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wpagano writes:
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible Review
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Good looking, Great color, Lime Yellow

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Suspension geometry,

wpagano
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Overall I Like Driving It And My Wife Loves He Car. — Steering is affected by road crown, pulls with only a minor crown, (tiresome on long trips). Very low to ground MUST be careful of curbs, concrete parking stops and street gutters which will tear-up the air dam and underside front panel. Radio is integral to electronics and can not be replaced. On-board telephone is useless and does not work in the USA.

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Lindsey writes:
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T Review
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Speed

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Costly to Repair

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If You Love Speed, Buy One. — I love my car, it has the speed I was looking for, it hugs the curves...I haven't had any problems with it. It is a great car for road trips because of the smooth ride. The interior is spacious and comfortable, the exterior is sexy and sporty. It gets great gas mileage and it is the perfect car for me. =]

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Grant writes:
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T Review
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Fun to drive

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Little Tuning parts available

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Lacking Power Yet Still Fun To Drive — I like my cars styling interior and out, but it needs new wheels, window tint standard, definately more power output. I mean out of a turbocharged I-4 it should run way better than 210hp. the 0-60 is also slow esp. compared to cars with the same amnt. of power.

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

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Per writes:
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T Review
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great performance and decent fuel efficiency

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if you use the rear seats and hate pricey services

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Its Different, And If Taken Care Of, Will Run For A Very Long Time. — Performance: for a 2 liter turbo four, its awesome. Love driving it on the highway Build quality: High quality build. held up very well without any problems Appearance: Stealthily understated. Having said that, it is starting to show its age. Cost of ownership. Services are costly. But its a euro car, its part of package Fun factor: Definitely fun. playing with the turbo is great. Wish it was a manual and had a sportier tire package, but great anyway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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saabfanchi writes:
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero Review
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An amazing car that fit me like a glove... a great value with lots of features compared to the price of other cars in the class

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car sits very low and the front overhang is always scraping curbs or parking lot entrance/exit ramps.  premium unleaded required and not so great gas mileage in the city

saabfanchi
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By Far, The Best Car I've Ever Owned. — raining sensing wipers, heated seats, rear parking sensors, six speed auto trans, xenon head lights, silver sport trim on steering wheel, two tone colored seats, amazing power available whenever it is needed, this car is the perfect size for zipping in and out of traffic and it's extremely comfortable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Erin writes:
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mpg, comfortable, fast

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tire noise/ you feel almost every bump

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Like It — i love the throttle response...the turbo is awesome. if ur not payin attention to ur speed, u'll be goin 90 and not even realize it. great gas mileage too, i get about 33 mpg highway..gotta love it.. sometimes while driving on a rough road, you feel everything

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible Review
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I would recomend SAAB to any anyone.

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The only thing i hate about my SAAB, is when you see the Audi cab you just wonder if i should have paid a little more and got one of them.

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Saab 9-3 — Its great, tyres resonable, wipers cheap, only had it 2 years and it has gone through both of its MOT's with no problems at all, its just a little bit thirsty. But when the roof is down, God its good fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stuart writes:
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comfort and speed

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likes tyres and fuel

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Saab Of Stu — fantastic comfortable drive , good acceleration , good looks , handles well, corners well ,leather interior , cruise and climate control, cheaper than a bmw !

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Devin writes:
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero Review
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4

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Turbo, Luxury, v6, Cheap

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Bumper/body kit, Front wheel drive

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Its The Beast From The East — Performance - Great performance in a straight line and in the corners. Build Quality - Greatly built engine that can withstand unusual amounts of pressure from the turbo, very nice suspension, don't like all of the plastic bumpers and ground effects. Appearance - Looks great get compliments all the time even with the bumper off! Cost of Ownership - Alright gas mileage considering I have a lead foot I get about 24 mpg overall, some of the maintenance is ridiculous but there are ways to get around it. Fun Factor - 7 1/2

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

1999 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Soon To Be A Classic By Lakedeck

Bought this auto on a slow Friday night for the dealer and drive it off the show room floor. Traded a Volvo wagon in which was great on my bank account. As stated this Saab was a great convertible and... Read More

Great Car A Couple Or A College Student Or Weekend Car. By tbberry

This car still has great looks for the year, Handles great and has a winter mode for transmission that makes going in snow a lot easier. Gas mileage is good and seats are comfortable in front, rear ar... Read More

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2000 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Nice Sporty Look By mysaab

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. nic... Read More

Great Cars Super Safe And Fun By Joe

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 grea... Read More

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2001 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Great Ride By aboutbob

Great family car that's fun to drive, haven't had any problems other than normal wear and tear on a car of this age and mileage, still going strong. Maintenance costs seem about right for a European c... Read More

Saab Story By mbleakmore

I bought a new Saab 9-3 in 2001 shortly after the GM acquisition. I never cared for the new sedan styling GM rolled out and have held out from buying a new one. Now the company is bankrupt and is no l... Read More

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2002 Saab 9-3 Reviews

The Little Car That Could By royal2015

Saab 9-3 good car for someone who needs abit of cargo space and wants some fuel mileage from the 2.0 L turbo. Hatch back with fold down rear seats make this car a great carrier for goods and still all... Read More

Excellent Little Car. By PastorDaleP

The engine is terrific and I just love the way this car handles. It is fast and has great pick up when I need it. The Sport mode is an added plus. Also, my model does excellent on fuel. On the open ro... Read More

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2003 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Excellent Condition By harkin

2003 Saab 4 Cyl Turbo convertible. All service records, clean car fax, new good year eagle tires, New alternator, new battery, New belts. Great running and looking car. Garage kept and serviced reg... Read More

Not Bad For Use As Secondary Car By chemaespi

i have a saturn ion as i put a lot of money into that car i decided to give the car a rest and i wanted to buy a car that not many people have (theres just way too many hondas around here) and as a se... Read More

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