2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi User Reviews

2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Konsta writes:
2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi Review
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5

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Gorgeous, great to drive, economical.

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Not the roomiest in the backseat.

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Saab 9-3 Sportcombi Ttid Vector — Absolutely the best-looking sw in it´s class. No matter what the weather is like, it is just great to drive. Performance: The engine is powerful and frugal. Brakes just ooze confidence. Handling is sharp, the steering bit light but well balanced. Build quality: Nothing to complain about. Appearance: Looks just gorgeous. Cost of ownership: You get a load more for your money than you would with Audi or BMW. Running costs are quite low. Fun factor: A great-looking car that´s a hoot to drive = Loads of fun.

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coolerbythelake writes:
2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T Review
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5

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Many standard options, Smooth ride, Great Price

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GM discontinued Saab

coolerbythelake
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Great Value — Bought the car Jan. 2009 before we were aware GM was going to drop the line. However we like the car and got a great deal on it. Enjoy driving it and plan on using the car for 10 years plus. Have not had any problems with it. Great gas mileage 25 average with 30 on Hwy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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uh2lsaab writes:
2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi Aero Review
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5

Pros

- Great combo or ride and handling.
- Front seats are amazingly comfortable
- Better cargo space than many SUV's
- Decent fuel economy for a V6
- Fast when you step into it, can go 150+ mph, (not that I've tried)
- Safe!  (and it won't roll over like an SUV)
- Parchment silver is a beautiful color

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- Steering is a little light for my taste
- Doesn't feel that fast at medium throttle
- Fuel economy not very good in the city
- Transmission can be clunky in manual mode
- V6 makes the car feel a little front heavy

uh2lsaab
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Great Sleeper Suv Alternative That Really Is Sporty — This is just a really good car overall and if I weren't such an enviro-geek, it would be perfect. I just worry about $5 a gallon gas although getting 29 mpg on the highway isn't bad. I have averaged over 24 mpg. The newer Saab 9-3 Aero SportCombis come with the 4 cylinder turbo which is what I would have preferred.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Roger writes:
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4

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Ethanol fuel really gives this car an edge, and you have to love the blackpanel function which is unique to SAAB

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Too little leg room behind me when I am driving the car.

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Excellent Car — The engine is quick and the steering response is very good, especially nice when running on ethanol instead of petrol, since that adds another 30hp. Not many other stationwagons can outrun this car when accelerating from 50 - 120. Outside appearence is nice, and the interior is solid black, but there are still some room for improvements in build quality (compared with Audi).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nicole writes:
2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi Aero Review
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Full 4 seat vehicle, ride and handling, performance, aero interior color combination, full leather seats, premium sound system, great noise control for a convertible, interior of convert. top matches the vehicle interior making it look spacious inside, great color matching between different materials, gloss level well maintained, easy to use electronics

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Convertible top takes up a bit too much trunk space.

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Great Value — Best 4 seat convertible with amazing ride and handling! The Aero package is the only way to go from interior color combination, premium sound system and performance. The standard model paled in comparison when taking a test drive. 6 speed manual is the only way to go for true driving enthuiest (sp).

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Kjelle writes:
2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T Review
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seats, (exteriror) design, handling

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sound system, high fuel consumption (think fighter-aircraft), build-quality, noisy

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Impressive At 1st Sight But Does Not Deliver In The Long Run. — It looks really good, handles good and got amazing seats. Unfortunately, performance is weak considering its a turbo. LOTS of small bugs, it actually feels like a "pre-production" car more than a serial produced. GM crappy quality... the interior squeaks and moves, seats make awful sounds, it consumes LOTS of fuel (without delivering performance), makes spontaneous stops (engine just dies), runs better with cold engine than warm... Stay away if you want to avoid problems! The autoshop loves this on the second hand market - it will guarantee their revenue for many years to come. Sad. It got so many promising ideas - if they just would deliver what it promise it would have been a great car and amazingla competitive. Today its being passed by all other European brands.

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