2011 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

2011 Saab 9-3 Review Ratings

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"interior" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"space" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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Sta8of9 writes:
2011 Saab 9-3 Base Convertible Review
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4

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Rare Java Metallic and the last SAAB since the brand has vanished. This car is a cruiser. I opted for a base model with the standard rims and tires since my previous 9-3 AERO had a punishing ride. The leather and the seats are the best in the business. Performance is a bit slower than my AERO but still has the turbo thrust when needed. Visibility is decent for a convertible.

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The backseat is completely useless. I have read for a convertible, this model has more space but unless you have a toddler, this is a single or couples only car. I also was miffed to see that they did not clearcoat the underside of the trunk lid. In addition, the car retains the door handles and floor mats of 2007 and prior. Probably a GM cost cutting measure. The ride is jiggly even for a convertible.

Sta8of9
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An All Around Good Cruiser For Worry Free Motoring — I traded my 2010 AERO Sportcombi in on Coco due to the demise of SAAB and wanting to fulfill my dream of a SAAB convertible. All in all she has performed well and is stylish and roomy for two passengers. This is my third SAAB of the current 9-3 breed and expect the same bullet proof reliability and good gas mileage of the previous stable.

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sqlpython writes:
2011 Saab 9-3 Base Review
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Looks, Handling, Price

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limited back seat room as with all 3 series type vehicles.

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Excellent — The fit and finish of this Saab are excellent. Saab is an stealth entry into the 3 series competition at a very competitive price. All the features you expect to find in a luxury performance sedan. Quick acceleration to 60 and quicker stops. The car handles well goes where it is pointed without complaints. Really fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dsgrub writes:
2011 Saab 9-3 XWD Review
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5

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All wheel drive, comfort and MPGs

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Could use a little more power

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Really Nice Car — We discovered after Saab went bankrupt that a lot of cars sat at the ports until the courts settled the bankruptcy. In Sept 2012 the cars were some of the prior Saab dealers. As such, I picked this up with 6 mi. for almost 1/2 new sticker. After over a year it has 7000 mi. and my wife loves it. As with my other Saabs, they are comfortable, fun to drive and the XWD is a nice benefit especially in the wintering conditions.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Freddy B writes:
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Love the Saab unique signature designs for inside and outside

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My 01 Audi a4 had more features than a 2011 Saab Though they both mid luxury.. And it was built cheaply, thanks to GM, that's why they dont make them anymore.

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Perfect Design And Trim — The design, the look and the feel of it is great. It has that classic Saab design which is a big +, but then the material were cheaply built by GM which says not so much engineering thoughts were put into building the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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

Awesome Fun... By dsgrub

Again, as with my other 9-3s I really enjoy this car. It has adequate power, is quiet, fun to drive and gets good gas mileage. Also, I enjoy all the bells and whistles such as paddle shifters, auto ... Read More

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2006 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Overall I Like Driving It And My Wife Loves He Car. By wpagano

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... Read More

Great Car! By Aldrops

I've had this car for about 5 years now and still love it! Drives excellent, handles even better and its very easy/low cost to maintain! Over the last few years, the car has met every need that I've h... Read More

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