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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr SE HO Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Soon To Be A Classic — 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 never have looked back. still handle well and is super easy to take care of even though they are not made today.

Pros: This is a convertible tha will not give you wind wipe lash.Comfort, Power (turbo) Handling, size  

Cons: Not many I can think of other than a donut for the spare tire

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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr SE HO Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Great Car A Couple Or A College Student Or Weekend Car. — 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 are not for adults.

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

Pros: Great Handling

Cons: No Trunk Space

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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr SE Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Sleek Convertible — This car has been a joy to own. It is reliable and it great condition. I was shopping for a sporty looking convertible and fell in love with the color (blue metalic exterior and tan leather interior). I've been happy with it since I bought it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Beautiful car and fun to drive

Cons: The convertible SE doesn't drive as smoothly as the hardtop.  You feel more of the road.

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr SE Turbo HatchbackReview
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An Icon Is Gone — too bad GM killed the SAAB. What a unique car....They just could not compete with the rest of Germany and Japan. If you can still get a low mileage one, it may be a great car. loved driving it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Unique style, heritage...

Cons: reliability, oh yeah GM killed the brand

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo HatchbackReview
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My Saab 9-3 Review — Not bad for a cheap car to last you until you want to buy a new one. It's very fun to drive and looks great. gas consumption isn't great, I barely get 500 kms to a tank. No other major problems other than typical stuff for a 13 year old car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The turbo and handling, it drives like a sports car

Cons: I wish the front seat was little bit further away from the dash, as well as if the steering wheel was telescopic would be nice

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo HatchbackReview
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For The Price, This Car Has It All: Fuel Economy, Drivability, Comfort, Utility... And A Turbo! :) — My car is about 13 years old now. The only thing that has really let me down about it is the quality of the GM parts, which I find myself replacing. Other then that it's built very well. It's looks might not get you any action, but the turbo sure will. In comparison with the costs of other comparable cars, the cost of repairs are not that bad (repairs have only just started to become frequent). Above all, for the price, this car has it all: fuel economy (25-36 mpg depending on your driving style), drivability (not boring), comfort (there is actually room in the back), utility (I've fit my entire dorm room in this car)... and a TURBO! :)

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

Pros: The amount of space and the Turbo

Cons: The handling could be better, if your will to put in the money.

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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Fun Car — Served me well for a couple years. Loved having the top down and the tight European handling. Roof leaked when it rained. A/C compressor clutch went so I had to replace A/C compressor which I've heard is common with this car.

Pros: Fun to drive Convertible

Cons: Leaky roof, a/c compressor clutch went

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Turbo HatchbackReview
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Its A Sleeper — to be honest its a lovely car to drive and with the mods it handles well too the seats are very comfortable and there is lots of luggage space too, she is a dark horse shes had a few challanges but shes seen off most of them

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: everything

Cons: the fuel economy

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1999 Saab 9-3 2 Dr Turbo HatchbackReview
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Overall Great Looking Car — This car is not cheap to repair and not just any mechanic can work on Saabs. Very spacious and roomy hatchback. Gas mileage is twenty-five miles per gallon. Fun car to drive. The appearance has not changed very much in the last ten years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car has been great up until it broke down a few months ago.  Tires are in great condition, new water pump and radiator.  

Cons: expensive to repair.  Paint starting to chip on the hood and top.  

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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr SE Turbo HatchbackReview
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1999 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Se Turbo Hatchback — Performance: 2.2TiD (From Vauxhall) certainly is not fast. Not slow once in the Turbo boost (2k-3k revs) sluggish when just under engines own power (1k-2k revs) Brakes very good, Handles Ok, I would describe it as safe. Build Quality: Good. Appearence: Nice looking, shame it is GM though. Some things feel a bit cheap. (but this means you can get cheaper parts as they are used on lots of different models) Cost of Ownership: Good MPG all round. Cheap Insurence. Fun Factor: Is a good drive

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

Pros: Good MPG, Different to the normal rep cars. Lots of Space.

Cons: SAAB parts pricey. Is a Vectra underneith

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Saabfan54

Saabs are one of a kind. They are in fact...true gems from Sweden. Read More

Review By Guru9Z8PZW

For a 10 year old car it seems to be in very good condition. 78,000 on it now and hoping to take it to 170,000!! I owned a 2006 Saab convertible and loved it. When Saab went under it was very disap... Read More

2010 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By GuruV79J3

Is a nice and exite car for fun on drive Read More

Review By Julesibm

A design classic always the Saab. Loved by designers. Read More

2009 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Guru8PVQC

I think the car is a great value and its features are outstanding. Read More

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

2008 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Guru212BN

I believe its an excellent value. Top shelf, truly. Read More

Review By David

Great car with low miles. Reasonable price. Im very pleased. Read More

2007 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Roibeard

The SAAB 9-3 is a well engineered car that drives smoother than any other make or model car Ive had. I own a 2006 SAAB 9-3 and would be interested in getting a newer model. Read More

Review By GuruTCKSZ

The SAAB is a GREAT value, as long as you have a mechanic that will fix them reasonably. Really fun to drive, great features only found on high end luxury cars, German engineering (German components,... Read More

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