2000 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

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    2000 Saab 9-3 Base Sedan Review
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    35

    If You Have The Money To Fix It When It Breaks, Buy One. — It's not a bad car...I love it for what it is but the repair costs are way too damn high. Everything has to get imported so the parts are very expensive. The performance is good...I've kept up with some WRXs and some Audis before and is pretty fast for a turbocharged 4 cylinder.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast 4 cylinder (turbocharged)....good interior features...

    Cons: High reapir costs...rigid maintenance schedule....

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    2000 Saab 9-3 SE Review
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    25

    Cheap Solid Car With Turbo — the acceleration is quite good concidering that the carr only has 154bhp, the suspension is a bit soft which is comfortable but a bit boring if you want to drive aggresivly. I think the quality is really good, everything works after 10 years, the only thing that's enoying is the air sensor for the AC which makes a buzzing sound when it's active. the fuel consumption is about 0,85 l / km which is ok. it's not very fun to drive the car since you can't switch gears very fast because the gearbox is weak.

    Pros: turbo

    Cons: gearbox

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    2000 Saab 9-3 SE Review
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    Saab 9-3 2000 'x' 2.0t Se — Good solid car, surprisingly quick, quite thirsty under heavy driving. Still not a bad looking car, although its no oil painting. Better than mondeos & vectras at similar money. 2.0 unit is last true saab engine, GM started fitting their own after this model.

    Pros: Surprisingly quick

    Cons: Can be thirsty (as low as 15mpg!)

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    2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Review
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    Viggen — Very fun car out of the box. Handling needs some help. A little to much power for a open diff fwd car. But pretty quick and accomodates 4 adults nicely. Turbo with 5 spd, gets 21/32 for mileage. Just wish GM wouldn't have bought SAAB

    Pros: Turbo, 5 spd, fully optioned, cheap

    Cons: Built by GM

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    2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Review
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    Viggen..... Thunder From Above! — I have always wanted a Viggen! I got it and I love it!...Would not want anything else. The acceleration 25+ MPH is unbeatable for a stock car and braking is some of the best I have experienced besides porsche, handling.....This car Needs the viggen rescue kit from taliaferro imports or abbott racing to cope with the torque but handles OK. The build quality is top notch and is better than BMW, I have noticed SAAB uses genuine materials like real metal, good steal and has strong crash test results. The cabin is small and you can hear a bit of road noise but it IS a sports car. The apperance rivals cars of today "2009" with all the companys trying to come out with hatchbacks such as the new subaru wrx sti, mazdaspeed 3, etc....SAAB was way ahead of the game In the 1970's The Viggen itself looks great! again I have always wanted one, the in terior is very nice with the best seats ever and have great lateral support plus head rest whiplash protection only SAAB and Volvo have this! I don't know how I feel about the spekled dash fascia, I would like to get carbon fiber, I like all the room in the rear and trunk though, it also has a great sound system. "gas milage"......lets just say I get 37 MPG on the highway and 24 around town. Maintenance can be costly!..Luckily I have not had any major problems, I have heard of sludge and piston issues, just be shure you change oil every 3k with full synthetic and replace your MAF if your gas milage drops below 19 mpg. As far as fun goes, It is fun to try and tame a hi powered front wheel drive car! you will be able to pass/dominate most cars on the freeway, cars like 5.0 mustangs, subaru STi's, lancer EVO's etc...so get ready! And yes I would reccomend this car to a responsible SAAB fan, curb distance judgement is a must with this car as the front air damn is just 4" off the ground!

    Pros: FWD, Fast! Unsuspecting stealthiness! Rare! Last real SAAB IMO, build quality, ergonomics, seats!

    Cons: FWD, possible sludge/ pistons issues, you will get some tickets, hard to get under to work on, don't forget the handling rescue kit!

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    2000 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Review
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    Saab 9-3 Se Convertible — Very attractive car, especially the Cosmic Blue colour.

    Pros: Looks the part with the roof down.

    Cons: Totally impossible to park with the roof up. Rear visibility is appalling.
    Has the turning circle of an oil tanker.
    150bhp LPT is gutless, should have gone for the 185bhp.
    Manual gearbox is the worst I've ever experienced.

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    2000 Saab 9-3 Base Convertible Review
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    Love My Saab — Swedes are well known for their efficiency and it definitely shows through in the Saab 9.3. Successor to the Saab 900, the 9.3 is sleeker and more stylish than the 900. The style is the same in models years 1999-2004, with slight moderations after. 9.3 model was completely redesigned and updated for 2008.

    Pros: Convertible; solid engine

    Cons: Convertible top sometimes stalls; AC sometimes does not hold charge.

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    2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Coupe Review
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    75

    Fast (but Not Sporty) Man Car. Wolf In Sheeps Clothing. Muchos Muchos Fun. — Crocodile blue leather interior. Lovely alloys. Huge boot. Engine is quite frankly, amazing for what it is and will outlive me probably.

    Pros: Insane torque for size of engine thanks to crazy sweedish turbo mania.
    Can annoy many porsche/BMW drivers on the road.

    Cons: Handling not so great, chassis and suspension not up to the POWER!

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    2000 Saab 9-3 Base Sedan Review
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    Nice Sporty Look — 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. nice n sporty. Costs to fix unless u can do work yourself.

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

    Pros: Has 138,300 miles and still runs strong

    Cons: has 2 head gasket leaks

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    2000 Saab 9-3 Base Sedan Review
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    Great, But Beware Of The Failing Turbos — goes like stink, who knew tht 185 HP could do so much very well built, kinda ugly though got it from muy dad, insurance isn't to bad a bit of body roll in the corners, but tht's what keeps it intersting to drive

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great rea world performance, huge boot

    Cons: kinda ugly

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Saab 9-3 Reviews

    Awesome!!! By Huntman1116

    I love this car because it looks great and is powerful. It is especially great for those who want to stand out from the crowd and not drive a run of the mill luxury vehicles like a mercedes or bmw. Read More

    Excellent By sqlpython

    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. ... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    2007 Saab 9-3 Reviews

    Beautiful, Fun, And Safe Car That Is Very Fun And Zippy To Drive. By kc603

    I loved this car! It was my second Saab and I couldn't have asked for more in a car. It performed the way I wanted it to, was easy for me to take care of, and always kept me safe. I also loved the lit... Read More

    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

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