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2001 Saab 9-3 ViggenReview
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Great Ride — 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 car of this caliber, not as high as most others

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fun to drive, turbo has lots of power, brakes good, Viggen sport package, had since  new now has 200,000 miles

Cons: tires wear out quickly, has road noise although tires make a difference

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2001 Saab 9-3 BaseReview
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Saab Story — 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 longer producing new cars. I am, however, looking at 2011s bought from auction as a last time opportunity to get a Saab.

Pros: 10+ year Saab 9-3 owner - very reliable and great car for Minnesota winters.

Cons: Company no longer exists.

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2001 Saab 9-3 BaseReview
Nathaniel writes:
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My Saab Story — Performance This car has a nice little turbo, that gives that extra punch when needed. The second gear acceleration will throw you back in your seat. Build Quality The Swedes at Saab really payed attention to detail with the interior, lots of satisfying creature comforts even for the passengers in the back. Appearance I'm biased cause it's my car but despite being 11 years old this car still looks like to could have come off the lot last year, the styling is new and current, even today. Cost of Ownership The 4 cylinder turbo puts out 185 hp while still getting 8-9L/100km very good on gas. Though with the current situation with Saab parts are a pain to get, not that you need them that often. Fun Factor The turbo, makes this little thing a hoot to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Overall a very good car. Would buy it again many times over.

Cons: My only beef, I wish I had sprung for the leather interior.

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2001 Saab 9-3 SEReview
Catie writes:
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Great Car — Great car. Turbo makes it a lot faster than it looks. Accelerates pretty quickly. Handling is not spectacular but not too bad. Quiet comfortable ride. Reliable. No squeaks/rattles. Gets ~20mpg. Not a lot of maintenance. Also maintenance isn't very expensive. I personally love this car. It's not really a looker. But I love to drive it, and it's great for long trips and as a daily driver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Turbo is great. Reliable. Inexpensive. All around good car.

Cons: Not a lot of cupholders or compartments. Doesn't have a great sound system.

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2001 Saab 9-3 SEReview
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Saabs Are Dependable, Fast, And Fun To Drive. — I Love Saabs!! They are very safe, they are great on gas, fun to drive, super fast when you want, comfortable, and stylish. My insurance is very reasonable. My saab has never let me down. Saabs are very dependable and safe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Best car to drive.

Cons: Nothing sucks about a Saab.

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2001 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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It's A Fun Car — It was pretty fast, went from 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. It was a convertible so obviously it was fun to drive especially with the top down. It was pretty good on gas got about 25 to the gallon. Overall it was a good car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fast, fun to drive

Cons: Cup holders aren't that great

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2001 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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Take Her Out...drive Her, Enjoy Her...love Her. — Take her out...drive her, enjoy her...love her. Nice apperance. No problem taking it on a 4 week roadtrip...manage cold and warm weather. And these days with a company that was on its way to be closed...and all the owners and fans all over the world who made their voice heard. We are one family...

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

Pros: Comfortable, Fast ,Good looking, great storage (for a cab)

Cons: ...that its not faster ;)

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2001 Saab 9-3 BaseReview
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Love It, Want Another — Very reliable, good and unique looking, lots of space in the hatch, good oomph on the highway, first gear too low- wish I had auto trans, avg handling, avg fun to drive, 7-9 L/100 km, base stereo wimpy

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: reliable, safe, efficient

Cons: not great acceleration until on the highway

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2001 Saab 9-3 BaseReview
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Eye Candy... — Its foreign.. Made by aircraft company..In my SaaB Jet..Stealth power. Rarity. Everyday usability. Manual transmission. Heated seats. Seat memory. Steering wheel audio controls. Overall luxury... Comfy interior, versatile hatchback model, torquey turbo motor, i mean business personality. More power? Aftermarket kits are available. Better handling? Again, check the aftermarket. It is a powerful FWD car, torque steer and understeer are part of the package!

Pros: Turbo

Cons: Cant fit 20"-  22"

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2001 Saab 9-3 ViggenReview
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If You Can Find A Viggen, Get It! — The Viggen is a fun car to drive. Great acceleration without turbo lag. 32+ mpg highway. It is a sweet looking car that is a bit of a sleeper. Torque steer is known issue despite torque being limited in 1st & second gear. Hang on and enjoy the ride!

Pros: Acceleration, fuel econony, huge trunk, programmable speed alert warning

Cons: Too fun to drive in traffic!

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2011 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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2010 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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2009 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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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

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