2001 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

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    2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen Review
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    55

    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 Base Review
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    20

    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 Base Review
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    435

    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 SE Review
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    105

    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 SE Review
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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 Convertible Review
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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 Convertible Review
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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 Base Review
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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 Base Review
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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 Viggen Review
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    45

    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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    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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