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2001 Saab 9-3 SEReview
Niklas writes:
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Nice — really good car. swedish quality. no problems. build whit love. performance i good. 150 hp is nice but i want more. doesnt cost much to own. The car is fun fun to drive. Love this car. its the best <3

Pros: all

Cons: nothing

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2001 Saab 9-3 SEReview
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Saab 9-3se 2.0t185hk — I absolutely adore my ride. It answers me instantly and feels solid and safe especially on longer trips. With the turbo, I can push up the speed pretty darn good.. luckily I haven't had to do that. Hope I never will. But, my Saab is a darn good car and I hope to be driving it for many years to come.

Pros: Fast answer to throttle, great looks and solid finish

Cons: The LCD which shows radio station, temperature etc etc don't work.

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2001 Saab 9-3 SEReview
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My 2001 Saab 93 Manual — Amazing off the line, I find myself taking porches and holding any high end car as long as they don't have a supercharger or a turbo. With just under 15k miles when I bought it, I have just hit 30k this week, other than 2 flat tires, absolutely no repairs have been needed, the handing is alittle boaty in the back, it could really use new roll bars aswell as coilovers and dampeners. Brakes are average. Exterior is nice, very small for a 4 door, although no one can sit behind me when my seat is in its normal driving postion. Back in 2001 when I first saw the car (back when I was 10 before I could even drive) it was the first car that I had never seen with power seats on both sides aswell as heated seats, for a 2001 car it's pretty loaded. Sadly the only interior problem would be the SID (System information display) has alotta pixels that are dead which makes things look bad. Other than that, everything works. I get around 22-26mpg with me beating on it every day.

Pros: Acceleration out of this world, nice interior features, quirky styling.

Cons: Turbo lag! And alotta torque.

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2001 Saab 9-3 ViggenReview
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Tickets Anyone! I Wish It Wasn't Red! — Only 2500 of these cars made in a model year! With its 2.3 Litre turbo charged powerplant shes pretty fun to drive! Saab took the 9-3 and race tunned this car when built! Viggen is Sweedish for "thunderbolt" and was designed after the Viggen fighterjet, and it sure drives like one! Now it needs more!

Pros: I now can run from the cops again

Cons: Tickets anyone!

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2001 Saab 9-3 ViggenReview
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The Viggen — I love this Car!! I have now owned for three years. I love the way it drives, the way it looks and they way people look at it and you can see them thinking what the hell is that. They know it's a Saab but most have no idea why it looks different and better. I also have to say it's very nice having a car that goes like a bat out of hell and corners great especially for a front wheel drive car but can still holdme, my wife and two kids comfortably on a four hour road trip.

Pros: Great performance in a four door package. Exclusivity only 2500 a year weir produced world wide

Cons: The CID all of them loose pixels.  Front wheel drive

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2001 Saab 9-3 SEReview
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01' Saab 9-3 —

This is my current daily driver. It is unbelievably fun to drive on the highway where you can get the turbo spooling and providing instant accelleration. It gets ok mileage (20-22mpg city). During the winter, this car shines. It drives better in the snow than many 4WD cars that I have driven and handles all bad weather with confidence. In the winter, I will take my saab over a subaru any day of the week. I often move small furnature, and haul drapery rods in the car. It can fit a 113" rod inside with the trunk closed. I recently put a fully assembled weber grill inside the car standing up and closed the hatch. Maintanence costs are a bit frustrating. It seems you have to take the car to the dealor for everything. Even getting lightbulbs must be done through Saab in order for the dash computer to staop saying "rear light failure" everytime you start the car. I am a believer in the fact that my mechanic is just as good if not better than the guys at the dealor but sometimes, the parts availability or special procedures that you need to know in order to work on this quirky car make me have to go to the dealor. As far as safety goes, I am proof of the fact that these cars are amazingly safe. I was in an accident where i was hit on the drivers side front of the car by someone pulling into the street from a parking lot at 30+mph. (it was a tremendous act of stupidity on their part) I walked away from the accident and am convinced that in many other cars, I would not have been so fortunate. above all, they fixed my car instead of tataling it because it was still structurally sound. Despite maintanence costs. The combination of performance and practicality makes me a saab believer.

Pros: safety, practicality, performance

Cons: maintanence cost

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2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen ConvertibleReview
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Beatiful Peice Of Engineering — I love the car, great miles to the gallon, I get 500-550 miles to the tank, about 32MPG. Awesome acceleration, you have to fight the torque steer in second gear though. Rides and handles great, sticks to the road like glue. The most comfortable seats I've ever sat in. Over all a great sunday cruising car, or dailey driver.

Pros: Very econimical, yet powerful hight output turbo 2.3  4 cylinder engine. Smooth and comfortable ride. Fun to drive!!

Cons: resale prices aren't great

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2001 Saab 9-3 SEReview
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Solid Car, But Not Amazing — the saab 9-3 is a solid, dependable car. The interior finish is good but the handling and accelertion are not that great. For the money, I'd rather buy an audi a4. If you live in the snow countries - front wheel drive is ok but not great.

Pros: nice interior, fairly reliable

Cons: poor handling and acceleation

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2001 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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Nice Small Car — Great little car for commuting to school , handles well with good gas mileage.

Owner for 1 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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2001 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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Saab Se Turbo — This car has very good accelaration and good mid range, fuel consuption is 22 mpg,hood comes down in less than 10 seconds has full climate control,full leather heated seats

Pros: 2.0 turbo superb mid range

Cons: limited top end to 125 mph because its a soft top

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2008 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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2007 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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