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02 Saab 9-3 Under Rated And Forgotten — Dislike-Rear twist beam suspension Like- Power and weight One of the best cars out there, station wagon cargo area and a sport hatch to hide it. Saab needs to bring back the 9-3 hatch, it's perfect if you don't want a wagon but want the cargo room. Once the Konis were installed the car became a totally different creature. This car will surprise you.

Pros: Light, Fast, Comfortable

Cons: No 6sp and a twist beam rear suspension

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Like Driving On Air — This car is amazing! For a sporty luxury car I couldnt ask for more! It handles like a charm and the ride is always extremely smooth. Its not too expensive if you know the right people in the right places (aka Essex, for anyone with a Saab take it to Mark).

Pros: sleek, afordable and durable

Cons: replacement parts tend to be a bit expensive

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Gm's Best Foreign Counterpart — The performance on my Saab is awesome especially with the built-in turbocharger (thank you Sweden). Car has a little over 40,000 miles on the odometer but doesn't feel like its been used at all. If you don't know the 2002 model was the last year Saab made a hatchback and then the 2003's were all 4 door sedans which reduced some of its beauty but made up for it in power and handling.My Saab gives 30 mpg on the highway and approximately 20-25 in the city depending on driving conditions, including an important factor traffic. This car is definitely fun to drive I took it to Florida and the ride was just amazing with the take off on this piece of swedish machinery.

Pros: 4 cylinder Turbocharged engine

Cons: A slew of engine sludge complaints on 2002 9-3's

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2002 Saab 9-3 ViggenReview
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A Performance Car That's Practical — I have to say this is probably the best car I've bought new. In just under 90k miles very little about it has been bad. Even though its super sweet turbocharged engine launches it 0-60 faster than some Porsche and BMWs, it gets mid 20 mpg average economy or better, had a 5 star safety rating long before that was a selling point, and can haul more stuff than some station wagons. I've spent under $2k in out of warranty repairs and upgrades to this car so far and it has only left me stranded twice after driving cross country 3 times. Better in the snow than my 4wd Trooper, faster than most soul-less japanese boy cars, and that quirky Scandanavian style.

Pros: Fantastic performance and handling at any speed in any weather. roomy, comfy, all the toys and options. Better than average MPG for a performance car.

Cons: Occasional expen$ive repairs and parts. Can be hard to find help in some areas of the country to fix. Often too tempting to speed. Cost over $35k in 02, worth maybe $10k now.

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Its An Ok Car — Handles good. Awesome acceleration in Sport mode. Looks arent the greatest, but it works.

Pros: Power and acceleration (144 mph top speed, not bad for an '02.)

Cons: Styling isnt the greatest

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It Is A Sporty 4 Door Car With A Large Heart — Ask me, and I'll tell you that I love it it took a year to find it and no I'm not selling also we are total Chevy fans so in a word it fits!

Pros: The leather/ cloth combo seats color, speed, sound, attiude, look and too much to say..........

Cons: the guy that owned it before backed in to his dads truck........

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Quick, Reliable, Overengineered Euro. Not For Everyone. Lots Of Room For Junk In Trunk — this is my wife's car, it's a nice car and has some creature comforts. it's the last of the "5 door" saabs as they went to the sport saloon in 2003. if i was about 4 inches shorter and this were a stickshift car i'd love it. as it is, it's a quick turbo charged car that is a touch on the small side. she likes it and that's what matters.

Pros: 4 cyl turbo performance with some economy, large trunk even with backseat unfolded.

Cons: small cabin interior, quirky "stuff", lack of dealerships

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2002 Saab 9-3 Aero Hot Auto Convertible Maptun Stage 3 — Owned from 2005 until 2012. Modified by MapTun to give 270bhp/370Nm Very fast in the mid range! Comfortable and pretty reliable. Fat rear anti-roll bar fitted which improved handling and reduced torque steer. Sold to a friend who still has it and likes it. A genuine four seat rag top with enough luggage space for a weeks holiday

Pros: Mid range acceleration is awesome.

Cons: Handling was not great stock, but now it is modified it's pretty good!

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I put this last in my ranking, because even though it's an amazing car to drive on the road and it has a nice interior, there are way too many repairs on it that are hard to pay for and find since the company went out of business. Runs great when nothing is wrong with it and I overall enjoyed what I got for 8K, but it's basically a lemon car.
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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 Michael

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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