2003 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 30 of 34 2003 Saab 9-3 reviews.

    2003 Saab 9-3 Vector Review
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    45

    Saab — Comfortable, yet quick! Has given no problems since purchased, and is still as good performance wise. Nice leather seats, aircon, and of course, it's very safe. Would prefer a little more fuel economy, but that's about it. All in all, I'm happy to keep it for a while longer. That said, if somebody offered me an Audi S5, well...

    Pros: Quick, comfortable, spacious, safe

    Cons: Thirsty

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    2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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    It Was A Great Car. Too Bad I Couldnt Keep It — This was a great car. It was very nice. I had a leather interior. The power was very nice. It was only a 4 cylinder but it had a turbo and it could move. I had it up to 130 mph once and it rode very smoothly even at that speed. The exterior was very nice and sporty looking. The interior was also very nice. I had plenty of room for passengers in the back and it was also very roomy in the fron. I had a lot of options in the interior also. All around i was a great car. I would definitely reccomend it to anybody.

    Pros: Very nice and reliable and had good power.  Just an all around good car.

    Cons: I couldnt keep it.

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    2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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    High Maintenance But Worth It...fun To Drive! — This is my first SAAB. I was a JEEP girl before this. Both can be pretty high maintenance but I definitely have a different relationship with this car and the mechanics who work on her. Mostly it's just made me more tuned into regular maintenance stuff. My biggest complaint is that it is noisy on the road...and my CD player jammed up so I lost one of the ways I dealt with that. I got a great price on it used at 54K and until the transmission and radiator repair I stayed ahead of the curve on value. The jury is still out depending on what is next...but it is definitely fun to drive.

    Owner for 2 years, 4 months

    Miles Driven per Year:25

    Pros: Zoom...Zoom! I set it to beep at me at 90mph just to keep myself safe.

    Cons: At 100K+ miles, the repairs are starting to take their toll on me!

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    2003 Saab 9-3 Arc Review
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    It's A Great Car Gets Awesome Mpg No Real Trouble. — low to ground, easy to scrape, Good mpg, lasts forever, sturdy build, attractive, fun to drive, has good get up and go. great handling

    Pros: Good mpg, lasts forever, sturdy build, attractive, fun to drive, has good
    get up and go. great handling

    Cons: low to ground, easy to scrape,

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    2003 Saab 9-3 Vector Review
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    This Is A Great Sport Sedan — i have had a maxima , 3-series BMW , and now this saab vector 2003.. this is all in all the best of the 3! you pay a little more for certain things... but it is worth it in the long run... runs faster than 3-series..

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

    Pros: power, style, gas mileage

    Cons: clutch

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    2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Review
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    Best Car I've Owned. — 33mpg on the highway awesome handling in the snow!! understeer like crazy in the corners. definatly a part luxury car with little performance.

    Pros: Gas milage

    Cons: Expensive tires

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    2003 Saab 9-3 Arc Review
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    Typical Sport Sedan Capable Of Necessary And Daring Moves In Traffic. I Hate Traffic. — The 9-3 is very comparable to the other entry level European sport sedans, and even a Mazda 6. The BMW 3-series and Audi A4 are probably "nicer" and of higher quality, but the 9-3 has more HP and, in my opinion, much faster acceleration. Also, Saab is part of GM, making repairs somewhat more affordable.

    Pros: Sporty exterior, very punchy and tight speed and handling.

    Cons: The interior electronics often malfunction, such as problems and weird occurances with power windows, power locks, etc.  Also, you must be very careful with slacking on maintenance.  Being late on an oil change will burn up the engine turbo charger with the quickness.  Not good.

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    2003 Saab 9-3 Review
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    My 6th Car (not Actual Pic) — I px`d my Micra & Porsche for this Saab 9-3, and to be honest I regretted it a few weeks after. Although it was a very quick car, with a trendy "Sport" button for extra performance, (think poor man`s Nitro!), and not too bad on fuel, there was a niggling squeaky noise that came from somewhere we could not locate. I must admit it was a great car to drive, it gave me a feel of superiority on the road, it was far better than the Ford Mondeo`s etc on the road at the time, even ones newer than the Saab. If I had to change my car again I would not hesitate to think of another Saab.

    Pros: Deceptively Quick, East to clean, Comfortable.

    Cons: Nothing Really

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    2003 Saab 9-3 Arc Review
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    Sporty Crazy Sleeky Beauty — Introduce to you the Scandinavian pride. Take the look, grab the wheel, push the gas, and you'll love it. It is nothing else but "Born from Jets".

    Pros: Cool design, strong engine, luxurious interior but fairly affordable.

    Cons: Waiting for AWD.

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    2003 Saab 9-3 Vector Review
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    Great Car!!! — Takes corners fast enough to peel your face off with not even a hint of tire squeel... It's fast The car is a Turbo I-4 It spools very quickly and Boost's at 10PSI. Full cold air intake set up... Also a Forge Motorsport 300HP WasteGate....

    Pros: Handles like a Dream!!!

    Cons: Its Front wheel drive...

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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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