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2003 Saab 9-3 VectorReview
Sam writes:
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Saab 9-3 Sports Sedan, Fun Turbo — Saabs in general have never been main stream, there is something to be said however, for having a stylish Swedish car. I've had 3 Saabs up til now, and this one by far has been my favorite. Handling is petty good, thanks to the good sports suspension it came with. On the downside, it can never handle like a BMW 3 Series, for pure fact that it's front wheel drive, and has more weight in the front of the car. It brakes well, and accelerates with purpose, not too fast or too slow. Build quality still leaves something to be desired. Too shoddy on the quality of materials, no thanks to what GM gives SAAB to work with. Cost of ownership is something to HIGHLY CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING! The parts are not cheap! All in all, I love this car, not for just what it is, but for how it identifies myself; willing to not be main stream, and take "The Road Not Taken".

Pros: Turbo, Swedish Style, Not too common

Cons: Cheap Interior, Hard Suspension, Random Rattles

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2003 Saab 9-3 VectorReview
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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 LinearReview
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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 LinearReview
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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 ArcReview
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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 VectorReview
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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 LinearReview
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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 ArcReview
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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 9-3Review
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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 ArcReview
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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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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 think the car is a great value and its features are outstanding. Read More

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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

The SAAB 9-3 is a well engineered car that drives smoother than any other make or model car Ive had. I own a 2006 SAAB 9-3 and would be interested in getting a newer model. Read More

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