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2004 Saab 9-3Review
Anthony writes:
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It’s reliable and good mileage vehicle if prefer this car.

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2004 Saab 9-3Review
GuruGFJDV writes:
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I love the car and it has a signal to let you know if you are too close to something. I need to learn to system operations like changing the time on the clock. The car is really nice.

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2004 Saab 9-3Review
Malkijah writes:
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The Saab 93 Aero is my personal favorite car. The reason for this, is the car has a large number of standard features and an extremely safe vehicle to drive. The 4 cycle turbo gives me the ability to drive aggressive and save money at the pump with descent fuel economy. The car is very comfortable and the view of the dashboard are bonus especially for long drives. The car has a lot of quirky things like the turn signal sound in my speakers and the ignition next the gear shifter. Thats the reason I purchased the vehicle because of its nontraditional feel and appeal. The vehicle is well engineered which could be a good thing or bad. The car will run for a very long time but if something was to break the cost is very expensive and only a handful of people can repair this car properly. So, if you are considering this vehicle and up to the task of having a niche car than this, then go for it.

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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero ConvertibleReview
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Great Car But Costly Repairs — This is a Great car, with great features for the age. It is 10 years old but does not look out of date on the outside. However, on the inside this car does look out of date. It drives very well but if you do have an issue, be prepared to pay a lot of money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sporty, speedy, convertible

Cons: Repair cost, Inside looks old

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2004 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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European Sports Car At A Great Price. — Appearance is great. Very comfortable and quiet drive. The turbo offers a lot of power. The gas mileage was as listed by the manufacturer. I got 30mpg when driving long trips, and never got less than 23mpg with a city/hwy mix. It has a huge trunk and the rear seats fold down for larger items to fit in the trunk. ABS breaking and traction controls along with all the airbags that it has made me feel very safe in stormy weather. The back seats offer minimal leg room if you have tall people in the front seats, as the case with all compact cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks cool inside and out.  Great to drive, meaning good handling, comfort, and power.  Overall low maintenance costs.

Cons: The depreciation of the value of the car was more than I hoped.  I would have been better off buying it used intead of new.  Had to fix some electronics parts that should not have gone bad.

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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc ConvertibleReview
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Fun!!! — I had a BMW Z3 convertible but it was noisy and had no room to take a trip. I get all the performance in the Saab 9-3 Convertible plus back seats and space for luggage. This car is fun to drive, comfortable on long trips and gets great MPG.

Pros: A lot of bells and whistles such as headlamp washers, memory seats,

Cons: None

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2004 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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An Underrated Sweet Ride — This is the quickest and most agile car I have owned so far. All you need to do to have a little fun is press the ESP button to turn of the stability control and the car gets a totally different personality, especially using manual shifting. Although city mileage is average for the size/weight, highway mileage is great for an old car that's this much fun. New pads/rotors are very cheap online if you know how to shop and since it shares many mechanical parts with other GM vehicles, maintaining it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Other than a CD player that won't eject, l have had no other issues in the eight months I've had it so far.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 33 mpg highway.
Large trunk.
Fun to drive.
Safe with 6 airbags, active head restraints and stability control.

Cons: Radio not easily upgradeable.
Rear seat legroom.

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2004 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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Gm-influenced Swedish Design — Overall, I enjoyed driving this car as a daily driver. It's styling was great, had great fuel economy with the 4-cyl turbo and pretty decent handling. The power lag was noticeable and annoyed me. It would always be a second or two before the turbo kicked in and you could get going. I feel like this car was way overpriced brand new at over $40K (I believe). I also feel like GM had too much influence in this model with cheap materials. It became apparent when I hit over 50K miles and things started to chip away or brake off and noises/rattles made a presence.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Agility. Fuel Economy. Styling. Comfort.

Cons: Power lag. Price.

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2004 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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Great Car, Descent Performance And Fantatsic Fuel Economy. — Great car, descent power and very fuel efficient, but this car does although requires premium fuel. I also has a very roomy trunk, very comfortable front seats, and an amazing amount of gadgets and interesting features that most cars do not have. But I've owned my so far for 2 years and put over 25k miles problem free, the only limitation is the fact that it's front wheel drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very easy to buy these used, due to there lower resale value. Although with Saab's recent bankruptcy, be careful what you buy, and do you're research before making a purchase.

Cons: Front wheel drive and some squeaks and rattles occasionally in the interior.

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2004 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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Great Handling — i love this car. great in peformance and has great Quality. i believe has the best appearance for a 2004 sedan. This car is fun to drive. acceleration in this car is awsome. i would recommend this car to my friends.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: turbo

Cons: i need to change the audio

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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

Review By GuruTCKSZ

The SAAB is a GREAT value, as long as you have a mechanic that will fix them reasonably. Really fun to drive, great features only found on high end luxury cars, German engineering (German components,... Read More

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