2004 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

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    2004 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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    Saab 9-3 — Its just amazing! Has to to experienced :D Only thing that sucks is the CD players that Saab uses, theire connections arent made for " Upgrading your soundsystem" , and they have a tendensy to be broken. But exept that its the BEST!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: EVERYTHING

    Cons: ....

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    2004 Saab 9-3 Aero ConvertibleReview
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    My Wife's Car, She Loves It And We Are Both Pleased With The Great Mpg. — Beatiful looking vehicle, very well-designed interior, except for the HVAC controls. Decent performance, but fantastic MPG. Maintenance has been average, some parts can be expensive, but much cheaper than the Volvo convertible this replaced. The car is lots of fun to drive, especially with the top down. It's a great cruiser, good handling, decent maintenance and best of all, it's paid for!

    Pros: Fun to drive, well-built, great MPG.

    Cons: Finicky top sensors...

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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    I Miss This Car — Performance - Acceleration wasn't bad from a stop, but it really shined in the mid and upper RPM range. 60-80mph is about 4 seconds, making it a blast to drive on the highway. Handling was very tight and offered good feedback for a FWD car, torque steer was non-existant.

    Pros: Quick, head turner in Aero trim, COMFORTABLE seats

    Cons: I sold it.

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    2004 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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    My Saab 9-3 — performance- the usual turbo lag. build quality- overall pretty good, but slight rattles are audible appearance- love it. definitely unique and gorgeous cost of ownership- great gas mileage, i get 31 hw, overall around 27 fun factor-sport shift is fun, but would rather have a stick shift

    Pros: looks, fun factor

    Cons: build quality

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    2004 Saab 9-3 Arc ConvertibleReview
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    Awesome Car — This is actually a linear convertable but it was not availiable in the options, Great car, best i've ever owned. Very smooth for a two liter 4 pot, however it exellerates like a bus when it's off boost. The body is suprisingly solid for a car with no roof. Being Swedish built it has fantastic safety features.

    Pros: Safety, handeling and ride quality

    Cons: requires 95RON petrol

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    2004 Saab 9-3 Arc ConvertibleReview
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    Saab 93 Ss Cab Is The Best — This is the coolest cab there is!! The engine is great, the looks are perf, the performanse is great og the sound and handling is over the top.... mutch cooler than Audi a4 cab...And the price is very reasnable. the speaker system could be better. But i love Saab got one now and would buy one at any day!!!

    Pros: perfect

    Cons: steering wheel is too big

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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    My Saab 9-3 Linear — This car is a blast to drive! Great sporty appearance with an agressive 2.0L turbocharged engine to match, for the true driving experience I opted for the 5 speed manual transmission. Performance is incredible, awesome acceleration, insane handling and great braking all while averaging 33 MPG! Build quality is up to par for a European car, low wind noise, no squeeks or rattles except for a squeeky clutch. My only complaint: unsupportive seats and a numb audio system, both are adressed with the Aero package which is what my next one will have.

    Pros: Acceleration, Braking, Handling, Tire Wear, Gas Mileage, Appearance

    Cons: Unsupportive seats, numb audio system, squeeky clutch

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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    Chevy Should Model Their Other Cars After This — Great alternative to average mill of the market like Honda, Toyota etc... Exceptionally smooth ride, I've heard people say Audi has a smooth ride... Driven both, I think this is far nicer. Not knocking Audi, I love the Audi as well, A6 perhaps might be my next car. Performance is well balanced, handling could be more aggressive but then you'd loose the comfort. Overall great car. Pretty good gas mileage as well, average usually 28+, highway with aggressive driving around 32-33, people with lighter food then mine can yield 34-36mpg.

    Pros: Smooth and Comfortable ride

    Cons: Expensive parts and hard to find any accessories

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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    I Love My Saab 9-3 Aero! — I love my car - still...after 4 years of driving it like crazy. Even before we had it tuned by Frank of SQR (Sweden), it was fast - pulled nice and hard and handled really well. Now, well, hold on tight when you floor it! I've had it on the track a few times (Thunderhill - Willows, CA), and it's so much fun. Admittedly, it can't keep up with the high-powered Corvettes or Vipers on the straight, but it has nearly always trounced them through the curves (sure - driver experience has something to do with that, too) - the handling is superb. It has had its share of minor mechanical issues, but nothing earth-shattering in severity or cost. Besides bumper wear from city parking it still looks good and the interior still feels and looks like new. I would (and often do) recommend this car. But if you're a driver who is less concerned with performance, opt for another trim level - the sport suspension of the Aero often proves too jarring for some who prefer a softer, squishier ride.

    Pros: Handling, power, quality, looks, reliability

    Cons: The front end is so low I keep scraping it on curbs...but who cares?!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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    A Very Comparable Sport Sedan — Nice sporty car at a decent price. You'll definately find more performance in the higher models with the larger mitsubishi turbo vs the garret. The linear with 175 hp is by all means still a fun quick car, but the areo with the 210 hp brings a new meaning to thrill ride. Major complaint would be the brakes, brake dust is like no other on this car so i'll prob switch over to some ceramic pads and larger discs. Not alot of aftermarket options, and quality is not quite up to saab par since it was bought by GM. All in all this is a fun, classy, comfortable car which is right in line with the A4, S60, and 3 series.

    Pros: Fun, Comfortable, Classy

    Cons: Breakdust, lower model slightly underpowered

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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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