2005 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

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    2005 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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    Fast, Reliable, Greatlooking, Comfortable, Quiet. — I love this car. Solid as a rock; quiet; fast. Great gray leather interior still looks new. Even the cupholder rocks. Has never given a moment's trouble (I take it in for every single maintenance check, religiously, but no problems).

    Pros: great car

    Cons: no negatives

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    Saab 93 — There simply is not another car I know of that gives such power for so long an yet asks for so little in return. The seats are the most comfortable I have ever sat in. Looks fantastic. Top fun. Servicing a litte expensive!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: All

    Cons: Servicing expence

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    Great Car! — I love this car! Class and balls at the same time! I can beat those stupid rice kids in there civics any day of the week! 2.0L turbo. 210 HP but does it with class! It's a Saab it has everything you want, performance, quality, looks great! Cost is the norm for a Saab. Fun car to drive! May need some stiffer springs to control the body roll but other then that the 16" rims take you where you where you want to go!

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

    Pros: Great quality, quick car yet quiet and very much a sleeper.

    Cons: Saabs brand is a little shaky but nothing shaky about this car!

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    Great Great Car That Doesnt Break Down Easly But Cost More To Fix — I love this car. i owned over 15 cars and this is the best. great handling, acceleration...I love how the car looks. Every car says something about the owner, saab 9-3 says i am classy but i dont need to show off. :)

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

    Pros: turbo, quality, handling safety, quality

    Cons: cost of fixing

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    Saab's Make Good Sports Saloons. — Pretty good all round sports saloon. Pretty soft suspension as standard though, which was not to my liking. The best looking Saab 93 in my opinion. Leather interior was very comfortable as well. Diesel engine was fantastic for fuel economy, while still delivery pretty decent performance.

    Pros: Good steering (ReAxs) system.

    Cons: Suspension too soft.

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    2005 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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    It's A Great Car But Needs A Lot Of Care, Constant Visitis To Dealer Required. — The computer in the car tends to do "funny things". The car is really close to the ground, so if you live in a bumpy area, you should think about it twice. Nevertheless, once you feel it's performance you will forget everything else...

    Pros: performace and driver romminess

    Cons: if you live in a bumpy area, you should consider comething different.

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    2005 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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    Saab 9-3 Aero — Good Performance – acceleration, braking, handling are great, Build Quality –no reparations needed, were born perfekt The Aero modell is styled from factory as a sport car -Cost of Ownership – gas mileage, is a little bit "hungry! but I manage and maintenance is really ok. This car is realy fun to drive it!

    Pros: Engine and gearbox

    Cons: Electronics

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    What Can I Say! — Feel the power on this 150 hp turbo diesel engine and you will be sold! A lots of torque. What a great chasie and it's even not a sport one. Handels like a real sports car in the corners! I just say what good leather seats they are.You just can ride and ride whithout feeling tired on your ASS! Must be the best on the market.

    Pros: Looks nice handels great

    Cons: Can't find any.

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    Saab 93 Linear —

    How sad am I to be babbling about my car hehe. But i'm such a saab fan. What i love most is the controls. The saab's have slight different knobs and buttons as it's a company that make airplanes to, which also comes through in a saab design. The air vents are similar to that found on planes, and love the cool finger buttons on the indicator and wiper sticks. The handling is fantastic, and so smooth. The gear box is flawless! and love how it has six gears :) Seats are so comfy. Has nice big thick wheels, with lovely alloys :) The car looks great to! very sleek. It does 45 miles to the gallon, so very economical, the sixth gear comes in handy for that. Wheels cost a lot though, with them being so thick. It's fun to drive to, taking corners really well. It also has duel control, so when i'm going at a constant speed on the motor way i can just flick the button on, and it will keep me at the speed i'm going without having to keep my foot on the gas. Ok so on to the down points ..... There seems to be a lack of cup holders! the saab really fell flat when it came to designing the storage in the car. The glove box is nice and big, and the storage in the doors is great. But would be nice if there were some cup holders. Sorry but thats the only bad point i can think of :p

    Pros: Smooth, sleek , just all round gorgeous!

    Cons: Lack of cup holders!

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    Saab 9-3 2.0t Arc 2005 —

    Perfomance is fine. Again not the fastest off the line but overtaking is a breeze with that turbo giving a big shove in the back. I'm not sure what the 70 to 100 is, but I'm willing to bet it would give some of those German and Japanese sports sedans a pretty good run for their money. Of course with a Saab you also don't run the risk of being branded a certain type of person by Top Gear presenters. Handling is very good. The only car I have driven recently (I've test driven a ton over the last few weeks) that beats it is the Beemer 3 series. However the 3 series may be little stiff for our pot holes. I think there has to be some trade of for ride comfort even if you are a total petrol head like myself. So I actually prefer the Saab. Build quality is not as good as the 9-5 probably due to a little too much use of the GM parts bin. The engine and chassis are fine, it's the interior that lets it down. Vibrating window switches especially with bass tones. Cracked tone buttons on the stereo. The odd buzz and creak from the air vents. This iteration of the 9-3 has cleaner lines than the new model and I feel it is better looking because of it. The new one has tried to be more muscular and has a more in your face nose. Not very Saab quite frankly. I do wish that this car was any other colour than grey. I had to take a car off the lot to get a deal, if you know what I mean? Why do Ontario car dealers stock 95 %sliver and grey cars? It drives me insane. Grey is a non-colour, I am not a grey person. Cost of ownership is in the same realm as any other car or maybe even better. No dealer telling you to change the oil at insanely small intervals. The car is a blast to drive and rewards you for pushing on. For a front wheel drive car the understeer is quite minimal. Tihs maybe something to do with the passive rear wheel steer system. A little extra throttle through the apex brings everything into line quite nicely.

    Pros: Handling, Looks, Cost of ownership

    Cons: Interior build quality, lack of bluetooth

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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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