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2005 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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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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2005 Saab 9-3 ArcReview
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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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2005 Saab 9-3 Aero ConvertibleReview
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My Green Machine — Power is great but until you get used to driving a car with turbo you may not like the off the line performance. The SAAB is wonderful on long trips, the heated seats are great and the AC will put icicles on your nose. The body of the car was always a favorite, I had an unusual colour, it is sort of a Mt. Dew green. People either love it or hate it. If you are considering a European make car do yourself a favor and check out the SAABS.

Pros: great interior and headlights, excellent heated seats and sound insulation with convertible top

Cons: Better milage and less turbo drag

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2005 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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Saab 9-3 — The car is amazingly fast for my first car... So far I have hit 138 but ran out of straight away. The shifting of the Saab is so smooth and super easy... Love manuals... Great handling around corners and no squealing of the tires unless I try hahaha... Turbo rules

Pros: Turbo and Great Speed

Cons: Small engine

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2005 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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Saab 9-3 Aero — Very good acceleration. 45-75 mph range acceleration is faster than a porsche. Very comfortable leather racing seats. Electrical system is amazing. As soon as vehicle starts up it does an analasys on ever engine component. looks good, performs good.

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2005 Saab 9-3Review
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Saab 9-3 Jet Feel — Here we have a 2005 Saab 9-3 Sedan.Saab was originally a airplane that turned there inventory of planes into car's. i personal love this car.like many cars the Saab as seen gets great gas mileage 26 to be exact. the car takes off like a jet no joke. i drove it on the highway over the summer with the sunroof open then went from o=60 as fast as i could i kick you not it sounded like a jet taking off. Saab are also know to be really great when i comes to snow. because there made in Sweden there made for snow rain and all of they above which comes to be handy i really bad weather.

Pros: Great family car. great in all sort's of weather even snow. take's off like a rocket and its a smooth ride.

Cons: None i know of my saab hasen't given me a problem since the first day i first drove it. it's a great car

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2005 Saab 9-3 ArcReview
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Just What I've Always Wanted — I've always wanted a Saab since I was a kid and my mom got a 9000 turbo. I got my car certified pre-owned with 4k miles and it's exactly what I've always wanted. Lots of small features that make it a fun drive. Performance is great and love the small maintenance schedule.

Pros: features, build, value

Cons: black trim pieces - glad they got rid of that for 08!

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2011 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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Saabs are one of a kind. They are in fact...true gems from Sweden. Read More

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2010 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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Is a nice and exite car for fun on drive Read More

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A design classic always the Saab. Loved by designers. Read More

2009 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Guru8PVQC

I think the car is a great value and its features are outstanding. Read More

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

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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