2008 Saab 9-3 User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 16 of 16 2008 Saab 9-3 reviews.

    2008 Saab 9-3 Aero Review
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    Saab (sob) Stories — Cheap interior relative to the wifey's Audi. Needs a stiffer suspension even though sport tuned. Amazing torque and precision for FWD. I've had 3 Saabs, best one to date...want the Turbo X wagon next. WHen you need groceries, you need them fast.

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    2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible Review
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    Saab 9.3 Is A Practical, Fun, Safer And Quality Car — Purchased as my daily driver in AZ, I enjoy the 2.0 Turbocharged Engine. I thought it would be light on power but it is definitely adequate for the car. I opted for a fuly loaded 2.0T with nav and the optional sand top and Fusion Blue Exterior. Gets about 28MPG on the highway and looks reall nice with the top up or down!

    Pros: Mileage, Style, and exclusivity

    Cons: NO V8 Rumble and performance

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    2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Review
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    Beautiful And Fast — Fairly rare, yet highly underrated. Turbo adds alot of power all around, and interior is very smooth.

    Pros: Fast, Gorgeous, Head-turner

    Cons: stock rims detract from exterior of car, unless you get the Aero

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    2008 Saab 9-3 Aero Review
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    Swedish Stunner — A realistic alternative to BMW 3 series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C Class. Not as common but just as expensive!

    Pros: The Turbo and the leather!

    Cons: Like all small executive level cars, low level of standard specification

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    2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Review
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    Very Tight, Very Quick, The Sportcombi Is No-brainer. — I drove about 12 cars over a 1 month period. From Volvo, BMW, Audi, Subaru, Cadillac, VW, Acura, even Ford .... the list goes on. My 2nd choice was a Subaru Legacy GT specB, but they couldn't find one with a stick on the east coast. So I finally hiked 30 miles to my nearest Saab dealer, drove the 9-3, and I knew that was it. It is the ONLY car with: manual transmission, 200+hp 4-cyl turbo, NO navigation(!), seat warmers (important), except for the Subaru. But for essentially the same price, I didn't see the Subaru holding up as well as the Saab. It just seemed... to have 1990's fit and finish. When I saw the combi had the same mass, wheelbase, 0-60, etc.. as the sedan, then that was the final option that sold the wife. (That is, I could spend the $ on this without the hastle.) Sometimes I wish I went for the Aero (only $1.8K more for equivalent options), but when I fill up the tank and avg 30mpg, I'm convinced I did the right thing.

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Miles Driven per Year:12

    Pros: everything but Nav, very tight, quick, good mileage, 6-speed stick,

    Cons: have to upgrade to the 17" 5-spoke wheels, standard 16" wheels are horribly ugly.  The
    dealerships won't do it, has to be found as is from factory.   Don't get the base audio,
    upgrade to premium Bose audio.

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    2008 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible Review
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    The Seats... The Seats ... The Seats... — 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 enjoy the open air and sun. A truly beautiful automobile

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Driving fun and comfort

    Cons: If you do not like the open air

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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

    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

    2006 Saab 9-3 Reviews

    Overall I Like Driving It And My Wife Loves He Car. By wpagano

    Steering is affected by road crown, pulls with only a minor crown, (tiresome on long trips). Very low to ground MUST be careful of curbs, concrete parking stops and street gutters which will tear-up... Read More

    Great Car! By Aldrops

    I've had this car for about 5 years now and still love it! Drives excellent, handles even better and its very easy/low cost to maintain! Over the last few years, the car has met every need that I've h... Read More

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