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2008 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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Saab 9-3 Aero Mt —

Performance - It accelerates very well but loses traction in first gear. The braking is very responsive but not too sensitive. The handling it sporty, but a little numb. It tends to understeer a little under extreme maneuvers. I have no complaints about the build quality, however it only has 4000 miles on it. I guess the flip out cup holder on the dash could be sturdier.The interior styling is excellent, however I'm not a huge fan of the two-tone seats. I love the look of the steering wheel. The exterior is also very nice. I don't necessarily like the side profile, but I am a coupe guy. The front is very eye-catching and the white taillights look excellent. The gas mileage is a big negative. For the horsepower, it should get much better mileage. I average about 16 in the city. I know of other cars with 300+ horsepower that get the same city mpgs. I have never taken it to the shop, but Saab of Troy offers free service (oil change, check up, etc.) so that's a plus. The car is very fun to drive, especially with the stick shift; however, the shifter and clutch have very long throws. The shifter also does not operate very smoothly. I love the low-end torque and the almost non-existent turbo lag. Overall, it is a fun car with some great styling cues.

Pros: Low-end torque, styling, interior looks.

Cons: Slightly numb steering, four doors, long throws.

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2008 Saab 9-3 2.0TReview
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In A Hurry? — Excellant handling. If you need to get somewhere quick, this car will get you there! Great on gas, Cockpit is well designed and user freindly. Easy to maintain. The car is still new so no reports on maintenance just yet. Hard to believe it is under 250HP! If you really want to have some fun, switch it to manual mode :-)

Pros: Exterior design, Simplicity, Great on gas

Cons: Saab does not have Bluetooth technology :-(

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2008 Saab 9-3 AeroReview
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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 ConvertibleReview
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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 2.0TReview
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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 AeroReview
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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 2.0TReview
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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 ConvertibleReview
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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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2008 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible Review
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vs2009 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology Package
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Back Seats Ranked 2009 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology Package better.
"Much more roomy"
Value Ranked 2009 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology Package better.
"More value for a family environment."
2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Review
William says:
Quick car, and decent on gas
vs2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible
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Power Ranked 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible worse.
"the top on the convertible caused drag"
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible worse.
"Im not into Convertibles"
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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

Review By Carl

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

2007 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Guru9RYLK8

I love everything about this car! It’s my dream car Read More

Review By GuruXDTL6

Very clean and just a great car. Best drive I have and that includes my Audi Q7 Read More

2006 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Guru9NWXD5

I like the turbo engine. This saab is priced to high Compare it to the 2013 chevy cruze with a turbo engine, 7 years newer? Read More

Review By GuruTRXT6

Amazing design and performance along with very comfortable front seats Read More

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