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1999 Saab 9-3

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 25/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

1999 Saab 9-3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 231 Ratings for the 1999 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Had my 1999 15 years and it was a love affair.....

By on Monday, June 23, 2014

I owned and sold this car

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Looks, power, drivability, road hugging"

Cons: "Needed two sets of tires, potholes, repair"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This car was my favorite. I keep my cars forever and had planned on five more years. It broke down out of state and fixing these cars isn't easy unless you're in a big city. It required a two hr flatbed tow home. I'm trading it in for a Subaru Imprezza as it's time to stop putting money into it. It was beyond fun to drive, had fabulously comfy seats, so much power that one could hydroplane in sport mode and being bright red, I felt I had the best car in the world. It held my tall grandchildren relatively well. The bells and whistles will be hard to match in another car. Ditto it's great looks. The trunk space felt limitless. Ah well, all good things come to an end. Perhaps I should say all love affairs come to an end."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

In love with a car

By on Sunday, June 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun. Great gas mileage. Fun. Safe. Distinct. Fun."

Cons: "Can't ever buy a new one. Repair work isb expensi"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"For the last 30 years my personal cars have been SAABs. They are fun to drive, safe as anything on the road, short of a tank, and rather economical."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

She's the best car ever, I LOVE MY SAAB !!

By on Saturday, May 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 131,525

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is my very first Saab. Wow, she's one fine automobile. Very spunky, handles great in rain, or snow. I love the tinted windows, and the moon roof. Stereo system is fabulous, great sound and reception."

One of my favorite cars ever, sporty, cute, fast

By on Monday, March 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, cool and fast"

Cons: "Expensive repairs, uses premium gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this Saab after leasing first, never regretted the decision and am very sad to give it up after 14 years and many happy drives. The loss of the Saab brand has been a major loss for car lovers everywhere."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Fun! Fun! Fun!

By on Friday, February 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great gas milage, hold its value & a blast 2 drive"

Cons: "Small inside not much leg room"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The 9-3 Convertible is a Great car! Don't let someone talk you out of an import. I always hear horror stories about having to put cars like these in the shop or no one will work on them..ect. Just not true, Saab makes a great car! And for a 4 cylinder this thing will move! The 205hp Turbo engine doesn't hurt! My Saab has run perfect for me, but i also regularly maintain all my vehicles. As long as you don't neglect your car it will return the favor."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Proceed with Caution!

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Sassy, great size, trunk fits a set of golf clubs"

Cons: "Expensive to fix, always in the shop"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"One of the cutest cars I've ever owned. Super fun to drive, zippy, full of fun and personality. However when something goes wrong it's REALLY expensive (think 3x what it would be on a Honda/Toyota/etc). I feel like this car has been in the shop more than it's been out. I would highly recommend figuring out if you have a dealership or know of a garage that knows Saab's well enough to fix it in a timely manner. High quality car, amazing amount of trunk space for a convertible, mine has a turbo which makes for some really fun road trips! Lots of bells and whistles on this car but amazingly enough only one very poorly placed cup holder."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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