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2003 Saab 9-3

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 28/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

2003 Saab 9-3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 581 Ratings for the 2003 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Best daily driver I have owned

By on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,000

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Best balance of quick, little sedan on the cheap."

Cons: "Black door handles fade, radio knobs can glitch."

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

"I purchased this car used with 113k miles for $4800 at a local dealership, I've put 30k+ miles on it since then. The only problem I have encountered is a headlight going out, which did cost a few hundred $$ because it is HID. Overall I would say the car is reliable, fairly powerful for everyday driving, and comfortable. I've had more problems with my wife's new 2014 Chevy Malibu (it is in the shop getting warranty repairs now). I feel like Saab really made some quality cars and I am sad to see that they stopped production. I'd say that after 2+ years of owning the car that it is the best bang for buck purchase I have ever made, hands down. The headlight has been the only problem on a 10+ year old car, even the original leather seats have no signs of ripping. I'll keep driving this car for as long as it will let me."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

It's like the car is a part of me when driving

By on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,572

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Takes me where I want to go and fun getting there"

Cons: "not the best bluetooth"

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

"Full Control, even in bad weather. Best stopping ability I ever had in a car. Turn wheel and I am already there. Take corners faster than my old Mitsubishi Spider!! Take it for a ride if they ever export again. Happy they started up the factory in Sweden again and hope they export at some point. My favorite car right next to my Plymouth Duster 360."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

very nice mature care to drive with lots of power

By on Monday, December 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "very fun to drive lots of power"

Cons: "lack of dealer support"

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

"several saab car owner, but the 2004 saab aero is a delight to drive, lots of trunk space and interior is well sorted, power is always there and then some. Only con is that saab went under but one day these newer saab will bt hard to find."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Best 9.3 ever - finally got it right

By on Friday, November 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Many GM parts - it turned out to be OK"

Cons: "I miss the dealership culture."

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

"There was no need for the warranty in four years. Mechanics are happy to work on this vehicle. It is some Swede and some GM. This is a really sturdy car."

1 person out of 5 found this review helpful

Affordable, versatile and sporty

By on Thursday, November 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Sporty versatile and affordable convertible."

Cons: "Saab's are known for frequent bulb replacements."

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

"Very good car with excellent driving dynamics even though there is some torque steer when punched. For the most part this is a 3+ season car, good traction in the snow and a drop top in the summer. Trunk is more than adequate. I have a 60th anniversary model so there are some upgrades in the sound system and interior. Saabs are known for frequent bulb replacements, however, one can replace them with little trouble. Access is good to all the bulbs. This car has 82,000 miles on it at the time of this review. I am the second owner as it was a Florida lease car with 13K when I bought it from a dealer out east."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I would not say this is the best vehicle I have

By on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "reliable, good styliing, gas milage good"

Cons: "drivers seat cracks in leather, fuel sending unit"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I have owned this car for four and half years, I have put just a little over eighty - thousand miles on it. For the most part the vehicle has been very little " fan fare ". Only major problem to date, has been a left front spring that broke. But reading and talking to people this is a common thing. In fact I believe the right front is also going? One other thing I have learned by reading NHTSA web site, that apparently there is an intake valve problem with excessive ware. I not sure my car has this problem yet, but it does display some of the symptoms?? Having owned older SAAB's for numerous years, it's really hard to compare the newer SAAB's. It's like comparing apples to oranges. Let's say this, In all of my years owning SAAB's I have never replaced a spring of any type and never had any type of engine issues. You can draw your own conclusions? lastly fuel sending unit went at 85,000.00, again what I have heard and read is common for this car, little over three hundred - dollar job, did go a whole year without a gas gage, add a little excitement to one's life!! -++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"

10 people out of 22 found this review helpful

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