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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 594 Ratings for the 2003 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

love my 9-3

By on Monday, July 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

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
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"I own a 2003 9-3 and it runs perfectly. Can barely tell from the exterior that it is now 12 years old. Drives very smoothly."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

Quirky Commuter - Sportcombi -

By on Friday, June 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 107,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, Reliable, Comfortable, Economical"

Cons: "Headlights go out often, want more speakers"

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

"I have had this car for 10 months/11,000 miles now, only service it has needed was for the driver side window switch which my independent SAAB mechanic replaced with a used switch he had in the shop on the cheap. I drive daily. The car handles well and has ample acceleration. Threw some Michelin X-Ice snow tires on for trips to the local ski resort, cut through the snow no problem. The heated leather seats are a dream. I average 24-26 MPG combined and use standard 87-octane unleaded fuel. SAAB was showing lots of promise with this model, it is a shame they are no longer made...Next car will probably be a Volvo V60."

8 people out of 17 found this review helpful

I love this car.

By on Saturday, May 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

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: "fun drive and great price."

Cons: "it has 2 cup holders in the front and 2 in the bac"

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

"I love this car. It's comfortable.it does 31 miles per gallon.and it's luxury and dynamic. Quality sound system Bose and it has a lot of power for 4 cylinder. I am in love with my Saab. My next car it will be a Saab."

10 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Just as good the second time around

By on Thursday, April 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,999

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Speed, Luxury Feel, Sexy Look and the Feel!"

Cons: "Not being made anymore :("

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

"This car is nimble and comparable to the BMW 3/5 Series and Audi. I previously had a 2008 9-3 2.0T and got around MPG 28 City/32 Highway at 50K miles (2011) I traded it in for the same color and model and it was equally exciting. I find the car to be very reliable with a classy and sporty feel. I can maneuver in tight traffic situations because the turbo is quite nimble and quick from the takeoff. As a result I plan to keep this one as Saab's are no longer being made and they are a niche vehicle type."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Oil pan fryolator

By on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great mileage, fun to drive, prices are very good."

Cons: "Possible motor oil starvation, cowl shake"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Educate yourself on the catalytic converter/oil pan/crispy bits/blown engine situation. Mine blew, motor was replaced (at my expense), and the oil pan was replaced with a specially modified pan which gives more clearance between oil intake screen and the pan bottom. Also, a heat shield was placed between the cat con and the oil pan cutout. No problem since. Oil changes done every 6K since and only a few crispy bits. If these mods have not been done, be prepared to change oil very often, or wait and change your engine !"

7 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Great fun car in excellent condition. Clear title

By on Saturday, March 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,500

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price for a beautiful convertible"

Cons: "Manuel transmission"

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

"Sporty, classy convertible. No accidents and no refurbishing. Low mileage and has a transferable warranty. Have to see to appreciate."

4 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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