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2004 Saab 9-3

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 576 Ratings for the 2003 - 2011 models.

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  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    9.0/10
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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."

2 people out of 3 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!! -++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"

7 people out of 16 found this review helpful

BEST CAR EVER, STILL GOING STRONG @ 206k

By on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 206,000

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
6/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"This car is nothing but reliable. It's a pity they didn't continue manufacturing the brand."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I love this car!

By on Saturday, October 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 129,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Turbocharged performance, great looks and mpg!"

Cons: "New parts still expensive and deals hard to find!"

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

2008 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Twin Turbo Sportcombi

"I only wish that GM didn't destroy the company. There will always be people as myself looking for one that has been well maintained and valued. There will certainly be past models of this brand that will become collector cars!"

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

2008 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Twin Turbo Sportcombi

Strong performer, fantastic used value.

By on Thursday, September 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fast, reliable and safe."

Cons: "Fuel economy, minimal rear seat legroom."

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

"Convertible without the convertible drawbacks. Body is rigid as sedan and without the sedan exhaust resonance. Then one button and 20secs, the roof is stowed away. Room for 4 with luggage. Corners on rails, effortless long distance cruiser, auto lights and wipers."

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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