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2011 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: Auto, 5-Spd w/Sentronic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

2011 Saab 9-3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 596 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

Sport Sedan

By on Monday, August 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "handeling, Turbo, Gas mileage, Snow driving."

Cons: "Premium fuel,"

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

"This car has treated me very well! My first Saab but won't be my last. This car is basically a Chevy cobalt with a stock turbo!!! So parts are cheap and Gas mileage, performance, and image are all above the Chevy trash. On a recent trip I calculated 43 MPG!!! I would buy this car again and again. I bought the car with 155000 on it and only the usual repairs were needed such as bulbs, and alternator. I do the work myself which results in a $200 alternator job. Definitely the cheapest Euro car work out there. (because its not actually euro). I highly recommend these cars, they just don't die."

Great car!! Highly recommended

By on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

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
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Very reliable, great in snow"

Cons: "audible road noise"

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

"I bought my 2007 from the dealer in 2010 as a pre-owned. I have had no major engine problems at all and regularly maintain it. Solid handling on any road. On a 2015 highway trip I got 32 MPG."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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."

7 people out of 14 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."

10 people out of 21 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."

11 people out of 14 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."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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