Used 2007 Saab 9‑3 Sedan
Saab 9‑3 Sedan
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2007 Saab 9-3 KBB Expert Review
In the highly competitive compact premium sedan market, Saab's 9-3 may not be on everyone's radar screen, but it is an aggressive competitor worthy of a test-drive. Built to take on such strong market competitors as the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, the 9-3 seeks to match those cars in power and performance for thousands of dollars less. On the other hand, competitors like the Volvo S40 seek to play the same game with the 9-3, and while both the Audi and Volvo offer the option of all-wheel drive, the 9-3 is driven solely by its front wheels. The 9-3 also has a ways to go to match the excellent repair records and high resale values held by many of its European and Japanese rivals.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you want European design and handling at well below $30,000, the Saab 9-3 delivers both. Also, Saab cars are known for exceptionally comfortable seating, excellent safety records and road-hugging performance.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you're seeking all-out driving excitement, you may be somewhat disappointed. The turbocharged four-cylinder model provides plenty of power, but Saab's front-wheel-drive system is not as satisfying to drive as a similarly-powered rear-wheel-drive BMW or Lexus. Also, there is no all-wheel-drive option available in the 9-3 lineup.
What's New for 2007
The 9-3 receives a minor interior upgrade, with a revised instrument panel and additional chrome accents.
The 9-3 is solid as a rock, stable at all speeds and sports a sense of newfound athleticism. Though pulled by its front wheels, the new 9-3 exhibits none of the torque steer suffered by its predecessors. The driving dynamics are not as good as those found on rear-wheel-drive cars like the BMW 3 Series, but they are not far off. The 9-3's steering exhibits good on-center feel and very little play.
No matter which model you choose, you'll enjoy brisk acceleration with only the slightest hint of turbo lag in the lower rpm ranges. The excellent passing power of the four-cylinder model can have you well into illegal speed ranges before you know it. You'll also enjoy one of the best manual transmissions ever to be fitted to a Saab.
The Aero Sedan's sport seats are extremely comfortable and uniquely styled.
Saab's blackout dashboard allows you to cut off all the panel lights except for the speedometer.
Inside the 9-3 you'll find the signature Saab oval dash has been neatly integrated to suit the new car's more angular appearance. If you like seats you sit in rather than on, you'll love the 9-3's front buckets. They have a nice feel with solid side and lower leg bolsters and a head restraint specially designed to reduce the incidence of whiplash.
All the traditional Saab styling cues are visually in place, though the 9-3 Sedan shuns the old hatchback design that was the calling card of previous generations. The fastback-like rear end still looks as though it could be a hatchback, adding a sporty flair not found on more traditionally-styled sedans.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 9-3 comes with a six-speed manual transmission, traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), electronic stability control, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, remote keyless entry, power driver's seat, dual heated power mirrors with turn signals, front side-impact airbags, head-curtain airbags, AM/FM stereo with CD, split folding rear seats with pass-through, leather seating, cruise control, leather-wrapped tilt wheel with touch controls and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Aero adds a 2.8-liter turbocharged V6, rear fog lights, power passenger's seat, metallic trim interior and 17-inch wheels and tires.
Notable Optional Equipment
Options include a five-speed automatic with manual shift control (2.0T), six-speed automatic (Aero), Cold Weather Package that includes heated seats and headlamp washers, power glass moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, six-disc CD changer, GPS navigation, Bose audio, XM Satellite Radio, rain-sensing wipers, Rear Park Assist, xenon headlamps and OnStar.
Under the Hood
Don't be upset if you can't afford the Aero model. Sure, the turbo V6 is a screamer, and the Aero seats can't be beat, but the base car's 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is plenty quick and easy on gas.
2.0-liter in-line 4 Turbocharged
210 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
221 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/30 (manual), 21/30 (automatic)
2.8-liter V6 Turbocharged
250 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
258 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/28 (manual), 17/28 (automatic)
The 9-3 Sport Sedan has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $26,915, while the Aero Sedan is $33,220. Before you start negotiations, be sure to check out the Fair Purchase Price, which shows the typical transaction price paid for the 9-3 in your area. As for resale value, the 24-, 36-, 48- and 60-month projected residual values for the 9-3 Sport Sedan are about average for the first two years, but then drop off sharply. Overall, the 9-3 does not hold its value as well as the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Infiniti G35 or Lexus IS.
Saab 9-3 Consumer Reviews
September 12, 2017
A solid option
Having been a diehard VW/Audi guy for a very long time, I opted to step outside of what I knew and purchased an 08 9-3 Sportcombi 2.0t...
March 21, 2017
MY CAR HAS PREVEMENT PAPERS
Any time is was ready to work on it,it was done .the car is black with gray inside.the body is good for the age. I still get omg I love...
Saab = awesome
January 16, 2017
Saab = awesome
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero V6 Turbo Manual 6 speed Flat out, this is a great car - highly recommended for those who love to drive! After...
December 25, 2016
Unbeatable value for the price
I have owned this 2003 linear for 3 years/36,000 miles During these years it has been extremely reliable has never failed to start it...
October 18, 2016
One owner. Meticulous care, service, maintenance
No nicks, dings or dents. No accidents
August 18, 2016
recommend this car very fun daily driver.
Its fast and reliable in power. its comfortable and very beautiful car. Looks luxury and are worth more than what Kelly blue book says
July 18, 2016
Love My Saab 9 3 t
I have owned my Saab for a couple of years and love it! The only problem I have is that since they quit making them it's a job sometimes...
June 07, 2016
My favorite in 30 years of Saabs
This is one of my last two Saabs after nearly 30 years of owning Saabs. It is by far my favorite Saab of all--the XWD is incredible, on...
June 05, 2016
Best Saab yet.
I bought this sedan brand new, right after Saab expired. I paid about half price knowing full well there was no warranty of any kind. ...
May 19, 2016
Love Love Love this car
I love to drive this car. It is true quality.