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Saab 9-3 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2017

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Saab 9-3 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Saab 9-3 reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Saab 9-3s with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Saab 9-3s that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Saab 9-3 lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Saab 9-3 has been recently.

To see how frequently Saab 9-3 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3 Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
excellent car reputation for safety see full Saab 9-3 review
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
The history and the underdog mentality. Also the brand is unique in getting good design and performance in one package. The SAAB brand known for there engineering of new technology, and will see more of that nowadays I guess. see full Saab 9-3 review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 280hp 2.8L V6
6-speed manual AWD
Saab is different and independent, I know it was part of GM in this model year but they are still made by Swedes and have the Swedish touch. see full Saab 9-3 review
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 255hp 2.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I had never known Saab until the moment I saw a black 93 stationwagon in a used car lot. I started my research, by that time Saab was already bankrupted so that Saabs are cheap to buy but expensive to own. I did my pros and cons and decided to went for it. This isa very special car, very handsomely styled and very, very cool! see full Saab 9-3 review
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 255hp 2.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Cool, not showy or glitzy, integrity of design and reputation see full Saab 9-3 review
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Only a concern when you play the 4 year new car shuffle, not feasible anymore on these cars! Again, if you're stressed out by your coworkers/neighbor's opinion of your car, a SAAB is not the best for you. Unless he/she has one? see full Saab 9-3 review
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 150hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
cool man see full Saab 9-3 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Great design inside and out. Reliability sems to be going up with Spyker. I purchased my 2006 with resaerch that the 2002 to 2004 were very troubled years. Bumper to bumper warranty better than BMW. see full Saab 9-3 review
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Saab is a unique Brand. see full Saab 9-3 review
2004 2dr Convertible turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far Saab has lived up to its reputation. see full Saab 9-3 review
Saab 9-3 Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Some may think that this is an uncertain buy, but who cares? see full Saab 9-3 review
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
GM ruined the brand image. Car reviewers seem to dislike Saab see full Saab 9-3 review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Does Saab have an image? see full Saab 9-3 review
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Reputation for costly repairs and unreliability. see full Saab 9-3 review
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Once upon a time, Saab had a good name, what happened (Read realiability, that may answer your question) see full Saab 9-3 review