The features of the 9-3 compared to other cars on the market sums up to 3 words. "VALUE FOR MONEY". Compared to other cars on the market, you would not get the amount of features and safety for the reasonable price paid for the vehicle.
The car has held its styling well and I think has not aged. Being a 9 year old car, I get a lot of comments of how well it looks and people are suprised about the age, the styling is very clean, modern and of course sporty - nice looking car.
The interior has a modern and sporty look, heaps of electronic equipment like dual zone climate control, trip computer, variable settings for rain sensor wipers, audio and climate, a real traffic light entertainer!
Smooth and quiet, especially on freeway conditions.
Holds the road well, and breaks smooth and quickly.Break dust can become a problem on wheels though!