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2003 Saab 9-3 Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by j.r.freeman

A member in New South Wales, Australia


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Reviewed: 2003 Saab 9-3

4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Why the 2003 Saab 9-3?

Feature availability

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.

Exterior styling

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.

Interior styling

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!

Ride smoothness

Smooth and quiet, especially on freeway conditions.

Safety & braking

Holds the road well, and breaks smooth and quickly.Break dust can become a problem on wheels though!

Why Not the 2003 Saab 9-3?


Its such value for money, it depreciates like a bomb but you buy it cheap, you sell it cheap!

Rear seat room & comfort

What rear seat room - much better as a 2 adults and 2 kids, not much room for anything else, perhaps groceries cause when you put them on the front seat, an alarm comes on to fasten the passenger saet belt, nothing like protecting what you buy.

Brand reputation & image

Once upon a time, Saab had a good name, what happened (Read realiability, that may answer your question)

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