(4.3) 15 reviews
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 22-23
Engine: 185-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1999 Saab 9-3


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When General Motors took a 50 percent stake in Saab's automotive operations, it was viewed with fear and trepidation by Saab enthusiasts who were just waiting for the badge engineering to ruin the unique character that has always distinquished Trolhatten transportation. With the 9-3, the replacement for the long-running 900 series, the unconventional is still conventional. Take the ... Read full review for the 1999 Saab 9 3

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The Best Car I've Owned

by dwpoint548 from Indiana on September 3, 2009

The '99 Saab 9-3 is an all-around great car. With a turbocharged 4cylinder engine, Saab achieved the perfect balance of performance and fuel economy. Not to mention its rugged reliability. It'll do 0-... Read Full Review

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