1999 Saab 9-3 Expert Reviews

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on June 14, 1998

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on June 14, 1998

Saab has bummed us out. Used to be Saab was for those who smoked pipes, wore berets, talked toferns on the walls, floors and ceilings of their homes, ate sushi, lived withcats and basically were w... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on May 8, 1998

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on May 8, 1998

Saab appeal isn't what it used to be. Blame it on the masses. Saab cars were too quirky-nerdy to attract a mass following. Such snobbery is okay for specialty mobiles, such as Porsches, which... Read full review

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on March 15, 1998

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on March 15, 1998

In Sweden, they apparently believe in getting started early, particularly in the automobile business.The Swedish car manufacturer Saab Automobile AB has announced the introduction of its 1999 Saab ... Read full review


chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on December 4, 1998

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on December 4, 1998

The 1999 Saab 9-3 HOT. That's HOT as in High Output Turbo. Press the pedal and the normally aspirated 2-liter, 185-horsepower 4-cylinder engine under the hood of this Swedish sedan breathe... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on February 20, 1999

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on February 20, 1999

Convertibles opened a whole new constituency for Saab, away from quirkish individualists and into the upper-end mainstream. The 900 convertible, when it appeared more than a decade ago, may have b... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on May 23, 1999

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on May 23, 1999

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 ru... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on August 28, 1998

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on August 28, 1998

There's a lot changing at Saab these days. Their big sedan, the 9-5, is totally new, and the smaller 9-3, which used to be the 900, has more than 1,000 revisions. The new naming system reflec... Read full review