(4.2) 15 reviews
MSRP: $900$6,836
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 25-26
Engine: 185-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Saab 9-3

Our Take on the 2001 Saab 9-3

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Saab is now wholly owned by General Motors, and one obvious result of the new ownership is that GM’s OnStar satellite-based communication system is now standard rather than optional on all Saab models.For 2001, OnStar adds premium services that allow voice-activated phone calls and access t... Read Full Report


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Just when you think everything on the road is starting to take the same shape, just when it seems you can't possibly stand another cute-ute, guzzle-ute, call-it-what-ute-will vehicle, along comes a little monosyllabic relief: Saab. Quirky can't begin to describe things. Odd might be a good start. Maybe it's the Swedish heritage. Maybe it's the influx of straight-as-a-d... Read full review for the 2001 Saab 9 3

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Affordable performance

by NNY Driver from Northern New York on April 26, 2010

I have the SE model with manual transmission and it is truly an excellent car. It is very fun to drive, and very fast with the high pressure turbo. The 5 speed shifts very smoothly, and it is packed w... Read Full Review

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When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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