• (4.0) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $243$7,523
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 23-28
  • Engine: 205-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic
2002 Saab 9-3

Our Take on the 2002 Saab 9-3

Our Take

Base versions of Saab’s compact series have been dropped for 2002. This leaves only the SE editions of the four-door hatchback and two-door convertible, as well as the high-performance Viggen in three body styles that include a two-door hatchback. SE models feature a turbocharged, 205-horse... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The first Saab I ever sat in was a vintage 96 -- a Sixties-era hatchback with a quirky two-stroke, three-cylinder engine and a distinctive teardrop shape -- that was owned by a high school buddy. It didn't run and, to the best of my recollection, never did -- even though we tried to fire it up a couple times.Later, early in my automotive journalism career, I was luck... Read full review for the 2002 Saab 9 3

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So much more than you thought you paid for.

by Naadomail from Brownwood, TX on January 19, 2009

I bought my 2002 Saab 9-3 SE Hatchback with a 5-speed manual transmission about a year ago. My car has 104,000 miles on the clock and I have had no problems mechanically thus far. I have had to replac... Read Full Review

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