(4.2) 38 reviews
MSRP: $1,275$7,679
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 26-28
Engine: 210-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/auto-manual
2003 Saab 9-3

Our Take on the 2003 Saab 9-3

Our Take

The premium Saab 9-3 compact sport sedan was largely redesigned for the 2003 model year. Its width has grown by nearly 2.2 inches, and the sedan’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than that of its predecessor. As a result, Saab claims the revised version provides improved handling and greater... Read Full Report


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Saab is known for doing things differently. The automaker from Trollhattan, Sweden, has a long, proud, oddball tradition. For years, Saab has mounted its ignition in the center console, produced front-wheel-drive automobiles when others hadn't thought about it, and designed cars with hatchbacks in a world of notchbacks (or trunks.) It's that latter that is the 2003 Saab 9-3&apos... Read full review for the 2003 Saab 9 3

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by Alo from Kissimmee, FL on October 25, 2012

I've owned this car for 8 months, and it has been incredible. I've driven many different cars, premium to ordinary, and nothing really compares to the personality of this car. The gas mileage is unpre... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

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.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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