I recently purchased a 2004 Saab 9 3 Arc convertible. I knew very little about Saabs but they always intrigued me. I've only had it for a few days but I am very impressed with its overall quality, comfort and performance. Saab stopped making cars in 2012 because they could not compete with their Audi and Mercedes target market. Having owned both of those German brands, I think Saab approaches them in quality. Test drive one, I think you'll enjoy it.
Love this little jewel!
Recently purchased a rare find 2003 Saab Convertible 9-3, one owner with low 45,000 miles. Love the way it handles and quality styling. I sold my 2015 Acura, which I Loved, because of the technology package. Simply didn’t drive enough to keep the system charged and constantly worrying about cost if something goes wrong. This little Saab is so adorable and I’m no longer stressed by all the bells and whistles of my Acura!
Everything I have wanted ina car
I bought my saab 93 in early 2012. I paid $5800, in the head 93001 owner miles on it. The car has been nothing short of a great attended drive the wheels off my cars in this one has really held up. I'm a minimal meat is cut out that I change the oil I do the important repairs but I don't nit pick my cars. The sob now has 209000 miles 200 and 10000 and I intend to keep it another 20 to 30000 miles at least and when to have a hard time replacing this 1
GREAT CAR! SUPER CAR FOR CHEAP
THE ELECTRONICS ARE AHEAD OF THEIR TIME.I LOVE THE HEADS UP DISPLAY WITH ON BOARD DIAGNOSTICS. I LOVE THE WAY IT HANDLES AND HOW FAST IT IS.THE COMFORT IS AMAZING!! FOR ONCE A CAR SEAT THAT I ENJOY AND THAT YOUR HEAD CAN ACTUALLY REST ON
Superior Car design for driving characteristics
Safe, reliable and excellent driving characteristics. Made to last a long time. Comfortable for long distance driving with or without the top down. Owned for 16 years.
Good car just got problems
The cars not bad, it's got all the bells and whistles which is nice but the turbo stops sppoling going up hills. Still a nice car
I've owned a 2003 9-3 convertible for 9 years now and I still look forward each time I take it for a drive. It has been as reliable as any car I've owned, and I do keep up with all maintenance and repairs as they come up. I've never had to repair the top though the fabric is wearing above the rear window. Mechanically it just runs and runs and runs. It now has just under 100,000 miles with no mechanical breakdowns (I've never called AAA for this car). I do most of the mechanical work and find Saabs easy to work on & parts prices reasonable. It's one shortcoming is scuttle shake; common on all convertibles that makes for a rough ride on bumpy roads (I live on a dirt road, so have to take it slowly). If you want a ragtop for well under $10G then I recommend you try out a Saab.
Very quirky little car.
The car needed some attention when I bought it. very fast and about 27 mph. Love this car. It's cool knowing that not everyone will own a Saab.
Enjoyable, turbo-charged Drive
I've had this car for 8 years, and I love it. It's stylish, easy to maintain, and relatively problem-free. It's quirky -- the "Off" button for the heat/AC is actually the On button, too, the headlight controls are just for decoration (always on no matter where you turn it) -- but it's comfortable and fun to drive. The turbo is a great bonus. Saabs in general are user-friendly when it comes to repairs. I've not had many repairs to do, but almost all of them I could have done myself. There is a neutral safety switch fault on the automatics (it cost me $1,200 for the mechanic to handle), but if it's been replaced, you're good to go. Terrific car with a nice luxury feel. Sorry to see this brand go!
This car has been surprisingly reliable for 4 years of ownership. I have not had to do any major maintenance, and the pick up and MPG is very reasonable. I used to drive 80 miles every day and now I drove about 15, without any big problems. I purchased it very cheaply since the car company is dead.