2003 Saab 9-3 Expert Reviews

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on September 15, 2002

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on September 15, 2002

Eccentrics have groupies but lack mass-market appeal. That's okay for artists and poets. They can be sustained by small groups of ardent devotees. But it's not so good for cars and car co... Read full review

Our view: 2003 Saab 9-3

By Jason Stein on November 3, 2002

Our view: 2003 Saab 9-3

By Jason Stein on November 3, 2002

Don't look now, but Saab has a whole new story. Quirky is out; conventional is in. Hatchbacks? Hit the high road. Sedans? Welcome aboard. And welcome to a whole new Saab, hardly like the old S... Read full review

TheMercuryNews.com's view

By Matt Nauman on November 29, 2002

TheMercuryNews.com's view

By Matt Nauman on November 29, 2002

Saab is in trouble, and its answer, here in the United States, is the new 9-3 sport sedan. I'm not sure it'll be enough. Automotive News reported recently that two General Motors executiv... Read full review


chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on December 1, 2002

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on December 1, 2002

Not fair. Saab traditionally has been bland, if not boring. Purchase a Saab--and a beret--slip behind the wheel and travel 35 m.p.h. in the center lane behind all those blue hairs in Volvos and the... Read full review

Los Angeles Times's view

By John O'Dell on December 4, 2002

Los Angeles Times's view

By John O'Dell on December 4, 2002

Saab is remaking itself and in so doing loses the quirkiness that has attracted some Americans to the Swedish automaker. But as shown by the new 9-3 sedan -- first of the remade Saabs -- that'... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on January 25, 2003

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on January 25, 2003

I worry for Saab. I worry as a guy who has owned five of them and loved them (before the dreaded 9000 hit the streets). I worry that General Motors, which now owns the company, will let Saab twist ... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on July 13, 2003

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on July 13, 2003

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 fr... Read full review