Best Bet
  • (4.2) 28 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $1,082–$8,014
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24-27
  • Engine: 210-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/auto-manual
2005 Saab 9-3

Our Take on the Latest Model 2005 Saab 9-3

What We Don't Like

  • Confusing radio controls
  • Snug backseat
  • Price

Notable Features

  • Choice of two turbocharged engines
  • New 9-3 Linear convertible
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD layout

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 28 reviews

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Never Let Me Down

by JimWishes from Bleecker, NY on December 13, 2017

Amazing ride, plenty of power. Turbocharged engine got great MPG and didn't have a problem passing anyone. Great looking car, especially in black. Wish I never got rid of her!

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2005 Saab 9-3 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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