Best Bet
  • (4.2) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,267$8,283
  • 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 2005 Saab 9-3

Our Take

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


Our Expert Reviews

As long as convertible weather is here, as far as I'm concerned, the automakers can keep 'em coming. In the past couple of months, I've had the opportunity to test several, including the new Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette and Mini Cooper ragtops, and loved all three of them. Recently, another favorite came my way: the Saab 9-3. After introducing a whole-new 9-3 sport sedan model fo... Read full review for the 2005 Saab 9 3

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 25 reviews

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Great Car, Fun, reliable and cheap on gas

by Johnny from NE on April 8, 2008

So far I'm very pleased with my 05 9-3 2.0t. It has 35k miles on it with no major problems and is still driving like a new car. Pros: Gas mileage- I have the 2.0t and it gets an average 30mpg with a m... Read Full Review

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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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