2005 Saab 9-3

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22 reviews
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Available Price Range $1,259-$8,595 Trims6 Combined MPG 24-27 Seats 4-5

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

Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 22 reviews

Saab 9-3 convertible

by Ragtopper from New Jersey on January 18, 2012

My first 9-3 convertible was a '99--enjoyed it so much that I replaced it with an identical new '05--front wheel drive gets it done in the snow of NJ, and the turbo provides solid acceleration in traf... Read Full Review

6 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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