41 reviews
2006 Saab 9-3
2006 Saab 9-3
Available Price Range $2,311-$9,539 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 23-26 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2006 Saab 9-3

Our Take

The 2003 redesign of Saab's compact 9-3 transformed it into a premium sport sedan with a long wheelbase and a wide track, which promised improved handling. The 9-3 came in three trim levels. The base-model Linear featured a 175-horsepower, turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine, while the ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Confusing radio controls
  • Snug backseat
  • Price
  • Slight turbo lag when Aero is pushed hard

Notable Features

  • Available 250-hp turbocharged V-6
  • Sedan, convertible and wagon body styles
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD layout


Our Expert Reviews

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Safest car ever

by Saab enthusiast from on May 1, 2011

Safety, Safety, Safety!!! Was involved in an accident where the other driver (street racing at the time) struck my Saab at the right rear corner sending me across the intersection and into a brick wal... Read Full Review


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