2006 Saab 9-3 Expert Reviews

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on December 14, 2005

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on December 14, 2005

The parade of new wagons continued with the introduction this past fall of a new model from Sweden's Saab.A vehicle style once declared all-but-dead by the U.S. auto industry has experienced s... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on February 9, 2006

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on February 9, 2006

Tony runs one of the companies that supplies and maintains test cars for journalists. I've known Tony for more than 15 years, and I'm aware that he seldom expresses an opinion of the cars... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on February 11, 2006

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on February 11, 2006

When it comes to my decades-old affection for Saabs, I am beginning to feel a bit like Tom Bodett, who always closed his commercials for Motel 6 with a line that eventually grew stale: ''... Read full review


Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on April 19, 2006

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on April 19, 2006

Saab, the Swedish automaker that until five years ago had no wagons in its lineup for a quarter of a century, has a brand-new one for 2006.Based on the design of the popular 9-3 sedan that debuted ... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on April 9, 2006

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on April 9, 2006

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.It rained in California. It rained so much it washed away hills, flooded farmland and buckled the roof of a drugstore in Los Angeles 90 miles south of herThe rain fell most of ... Read full review

Los Angeles Times's view

By Dan Neil on May 3, 2006

Los Angeles Times's view

By Dan Neil on May 3, 2006

The 9-3 SportCombi is one sweet Swede, a slick wagon that shows what the company can do when it sticks to its roots.FEW commercials in history are more cringe-worthy than those of Saab's curre... Read full review

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on April 28, 2006

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on April 28, 2006

Automakers have gone to extremes to avoid using the "W" word ... wagon. I completely understand. Wagon sounds so, well, old school. Manufacturers of contemporary motor vehicles want to generate a m... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on May 12, 2006

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on May 12, 2006

Drop the top of Saab's 9-3 Aero convertible, tip into the turbo V-6 and you've got a 250-horsepower hair dryer. With all that power on tap, however, your hair will look like you've g... Read full review

The Detroit Newspapers's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on September 6, 2006

The Detroit Newspapers's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on September 6, 2006

The Saab 9-3 remains one of our favorite convertibles for a variety of reasons: performance, comfort, safety and -- surprise -- sexiness.So we leapt at the chance to get back into a 9-3 soft-top eq... Read full review

Mother Proof's view

By Sara Lacey on September 11, 2006

Mother Proof's view

By Sara Lacey on September 11, 2006

Maybe your summertime reading included something light, something in the romance genre? If your idea of the perfect review reads something like a Harlequin novel with Fabio on the cover, you'r... Read full review