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2008 Saab 9-3 Consumer Reviews

4.7
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This is a great car

by from Lansing MI on September 11, 2010

I have been the proud owner of 4 saab 9-3s. The refreshening of the 08 year only made this car better. The cars have always been reliable and the performance for the price is more than adequate. The l...
I have been the proud owner of 4 saab 9-3s. The refreshening of the 08 year only made this car better. The cars have always been reliable and the performance for the price is more than adequate. The leather upholstery can be a bit fragile and I encourage all to use leather conditioner to keep it supple and flexible. The only other thing that could be better is a bit more space in back seat for rear passenger seating, and the new standard GM radio looks out of place and cheep in this car. All in all i've bought in the past and continue to be loyal to this brand, cost for maintenance is about the same for any other GM car and i've never had to do any repairs ever! other than preventive maintenance and standard servicing.
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Love !

by from Peensylvania on September 18, 2009

I LOVE DRIVING THIS CAR!! Bought a brand new 2008 SAAB 93 Aero SportsCombi at the end of June 2009! It has the 280hp engine with the 6 speed automatic and AWD. It had 92 miles when I bought it. I trad...
I LOVE DRIVING THIS CAR!! Bought a brand new 2008 SAAB 93 Aero SportsCombi at the end of June 2009! It has the 280hp engine with the 6 speed automatic and AWD. It had 92 miles when I bought it. I traded my Pontiac for it and with my trade and rebates it was a steal. Wife and I fight over who is going to drive it. This is my second SAAB! We just love it. Cannot wait till it snows!
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2007 9-3 Aero Sport Sedan Best Car Ever

by from Dallas TX on April 1, 2012

I bought my 2007 9 3 Aero Sedan (V6 Turbo) about 6 months ago. This is by far the best car I have driven. The turbo is amazing, the car takes off like a jet, from almost ANY speed. Very responsive , l...
I bought my 2007 9 3 Aero Sedan (V6 Turbo) about 6 months ago. This is by far the best car I have driven. The turbo is amazing, the car takes off like a jet, from almost ANY speed. Very responsive , light, fast and POWERFUL. The Aero kit makes the look timeless. The interior is neat, loaded but without the clutter, heated seats, voice command, backup sensors, tiptronic transmission ( manual mode option) with a Bose system. When I went car shopping SAAB wasn't on my radar, I was looking for a coupe, Mustang, BMW 330I and Infiniti G35 coupe. I only test drove the SAAB Aero as an afterthought after I saw price, and I was hooked immediately, It was by far the best test drive. I'm only speaking of the Aero but I hear the 2.0T is also good. If you can find an Aero grab it! The only issue I have with the car is parts because SAAB is going out of business, the parts are getting harder to come by even though they say SAAB Parts is not affected by the bankruptcy. My car got hit on the side a couple weeks ago and I'm having hard time with collision repair shops because they say the replacement parts are scarce even through the dealer, so it's not a car you wanna dent or wreck and that's why I gave it a 4 on reliability. I haven't had any mechanical issues except for a wheel bearing I had to replace after hitting a pothole, got the part at a local parts store, it drives like a new car . I'd buy another SAAB Aero in a heartbeat if I had to, regardless of the parts issue because Ill find them somehow. I now understand why SAAB owners are loyal to that brand. Once you drive a SAAB you become more interested in a car's drivability and it's hard to find another that's as fun to drive. I hope someone saves SAAB so they can continue to make great cars.
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Most people don't get it, but...

by from New York, NY on July 9, 2012

Saab is a great car company with a long tradition of safety, style and performance. This is my 3rd Saab and I love it. I do miss the powerful 4 cylinders, but this 6 is very smooth and very quick. My...
Saab is a great car company with a long tradition of safety, style and performance. This is my 3rd Saab and I love it. I do miss the powerful 4 cylinders, but this 6 is very smooth and very quick. My family has owned close to 10 Saabs and we wouldn't buy anything else. Customer loyalty for this brand is second to none and once you buy one you are immediately welcomed into a family-like atmosphere. "People who test drive a Saab usually end up owning one..."
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Saab 9-3 Aero SportCombi Wagon

by from San Diego on May 27, 2012

Having driven most popular European sport wagons (BMW, MB, Audi, Volvo) for over 100k miles, I have to say for the money this one is the best balance of performance, style and cost of maintenance. the...
Having driven most popular European sport wagons (BMW, MB, Audi, Volvo) for over 100k miles, I have to say for the money this one is the best balance of performance, style and cost of maintenance. the turbo makes a big difference and I am usually the guy passing, not being passed! I always get stopped by people asking: what is that? Have owned about 36 cars in my life, most being over $30k Euro rides, and this is in the top 3, all things considered.
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Not the most common car around, but it should be

by from Fort Washington, MD on August 31, 2012

I've owned my car for about 2 years now (Saab 9-3T Sedan). It's an amazing car, it drives so smooth, handling is great and the engine is responsive. I used to drive 10 hours one way from Atlanta to DC...
I've owned my car for about 2 years now (Saab 9-3T Sedan). It's an amazing car, it drives so smooth, handling is great and the engine is responsive. I used to drive 10 hours one way from Atlanta to DC (I lived in DC, but went to school in Atlanta) and the seats were wonderful to me. I love the fact that I can use regular gas also, especially now a days. I get pretty good gas mileage, and the car is pretty solid. What surprises me so much about this car is that nobody buys it... GMC really screwed Saab over, the car is phenomenal. But people look at me like "What do you drive?? What the heck is a Saab?" And I used to be one of those people. Sad to see you go Saab.
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My all-time favorite car

by from Chattanooga,Tn on April 13, 2013

Saab's are my all-time favorite car! I just bought a 2008 Saab 9-3. This is my third Saab! I've owned a 1994 Saab 900, a 2003 Saab 9-3, and now a 2008 9-3. I was a little disappointed that Saab did aw...
Saab's are my all-time favorite car! I just bought a 2008 Saab 9-3. This is my third Saab! I've owned a 1994 Saab 900, a 2003 Saab 9-3, and now a 2008 9-3. I was a little disappointed that Saab did away with interior info. screen on the dashboard, that was in the 2003-06 models. So, I was a little hesitant to purchase a newer Saab such as a 2007 or newer. I eventually, caved in and purchased a newer Saab versus a 2006 or older. The 2008 Saab is everything and more! The ride is smooth and quiet and is an awesome car!
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Love my SAAB 9.3 (this is my 2nd one)

by from Nashville, TN on February 1, 2012

I wanted an Audi A4 this time, but considering the resale value on the SAAB 9.3 these days, I really think it's a much better investment. Sad that SAAB is going by the wayside, but... get 'em while yo...
I wanted an Audi A4 this time, but considering the resale value on the SAAB 9.3 these days, I really think it's a much better investment. Sad that SAAB is going by the wayside, but... get 'em while you can!!
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Saab Convertible ... A Looker with Power

by from Thousand Oaks, CA on February 13, 2012

A car that has that newer look and has people take another look and smile. It's a convertible with power (V6 w. 255+ hp)... press the S button and watch out! Lots of fun and fun items in it. Excellent...
A car that has that newer look and has people take another look and smile. It's a convertible with power (V6 w. 255+ hp)... press the S button and watch out! Lots of fun and fun items in it. Excellent tires. Even for a tall and athletically built man like myself, I fit in comfortably. Overall, a fun car with the option to go topless in California!
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I love my car

by from massachusetts on May 5, 2008

I bought the absolute base Saab 2.0. With rebates, it was a steal. It's beautiful, rides well, and surprisingly, gets great mileage. I've been getting about 24 mpg in mostly city driving. It doesn't h...
I bought the absolute base Saab 2.0. With rebates, it was a steal. It's beautiful, rides well, and surprisingly, gets great mileage. I've been getting about 24 mpg in mostly city driving. It doesn't have quite the performance/handling of other cars I've had, but it's still very good and still very much fun to drive. And comfortable for passengers.
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