2011 Saab 9-3 consumer reviews

$28,900–$32,395 MSRP range
side view of 2011 9-3 Saab
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6
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I own two Saab 93 .. 2009 ..2011

I owned two Saab 93 ... my brand new 2009 6 Spd manual is a super car ! got into an accident and it saved my life .... had it rebuilt through a VIP salvage program and its still running today .... my wife drives it . I purchased a single owned 2011 Aero automatic last season ...and other than the seats and the Bose system I prefer the base 2009 ... The look of the Aero is amazing ...but the sport suspension is a bit much for me and I prefer again the base model . The 2009 Base 93 is the real deal ... great road feel and ride ... and the 6 Spd manual gives you lots of power .... when you need it ....


Since 2008 they’ve made an excellent vehicle

Since 2008 they’ve made an excellent vehicle It’s too bad Jim shut him down from 2008 and on their basically Buick regal’s with better quality control


Best all around sporty car i have ever owned

Have awd model with 6 speed auto, actuallt 2 a 2011 and 2012..manual with paddle shifters...its a blast to drive, i consistantly challenge other 'sports car' drivers in the hilly country around here and on interstates its handles great at high speed..being able to control and slow down car like having a manual tranny is king! Its gives you much more acceleration options until you hit rev limiter at about 6300 rpm-i think, layout of dash and controls in just abt perfect imho. Except cruise control on turn sig lever i inadvertantly turn on and once or twice engaged without knowing...stereo kicks xxx stock esp control too...this is by far best car ever..reason i get hit up to sell in parking lots by total strangers you know..me and my gf play a game called germans vs swedes..bmw vs saab...count driving or parked with plates...saabs consistantly beat quanitys of bmws here in snowy upstate ny


Fun and good lookin?

The only down sides about the car was the fuel gauge sensor was broken, no hands free phone support and no XM. Everything else is great!


Fun car with surprising quickness and power.

This car exceeded my expectations. Price point was great and the car was better than advertised. No issues so far. Great option for a convertible. Fun to drive.


This is Saab # 4 for me.

Quick. The engine is stronger than one would think part of that is because the car only weighs 3300 lbs. low thirties at hwy speeds ,30 around my town. Handles well, very stable. This car feels smart like it knows what it's doing. The engineering shows up in the light weight, tight rattle free body and suspension and powerful engine. Mine is a relatively rare six speed manual as I wish to be intimately involved in driving my car id I wish to be uninvolved or just a passenger I will take a bus. Excelent car and I am sure GM sold Saab because they there was resistance in Saab in letting GM screw the cars up and compromising the part quality and engineering.


love this car more and more

this car is so unique and fun. I really wish the car company was still around to see what else they could come up with. Cooled glove box is awesome for summer road trips. the SportCombi cargo area is excellent. utilizes space as if it were an SUV.


Extinct Headturner

Although Saab technically does not exist and has not existed since 2011 (the last year they imported Saabs to the US), they are still headturners. Most of the time, people confuse my Saab 93 Turbo4 for a high class BMW. Do not let the fact that Saab is out of business scare you away from in my opinion the most bang for your buck car on the market. The Saab 93 2003-2011 uses two different GM engines; the B207R ( 2 liter, 4 cylinder, single turbo taken from the Cobalt SS and many other GM cars) and the B284(2.8 liter, V6, single turbo). Parts are readily available for all Saab 93's. My 2011 93 Turbo4 (2.0 liter 4 cylinder front wheel drive automatic transmission) gets around 29MPG's highway and about 23MPG's city. People still complement me on this car and often ask even what it is. Additionally to add to all the benefits I've mentioned, the Saab 93 is easily one of the safest vehicles on the road.


The 4th Saab

I have always changed the type and make of car when I have changed (and I have owned a lot of cars). However, this is the 4th Saab I have owned! Great cars, practical, fairly powerful, economical and reliable. I found this Saab on line mainly because I wanted manual transmission and most Saab's here in California are automatic. It became a road trip because I flew to Louisville, KY and drove the car home. The Saab performed flawlessly for the 2700 mile drive home driving at consistent high speed and giving around 32 mpg. Also comfortable, quiet and, because of the automatic temperature control, effortless. As with my other Saab's, I expect many years of reliable performance.


Fun car!

Easy to drive. Sporty. plenty of speed. Beautiful car. Poor back seat sitting room. Chick magnet. Great style.