2001 Saab 9-3 for Sale

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$5,995 72,129 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 SE

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LuxuryAutoMax.com
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(240) 396-9296
4.5 (23 reviews)
540 mi. from 60606
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Good dealership
by BigD from Mclean, VA
August 28, 2018
5 4.5 (23 reviews)
Picked up a 2011 335i Convertible. There were some deficiencies that were fixed quickly and without drama. Owner Mike seems like a nice guy who loves cars.
I love the little beast
by BMac from Grand Rapids, MI
March 30, 2018
4
This is my third Saab, second 2001 and second 5 speed. Nowadays for the price you can not beat them. I paid 2k for a well taken care of 2001 with 102,000 miles on it last July. It is a 17 year old car and based on the condition it was in and the mileage, it was definitely babied. The hood needed to be repainted (some twit keyed it) but outside of that was in mighty fine shape. Very comfortable car to drive, decent mileage, 5 speed is fun, and a very peppy turbo charged 2.0 liter engine. Audio was terrible but replacing the speakers and the door speaker amp made a world of difference. I kept the standard head unit as I did not want to break up the integrated look of the interior with an aftermarket unit and I also added an aux plug to it. Car sounds very nice now. The drink holders are a little sad and not very practical but such is life. I have the four door fastback and there is tons of storage available for a car it's size. Key question - would I buy another? Heck yes, especially if it was a Viggen!
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$3,607 122,063 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 SE

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  • Ext. Color: Silver
  • Int. Color: Gray
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Steven INFINITI
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(316) 854-6069
4.8 (66 reviews)
583 mi. from 60606
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Great service
by Tina from Wichita ks
June 22, 2018
5 4.8 (66 reviews)
Fred was great. He was very easy to work with, flexible and went out of his way to make it a smooth process.
An awesome car to own
by Alexis from Joliet, IL
November 27, 2017
4
This car is so amazing i love the way it feels to drive it, it fits me so well i love the size and it’s a good color for me and it runs excellent
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$2,999 145,735 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 SE

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  • Ext. Color: Blue
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Auto 4 Less
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(510) 962-3667
5 (9 reviews)
1834 mi. from 60606
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Best place to buy a used car
by RJ from San Francisco, CA
June 11, 2017
5 5 (9 reviews)
Auto 4 Less is a fantastic place to buy a used car. David is a classy, honest person who will work with you rather than try to take advantage of you. We went to numerous used car places in the Bay Area before going to A4L and they all had serious flaws, either with their inventory or trustworthiness. But not David and Auto 4 Less. Great price, great car and fantastic experience. Buy with the utmost confidence.
Cheap car to buy, expensive to keep
by FormerSaabophile from York, PA
April 25, 2017
3
I purchased my 2001 Saab 9-3 in June of 2011. The vehicle already had 200,000 miles on it but I was young and really wanted a convertible. At first, it ran like a top and everything worked perfectly. I have since replaced almost everything including the engine and the top no longer works. Most of the issues are happening because of the high mileage, of course, but I have had to replace the driver's seatbelt twice (?!?!) among other none-age or mileage related. Everything, and I mean everything, is electronic so prepare to replace battery more frequently than normal. The head units for both the stereo and climate control get so hot that they burn themselves out and cannot be read. So many little parts and systems can fail. Some of them inexpensive but the frequency itself is a total nuisance. Overall, I am sure this car was a fun, sporty, luxury convertible when Bush was still president. However, I would stay away from these cars now.
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Used
$3,491 130,398 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 SE

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  • Transmission: Automatic
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Car Logic Group
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(615) 486-3078
5 (1 reviews)
394 mi. from 60606
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Best car I've owned
by careful driver from deleware
September 10, 2012
5
Bought used with 30K miles in 2006. Now has 88K miles. Only problem so far is power antenna; we just leave it up. I do oil changes at 5K, replaced spark plugs at 50K, tires at 60K and replaced battery before winter of 2011 (preventive maintenance). All else is original. Fun to drive, quick, 28 mpg local and 32+ travelling. This 2001 4 door 5 speed manual turbo moon roof hatchback is wonderful car. Too bad they stopped making them.
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$3,999 72,565 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 SE

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  • Ext. Color: Gray
  • Int. Color: Beige
  • Transmission: Automatic
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540 Auto
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588 mi. from 60606
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Money pit
by 2 saab owner from chicago
August 4, 2012
3
I purchased a 2001 Saab 9-3 2 years ago for my kids with 96,000 miles. Now the car has 105,000 miles and has had the following issues; power steering hose leak, engine mount replaced, exhaust rehung, dead battery, electrical problems, ignition problems, digital dash lights out, puffs blue smoke when started, and has an oil leak. Some parts are very hard to find, even at dealers. Buyer beware.
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$2,999 73,989 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 SE

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  • Ext. Color: Blue
  • Int. Color: Beige
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Cartina
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(813) 344-0619
3 (2 reviews)
1003 mi. from 60606
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Sporty, Fun & Reliable
by Saab Enthusiast from Sacramento, CA
September 9, 2010
4
I've now owned two 2001 9-3 SE convertibles, and they have both been solid, fun vehicles. They have both been comfortable on multi-day roadtrips, get better mileage (22/29 mpg) than the newer models and hold together very nicely. If I could purchase a NEW 2001 9-3 SE, I'd do it in a heartbeat!
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$3,995 134,804 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 SE

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  • Ext. Color: Other
  • Int. Color: Black
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Pennant Motors LLC.
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(877) 686-0371
2.8 (77 reviews)
378 mi. from 60606
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Great Car Buying Experience!
by C. Conner from Pittsburgh, PA
December 29, 2017
5 2.8 (77 reviews)
Rachael was superb! I had several conversations with her before deciding on my Volvo C70. I was still in the process of shopping for a convertible but was very impressed with her knowledge on the brand and she left me with the impression Pennant Motors was a quality dealership. After a few months of shopping around, sometimes driving several hours only to be disappointed by evasive, complacent sales people and vehicles that were either faulty and/or subpar I decided to visit Pennant and see the Volvo C70 that I had in the back of my mind all along. I loved the car and was very impressed with the condition and driveability. Rachael and Albert were very patient, the dealership was inviting and the buying process could not have been easier! They treated me as if I were buying a new car. Negotiations ended with an accessory promised after purchase and I received it 2 weeks later. Rachael was wonderful always answering my emails within minutes and very eager to make sure I was completely satisfied. I would highly recommend Pennant Motors and will consider them first for any future purchases!
Lots of Fun
by gene from long is, ny
July 24, 2010
4
The convertible is a great 2nd car. the trunk space and back seats are minimal, but with the top down, cruising on the hwy, it is a blast to drive. I have 125k and have had few problems - replaced the starter and some other wear & tear stuff. Parts are pricey but not crazy and if you find a mechanic who knows what he is doing, it is not that expensive to own. Oil changes, tune ups, tires and brakes are no more expensive than on my Ford. The styling is sharp on the outside, but cup holders and door buttons that are behind you are inconvenient and the cupholder on the dashboard is an accident waiting to happen. This car has been dependable and if you find one that was well maintained, it will last a long time. Make sure it has TWO KEYS!!!! Keys can only be made at the dealer and have to be programed to the car - about $300 each!!! I get about 20+ mpg and like the handling and the turbo charged acceleration. It is good to check out one of the SAAB sites b4 buying one. Make sure the prior owner maintained his car - do not get a fixer-upper. If this is your family's only car, get a Nissan or a Honda, don't take a chance. But for a 2nd weekend cruising car, for the $, it can't be beat!
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Used
$2,995 148,000 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 SE

  • Ext. Color: Black
  • Int. Color: Beige
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drivetrain: FWD
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Elite Motor Cars
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(978) 208-2508
4 (21 reviews)
852 mi. from 60606
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Great Experience
by Roy from Woburn
August 28, 2018
5 4 (21 reviews)
Had a great experience purchasing a 2009 Cadillac DTS from Elite Motor Cars in Peabody. The vehicle was offered at a very reasonable price and George went out of his way to to ease the buying process. He is also extremely knowledgeable about Cadillacs.
Affordable performance
by NNY Driver from Northern New York
April 26, 2010
5
I have the SE model with manual transmission and it is truly an excellent car. It is very fun to drive, and very fast with the high pressure turbo. The 5 speed shifts very smoothly, and it is packed with features like heated seats, automatic headlights, etc. There is a LOT of space in this car. Very versatile hatchback, and the seats are very comfortable on long trips. I average about 24 MPG on mostly around town driving. It will do 30+ on the highway easily. One thing to watch out for with Saabs of this age is oil sludge. If synthetic oil has not been used and/or it has not been changed every 3000 miles, they are very prone to sludge buildup, which, if not taken care of, will kill the engine. I recently had to have the oil sump dropped on my car to have the gunk cleaned out, about a $600 job, so don't buy one of these without complete service records unless you don't mind having this procedure done after you buy the car. Also, be sure to use synthetic 0W-40 oil and Premium fuel (at least 91 octane in the base, 93 in the SE and Viggen) once you buy it. Saab reliability is directly correlated to maintenance. If you are willing to put the time and money into upkeep, a 9-3 may be the best car you've ever owned. If not maintained, though, they can be a nightmare.
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$1,600 114,585 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen

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Your Choice Autos Waukegan
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(847) 752-5656
3.8 (53 reviews)
34 mi. from 60606
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Excellent dealership with massive options thumpsUP
by Kirk William from Chicago, IL
November 19, 2018
5 3.8 (53 reviews)
Recently I bought Ford 450 beast from this dealership. I am very happy with my drive. they have many vehicles under your budget range I recommend you do visit once.
I love my Saab!
by happy Saab owner from westfield, NJ
January 28, 2010
4
I love this car! Its fun to drive, comfortable, and very cool looking. The trunk is huge and the seats provide plenty of room. Ive only had it for 4 months so I cant say too much about the reliability but so far ive had no problems. As long as you do the routine work (brakes, oil change, etc) you will be fine. My only complaint is the radio. Some stations come in very fuzzy and the speakers are not very well. Don't expect to get great sound out of them. Also, there is only one cup holder and it's too tiny to accommodate most drinks. One thing to note is that it is very hard to see out the back window in the hatchback version and parking can be difficult. It's hard to determine how far away you are from the car in back of you. The heat and A/C also work very well. Overall it's a great car and I would DEFINITELY recommend it
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Used
$3,999 96,000 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen

  • Ext. Color: Silver
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Sporty, versatile, good car when treated well
by Pop from Boston
August 6, 2009
4
If you want a Honda do not buy a Saab. I bought the base 9-3 5 door with the manual transmission 4 years ago with 58k miles on it and now I am taking it in for the 90k service. There have been no serious mechanical problems and the car has been a pleasure to drive. The trunk is huge allowing us to avoid buying a wagon for now, and it gets over 30 mpg on highway driving. The vehicle requires synthetic oil (changed frequently if you do a lot of city driving) and premium gasoline. I am careful about who I let touch it. A good mechanic who knows Saabs is a necesity for this car if you do not want expensive trouble. The car is great in all weather (traction control) except for snow over 6 inches. I love the car and I hope to drive it for another 90k miles. The back seat is not huge, but is adequate for short to medium drives for an adult, our infant car seat fit behind the driver or passenger without trouble. The driver information screen gradually stopped working after 75k miles (don't spill drinks into the dash). The estimates to replace it varried from $800 to $200 with a lifetime replacement. My wife has expressed annoyance that the manual transmission is not as or pleasurable to shift as her old Honda Civic, but she has learned to enjoy the turbo whoosh on the highway and the strong acceleration when merging into busy traffic. Best features- Strong turbo engine, big trunk, good fuel economy, all weather capable. Worst features- Unforgiving maintainence schedule, easily can become expensive to maintain.
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$2,395 172,120 mi.

2001 Saab 9-3 SE

  • Ext. Color: Silver
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  • Transmission: Manual
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645 mi. from 60606
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Would by another in a heart beat!!
by Saablover from Lebanon, PA
June 30, 2009
5
I love my Saab. I have a 2001 9-3 SE fully loaded, leather, sunroof, heated seats, dual power seats, tcs, and on-star. Great features and awsome performance! Like i said I would buy another one in a heart beat! And F.Y.I. Saab is owned by GM not by Ford.
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