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Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9TiD Vector Sport (150bhp) 4d (07) (2007/57)

Saab 9-3 Saloon 1.9TiD Vector Sport (150bhp) 4d (07) (2007/57) - Owner Review

Apart from the a/c failure, no other faults have occurred and it's a reliable car, very suited to long trips.
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Review submitted by
David Haughton on

Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
A bit diferent and a bit special.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
All appear to like the car and it's a good family sized vehicle.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Now out of production and the resale value is disappointing.

What are you likely to buy next?
Probably a hybrid or one with very good mpg due to the ever rising cost of fuel.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£18,999

When did you buy the car?
May 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
The car had been pre- registered so I got a good reduction off the list price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Always wanted to own a Saab but previously restricted to a company car Ford.

What was the dealer like?
The dealer was polite and not too pushy.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's a pleasure to drive, especially on long journeys where the cruise control is a great asset.

What's it like to park?
With rear parking sensors it's no problem to park.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The a/c stopped working after 3 years and needed a new a/c cooling radiator. Cost over £500 for parts and labour - ouch!

What's most practical about your car?
Apart from the a/c failure, no other faults have occurred and it's a reliable car, very suited to long trips.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The heated fronted seats are our favourite option - this car is designed for winter motoring.

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