Used Saab 9-3 Hatchback (1998 - 2002) Costs

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 03 Jun 2014
The old 900 was not very good. Solid and reliable, but not very good.

3 out of 5

Running costs

Saab servicing and parts are on the high side, although there are plenty of cheaper specialists and there are more General Motors (Vauxhall) parts than before. Fuel consumption never gets higher than 30 mpg, although the impressive diesels do return over 40 mpg.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,860 - £2,360 *


£1,414 - £1,414 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 135p and diesel 140p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Every 12,000 miles


Mechanical 3 years, bodywork 6 years

Road tax (12 months)

£185.00 - £295.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

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