3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Saab 9-3 Convertible (03-11) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £25,380 - £36,230
Used price £710 - £9,315
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £165 - £630
Insurance group 25 - 40 How much is it to insure?


Neatly styled, good range of engines, turbocharged performance, comfortable


Interior lacks quality feel, not as refined as other convertibles, button-heavy dash

Saab 9-3 Convertible rivals

Written by Keith Adams on

Saab has been building convertibles for many years but the concept has remained the same – a four-seat soft-top that can be used all the year round. The 9-3 Convertible is the company’s most desirable model, helped by its neat styling and understated image. While folding hard-tops are becoming more widespread, the Saab’s soft-top still impresses. It’s fast acting, opening or closing in twenty seconds and at speeds of up to 20mph, plus it is highly insulated.

However, the interior is a bit of a let down – there are too many buttons and it lacks the quality feel you’d expect in a premium car. In terms of driving it’s not up to the standards of the best convertibles either. In 2007 it was given a notable facelift which brought a much sharper front end along with a more modern overall appearance.

Saab 9-3 Convertible rivals

Other Saab 9-3 (2002 - 2011) models: