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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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PROS

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

CONS

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

At a glance

New price £25,585 - £36,630
Used price £550 - £7,780
Fuel economy 25 - 54 mpg
Road tax cost £145 - £570
Insurance group 25 - 40 How much is it to insure?

PROS

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

CONS

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

Saab 9-3 Convertible rivals

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: