3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Saab 9-3 Hatchback (98-02) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £16,595 - £30,945
Used price £200 - £2,825
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £200 - £325
Insurance group 21 - 34 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Performance; interior design; comfort

CONS

Handling is not as sporty as some rivals

Saab 9-3 Hatchback rivals

Volvo
V40
3 out of 5 3.0

Written by Parkers on

The old 900 was not very good. Solid and reliable, but not very good. So Saab changed it. Outwardly there are mild front and rear styling changes, but underneath the 9-3 has been substantially changed for the better. Apart from the new badge, the interior, suspension and steering transformed this compact executive. It may not quite match BMWs and Audis but is still a very competent alternative.

Saab 9-3 Hatchback rivals

Volvo
V40
3 out of 5 3.0